Finance Research Guide

Finance is a popular topic not only studied by students in business and management majors, it is also by other students in various fiends. The financial industry employs a wide range of talents. Financial sector is a fast growing part of American economy, which provides high level services to global clientele. People with advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, computer science, and many others are hired by Wall Street power houses to build sophisticated financial products for all sorts of institutions.


If you have a chance to check out our career related database, the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, you will find literately hundreds of job titles related to finance. This is a great tool for you to explore the possible career option in finance. Much of the information you find in this database can also guide your current studies in FDU.


A few titles from our reference shelves can give you a quick start with some useful background information.

Behavioral finance    REF HG4515.15 .B437 2001

Encyclopedia of quantitative finance     REF HG106 .E53 2010
Handbook of health care accounting and finance      REF RA971.3 .H24 1989
Banking and finance to 1913      REF HG2461 .B33 1990

In case you need more items from our online catalog, CoolCat, try keywords such as:
Capital market
Financial engineering
Just to name a few.

Our online databases and e-books can be accessed 24/7. This is the section of the library that never closes. All you need is a valid FDU webmail account to access all our online resources.

Just like many professional researchers, former FDU students had chosen finance as their topics for master thesis or doctoral dissertation. You can find them with a simple online catalog search. They are all located onsite as reference material in two separate rooms - the Sammartino Room and the Adams' Room.

Depending on the complexity of your study in finance, many of our library databases can be helpful. For example, if you are writing a short essay about a popular topic, you might want to use the multi-disciplinary databases like Academic Search Premier, or ProQuest Research Library. However, if you are doing a research project on a specific topic in finance, you need to utilize the special databases such as  ABI/INFORM CompleteBusiness Source PremierPlunkett Research OnlineValue Line Investment SurveyScienceDirect College Edition

. Just to name a few. Still need help? Not sure which database is best for your project? You can always consult with a librarian. Even when the library is closed, you can email any question to our reference librarians. We will usually get back to you within 2 business days, most of the time a lot quicker.

The United States government plays a major role in regulating the finance market. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission provides wealth of information for investors big and small.

Worth mentioning - There is a Business Research Library located in Dickinson Hall on Hackensack campus. This gem of the FDU library system has a main emphasis on many areas of business including advertising and marketing, finance and accounting, business law and ethics, and international business, etc.




Sean Chen


Summer 2016