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Business Resources

Welcome to the Business Resources guide. This guide will highlight what is available to you.

Additional Business Guides

PPLD has a variety of resources available to you. There are many books on various aspects of business, finance, and investing. Books can be checked out for 3 weeks and may be renewed if there are no holds on the title. PPLD also has a large electronic library for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. In addition, Penrose Library, East Library and Library 21C have a collection of business reference books available for reading in the library. Reference books do not check out, but check the catalog to see if there another copy that circulates.

In addition to the books, ebooks, audiobooks, and the reference collection, PPLD provides access to various newspaper articles including The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

The library also subscribes to databases which can help you find marketing and demographic information, starting a business, and sample business plans.

A PPLD library card is needed to access electronic materials such as databases, ebooks, emagazines, as well as to check out books. 

Library Card Information

Search the PPLD catalog.

Tips for searching the catalog:

  • Choosing "All Fields" from the drop-down menu will search for your term or phrase through the title, description, and subject fields. 
  • You can also choose to search for a specific title, author, subject, or ISBN. 
  • When your search results display, you can use the options on the left side to narrow the results by Library Location, Material Type, Shelf Location, Author, Publication Date, or Subject. 
    • When searching for business books, narrow your search by selecting shelf location and choosing non-fiction.



Find a collection of current electronic books with the Business Essentials Collection.

Search the entire electronic catalog by inserting a broad term like business or an author or title into the search bar. 

To search Business magazine titles, click on Subject, Select Magazines, and then click on Business and Finance. A selection of periodical titles will appear.


Reference Books do not check out, however, some titles will have copies that are circulated. The Business Reference Books are located at Penrose, Library 21C, and East. Not every location will have the same books. 

Click Catalog to find a listing of Business Reference books in the collection.