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Business Studies

includes general business topics such as entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and supervision

Business Studies


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The Business Studies program at San Diego City College includes the study of Accounting, Business, Consumer Studies, Economics, Marketing, Retail Management, Real Estate, and Supervision.  This Business Studies guide will help you get started finding information supporting this program in books, articles, web sites, and media materials. 

See also the separate guides for Accounting and Economics.

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Key Terms in Business Studies

Use these terms in SDCCD Books+ Advanced Search to find resources in the SDCC Library. See example search below.

Accounting  Bookkeeping Business Communications
Management Marketing Real Estate
Selling  Small Business  

How to do an Advanced Search in SDCCD Books+ with Key Terms: 

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1. Select SDCCD Books +

2. Select Subject from the dropdown menu

3. Type in the key term

4. Click the Search button to get results

Start Research Here!

Search Tips:

*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.

  • To find Books, e-books and reference materials --> Use SDCCD Books+, A-Z Databases, or OneSearch
  • To find Textbooks for your class--> Use Course Reserves
  • To find Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers --> Use A-Z Databases, EBSCO Articles, or OneSearch
  • To find Periodicals by title --> Use Journal Finder or OneSearch
  • To find Videos and media --> Use Videos link, A-Z Databases (choose Films on Demand, Swank, or Kanopy), or OneSearch

The Research Process

See these guides for more detailed information on how to do library research:

e-Books for Business Studies

Reference sources come in print and electronic formats. Here are some examples from our collection; click the links below to check on their availability.

Databases for Business Studies

Here are some suggested databases (article collections) that you can search using keywords or terms for your topic.

Magazines & Newspapers for Business Studies

Print (Hardcopy): 

Our Periodicals and Newspapers section, located in the Library near the Circulation Desk and the Print Station, has a selection of print magazines to browse for ideas and trends related to your area of study. Here are a few titles with their corresponding web sites:

Black Enterprise  
Bloomberg Businessweek
Consumer Reports
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
San Diego Business Journal
Wall Street Journal

Electronic (Online): 

Check the San Diego Public Library's (SDPL) e-Library **  for digital magazines you can read online, such as: 

Black Enterprise


Fast Company


Hispanic Network Magazine

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

**Don't have a public library card from SDPL? You can get a free one here:

Videos for Business Studies

Over 2000 free streaming videos on Business & Economics may be found in our Films On Demand database.

In addition, here are some examples from our physical DVD collection; click the links below to check on their availability:

Web Resources for Business Studies

Here are just a few of the many web sites relevant to business studies:

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