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Business and Economics: Subject Guide: Start Here

Library and research resources for the areas of Business, Economics & Accounting

Our mission is to help you! Have a quick question? Ask a Librarian. ‚Äč Need more in-depth assistance? Request a Research Appointment. You can always directly contact your FYS / AES Librarian by clicking on the profile/contact information on your course-specific satellite guide. 

  • Accessing SU resources from off-campus? Simply provide your SUeID and password when prompted to authenticate yourself on the server and gain access to the library's paid subscription databases. 
  • TIP: Make sure you're logging into the yellow Southwestern login screen, NOT the database's login screen.

Need help writing or citing your paper?

Smith Library has 24-hour student building access (with ID card) for most of the week during the normal fall and spring semesters.

Always check the website for the most current operational hours.


"Business writing is purposeful in nature. Typically, the objective is to provide and analysis or make a recommendation that is grounded in evidence (e.g., case facts, collected data). Writing in business classes should be clear, concise, and organized with logical headings and section divisions."  

-- Dr. Debika Sihi, Assistant Professor of Business, from the DEWC Disciplinary Writing Guides collection.

Debby Ellis Writing Center

At the Debby Ellis Writing Center, any student can come in for (completely free) help with papers at any stage of the writing process.  The DEWC is always open to students as a study space.