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Business News Resources

Business Journals

A city's business journal has a geographic focus around a metropolitan area and covers local business news. Generally, these can be found in libraries within the coverage area. Business journals can be published by an independent publisher, or as part of a regional or national publisher network. Perhaps the most familiar is American City Business Journal (ACBJ). There are 40+ cities that are part of ACBJ, but the cities and titles have changed over time.

Print and Microfilm Holdings at the Library of Congress

The Library keeps only the most recent print issues of business journals, which can be accessed in the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room. The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Business Journals in Subscription Databases

The following electronic databases are useful for finding historical business news. The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Internet Resources

The following link is to publications under American City Business Journals (BizJournals). For publications beyond of ACBJ, an internet search for a city name + business journals or business news may provide additional/independent news organizations for that geographic area.