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In the research process: BACKGROUND
1. Background Information Sources (investment guides, dictionaries, handbooks)
2. Current News, Data & Analysis (library databases and web)
3. Research & Writing Help (research librarians & learning commons)
Select Web Resources
"Investopedia offers an abundance of financial content, from articles, dictionary terms, tutorials and video, to frequently asked questions and exam prep quizzes. Notable is Investopedia's Stock Simulator and FXtrader, where users can register for free and practice their investing skills with $100,000 in virtual cash in either the stock market or fast paced foreign exchange market."
"...contains over 15,000 definitions, helping millions of individuals understand important concepts required to succeed in today's financial world. The glossary is updated on a regular basis and covers important topics such as stocks, bonds, banking, accounting, insurance, and forex."
Why use a reference source?
The library's Reference Collection contains discipline-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks that are perfect for finding quick authoritative overviews of your topic.
Strauss's Handbook of Business Information by
Call Number: HF1010 .M67 2012
Chapters on Investments, Stocks, Bonds and Other Fixed-Income Securities, Mutual Funds and Investment Companies, and Futures and Options that lists basics and additional information sources.
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking by
Call Number: HG151 .D54 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-11
"This dictionary covers all aspects of finance and banking, from personal investments to international trading."
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance by
Call Number: HG151 .N48 1992 v.1-3
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
"This dictionary gives over 1500 entries and has contributions from over 600 individuals who each give definitions on the subject of money and finance. Where relevant terms are cross-referenced with similar or related terminology."
Qfinance the Ulitmate Resource by
Call Number: HG173 .Q45 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-29
"...covers key aspects of finance including risk and cash-flow management, operations, macro issues, regulation, auditing, and raising capital."
There are over 100,000 Ebooks in Library's collection. Ebooks can be used 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.