ubject Guide with Search Tips for Entrepreneur & New Business Start-Up
Books and Media | Articles | Internet


Getting Started


The sources listed below provide a good beginning. Librarians have selected them using the syllabus or the library assignments from Palomar College faculty.

Entrepreneur's ultimate start-up directory / James Stephenson
HD62.5 .S742 2001, Escondido, REFERENCE

Prentice Hall encyclopedic dictionary of business terms / Wilbur Cross
HF1001 .C68 1995,
Escondido, REFERENCE

Books and Media

Use the Library Catalog http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/library/ to find books, periodicals, and media on your topic. You can enter keywords of your own choosing, or you can identify the specific subject headings that the library catalog uses to group related materials together.

Suggested Subject Headings
New business enterprises United States

Selected Call Numbers

The McGraw-Hill guide to starting your own business : a step-by-step blueprint for the first-time entrepreneur / Stephen C. Harper
HD62.5 .H3734 2003, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

The 100 best businesses to start when you don't want to work hard anymore / Lisa Rogak
HD62.5 .R629 2004,

Practical business math procedures / Jeffrey Slater
HF5694 .S57 2000,

The small business bible : everything you need to know to succeed in your small business / Steven D. Strauss
HD62.7 .S875 2005, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

Small business for dummies / by Eric Tyson and Jim Schell
HD62.7 .T97 2003,

Start your own business : [the only start-up book you'll ever need] / Rieva Lesonsky and the staff of Entrepreneur magazine
HD62.5 .E559 2004, San Marcos, CIRCULATING

What no one ever tells you about starting your own business : real-life start-up advice from 101 successful entrepreneurs / Jan Norman
HD62.5 .N68 2004,


Articles are usually identified by using online research databases or printed indexes. Printed indexes are especially helpful for older material. Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles can supply the latest information on a topic and often contain details not available elsewhere. NOTE: Passwords required to use off-campus http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/offcampus.htm.

         EBSCOhost http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web.

EBSCOhost provides access to several databases including magazine, journal and newspaper articles. For a guide on how to search EBSCOhost, go to Using EBSCOhost at http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/ebsco.htm.


Basic internet Search Strategies - Use a directory, subject portal, or search engine to focus your Internet search. In addition to those listed below, find more sites on the Palomar Library Subject Links site at http://www.palomar.edu/library/subjects.htm. Information on evaluating websites can be found at http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SelfHelp.htm#websearching.

Information on Citation Styles In order to create a bibliography for your research paper, you will need to follow the rules of a specific style. For a list of styles and information on how to use them, go to http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SubjectGuides/WritingStyles.htm.

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