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Business and Accounting Resources: Online Resources - StL Business Journal, Bloomberg's

For Business and Accounting course at East Central College.

Off Campus Login

YES! You can access all of ECC Library's databases from home.

When you select a specific database (through the Library website) it will prompt you to enter:

Your Name
ECC ID # followed by EC

For example:

Jill Smith

If you need assistance please call 636 584-6560

Search strategies

The Library can help you improve your searching to find your resources.


  • Use keywords and link using "and", do not search by phrase.
  • Use Library of Congress subject headings.  Ask a Librarian for assistance as this is a specific language that can quickly narrow down your results.

Articles and Scholarly Journals

  • Use Boolean searching, "and" "or" "not" to narrow down your results.
  • Use subject headings to find results that are the focus of your topic, not just a keyword.


  • Google scholar for research materials


  • EBSCO Images
  • Credo Images
  • Flickr - watch for copyright


  • Can be difficult to find current information, use credible resources of .gov sites or articles 

Ask Us


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Library Directory

Databases for Research



CQ Researcher - Reports and analysis of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy (limit 5 logins at one time) 

EBSCOhost - Business Source Premier - Business journal articles covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more 

EBSCOhost - Regional Business - Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States 

Global Issues in Context - Global perspective of international issues from variety of media formats and sources 

** Recommended St. Louis Business Journal (magazine) - online version of St. Louis Business Journal (limit of 10 simultaneous logins)

**Recommended Bloomberg Businessweek (magazine) - online version of Bloomberg Businessweek available through EBSCOhost.

**Recommended Advertising Age (magazine) - online version of Advertising Age available through EBSCOhost.

**Recommended PC Magazine (magazine) - online version of PC Magazine available through EBSCOhost.


Credo Reference - Subject specific references including images, maps, in-depth writings, biographical writings, sound files and more 

EBSCOhost - Academic Search Premier - Articles from 4,500 magazines and journals; full-text and scholarly options

EBSCOhost - Associates Programs Source - Journal and book resources related to 2 year college programs and vocational studies

EBSCO eBooks - Over 125,000 electronic books available for viewing with an internet connection

Gale Virtual Reference - Collection of electronic books on a variety of topics 

Issues and Controversies - Articles on hot topics in politics, government, business, education and popular culture

Opposing Viewpoints - Includes viewpoint articles, magazine, journal and newspaper articles, statistics, images, and website links

Database search tips

Keyword Index

Use Boolean operaters to combine keywords.

   AND - combines two or more words and the results will contain all the words

   OR - broadens the search to include either keyword in the results; great for synonyms

   NOT - narrows the search by excluding a keyword

Title Index

   Enter a title, but exclude starting "The" "An" or "A"

Author Index

   Last name, First name

Library of Congress Subject Headings Index

   The subject of the book is about  x, y, z.

   A special language used in library catalogs and research databases, it can narrow the results better than keyword

   Review the abstract or summary of the article for "Subject Terms"  These are clickable and will generate a new search with the focus of the article on THAT subject.  You can combined more than one subject in the Advanced Search Option.