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Heidi Greathouse

Heidi Greathouse

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480-677-7774

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520-494-5367

Welcome

This guide is intended to connect you to our library resources and reliable websites to assist you in your research. Click on the tabs above for information on how to find books, articles, streaming videos, citation assistance, and more. Contact your librarian with any questions.

New Business Books

Check out some of our newer titles. Click on the cover to view the book in the catalog.

Business and Computer Information Systems Division

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Business Program

Accounting Program

CAC Library

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Welcome to the CAC Library

Visit us:

Come and visit us at any of our locations.

AVC Library
80440 E. Aravaipa Rd.
Winkelman, AZ 85192
520-357-2821

inside Aravaipa Campus Library

MAR Library
17945 N. Regent Dr
Maricopa, AZ 85138
520-494-6431

inside Maricopa Campus Library

Maricopa
17945 N Regent Dr
Maricopa, AZ 85138
520-494-6431

STC Library
3736 E Bella Vista Rd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
480-677-784

the stacks at STC library

SPC Library
8470 N Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128
520-494-5286

Signal Peak Campus Library building

Signal Peak
8470 N Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128
520-494-5286

SMC Library
805 S. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
480-677-7747

inside Superstition Mountain Campus Library

Superstition Mountain
805 S Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
480-677-7747

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Books

Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, government documents and more from any of the 5 CAC Libraries and all of the Pinal County Public Libraries.

If the book you want is at a different campus or one of the public libraries, hit the request button and enter your login information. Your barcode is found on your ID (not your 880 number) and your password is the last 4 numbers of your phone number.

Your student or staff ID is your library card. Check out 10 books for 3 weeks and 3 DVDs for 10 days.

Use the call number to find items on the shelf.

  • H – Social Sciences
    • HB – Economic theory. Demography
    • HC – Economic history and conditions
    • HD – Industries. Land use. Labor
    • HE – Transportation and communications
    • HF – Commerce
    • HG – Finance
    • HJ – Public finance
WorldCat

Lists materials from libraries worldwide and can be checked out through InterLibrary Loan. Come and speak to a library staff member to request books.

eBooks

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword, or select Business & Economics under Browse by Category.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Instructional Videos

Here are some instructional videos on using your library account online and accessing the library’s eBooks. You can view more of our instructional videos on our YouTube page.

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword, or select Business from the Subject collections list.

*Databases and eBooks are available only to CAC students, faculty and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard to access online journal articles and eBooks. In Blackboard, select ‘Library,’ then select ‘Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.’

Journal Articles

Academic OneFile

Enter your keyword(s) into the search box at the top of the homepage. In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile provides a type of search that gives you a good overview of the amount of material available for a search term.  For example: click on Subject Guide Search and enter Business or Economics as a search term. Click on the link for Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject.

OmniFile

Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box.  OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.

Gale Power Search

Search all available Gale databases and modules from just one place or select specific ones to search, such as Business Collection, Small Business Collection, Vocations and Careers Collection, and Business Economics and Theory. Search by keyword(s) or by subject.  Click on the link Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject.

Suggested Search Terms

Business

Business, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Financial Planning, Business Management, Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Accounting Services, Business Logistics, Small Business, Risk Management, Business Owners, Business Success

Economics

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Inflation, Economic Conditions, United States Economic Conditions, Economic Policy, Economists, Economic Indicators, Economic Development, Real Estate Industry, Infrastructure

Small Business Collection

A comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting business school students and entrepreneurs through the Gale database. You can access articles by doing a keyword(s) search or by a subject guide search. When doing a subject guide search, such as for Business Logistics or Macroeconomics, make sure to click on the subdivision headings for different aspects of the subject area.

Vocations and Careers Collection

A comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting vocational education and career research through the Gale database. You can access articles by doing a keyword(s) search, a subject guide search, or a subject browsing search. When doing a subject guide search, such as for Business Logistics or Macroeconomics, make sure to click on the subdivision headings for different aspects of the subject area.

*Databases and eBooks are available only to CAC students, faculty and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard to access online journal articles and eBooks. In Blackboard, select ‘Library,’ then select ‘Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.’

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand

Find full length streaming videos by entering a keyword in the Search box. Under Browse Subjects on the main page you can find the subjects Business & Economics. You can also go to Browse Videos by Subject under the Menu. Business Education, Business Technology, Ethics & Business law, Finance, Accounting & Taxation, Management, and Marketing are listed under the Business & Economics subject areas.

Digital Magazines

Bloomberg Businessweek

Provides articles about business. Keeps up-to-date on the financial market news, including the international news. It also has videos on its website. The current issue can also be accessed through Flipster through our library website.

Forbes

Covers business subjects such as careers, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. It also has well-known lists such as “Most Valuable Brands” and “The World’s Billionaires”.

Entrepreneur

Publishes articles about business topics like starting a business and stock investing. Provides free online webinars at times.

Instructional Videos

Scroll through to view our research and database instructional videos or check them out on our YouTube page.

Helpful Websites

Business

AllBusiness.com

Is tailored towards developing businesses and entrepreneurs.  Provides many articles, videos, and careers about small businesses.

Better Business Bureau®

A website where you can find businesses that are reputable and credible.

Here are some reliable websites. Remember that anyone can put information online so it is always important to verify that what you find is accurate and unbiased.

Business Simulation Games

Business News Daily has a list of 12 different business simulation games with their links that may be useful to practice or develop business tactics and skills.

MarketWatch

Covers up-to-date information on the stock market.  It also has news articles about other business topics.

MSN Money

Covers business topics such as markets, real estate, and small businesses. It also gathers information from multiple sources.

Economics

American Economic Association

The official site of the American Economic Association.  Free access to numerous sources such as ones about careers in economics, a bibliography of economics books, and links to economics blogs.

Federal Reserve

Access to the “Beige Book”, which gives a report of how the economy is doing in the United States by district.

FRASER

Stands for Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research.  Can access economic data, information about the Federal Reserve, economic archive collections, and other resources that are sorted by categories such as students, teachers, and others.

Library of Economics and Liberty (Econlib)

Can access more free sources about economics such as articles, an encyclopedia, podcasts, and video.

United States Census Bureau

Lists some economic indicators statistics in the United States such as the U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, Homeownership rate, and Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales.

futuristic businessman with technology

MLA

Book

Lastname, Firstname and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Edition if needed, Publisher abbreviated, Year published.

Example:

Haenfler, Ross. Goths, Gamers and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subculture. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2016.

Journal article from a library database

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, Publication date, pp (if there is no page number, use n.pag). Name of Database, online DOI/ permalink/ URL where found.

Example:

McDermott, Jim. “My Inner Zombie: Living with ‘The Walking Dead’.” America, vol. 213, no. 12, 26 Oct. 2015, p. 29. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A436232268/AONE?u=cazc_main&sid=AONE&xid=41e3c54d.

MLA 8th ed handout

MLA8 Citing Images and Tables

APA

Book

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language and human culture. New York, NY: Pantheon.

Article from a Magazine or Academic Journal

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication, Month Day if known). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.  {note: no pp. abbreviation here}

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

APA 6th ed Citations

APA 6th ed Citing Images and Tables

Purdue Owl

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is a very respected website that can provide guidance on many of the finer points of citing in MLA or APA style.

RefWorks

RefWorks is an easy to use citation manager that can help you…

  • Access and manage research information online, from any browser.
  • Import references from CAC Library databases and websites.
  • Generate and format bibliographies in virtually any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) in seconds.

RefWorks is offered free to all CAC students and you can set up your account any time you are ready.  Simply follow the link below and create your account using your campus e-mail address.  After you create your account, RefWorks offers an easy tutorial when you get started.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a librarian or the Learning Center staff with any other questions you might have.

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