Lake Tahoe Community College


BSN 100-1: Introduction to Business

Fall Quarter 2003


Course Information

Instructor: Eric Sturgess, MIM
Phone: 530-541-4660 x223
You can download a copy of the class syllabus by clicking here
Information Resources

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LTCC Library 

Hi! I'm Phil Roché, the Director of Library & Media Services at Lake Tahoe Community College. If you need help finding information to complete your assignments for this course, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm available via e-mail ( or phone (530-541-4660 x233) and I'm glad to help


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Eric Sturgess & I have compiled a list of some great websites for you to use to locate good, reliable information

Business & Economics Websites


The A.T. Kearney, Foreign Policy Magazine Globalization Index


Bureau of Economic Analysis: Survey of Current Business


Centers for International Trade Development



bulletEconomics: Principles and Tools
bullet Big Mac Index
bulletThe Economist Intelligence Unit e-Readiness Rankings


Europa: The European Union On-Line


The Federal Reserve System

bulletFinancial Times: World's Most Respected Companies

bulletFortune: Global Most Admired Companies
bulletFreedom House: Freedom in the World

globalEDGE: Diagnostic Tools


globalEDGE: Market Potential Indicators for Emerging Markets


The Heritage Foundation & Wall Street Journal: Index of Economic Freedom


IMD: World Competitiveness Yearbook
bulletInternational Monetary Fund
bulletJournal of Accountancy Online
bulletThe Public Debt Online: The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It
bulletSocial Security Online

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

bulletUS Census Bureau Economic Programs
bulletUS Department of Labor: Consumer Price Indexes

US Department of State: Country Commercial Guides Index

bulletUS Department of the Treasury
bulletUS Securities and Exchange Commission
bulletThe White House: Council of Economic Advisers Publications
bulletThe White House: Office of Management and Budget

The World Bank Group: Competitiveness Indicators

bulletWorld Trade Organization
Business & Marketing Plan Websites

bullet Marketing Plan


Local Demographics Websites

2003 Placer County Economic & Demographic Profile


El Dorado County Economic Development

Statistics & Data Websites
bulletCounting California

Federal Reserve Bulletin




US Census Bureau


The White House: Economics Statistics Briefing Room

If you decide to do some web searching of your careful! Searching for reliable information via the Internet can be tricky. Consult the Library's Website Evaluation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly webpage for help


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In addition to these websites, the Library has subscriptions to some excellent online databases to help you locate magazine articles and other information

bulletEBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier
bulletLexisNexis New icon
bulletOpposing Viewpoints Resource Center
bulletSIRS Researcher

Search Tips

If you are having trouble using a database, consult the Help files. Help files are usually found by clicking a button or text marked "Help" or "Online Help"

When using the online article research databases, avoid searching for broad terms such as "business" or "sales." You will have much better results if you search for a specific topic such as "sales trends and teenagers"


A Note About Off Campus Access

All of the article and information databases are available both on and off campus. However, off campus access requires an ID (or username) and password. Click here to see a list of the IDs, usernames, and passwords required for off campus access

The Library has access to other useful article and information resources, which are located on the Library's Locate Articles webpage

Pointing Hand icon Books, Magazines, Videos, and Other Materials

To locate materials that the LTCC Library owns, search the LTCC Library Online Catalog. Most Business & Economics books are located in the following call number areas:

bulletStatistics HA1 - HA4737
bulletEconomic Theory and Demography HB1 - HB3840
bulletEconomic History and Conditions HC10 - HD9999

Some of the periodicals that the Library currently subscribes to in print include:

bulletBusiness Week 
bulletThe Economist 
bulletJournal of Small Business Management 
bulletSales & Marketing Management 
bulletSurvey of Current Business
bulletWall Street Journal
If you need to come to the Library to conduct some or all of your research, you can see a listing of available hours on the Library's Library Hours webpage

If you would like to contact a librarian for assistance during hours when the Library is not open, you can Ask-the-Librarian or leave a phone message at (530) 541-2660 x233

All of the resources listed on this page (and more) are available via the Lake Tahoe Community College Library website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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