Subject Guides:  Business



      Electronic Journals

      Electronic Reference Materials


      Reference Sources

      New Books

      Selected Internet Links

       Research Databases




Compiled by:

Professor Angel Luis Falcón Oyola




This is a brief guide intended to highlight different resources available to Hostos students. The major characteristics of the materials included are three-fold.  First, there is a good amount of material here that supports the Accounting program of Hostos.  Second, there are resources that focus on Information Technology to support Business Administration, E-Commerce and Microcomputers for Business programs.  Third, the primary content of this guide include electronic resources; however, there are some print materials cited within this guide, primarily reference tools and new acquisitions.  All of materials were collated, evaluated and selected for purchase with the coursework of the Business program in mind.  The vast majority of the materials are what can be considered authoritative.


Electronic Journals


The links offered go directly to the various subscriptions of the journals in our online databases.  You must be on-campus or utilize the Off-Campus Resources link from home to access these journals.  When using the Off-Campus Resources, you need to have your Hostos ID available.  Directions for accessing our Off-Campus Resources can be found at the bottom of the Off-Campus Resources link or at the Distance Resources page.  If you have further questions you can send a reference question to the Ask-A-Librarian Email Reference Service and email us a question.  We will respond usually within 24 hours. You can also call the reference desk at (718) 518-4215.


A non-peer reviewed journal with articles, special reports, commentary, interviews, business and technical news, taxation, legislation, economic trends and indicators and news of note published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Accounting Horizons
Peer reviewed research manuscripts and commentary relevant to all aspects of the discipline of accounting, except education, based on the scholarship of discovery, of integration and of application for members of the American Accounting Association.


Accounting Today
Coverage includes news emanating from large & small practitioners, regulatory agencies & vendors, in addition to a focus on the top growth niches & management strategies for today's progressive practices.


CPA Journal

Refereed articles aimed at CPAs in public practice, industry, education and government evaluated on the basis of contribution to the profession, relevance, and benefit to practitioners.


Journal of Accountancy

Articles, interviews, profiles, legislation and news of note on all aspects of accounting for members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



Articles, interviews, business profiles, financing, marketing, advertising and legislative news of note aimed at the small business owner or those planning to start a new or additional business.


Minority Business Entrepreneur
MBE magazine is published bi-monthly by Minority Business Entrepreneur and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority enterprise development.


International Journal of Electronic Commerce
First scholarly journal devoted exclusively to advancing the understanding & practice of electronic commerce. Offers an integrated view of the field covering the areas of management information systems, computer science, economics & sociology.


Online Tactics
This material deals with how to market and manage e-commerce among a variety of other business topics in the digital age.  This journal is no longer in print, but its archived materials are excellent for academic use.


Electronic Reference Materials


These are all different reference materials that are available in the online format.


The Miller Accounting Guides are standard reference materials in the field.  There are a variety of them available via our LexisNexis online database subscription.  The Guides are basically reviews of different accountancy standards.  You can select between the different Miller Guides by using the drop-down “source” menu to select between the different guides that are available.


The OECD of the United Nations publishes the Monthly Statistics of International Trade -- Statistiques mensuelles du commerce international The United Nations publishes these statistics monthly and they can be considered authoritative regarding foreign trade and international business.


Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes one of the more important government information tools known as the Occupational Outlook Quarterly.  The OOQ has information regarding all aspects of employment and the interests of specific occupations.  It also has another accompanying reference material known as the Occupational Outlook Handbook which we have in print in our Reference Collection at call number HF5382.5 .U5 O29 or at the earlier link. 




Below you will you find citations to our E-Books that deal with business, e-commerce or information technology.  Take these citations and search CUNY+ by title and then follow the links via the Holdings screen to get to the E-Books.


Carpenter, Phil.

EBrands : Building an Internet Business At Breakneck Speed

Boston Harvard Business School Press, 2000.


Schiller, Dan.

Digital Capitalism : Networking the Global Market System

Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press, 1999


Ghosh, Anup K.

E-commerce Security : Weak Links, Best Defenses

New York John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (US), 1998.


The Cost Management Toolbox : A Manager's Guide to Controlling Costs and Boosting Profits

New York AMACOM Books, 2000.


Fitz-enz, Jac.

The ROI of Human Capital : Measuring the Economic Value of Employee Performance

New York AMACOM Books, 2000.

Siegel, Joel G.; Shim, Jae K.; Hartman, Stephen.
Schaum's Quick Guide to Business Formulas : 201 Decision-making Tools for Business, Finance, and Accounting Students
Publication: New York, N.Y. McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998.

Estes, Ralph W.

Dictionary of Accounting

Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press, 1985.



Reference Sources


All of the materials below can be found in the Reference area of the Library.  These materials include specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias that do not circulate and are in-house use only.  This is not an exhaustive list, but a selective list meant to give you quick quality reference materials.



Encyclopedia of Business and Finance

Macmillan reference USA 2001

2 v.


Ref HF1001.E467 2001 v.1-2


A Dictionary of Business

3rd ed.,  New ed.

Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

545 p.

Ref HF1001.C63 2002


Rosenberg, Jerry Martin

Dictionary of Business and Management

New York: J. Wiley, c1993

374 p

Ref HF1001.R79 1993


Gates, Sheldon

101 Business Ratios: A manager’s handbook of definitions, equations, and computer algorithms:  how to select, compute, present, and understand measures of sales, debt, capital, efficiency, marketing, and investment

1st ed

Scottsdale, Ariz: McLane Publications, c1993

261 p.

Ref HF5657.4.G38 1993


Accountants’ handbook

9th ed.

New York : Wiley, c1999

2 v.

Ref HF5621.A22


The Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary : Spanish-English, English-Spanish

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.

627 p.

Ref HF1002.O0 2002


Plank, Tom M.

Accounting Desk Book :  The Accountant’s Everyday Instant Answer Book

10th Ed.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1995

718 p.

Ref HF5635.P53



New Books


Check this area periodically as there will be semester updates of the new acquisitions in the fields of business, information technology and e-commerce.  These are the materials that have been received and are now on the shelves in the library stacks for the summer of 2004.  If you have a recommendation for our collection please feel free to contact me at


Andrew, Richard [et al.]

ASP Web Development with Dreamweaver MX 2004

Berkeley, Calif. :  Apress ;  New York, N.Y. :  Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by Springer-Verlag,  c2004.

xvii, 431 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

TK5105.8885 .D74 A76 2004 Stacks


Boone, Louis E.

Contemporary Business 2003

Stow, OH :  Thomson/South-Western,  2002

1 v.

HD31 .B6188 2002 Stacks and Reserve



Grannell, Craig. [et al.]

Foundation Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

Berkeley, CA :  Friends of Ed ;  New York :  Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.,  c2004.

330 p.

TK5105.8885 .D74 G732 2004 Stacks



Briggs, Owen [et al.]

Cascading Style Sheets : Separating Content from Presentation

2nd Ed.

Berkeley, CA :  Friends of Ed ;  New York :  Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.,  c2004

409 p.

QA76.76 .H94 C369 2004 Stacks


Teilhet, Stephen and Kilyard, Jay

C# Cookbook

Sebastopol, CA :  O'Reilly,  c2004.

831 p.

QA76.73 .C154 T45 2004


Schneider, David.

An introduction to programming using Visual Basic 6.0

Update, 4th ed.

Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 2004

880 p and 1 Disc

QA76.73.B3 S32 2004


Weber, Steven

The Success of Open Source

Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2004

312 p.

QA76.76 .S46 W43 2004 Stacks


Foley, Richard

Perl Debugger : pocket reference

1st ed.

Beijing : Sebastopol, Calif : O’Reilly, c2004

135 p.

Ref QA76.73 .P22 F65 2004


Malaga, Ross A.

Information Systems Technology

Upper Saddle River, NJ :  Pearson Prentice Hall,  2005.

386 p.

T58.5 .M36 2005


Flanagan, David

Java Examples : in a nutshell

3rd ed.

Sebastopol, Calif. :  O'Reilly,  c2004.

701 p.

QA76.76 .J38 F52 2004


Evans, Joyce J.

Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 : Zero to Hero

Berkeley, CA :  Friendsof ;  New York, NY :  Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by Springer-Verlag,  c2004.

346 p.

T385 .E98235 2004


Al-Qirim, Nabeel A. Y., 1966-

Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: Frameworks, Issues and Implications

Hersey, PA :  Idea Group Pub.,  c2004.

370 p.

HF5548.32 .A455 2004


Meyer, Jeanine

Creating Database Web Applications with PHP and ASP

1st ed.

Hingham, MA :  Charles River Media,  c2003.

411 p and CD

QA76.9 .W43 M49 2003


Verma, Dinesh

Legitimate Applications of Peer-to-Peer Networks

Hoboken, N.J. :  John Wiley,  c2004.

164 p.

TK5105.525 .V37 2004


Bornstein, Niel M.

.NET and XML

Sebastopol, CA : Farnham : O'Reilly, 2004.

455 p.

QA76.76 .H94 B67 2004 Stacks


Greene, Rachel

Internet art

London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, c2004.

224 p

N7433.8 .G74 2004


Holzschlag, Molly E.

Integrated web design :  building the new breed of designer and developer

Indianapolis, IN : New Riders, c2003.

203 p.

TK5105.888 .H65196 2003


Garrido, Jose M.

Object-oriented programming :  from problem solving to Java

1st ed.

Hingham, Mass. : Charles River Media, c2003.

360 p.

QA76.64 .G38 2003 + CD at Reserve Desk


Grant, Rickford

Linux for Non-Geeks : A Hands-On, Project-Based, Take-It-Slow Guidebook

San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2004.

208 p.

QA76.76 .O63 G723 2004 + 2 CD-ROM


Zimmerman, W. Frederick

Complete Guide to OneNote

Berkeley, CA : Apress : New York : Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Springer-Verlag, c2004.

412 p.

QA76.76 .T49 Z56 2004


GO! with Microsoft Office 2003 :  brief

Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2004.

1250 p.

HF5548.4 .M525 G6 2004


Horton, Ivor

Ivor Horton's beginning ANSI C++ :  the complete language

3rd ed.

Berkeley, CA : Apress, c2004.

1091 p.

QA76.73 .C25 H685 2004


Dollard, Kathleen

Code Generation in Microsoft .NET

Berkeley, Calif. : Apress ; New York : Distributed by Springer-Verlag, 2004.

730 p.

QA76.76 .C65 D65 2004


Homen, Alex and Sussman, David

Distributed Data Applications with ASP.NET

Berkeley, CA : Apress, c2004.

786 p.

TK5105.8885 .A26 H66 2004


Managing IT in government, business & communities

Hershey, PA : IRM Press, c2003

290 p.

T58.64 .G46 2003


Bock, Jason and Barnaby, Tom

Applied .NET Attributes

Berkeley, Calif. : Apress, c2003.

217 p.

QA76.76 .M52 B37 2003


Weinholt, Nick

Maximizing .NET performance

Berkeley, Calif. : Apress ; New York : Distributed by Springer-Verlag, c2004.

280 p.

QA76.76 .M52 W54 2004


Homer, Alex

Pro ASP.NET Web Forms Techniques

2nd Ed.

Berkeley, CA : Apress ; New York : distributed by SpringerV̲erlag, c2004.

588 p.

TK5105.8885 .A26 H65 2004


Besley, Kristian.

Foundation Macromedia Flash MX 2004

Berkeley, Calif. : Friends of ED, c2004.

240 p.

QA76.76 .I59 B47 2004


Copeland, Lee

A Practicioner’s Guide to Software Test Design

Boston, Mass. ; London : Artech House, c2004.

294 p.

QA76.76 .T48 C67 2004


Davidson, James Duncan

Running Mac OS X Panther

1st ed.

Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, c2004, 2003.

306 p.

QA76.76 .O63 D356 2004


Hawley, David E.

Excel Hacks

Sebastopol, CA. : O'Reilly, c2004.

283 p.

HF5548.4 .M523 H39 2004


McFarland, David Sawyer.

Dreamweaver MX 2004 :  the missing manual

3rd ed.

Beijing ; Sebastopol, Calif. : Pogue Press/O'Reilly, 2004.

836 p.

TK5105.8885 .D74 M34 2004


Nakhimovsky, Alexander and Myers, Tom

Google, Amazon, and Beyond : Creating and Consuming Web Services

Berkeley, CA : Apress, 2004.

324 p.

TK5105.88813 .N35 2004



Selected Internet Links


Below you will find a variety of different internet links that come from both public and private sources.  They are all free materials.  You should take the time to read through all of the annotations of these web sites to see if any of them will help you in your business research.


This is the site for the United States CensusThere is a plethora of information that is relevant to business to be found in the census files.  Many tend to think of the Census as simply the decennial count of the amount of people in the country.  The Census is infinitely more complex than a simple count.  Firstly, there are 2 censuses.  There is the Economic Census, which profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level.  For business information the Economic Census is an excellent tool to find current information regarding number of businesses in certain geographic regions, type, and so on.  The decennial census is, at heart, a simple count of the amount of people in our country (which, incidentally, is a little over 281 million).  The census does take highly detailed information not only about the people in this country but creates reports about geographic vicinities and the socio-economic status of communities on both a macro and micro level.


American Factfinder is the essential portal of the decennial census.  It covers the socio-economic information of the census and also has a feature where one can put in an address and recover reports regarding that particular area.  If, for example, you wanted to know the amount of people who are Spanish speaking only in your neighborhood, you can retrieve that type of information using American Factfinder.  This is excellent when attempting to do market research and planning for particular neighborhoods.


The About.Com Industry and Business guide is less of a guide and more of a current, general news events page for business.


Below you will find a number of different accrediting agencies in the field of accountancy.  If you interested in pursuing a career in accountancy in some capacity many professional organization usually have internship programs, hot job postings and/or other types of support networks and materials for future professionals in the field.


The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) was established in 1973 as a non-profit independent testing, accrediting and monitoring organization. The Council accredits  independent practitioners who specialize in providing financial, accounting and taxation services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses. Professionals receive accreditation through examination and/or coursework and maintain accreditation through commitment to continuing professional education, adherence to the Council's Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct, and paying of annual renewal fees.  ACAT is affiliated with the National Society of Accountants headquartered in Alexandria, VA.


The National Society of Accountants, or NSA, and its affiliates represent more than 30,000 independent practitioners who provide accounting, tax, auditing, financial and estate planning, and management services to 19 million individuals and businesses.  Most members are sole practitioners or partners in small- to medium-size accounting firms.  NSA protects its members' right to practice and protects the public by requiring its members to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. 


The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.

This is basically the premier organization for CPAs.


The Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States ("ACAUS") represents the interests of over 5,000 US based chartered accountants. We are a nonprofit professional and educational organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of Chartered Accountants in the U.S. Founded in 1980, ACAUS is comprised of U.S.-based Chartered Accountants ("CA") from the home institutes of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Canada, England & Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa.


Here are some sites that offer information regarding Accountancy that might be most helpful for students who are both beginning and advanced in the field of accounting studies.


This is the Accounting guide from the Library of Congress’ Business Reference ServicesIt is an excellent internet guide that is of assistance to any researcher in the field of accountancy, both student and practicioner.


This site is a simple accounting glossary when you simply want the definition of a term you do not understand.


This, contrary to the link listed above, is a wee-bit more complicated VentureLine Accounting GlossaryThis is a lot more in-depth than the previously listed link.  It never hurts when attempting to clarify a term to cross-reference a variety of sources in the field, be it business, accountancy, e-commerce or whatever intellectual interests it is that one has to tackle.


This is an Accounting Research Guide by the University of Florida LibrariesThe Business Librarian, Peter Z. McKay, links to several sources that are privately held by the University of Florida, but much of the material he quotes we either have in print on location or in the CUNY system or as an electronic resource.  Nonetheless, the format which McKay presents is wholesale applicable to any type of student accountancy research.  If you simply want a model to start of your research, this guide may be well worth the effort reading through.


If you have an assignment or simply need to do some company research that involves looking through annual reports, you may want to check to see if the company that you investigating has its annual report on ANNUALREPORTS.COM.


If you are interested in small business information, then you may want to utilize the collected resources provided by BEOnline, or Business and Economics Online provided by the Library of Congress.  Also of particular interest to the serious business student is the Business and Economics Internet Subject Guide of the Library of Congress.


This is an interesting site full of various benchmark statistics and financial ratios in business.  BizStats is a good source for solid industry and small business information.


The Bureau of Economic Analysis has a plethora of information that comes directly from the Dept of Commerce covering the areas of business and economics.  Below you will find quick links to just some of the information the Bureau provides on national, state, regional, industry and international levels:

·         Gross Domestic Product

·         Corporate Profits

·         State and Local Personal Income

·         Trade in Goods and Services

·         GDP by Industry


The Bureau of Labor Statistics is one of the most important agencies of the federal government for economic statistics.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.  The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.


These are sites that really help informing people interested in careers in business and accounting with different articles, bibliographies, expectations, and qualifications among a plethora of other information for burgeoning professionals in the fields of business and accounting. 


This is a simple site sponsored by the Library of Congress specifically addressing E-CommerceHere is another guide from Cornell University regarding E-CommerceThe Cornell guide is excellent because it accumulates both professional and academic materials regarding e-commerce.


This is a Census Report on the size of the burgeoning E-Commerce industry.


These are the Historical Prices from Yahoo! Finance.  They provide historical stock quotes (open, high, low, close) on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis for more than 20 years (from December 1981 onwards).


The Rutgers Company Research Guide is an excellent resource for students who are interested in doing research on a particular company.  The guide will walk you step by step through the process.


The Edgar-Online Annual Reports is a database of annual reports for publicly held and reporting companies that is sponsored by EDGARonline, the same company that controls reporting of all SEC filings.


EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History is designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field. Articles for the Online Encyclopedia are written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited. An Advisory Board recommends entry topics, assists in the selection of authors, and defines the project's scope.


The FDIC, or The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $100,000; by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the economy and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails.


The Federal Reserve Board, also known as the “Fed”, is the central bank of the United States, was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.  Today the Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas: (1) conducting the nation's monetary policy; (2) supervising and regulating banking institutions and protecting the credit rights of consumers; (3) maintaining the stability of the financial system; and (4) providing certain financial services to the U.S. government, the public, financial institutions, and foreign official institutions.


The Librarian’s Index to the Internet’s “Finance, Business and Jobs” guide is an excellent source in regards to all that relates to business and accountancy.


If you need to do in-depth research in the field of business we have one of the best resources available in New York City at the New York Public Library’s Science, Business and Industry Library that is free and accessible to any New Yorker.  Their website has a multiplicity of different guides that can give you suggestions on doing research.


This is the Securities and Exchange Commissions public EDGAR database where a person can search for public financial information about publicly traded companies.  EDGAR, in various forms, is the standard database for people looking for this type of company information.  They also have a tutorial on how to use EDGAR.  The link to the tutorial can be found at the link above.



Research Databases


The best place to find material in the periodical literature in business is in our research databasesMany of these databases are multidisciplinary in scope, but a good amount of these databases have excellent collections of professional, academic and popular business information sources as well as a goodly amount of business reference materials.  Below you will find links and detailed annotations of different databases and their coverage of business and business microcomputing.


Academic Search Premier
This is one of the largest databases in the Hostos digital collection.  Academic Search Premier is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. There is a large compliment of peer-reviewed full text journals, exhaustive indexing of thousands of journals where full text is not available, and a vast array of authoritative popular sources.  This resource contains full text for 4,598 scholarly publications with more than 100 going back to 1975 or further. It also includes PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color. Its scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.  A complete title list can be found here.


In terms of business sources, this is one of the databases that can best cover the popular sources regarding more current economic topics.  Conversely, this database is also excellent when doing research on business/economics and the intersection of the other social sciences such as the effects of Latino demographic growth on small businesses.


Business and Company Resource Center

Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.


This is an excellent source when doing known company and industry research.  When a task requires you to find the exact company financials and/or a company in relation to its peers, the reports found in this database are an excellent start.


Business Source Premier
This resource provides nearly 3,800 full text scholarly publications, including more than 1,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 4,600 journals. This database offers information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.  A little over 200 of the journals have PDF full text back to 1965 or the first issue published. Business Source Premier contains PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDF's are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color. This database is updated daily.


A gateway service that provides access to a collection of multi-discipline, full text databases designed specifically for academic institutions. Through EBSCOHost Hostos can offer its students and faculty access to CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts through the same easy to use interface. EBSCO has the ability to link to full text articles in Academic and Business Search Premier from third party databases (i.e. CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts) making these index and abstracting services partially full text.


EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature. EconLit adheres to the high quality standards long recognized by subscribers to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) and is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. It provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more. Examples of publications indexed in EconLit include: Accounting Review, Advances in Macroeconomics, African Finance Journal, American Economist, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Business Economics, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Business Research, Marketing Science, Policy, Small Business Economics, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, etc. EconLit records include abstracts of books, journal articles, and working papers published by the Cambridge University Press. These sources bring the total records available in the database to more than 610,000.


Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch contains a full-text collection of articles, editorials, and reviews published in the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic minority and native press. Ethnic NewsWatch, which is available in both English and Spanish, provides multicultural coverage of subjects of general interest with special focus on African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Native American, Asian-American, Jewish, Arab-American and European-American news.


GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, non-governmental organization, and special reports. Covers Government , History and Politics, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Women's Studies. GenderWatch is designed to provide immediate answers to general reference questions, in addition to serving as an authoritative resource for Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender studies, and Family Studies. Its international mix of content from non-mainstream publications makes GenderWatch a unique resource.


GPO Access
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.


Population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, local economic data, and much more. Infoshare Online is here for you! With Infoshare Online's powerful interface and vast collection of data files, you can

Then print your data or save it for use in a variety of popular spreadsheet, presentation, and mapping programs.
Infoshare Online is brought to you by Community Studies of New York, Inc., a non-profit corporation based in New York City.


InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
This database offers over 150 full text newspapers.


This electronic journal service provides full text access to more than 250 journals in language and literature, Latin American and Asian studies, political science, history, business, arts and sciences, and other fields in the social sciences and humanities. Journal coverage begins with the first issue of each journal, in some cases going as far back as the 1800s. Current journals are not entered into the database for 2 to 5 years.


Law Library Microfilm Collection

Digitized versions of thousands of legal documents, mostly from government sources. These materials should be of particular interest to researchers in history, political science, and sociology.


LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe is a full-text database that provides access to a wide range of news, business, medical, legal and reference information compiled specifically for the research needs of academic institutions. LEXIS-NEXIS may be searched for general, company, industry, legal and government news, company financial information, country and state profiles, biographical information, medical abstracts, law reviews, U.S. code, constitution and court rules, and state legal research.


MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for over 1,880 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info


National Newspaper Index

Provides indexing (1977 to present) of America's top 5 newspapers; The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.


netLibrary is a collection of full-text e-books, including 860 titles purchased by CUNY and the entire 4,000 volume netLibrary Public eBook Collection. netLibrary titles are listed in the CUNY+ catalog. netLibrary requires each user to register before checking out titles.


New York State Newspapers

10 major NY state newspapers including the NYTimes and the NY Post.


New York Times
The full text of the New York Times starting with June 1980 is available on the World Wide Web through LEXIS/NEXIS.  It is updated daily.


Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles


Project Muse
Currently, Project MUSE® offers nearly 250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. As one of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. Project MUSE is setting the standard for scholarly electronic journals in the humanities and social sciences. At this time, Project MUSE subscriptions are available only to institutions


Regional Business News
This full text newswire database incorporates business wires from all over the world. Included in this database are A&G Information, Africa News Service, Inter Press Service, Resource News International, South American Business, M2 Communications, PR Newswire, Business News Wire, Canadian Corporate News, News Bytes News Network, and Phillips Business Information Highlights. Click here for more info


Statistical Abstract of the United States
A statistical reference and guide to over 250 statistical publications and sources from government and private organizations.  There is a print version of this material in our Reference Collection at HA202.S7


WWW version of the OCLC union catalog containing bibliographic information on over 39 million items from books and journals to CD-ROMs and videos. Includes holding information from libraries around the world. Part of FirstSearch (OCLC).