Start-up ADK: Research Tips

If you're starting a small business, the information below can help you find demographics and more.

Finding Books, Ebooks, Articles

   Start Your Research Here: 

  • The "Start Your Research Here" box looks for books, e-books, articles, documentary videos and more from 100 library databases. 
    • Students with a college username/password can visit to the library to search these subscription databases and borrow SUNY Adirondack library books. Many of the books listed below may be available through your public library.

Books to Borrow

SUNY Adirondack students may request to borrow books using the directions on the How Do I...? page, linked below.

Search Terms for Books

Subject headings like these work well to find books in this library, using the book database:

New business enterprises
Start-up business enterprises

Small business
Small business management
Retail trade
Consumer behavior
Legal forms
Small business law and legislation
Small business finance
Small business planning
Business ethics
Women in business

To find books with sample business plans, search the book database with the subject  “New business enterprises planning.”

More Books to Borrow

Professional Associations and Networking

A professional association or trade association is invaluable to get informed advice for a specific business.

  • Directory of Business Information Resources (associations, newsletters, magazines & journals) Ref. HF54.52.U5 D56 2012.
  • Small Business Sourcebook (6 vols.) REFERENCE HD 2341 .S63 2011 - This reference book, available in the SUNY Adirondack Library, lists professional associations, conferences, trade journals, Web sites and much more for hundreds of business types. For students, available online through library database below: 

Financial Literacy

More New Entrepreneurship Books

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