Name of Collection: Business and Finance

School Name: Paul Robeson High School

Address: 150 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Phone: (718) 774-0300 X3501

Fax: (718) 467-3692

Librarian: Ann-Marie Henry-Stephens

Librarian's Email:


This business and finance collection is made up of books, magazines, DVDs, videos, and web-based resources. The collection is geared toward educating high school students about everything from stock market investing to personal money management to careers in the business and finance industry.

Questions for Inquiry

• What is the stock market? How does it affect our economy and our personal lives?
• What is a business plan and how does one write one?
• How do franchises function and how do they differ from other companies?
• What places and opportunities are there for investing one's money?
• Why is maintaining good credit important for us?
• What do advertisers consider when they target consumer groups?
• What careers are there in the business and finance industry?



Subject Headings

Stock Market
The Banking Industry
Business Plans
Private Companies
World Businesses
Money Management
Business Management
Personal Finance

Dewey Decimal Classification(s)

Non-Fiction/Special Collection 332, 338, 650, and 658.
Reference/Special Collection 332, 338, 650, and 658.

Key Books: Reference

•REF/SP 338.7 Hoover's Handbook of World Business 2006. Austin: Hoover's Business Press, 2006.

•REF/SP 338.7 Hoover's Handbook of American Business 2006. Austin: Hoover's Business Press, 2005.

•REF/SP 658.4 Muechenheim, Jacqueline K. Business Plans Handbook:
A Compilation of Actual Business Plans Developed by Businesses Throughout North America
. Detroit: Gale Research, 2002.

•REF/SP 650.03 Kaliski, Burton S. Encyclopedia of Busine$$ and Finance. New York: McMillan Reference USA, 2001.

•REF/SP 338.7 Stock Market Encyclopedia. New York: Standards and Poor, 2006.

•REF/SP 338.092 Logan, Rochelle, and Julie Halverstadt. 100 Most Popular Business Leaders for Young Adults: Biographical Sketches
and Professional Paths
. Greenwood Village: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.

Key Books: Non-Fiction

•SP 332.63 McGowan, Eileen, et al. Stock Market Smart. Brookfield: Millbrook, 2002.

•SP 658.4 Tiffany, Paul, and Steven Peterson. Business Plans for Dummies. 2nd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 2005.

•SP 332.6 Bamford, Janet. Street Wise: A Guide for Teen Investors. Princeton: Bloomberg, 2002.

•SP 332.63 Bell, Gregory. In The Black: A History of African Americans on Wall Street. New York: Wiley, 2002.

•SP 338 Sherrow, Victoria. A to Z of American Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. New York: Facts on File, 2002.

•SP 332.023 Lui, Ying. The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Finance. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2002.


Business Week
Smart Money

Magazine Articles: Print/Online

Farzad, Roben, and David Henry. "What The Market Is Telling Us." Business Week. Mar. 12, 2007: 34-40.

Pearlman, Russell, et al. "Where to Invest in 2007." Smart Money. Jan. 2007: 59-70.

Sellers, Patricia, et al. "50 Most Powerful Women In Business." Fortune. Oct. 11, 2006.

"100 Best Companies to Work For-2006." Fortune Online.

Additional articles on business and finance can be found at The Economist at



Web Sites

New York Stock Exchange:
Federal Reserve Bank of New York:
Bloomberg :
Business Week Magazine Online:
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics:
CNN Money:


Here is a sample of our collection:
Davis, Teri. The Profit & Loss Statement. Hawthorne: Sunburst Visual Media, 2004.
Davis, Teri. The Profits & Pitfalls of Mutual Funds. Hawthorne: Sunburst Visual Media, 2004.
Davis, Teri. Ups & Downs of Stocks. Hawthorne: Sunburst Visual Media, 2004.
Dunn, Kitty. The Stock Market: What Goes Up...? Madison: Knowledge Unlimited, 1999.
Schrank, Jeffrey. The Stock Market: Learning Without Losing. Lake Zurich: Learning Seed, 2004.
Watts, Keith. Financial Management for Young Adults: Getting Your Start. New York: Pro Balance, 1999.
Wright, Kevin. Teens and Credit Cards: Use or Abuse? Huntsville: Educational Video Network, 2003.


Community Resources

Citigroup Foundation

Curriculum Standards Related to This Area Can Be Found at New York State Education Department's Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies at