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These resources are useful starting points for researching topics related to the music industry and music professions.
Academic Search Ultimate (previously Complete)
Full-text access to thousands of popular and scholarly sources. A "goto" database for any subject.
Business Plans Handbook
Includes actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.
Business Source Complete
The largest and most in-depth business research database available. Contains scholarly research, trade publications, and industry news and reports. Includes books, case studies, company profiles, country reports, industry reports, market research reports, peer reviewed scholarship from more than 2000 journals available in full text, SWOT analysis and thousands of trade publications. Coverage begins in 1886 (yes, 1886).
Find Nonprofit Websites and Resources
Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
A membership organization whose goal is to serve and advance the non-profit sector in Pennsylvania, it also offers many free resource documents.
National Endowment for the Arts
An independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.
Foundation Center: Gain Knowledge Page
"Through data, analysis, and training, the Foundation Center connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed." This "Gain Knowledge" page is especially useful for research.
Art Place America
"A collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks"
Find State and Local Arts Groups
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