Independent | Innovative | Inspiring

LIBRARY HOME
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES HOME
SEARCH KIM CATALOG
DATABASES & WEBSITES | ALPHABETICAL LIST
LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES & LEGAL SKILLS GUIDES
CALI EXERCISES

 

Business Research - California Western
Business Research

Compiled by
Bobbi A. Weaver
Foreign & International Law Reference Librarian
California Western School of Law
July 2008

SCOPE: This research guide is not all-inclusive. It does, however, present resources available at the California Western library on the topics of business and business law. It is designed to provide the researcher with guidance as to the location of materials dealing with this subject.

Additional research can be conducted by using the KIM system, legal periodical indices, and other finding aids. Access to licensed databases is limited to students and faculty at California Western.

We welcome suggestions for improvement on this and other research guides. Please consult the Reference Librarian with suggestions and further research questions. This research guide was originally compiled July 2008.

NOTE ON INTERNET: Internet site addresses change frequently. Accordingly, some of the sites noted throughout this research guide may no longer exist under the addresses provided. To locate changed addresses, search for the page title using an Internet search engine such as Google (www.google.com).


Table of Contents
  1. General Business Information Sources

  2. Business Periodicals

  3. Business Formation & Dissolution

  4. Business Form Books

  5. Product & Industry Information

  6. Corporate Information

  7. Securities Information

  8. Corporate Governance

  9. International Business

  10. Miscellaneous Issues


General Business Information Sources
  • New York Public Library,
    Prospecting for Business Information
    (2008), available at http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/sibl/pbi2/home.html
    --Online tutorial for conducting business research.

  • San Diego Public Library,
    Business Reference and Marketing Resources at the San Diego Public
    Library
    (2007), http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/pdf/busrefmktg0705.pdf

  • Business: The Ultimate Resource (2006)
    LOCATION: Reference Collection
    CALL NO.: HD38.15 .B878 2006

  • Robert Berkman, The Skeptical Business Searcher: the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources (2004)
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: HF54.56 .B4685 2004

  • Rita W. Moss, Straus's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students and Researchers, 2nd ed. (2004)
    LOCATION: Reference Collection
    CALL NO.: Z7164 .C81 S7796 2004

  • Ruth A. Pagell and Michael Halperin, International Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It, 2nd ed. (1998)
    LOCATION: Reference Collection
    CALL NO.: HF54.5 .P33 1998

  • BNA Publications
    --Available through "Electronic Resources" [Alphabetical list at http://www.cwsl.edu/content/forms/library_links.asp
    --Various titles pertaining to business law topics.

  • Matthew Bender Practice Guides
    --Available through "Electronic Resources" [Alphabetical list at http://www.cwsl.edu/content/forms/library_links.asp
    --Various titles pertaining to business law topics.


Business Periodicals
  • ABI Inform (ProQuest)
    --Index for business periodicals. Selected coverage available on Lexis/Nexis

  • EBSCO Host Business Source Premiere
    --Available to San Diego Public Library card holders (http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/, click on "Research Databases.")

  • Harvard Business Review (Abstracts)
    --Available on Westlaw (DB ID: HARVBUSRAB)

  • Wall Street Journal
    --Current issues available at Reserve Desk. Past issues available on Lexis/Nexis

  • Financial Times
    --Current issue available at www.ft.com
    --Available on Lexis/Nexis

  • The Economist
    --Current issue at Reserve Desk. Past issues covered on Westlaw (DB ID: ECONOMIST)

  • Forbes
    --Available on Westlaw (DB ID: FORBES)

  • Business Week
    --Available on Westlaw (DB ID: BUSWK)


Business Formation & Dissolution
  • Model Business Corporation Act Annotated (2008)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.:
    KF1414 .A51 2008

  • Selecting and Forming Business Entities (2007-)
    LOCATION: Core Collection and Reserve-Permanent
    CALL NO.:
    KFC339 .S45

  • California's 1995/96 guide to corporate filings (1995)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent
    CALL NO.:
    KFC340 .A81 1995

  • California Secretary of State, Business Portal, at http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/

  • L. Stinson, Searching tricky company names, Searcher, Sept. 1999), at 28. [Available on WilsonWeb's Library Literature & Information Full Text]

  • Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies (2007-)
    LOCATION: Core Collection & Reserve-Permanent
    CALL NO. : KFC339.5 .F67

  • Delaware Law Governing Business Entities (2006)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor [CD on Reserve]
    CALL NO.: KF1415.Z9 D45 2006

  • Delaware Division of Corporations, http://corp.delaware.gov/
    --Can download corporate forms from this web site.

  • John L. Reed & Frank E. Noyes, Incorporate in Delaware-Yes, Directors & Boards, Winter 2001, at 33 [Available on Westlaw]

  • Addison D. Braendel, Winding up a Delaware corporation: directors' fiduciary duties and statutory procedures, 26 Sec. Reg. L.J. 344 (1999)
    [Journal title available with 3rd Floor Periodicals]

  • William Jarblum, Incorporation Issues: Why Delaware?, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Oct. 1999, at 6. [Available on Lexis]

  • Kelli A. Alees, Moving toward a federal law of corporate governance in bankruptcy, 31 S. Ill. U. L.J. 621 (2007) [Journal title available with 3rd Floor Periodicals.]

  • James L. Leet, James Clarke, Philip P. Whynott, The limited liability company (2004)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor [CD on Reserve]
    CALL NO.:
    KF1380.Z95 W49 2004

  • How to form a nonprofit corporation in California (2005)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor [CD on Reserve] CALL NO.: KFC342 .M36 2005


Business Form Books
  • California transactions forms. Business entities.
    LOCATION: Core Collection [Also available on Westlaw-DB ID:
    CTF-BE]
    CALL NO.:
    KFC68 .C3 1996

  • California transaction forms. Business Transactions
    LOCATION: Core Collection [Also available on Westlaw-DB ID: CTF-BT]
    CALL NO.: KFC68 .C32

  • California Legal Forms: Transaction Guide
    LOCATION: Core Collection [Also available on Lexis/Nexis]
    CALL NO.: KFC68 .C34

  • Drafting business contracts : principles, techniques, & forms (1994-)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent & Core Collection
    CALL NO.:
    KF801 .D72


Product & Industry Information

Corporate Information
  • Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors, Executives
    --Available on Lexis/Nexis; File Name: SPCORP

  • LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations
    --Available on Lexis/Nexis; File Name DCA

  • Hoover's Company and Industry Reports
    --Available on Lexis/Nexis; File Name: HOOVER

  • Directory of Corporate Counsel (2004
    LOCATION: Reference Collection
    CALL NO.: KF195.C6 D57


Securities Information
  • Gene Walden, EDGAR: The Investor's Guide to Making Better Investments
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: HG4910 .W258 2003

  • LIVEEDGAR
    LOCATION: CWSL's "Electronic Resources"

  • SEC Filings & Forms [EDGAR]
    http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

  • James D. Cox, Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (2006)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1438 .C69 2006

  • U.S. Master Blue Sky Law Guide (2002)
    LOCATION: Reference Collection
    CALL NO.: KF1070.Z9 U54

  • Blue sky law reporter : state blue sky laws, legal investment laws, regulations, forms lists (c1946-) (looseleaf)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.:
    KF1068.4 .B55

  • Corporate Finance and Securities Law (2006-)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1428 .J58 2006

  • Marc I. Steinberg, Understanding Securities Law (2007)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1440 .S74 2007

  • The Merrill Lynch Guide to Understanding Financial Reports, available at http://www.ml.com/media/14069.pdf \

  • Merrill Lynch, How to Read a Financial Report, available at http://www.stanford.edu/class/msande271/onlinetools/HowToReadFinancial.pdf


Corporate Governance
  • Counseling California Corporations (2008)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent & Core Collection
    CALL NO.: KFC345 .C68 2008

  • Corporate Governance: Law, Theory & Policy (2004)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1422 .C6728 2004

  • Stephen M. Bainbridge, The Complete Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley (2007)
    --Available through SSRN at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfmabstract_id=1028033

  • Thomas G. Bost, The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Summary (2003)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1423 .B67 2003

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: Law and Explanation (2002)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1423.Z9 S27 2002

  • Daniel Westman, Whistleblowing : the law of retaliatory discharge (2004)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.:
    KF5338 .W47 2004


International Business
  • Herbert M. Bohlman & Mary Jane Dundas, The legal, ethical and international environment of business (2002)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF1600 .B64 2002

  • Paul B. Stephen, International Business and Economics: Law and Policy (2004)LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: K1005.3 .S74 2004

  • Ralph Haughwout Folsom, International Business Transactions (2001)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent
    CALL NO.: KF1976 .F65a 2001

  • Ralph Haughwout Folsom, International Business Transactions in a Nutshell (2004)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Nutshells
    CALL NO.: K3943 .W54 2004

  • Ralph H. Folsom, Michael Wallace Gordon, & John A. Spanogle, International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell (2004)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Nutshells
    CALL NO.:
    K3943 .F64 2004

  • Ralph Haughwout Folsom, International Trade and Investment in a Nutshell (1996)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Nutshells
    CALL NO.: K3943 .F64

  • Ralph H. Folsom, NAFTA in a Nutshell (1999)
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: KDZ944 .F653 1999

  • Duke University School of Law. "Research Guides: NAFTA." http://law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/nafta

  • Michelle S. Viegas, The Development of the Free Trade Area of the Americas: A Guide for Legal Research, 33 Intl. J. Leg. Info. 11 (2005) [3rd Fl. Periodicals or Westlaw]

  • Cheol S. Eun & Bruce G. Resnick, International Financial Management (2007)
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: HG
    3881 .E655 2007

  • Trends in U.S. Inbound and Outbound Direct Investment (2006), available at http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/working_papers/pub3870.pdf

  • Howard E. Shatz, Business without Borders: The Globalization of the California Economy (2003)
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: HF3161.C2 S53 2003

  • James K. Jackson, Foreign Investment Treaties: Impact on Direct Investment (1998)
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor
    CALL NO.: HG4538 .F67 1998

  • Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (2007)
    LOCATION: Reference Collection
    CALL NO.: HD2755.5 .D57 2007


Miscellaneous Issues
  1. Taxation
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Commercial Real Estate

Taxation

  • Howard E. Abrams and Richard L. Doernberg, Federal Corporate Taxation, 5th ed.
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF6464 .A73 2002

  • Leandra Lederman, Understanding Corporate Taxation (2006)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF6464 .L426 2006

  • Business Tax Stories (2005)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF6367 .B36 2005

  • Samuel C. Thompson, Jr., Corporate Taxation Through the Lens of Mergers and Acquisitions: Including Cross-Border Transactions (2005)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF6499.M4 T46 2005

  • U.S. Tax Treatment of Financial Instruments Issued among a U.S. Corporation and Foreign Entities It Controlled, 106 J. Tax'n. 59 (2007).
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor Periodicals

  • Ted D. Englebrecht & Wei-Chih Chiang, S Corporation Shareholders-Workers and Employment Taxes, 85 Taxes 17 & 59 (2007).
    LOCATION: Full-text available on LegalTrac ["Electronic Resources"]

  • Mark J. Cowan & Denise English, A Tax Primer for CPAs Volunteering at Nonprofit Organizations, 38 Tax Adviser 150 (2007)
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor Periodicals

  • Katherine E. David, Non-profit Governance in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley, 21 Prac. Tax. Law. 49 (2007). LOCATION: Lexis/Nexis


Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property in Business Transactions (2008) [looseleaf]
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent & Core Collection
    CALL NO.: KFC550.A6 C34

  • Robert A. Bohrer, A Guide to Biotechnology Law and Business (2007)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF3133.B56 B64 2007

  • Business Method Patents: How to Protect Your Clients' Interests (2002)LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF3133.B87 B87 2002

  • Corporate Counsel's Guide to Licensing (2002-) [looseleaf]
    LOCATION: 4th Floor [Disk on Reserve]
    CALL NO.: KF3145 .C67

  • Licensing Intellectual Property in the Information Age, 2nd ed. (2005)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF3145 .L53 2005

  • Qutbuddin Siddiquee & P. Bhattacharya, Online Patent Searching Techniques: An Overview, DESIDOC Bull. of Info. Tech., July 2003, at 3.
    LOCATION: WilsonWeb's Library Literature and Information Full-Text

  • Robert Ambrogi, Patent and Trademark Searching Via the Web, Bench & Bar of Minn., Mar. 2004, at 16.
    LOCATION: Microforms Room [Hein's Bar Journal Service]

  • Judith Beth Prowda, Work for Hire, Freedom of Contract, and the "Creative Genius" after the Martha Graham Case, 53 J. Copyright Soc. U.S.A. 645 (2006).
    LOCATION: 3rd Floor Periodicals


Commercial Real Estate

  • D. Bartlow Burke, Real Estate Transactions: Examples and Explanations (2006)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF665.Z9 B865 2006

  • Roger Bernhardt & Ann M Burkhart, Real Property in a Nutshell (2005)
    LOCATION: Reserve-Nutshells
    CALL NO.: KF570.Z9 B5 2005

  • Telecom Real Estate Strategies: How to Lease & Develop the "Smart Building" in the dot.com Age (2001)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF5698.3.Z9 T44 2001

  • Retail Property Development (2001
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF5698.3.Z9 G64

  • Jerome D. Whalen, Commercial Ground Leases (2001)
    LOCATION: 4th Floor
    CALL NO.: KF593.G7 W48 2001

  • Miller & Starr California Real Estate, 3rd ed. (2000-) [looseleaf]
    LOCATION: Core Collection
    CALL NO.: KFC140 .M6 2000

  • Miller & Starr California Real Estate Digest
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent
    CALL NO.: KFC140 .M63

  • California Real Estate Forms
    LOCATION: Reserve-Permanent
    CALL NO.: KFC140.A65 M56