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To find print resources in the VGCC Library, you can search the library catalog (see above) using relevant keywords, such as
- business law
or use keywords for the specific topics you are looking for.
You can also browse the library shelves by going to the following call number areas:
- HF 5400-5800: Business/Accounting
- HG 4000-4300: Business Finance
- KF 1396-1477: Business Law
Business Reference Books
Encyclopedia of American Business by
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
Uses straightforward language to help students understand concepts and terms in business, accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management.
Handbook of US Consumer Economics by
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Presents a deep understanding on key and current topics and a primer on the landscape of contemporary research on the U.S. consumer.
The Handy Accounting Answer Book by
Publication Date: 2019-04-01
Covers questions related to credits, debits, bookkeeping, tax deductions, financial statement, accounting lingo and more!
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Business & Economics Databases
Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
General database covering all major academic subjects and offering full text access for over 11,000 publications, with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000. To learn more about using Academic Search Ultimate, visit the tutorials on the EBSCOhost support page
Academic Video Online (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Wide-ranging collection of over 70,000 streaming videos covering a wide range of subject areas. Types of videos include documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, newsreels, and more. Available films include Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody-winning titles.
Associates Programs Source Plus (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Covers key subjects in two-year college settings, including cosmetology, culinary arts, substance abuse counseling, and electrical technology, to name a few. The database includes over 2,000 full-text journals and over 300 full-text ebooks.
Business (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Includes nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily and a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications. (Formerly Gale Business Collection)
Business Source Ultimate (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business. Includes 3,500+ full-text journals and magazines covering accounting, administration, banking, economics, finance, human resources, management, and marketing.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database This link opens in a new window
Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Credo Reference offers online access to 1,250 reference books covering all major academic disciplines. (If you see an error when trying to access Credo Reference, refresh the page or use a different browser.)
Dogwood Digital Library (Overdrive) This link opens in a new window
Free online library that lets you borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines anytime, anywhere. Read and listen to books and magazines using the Libby app. Some titles are available to read on Kindle.
Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete This link opens in a new window
Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina This link opens in a new window
Programs and resources for people starting a new business or moving a business to North Carolina. (Internet Resource)
Economics & Theory (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Gain access to full-text academic journals and magazines with information useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more. (Formerly InfoTrac Business, Economics, & Theory Collection)
Entrepreneurial Studies Source (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
A collection of full-text resources for entrepreneurship and small business research. Includes full-text magazines and journals, reference books, company profiles, and videos.
Entrepreneurship (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes. It includes 300 business journals and magazines and reference titles such as the Business Plans Handbook series, the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, Encyclopedia of Management, and Encyclopedia of Small Business. (Formerly InfoTrac Small Business Collection)
Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
Gale Business Insights: Global This link opens in a new window
Offers broad yet detailed coverage of international business with access to timely case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Ebooks) This link opens in a new window
Searchable collection of online reference titles.
Health & Medicine (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
For students, researchers, and health care professionals, provides up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics with more than 2,500 full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries. (Formerly Gale Health Reference Center Academic)
Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Consumer health database with access to health information from a wide variety of consumer health magazines and reference books.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
Hospitality and Tourism (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The curious traveler will also find information on planning vacations and full-text travel guides from Fodor's. (Formerly InfoTrac Tourism/Hospitality & Leisure Collection)
O'Reilly for Higher Education This link opens in a new window
O’Reilly for Higher Education includes more than 38,000 book titles and more than 30,000 hours of video on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. Available content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more.
ProQuest Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection This link opens in a new window
Journal articles, reference reports, proceedings, and dissertations covering current news and topics as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting, tax, and banking issues.
ProQuest Asian & European Business Collection This link opens in a new window
This database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.
ProQuest Business Market Research Collection This link opens in a new window
This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.
ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database This link opens in a new window
Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.
Data-Axle Reference Solutions This link opens in a new window
Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Data-Axle makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.
Wall Street Journal This link opens in a new window
Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).
Administrative Assistant's Update (1998-present)
Trade magazine with articles on both hard skills and soft skills, issues and trends in the field, plus information on professional development opportunities.
American Economist (1987-present)
A peer reviewed academic journal that publishes original research from all fields and schools of economic thought.
American Journal of Business (1986-1 year ago)
Publishes work that makes a significant contribution to the understanding of business.
American Trucker (2011-present)
Information for truck owner operators, fleet owners/managers, and buyers of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.s.
Bloomberg Businessweek (1997-present)
Delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world.
Economist (2010-1 month ago)
Offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.
Fast Company (2000-present)
Provides information which empowers innovators to challenge convention and create the future of business.
Food Logistics (1999-present)
Trade publication for the food logistics and supply chain industries, aimed at executives and managers in transportation, distribution, warehousing, and information technology.
Features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.
GMP/Supply Chain Report (2015-present)
Covers changing supply chain and import/export issues monitoring counterfeiting, track and trace issues, supply chain integrity, and GMP issues.
Harvard Business Review
"Ideas, insight, and inspiration for business leaders worldwide. Each issue contains breakthrough ideas on strategy, leadership, innovation and management."
Presents articles on financial & personnel management, marketing, administration, sales and operations for executives & managers of small to mid-sized companies.
Journal of Small Business Management (1971-1 year ago)
Articles, notes and other features on subjects of current professional interest in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship aimed at small business readers and their advisors.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance (1991-present)
Relates to saving, investing, taxes, insurance, major purchases including homes, education, health, travel & more.
National and international news, behavior, books, business, cinema, law, education, environment, modern living, music, nation, press, religion, theater, video and world.
Selected Business Ebooks
These books are available through the VGCC Library online resources. Click on a title to be taken to the full text of the book. If you are off campus, you will be asked to sign in with your myVGCC (WebAdvisor) login and password.
The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition by
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
A guide to B Corp certification for companies that are certified to have met standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Business Research by
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
This short guide aims to compile trusted approaches, available resources, and helpful tips in conducting business research for any organization.
Economics Demystified by
Publication Date: 2012-06-19
Starts with the fundamentals and eases you into the more complicated theories, concepts, and mathematical formulas.
Understanding Markets and Strategy by
Publication Date: 2014-08-03
Shows how to analyze markets, develop suitable strategies and respond appropriately to changing competitive dynamics.
Business Administration at VGCC
Program Head, Business Administration
Small Business Center at VGCC
Small Business Center
"The Small Business Center of the College was created to provide the small businesses of the community with a focal point for training, education, counseling and referral. The Small Business Center addresses the continuing need for updated information, refinement of management skills and the improvement of profit advantage in risk-taking. Special attention is given to the critical areas of capital formation and prevention of business failures."
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