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Business & Finance

Online Databases

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. - Information on non-profit membership organizations.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media – Listings for radio and television stations and cable companies.

Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers - Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts, sciences, sports and more from newspapers, books and periodicals, many with full-text and images.

Reference USA – Business directory and information.


Reference Book Collection

California Retail Survey – R381.10979
Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios – R338.50212
Pacific Coast Business Times… Book of Lists – R338.70257

Santa Barbara County Economic Outlook – R330.97949


Circulating Book Collection

Legal Forms and Guides – 346.73065
Guides to Starting a Business; Business Plans – 658.022
Finance; Raising Capital – 658.1592
Marketing – 658.8


Internet Resources

Big Charts – Current and historical stock quotes.

California Business Programs - Information on existing corporations and a step-by-step guide for starting a new business.

California Department of Finance Research

Federal Resources for Businesses

Santa Barbara Guide to Starting a Business - Essential information from the City of Santa Barbara to help you understand City regulations and services available for your
business needs.

Santa Barbara Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Survey of Current Business - Bureau of Economic Analysis' definitive source of information about its economic accounts.

Thomas Register Directory - Locate suppliers of industrial products and services.

UCSB Economic Forecast Project - Information on economic, demographic, and regional business trends in the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties area.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2016