Hi, I am the librarian for your program. I am available for research consultations and class visits to help you learn more about the Libraries' resources and how to find the information you need to be successful. The best way to contact me is via email at: susanne.caro@ndsu.edu. We can set up a time to meet in person, on the phone, or Zoom.


Agribusiness and Applied Economics

In addition to the lists below, resources can be found at:


New Books in Business, Agribusiness and Applied Economics

Browse the shelves:

  • HA - Statistics
  • HB & HC - Economic Theory & Economic History and Conditions
  • HD - Industries, Land Use, and Labor
  • HE - Transportation and Communication
  • HF - Commerce
  • HG & HJ - Finance & Public Finance
Company and Salary Information

Company Research:

Use these resources to help you locate and evaluate companies you would like to work for and prepare your application materials and interviews.

Library Ebooks:

Other resources:

Company websites, social media, and Glassdoor.com can provide insights into many companies. The 'about us' section of a company website often lists background, job openings, and policies; as well as annual reports.

Business Source Premier and Mergent Intellect, listed below, also include company profiles, SWOT analysis, and other news.

Salary Research:

Use these resources to help you identify salary ranges for careers and negotiate your salary.

Data and Statistics

Find Articles:

After selecting a link under 'Find Articles' search using words like entrepreneur, "new business enterprises", "business incubators", self-employment, "family owned business", "home business", or "small business".

Names, Trademarks, and Patents:

In most states, the Secretary of State Office handles company registration. For North Dakota, you can find more information on their Business Services page. In Minnesota you can search on the Business Filings page.

National searches for company names should also be done to ensure national companies do not use the same name in your state, see Trademark Basics.

Patenting your work provides protection and gives you the right to exclude others from selling an invention. Utility patents for the most common. For general information about patents see Patent Basics. To begin patent searching, follow the steps outlined here: Seven Step Strategy. This will help you determine if your invention has already been patented.