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Research Guides for Business

Research Guides are collections of high-quality and user-friendly resources gathered by HCC librarians to help you with your research and assignments. Each guide covers materials on a given subject or materials that are helpful for a specific course. 

Databases for Business

Meet Your Library Liaisons

  • Meet Shawn Anderson Shawn Anderson 
    Public Service Librarian
    Phone: 713.718.6149
    College : Northwest 
    Library: Alief Hayes Rd. 
    Programs/Subjects: Business, Business Technology, Astronomy
  • Meet Alexa Azzopardi Alexa Azzopardi 
    Public Service Librarian
    Phone: 713.718.7822
    College : Southwest 
    Library: Stafford 
    Programs/Subjects: Finance/Banking, Machining Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Meet Kathleen DillonKathleen Dillon 
    Public Service Librarian
    Phone: 713.718.7928
    College : Southwest 
    Library: West Loop 
    Programs/Subjects: Art, Accounting
  • Meet Bethany HermanBethany Herman 
    Public Services Librarian
    Phone: 713.718.6220
    College : Central 
    Library: Central 
    Programs/Subjects: Digital Gaming & Simulation, Paralegal Technology
  • Meet Marlinda KaroMarlinda Karo 
    Public Service Librarian
    Phone: 713.718.6684
    College : Central 
    Library: Central 
    Programs/Subjects: International Business, Culinary Arts, Marketing/Marketing Management, Hospitality Administration
  • Meet Juanna ShinJuanna Shin 
    Public Service Librarian
    Phone: 713.718.7847
    College : Southwest 
    Library: West Loop 
    Programs/Subjects: Horticulture, English as a Second Language, Real Estate

Open Access Databases for Business

  • Accounting Commons
      About 2,700 scholarly articles on accounting.
  • AllMusic
      "AllMusic is a comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love. Songs and clips are available."
  • Business Commons
      Over 61,000 articles on various aspects of business study.
      "The SEC's EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company?s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K but that a company does not have to disclose to investors."
  • Mass Communication Commons
      Almost 20,000 scholarly open access articles on various aspects of mass communication.
  • World Bank Open Data
      "Free and open access to global development data. This site is designed to make World Bank data easy to find, download, and use. All of the data found here can be used free of charge with minimal restrictions."
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
      "File, manage or search patents, trademarks, designs and appellations of origin. Search technology, terminology and brand-related information in our free global databases. Download our other reference materials: publications, statistics, economic studies and more."
  • Zhongguo Gongchandang Xin Wen Wang
      "This website provides information abou the daily news and activities of the Communist Party of China, as well as publications and archives of the Communist Party since its establishment in 1921. Information, publications, and documents include: Party Constitutions through the years and internal files; documents from the Communist Party's National Congress since 1921; publications of legendary leaders including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Ren Bishi, Deng Xiaoping, and Chen Yun; daily activities of current party elites since 1989; historical events in Party history since 1921; Who is Who in the Communist Party over the years. " (LC)
  • Zhongguo Ren Min Zheng Zhi Xie Shang Hui Yi Quan Guo Wei Yuan Hui
      "Zhongguo Zheng Xie Wang covers the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's daily activities and provides its working reports and documentation, including: Resolutions and Statements, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Representatives Lists, Agendas, Session Updates, Reports, Leaders' Activities, Selected Proposals and Suggestions from Representatives, News Reports, Video Reports, etc. " (LC)
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting
      "The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The American people have made a huge investment in public radio and television over many decades, calculated at more than $10 billion. The American Archive will ensure that this rich source for American political, social, and cultural history and creativity will be saved and made available once again to future generations."
  • Code of Federal Regulations
      A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. (Full-text)
  • (Entertainment Weekly)
      Large archive of news and review articles.
  • Global Economy is an open educational resource on the world economy. It is used by faculty and students at 203 universities around the world, researchers, business people, journalists, and others. The website offers interactive data tools for over 200 countries and country groups such as high and low-income countries, the EU, the OECD, and others.
  • Google Patents
      Search both U.S. and international patent offices.
  • IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
      This free resource provides access to over 350,000 compositions, 14,000 composers, 40,000 recordings, and 1.8 million audio tracks with additions on a daily basis. database. Allows the user to view handwritten copies of compositions form the masters, or crystal clear notations of famous selections of music
  • National Endowment for the Arts Publications
      All documents are in PDF format.
  • National Jukebox
      "Historic recordings from the Library of Congress ... makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives."
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
      The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • Notated Music
      Access over 97,000 items available online via the Library of Congress.
  • Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange
      A list of recent rates.
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