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Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Small Business Reference Center, brought to you by EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Link: The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instruction to address a wide-range of small business topics.

Tutorial: Click Getting Started with Small Business Reference Center to see the basics of using Small Business Reference Center.

Start with this hint: Use the Advanced search options to combine keywords for a more precise search.

Why you should know this database: Small Business Reference Center provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore, are:

  • Regional Business News, full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating 75 business news magazines, newswires, and newspapers.
  • Small Business Resource Center, a portal for entrepreneurs containing business plans, entrepreneurial articles, small business forms, and related information.

This Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu. Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.