Book Catalogs & E-book Databases


OneSearch is the catalog for both the John Spoor Broome (JSB) Library and all 23 California State Universities. Everything or Books and Media All CSU will allow you to search all the books and media for the 23 campuses. The Books and Media CSUI allows you to locate books, electronic books, DVDs, CDs, and other items owned by the JSB Library.


WorldCat is a library catalog that contains items from libraries worldwide. When you find an item you would like in WorldCat you will want to click on the item title to verify that California State University, Channel Islands is not one of the libraries that owns this item.  If you would like to request this item click link Request Item through Interlibrary Loan.  This is a service available only to CSUCI Students, Faculty, and Staff.


Ebrary offers access to thousands of e-books from trustworthy, academic publishers, this database provides authoritative information across the disciplines, including Language and Literature. Ebrary books can be downloaded to personal computers or devices (except Kindle) after creating a personal account and signing in. They may also be saved in PDF.


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Business Articles

Business - Newspapers


ProQuest Newspapers

To search by newspaper publication:

1.      Choose the “Advanced” tab

2.      Select “Publication Title” in the drop down menu

3.      Enter your newspaper title


Use the “Search the News” box.



Legal Cases & Litigation


Search in the “Look up a Legal Case” box.


Scholarly vs. Peer-reviewed

Scholarly journals contain articles written by, and addressed to, experts in a discipline. Scholarly journals present the research of experts in a field, although these journals also often carry opinion pieces or even advertisements unique to the field addressed by the journal. Publication cycles vary for scholarly journals, ranging from yearly to monthly but most frequently they are published bimonthly (every other month) or quarterly.

Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed or juried journals) send submitted articles to one or more experts for review before deciding to publish them. This review process helps ensure that published articles reflect solid scholarship in a field. Most often, the experts reviewing an article make critical comments on the text, comments that the author must incorporate into the article before its publication.

While not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed, it is usually safe to assume that a peer-reviewed journal is also scholarly.

Is it peer-reviewed?

Several resources are available to help CSUCI library users identify peer-reviewed articles.  Many of the journals indexed in specialized databases are scholarly but those databases do not tell you whether a journal is peer reviewed or not.  To find out if a journal is peer reviewed, ask at the Reference Desk for Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory.  Volume 5 of Ulrich’s has a list of "Refereed Serials."  While this list is not exhaustive, it is the most complete list available.

If you cannot find the publication listed in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, you should go the the publication's website.  Often times you can determine if a journal is peer-reviewed by looking at their submission process on their website.

Company Financials & Reports

Bloomberg News

Bloomberg covers global markets and news from all aspects of the economy including science, arts & culture, and politics.

Mergent Online

Mergent covers U.S. and international company data including: 

·         Balance sheets, Income statements              

·         Annual reports

·         SEC filings

·         Stock prices and volume charts

·         Industry reports

·         Competitors

·         Institutional Holdings


Statistics & Data

RAND California

Search RAND California for statistics on:

·         Business & Economics

·         Community

·         Education

·         Energy & Environment

·         Government Finance

·         Health & Socioeconomic

·         Population & Demographics


U.S. Census Bureau


U.S. Government Data & Statistics

Search data and statistics from various federal agencies.  Also indexed by topic.



Country Information

Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU provides country, industry and management analysis as well as monthly reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports and industry reports.


Global Road Warrior

Database developed by World Trade Press, featuring not only country statistics but also cultural information for business and professional travelers.


CIA The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.



Evaluating Internet Sources

Not all information is equally valuable. Retrieved information, whether from a print or non-print sources, must be carefully examined to determine its usefulness and quality. As the World Wide Web becomes more popular as a source of information for assignments and research papers, it is important to be able to select and critically evaluate the sites you visit.



  1. Is the format/medium of the information useful for your assignment?
  2. If you need primary sources, is this a primary source?
  3. Is the information comprehensive enough for your needs?
  4. Does the information express a particular point of view?
  5. Is the information directed toward a general (vs. a specialized) audience?


  1. Is there an indication of when the information was created/published?
  2. Is the information regularly updated?
  3. Is the information still valid for your topic?


  1. Is there information on the author/producer of the source?
  2. Is there information on author/producer’s credentials?
  3. Does the information come from an “authoritative” source?
  4. Is there contact information (e.g. email address for author/producer)?


  1. Does the information source cover the topic extensively?
  2. Is the information abridged (e.g. table of contents/summary only)?
  3. Is full-text information available only to subscribers?


  1. Is the information presented as fact (vs. opinion)?
  2. If the information is presented as fact, can it be assessed for accuracy (i.e. are there footnotes or references)?
  3. Does the information appear to be biased?


  1. Is the page layout visually pleasing?
  2. Are the buttons or icons easy to understand?
  3. Are the hot links provided to additional information?
  4. Do the images enhance the information?
  5. Is the load/response time acceptable?

Accounting Associations

United States

·         American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - AICPA

·         California Society of Certified Public Accountants -

·         American Accounting Association - AAA

·         Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (FKA American Society of Women Accountants) - AFWA

·        Beta Alpha Psi - Honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals

·       Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants - CAPA

·        Financial Management Association International - FMA

·        National Association of State Boards of Accountancy - NASBA


Accounting Standards

·         AICPA technical policies regarding financial accounting and reporting standards

·         Financial Accounting Standards Board - FASB

·         Government Accountability Office - GAO

·         Governmental Accounting Standards Board - GASB

·         International Accounting Standards Board - IASB

The Big Four

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Ernst & Young



Terminology & Guides

Accounting acronyms

Accounting terminology guide



Internal Revenue Service – IRS




U. S. Courts Bankruptcy Statistics



California Board of Accountancy


Hollerith Electric Tabulating Machine 1908

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.


Accounting Humor

Why did the auditor cross the road?

 Because he looked in the file and that’s what they did last year.


Welcome to your Business Research Guide!

New York Stock Exchange. Courtesy of Getty Images.


Warren Buffett says...

"You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong."


Help Citing

Need more help?

Stop by the library to look at:

MLA Handbook

Ref LB 2369.G53

The Chicago Manual of Style

Ref Z253 .U69 2010

Publication Manual of the American Pyschological Association

Ref BF76.7 .P83 2010

A Manual for Writers of Term Paper Thesis, and Dissertations (Turabian)

Ref LB2369 .T8 2013


Also see the library "need to cite" page for a guide for assembling your work cited in your paper.

Visit the Writing and Multiliteracy Center and take advantage of their services.

Academic Dishonesty

What is academic dishonesty?


What happens if I get caught plagiarizing?


Want to know more about the California State University, Channel Islands, policy on academic dishonesty? 


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