Business Law    [text-only version for printing]    [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links    

Business.gov     http://www.business.gov/
This government site for small business provides a wealth of information and guides on licensing, financing, and starting your own business.  It is overseen by the Small Business Administration General Counsel.  It provides a gateway to federal, state, and local information, with links to online forms needed for filing licenses and other information.

Cornell Law School -- Commercial Law     http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Commercial_law
Cornell Law School's public access law dictionary and encyclopedia that was collaboratively created by users and overseen by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University.  Links for commercial and business law.  Includes links for the complete Uniform Commercial Code, which governs business law in most states.

Find Law      http://www.findlaw.com/
A subject guide of Internet legal resources. Includes law schools, cases and codes, legal practice materials, resources by state, legal associations, etc. 

FirstGov : Business and Nonprofits Gateway     http://www.firstgov.gov/Business/Business_Gateway.shtml
FirstGov.gov is an interagency initiative administered by the General Services Administration of the federal government.  Serves as a gateway to laws and regulations, as well as statistics and general information, of owning and managing a business or nonprofit.

Hieros Gamos Worldwide Legal Directories     http://www.hg.org/commerc.html
Provides comprehensive links for US and international business and trade organizations, governments.  Also links to treaties, publications and other sites for business law.

Rio Hondo College Library Subject Guide : Corporations--Research   http://library.riohondo.edu/Subject_Guides/corporations_research.htm
Use this subject guide to research information about companies and corporations.

SBA (Small Business Administration) -- Laws/Regulations     http://sba.gov/services/lawsandregulations/index.html
Regulations and laws concerning small business, from the Federal government.  Papers and reports by the government on specific laws and regulations which affect small business.

Online Databases   (Rio Hondo Students only)
Rio Hondo College databases.

Issues and Controversies @ Facts.com     http://www.2facts.com/
Up-to-date, in-depth, and objective information on prominent and hotly debated issues. 

ProQuest     http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?ReqType=301&UserId=IPAuto&Passwd=IPAuto&JSEnabled=1&TS=942248466
Includes periodicals, newspapers, and journals in business and business law.  The full text of the Los Angeles Times,  New York Times and Wall Street Journal are also available.

Books
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books
Non-circulating:

Dictionary of international trade : handbook of the global trade community, includes 12 key appendices
Call number: Ref HF1373.H55 2000

A practical companion to the Constitution : how the Supreme Court has ruled on issues from abortion to zoning
Call number: Ref KF4548.L54 1999

West's business law : text, cases, legal, ethical, international, and e-commerce environment
Call number: Ref KF888.C55 2001

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Business -- Dictionaries

Business -- Encyclopedias

Business enterprises -- Law and legislation

Corporation law -- United States

Electronic commerce -- Law and legislation

Industrial laws and legislation

Industries -- Encyclopedias

Trade regulation

Articles  
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 4 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1. (law) AND (business)
    2. (legislation ) AND (business)

    3. SU(commercial law) AND SU(litigation)
    4. SU(commercial law) AND SU(legislation)

Researched and evaluated by:
A. Enright & J. Sevilla-Marzona, Librarians 2/2003
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 5/2010

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