These are databases the Library subscribes to that can be used for business research. Some are specific to business while others like newspapers, can be used for general research, as well as for business research by searching on business people, companies, industry developments, etc. Also, many of the news sources contain advertising which is searchable as well.
Please note that the subscription databases are available only to those patrons who are on-site at the Library or through other subscribing institutions.
Guide to Business History Resources
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Master Company List
LC Subject Headings
Texas. Dallas, 1917. Business section.
Forms part of: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand Collection
U.S. GEOG FILE - Texas--Dallas
Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-69194
19th Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale)
Contains primary sources newspaper content from nearly 250 American newspapers.
Accessible Archives Complete (Accessible Archives)
Contains the full text of primary source material from 18th & 19th century American periodicals and newspapers. Coverage focuses on African Americans, the American colonial period, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (Readex)
Contains over 300 U.S. newspapers published by African Americans and chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. The collection features papers from more than 35 states.
America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 (Readex)
Features full text cover-to-cover reproductions of historic newspapers published in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Chronicling America (National Digital Newspaper Project)
Provides access to over 6.6 million pages from more than 1000 titles of public-domain newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. While not all states are included currently the number will grow. Produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress.
NewspaperARCHIVE (Heritage Archives)
Features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world.
ProQuest Historical American Jewish Newspapers (ProQuest)
Comprised of four historical U.S. Jewish newspapers: The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990), The American Israelite (1854-1922), Jewish Exponent (1887-1990).
ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers
Includes the Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1909-1975), Cleveland Call & Post (1934-1991), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003), Philadelphia Tribune (1921-2001), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).
ProQuest Historical Newspapers & Periodicals (ProQuest)
American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger, American Israelite, American Periodicals, Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Daily World, Baltimore Afro-American, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Call & Post, Detroit Free Press, Guardian and The Observer, Hartford Courant, Jewish Advocate, Jewish Exponent, Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841-1962),Norfolk Journal & Guide, Philadelphia Tribune, Pittsburgh Courier, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times of India (1838-2004), Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
Applied Science and Business Retrospective (EBSCO)
Provides a single resource for seven decades of articles on the most important events, issues and trends in the history of business and industry (including the complete file of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957) and Business Periodicals Index Retrospective (1913-1982).
This is a collection of full-text, keyword-searchable academic journals on a range of topics dating back to the late 17th century. Includes over 700 business-oriented titles such as Accounting Horizons, Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, The Business History Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, The Economic History Review, The Energy Journal, Financial Analysts Journal; etc.
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Making of the Modern World (Gale)
Part I 1450-1850
Part II 1851-1914
Provides digital facsimile images of primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Part I contains the Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 world trade, the Industrial Revolution and the development of modern capitalism.
Mergent Web Reports (Mergent)
Mergent Archives (Mergent)
Mergent / Moody's manuals provide extensive historical and current information for public companies worldwide, including history, chronology, acquisitions, mergers, spinoffs, properties, joint ventures, subsidiaries, officers and directors, consolidated income and balance sheets, long term debit, options, and other financial data. Mergent also provides access to more than 85 years of annual reports for companies across the globe through Mergent Archives' historical annual report collection dating back to as early as 1925.
ProQuest Historical Annual Reports (ProQuest)
Covers over 800 companies and contains digital reproductions for more than 43,000 reports. An excellent source for research on companies, industries, American history, graphic design, advertising, and corporate architecture. Key data include: financial information; Fortune 500 ranking; industry classification; key people; geographic location; auditor; and related companies. Reports can be browsed by company name, industry or date.
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 (Gale)
Sabin Americana contains books, pamphlets and other documents about society, politics, culture, religious beliefs, and contemporary opinions for North, Central and South America, the Arctic and Antarctica and the West Indies.
Last updated: 08/24/2015