The Business & Social Sciences Division is located on the Fourth (4th) floor of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building. In this division, researchers will find books, magazines and newspapers covering; business, education, careers, economics, management, government and law, taxes, real estate and personal finance. Other subject areas include: true crime, social issues, adoption, politics and folklore. The division also has an extensive collection of business databases not available in other local libraries. For in depth questions regarding grants and small business, our highly trained staff are available by appointment for one on one help.
A glass partitioned study/meeting space is available on this floor.
Division Supervisor: Darlene Richards
The Job Information Center (JIC) has a comprehensive collection of materials designed for people who are exploring careers and seeking employment. Its specialized resources include reference and circulating materials.
Thinking of starting a business? Not sure where to start? The Small Business Resource Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County collection contains materials on all aspects of starting and running a small business.
Check out the Education Collection in the Business & Social Science Division
Provides strategic insight and analysis on U.S. industries. It offers the very latest content on every U.S. industry to help you make better decisions, faster. Full access for free in the library
Industry and company analysis and investment rankings including Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports) and the Outlook investment newsletter. Stock price history charts and executive bios also provided. Screening tools to find companies and create lists from a global universe of over 3 million private companies and 250,000 public companies. Full access for free in the library
360° Research integrates seven perspectives into a complete, overall view of factors that impact every industry. Monitoring and analyzing Competitive Intensity, Customer Dynamics, Industry Convergence, Disruptive Technologies, Global Mega Trends, New Business Models, and Emerging Markets provides an illuminating view toward future scenarios and visionary innovation. Full access for free in the library
Statista is an intuitive search portal to data, statistics, and reports covering a little bit of everything related to market research, including company, industry, and consumer information. Most of the data is in the form of charts and graphs and is compiled from a variety of sources, including the US government, company filings, consulting firms, international agencies, marketing companies such as Nielsen, Kantar and Experian Simmons, and many more. Statista is very user-friendly and easy to search.
News, data and information to capitalize on global private equity and venture capital opportunities. Full access for free in the library.
Full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Full access for free in the library
Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.
Covers a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Full access for free in the library
In-depth analyses about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Full access for free in the library
Nationwide contact directory for businesses and individuals, ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, and employment opportunities.
Provides news, credit ratings and financial data products and services for the insurance industry. Full access is available at the Central Library and City branches.
Provides critical country-specific intelligence and data including history, economy, government, political landscape and business and investment climate. Full access for free in the library
Financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive companies. Full access for free in the library
Provides fast and easy access to Morningstar Mutual Funds in a PDF format. Full access for free in the library
The online version of the newsletter including both current and archived versions. Full access for free in the library
Collects data and analyzes the performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 13,000 mutual funds, 80,000 options and other securities. Full access for free in the library
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