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Library Entrepreneurial Research Hub


Welcome to the James B. Duke Memorial Library's Entrepreneurship Research Guide. The James B. Duke Memorial Library, recently received funding from the Library State Technology Agency to create a Library Entrepreneur Research Hub (LSTA), to provide entrepreneur research support to all JCSU students, Faculty, and surrounding community members. Here you find valuable information for conducting research, writing a business plan, or just learning the basics about entrepreneurship. Across the top of this page are several tabs that help organize the information. 


Business Magazines/Periodicals


Business News, Stock Market & Financial Advice

Black Enterprise


Information for chief information officers and other IT leaders.

Many articles available on the magazine website. Full-text also available from LexisNexis

Articles, blogs and other information for those starting businesses.

Fast Company Magazine

Magazine focused on innovation and change.




Aimed at entrepreneurs.

The Plug Daily

Daily tech newsletter covering black startups, founders, and innovators

Some key databases for entrepreneurship research

ProQuest Entrepreneurship

Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Virtual Chase: Company Information Guide

Intended as a site to assist persons in the legal profession perform business research, this is another good site for links to company information and guide to doing Legal Research.


Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

Business Link North Carolina

An archival database of older scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. This is a full text database, and contains complete backfiles of core journals starting with first issues, many of which date back to the 1800s. Most titles published within the last 2-5 years are not included.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA)

Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content.

Canadian Newsstand Complete

Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada’s leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features.

Hoover's Company Profiles

Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.​​

ProQuest Accounting & Tax Database

National and international information on the financial services industry, including banking trends, products, companies, issues, and operations.

ProQuest Banking Information Source

National and international information on the financial services industry, including banking trends, products, companies, issues, and operations.