Here you will find links to additional resources to assist you with your research and information needs.


Business Plan Resources - Tools and their Topics for research in developing a business plan.

Developing a Business Plan- PowerPoint Presentation providing instructions on finding resources for research helpful in developing a business plan

Statistical Sources for Business - Business Statistics of the United States from Federal Government Sources.

History/Political Studies

Internet History Sourcebooks Project - a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts, history related Web sites, bibliographies, films and more.

Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press - showcases historic Mexican and Mexican American publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.

Perseus Digital Library - Provides networked access to text and images of digital collections containing primary and secondary sources covering the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world, the Classics and other subjects within the humanities and beyond.

Religious Affiliations of ...U.S. PresidentsU.S. Vice Presidents; U.S. Congress; U.S. Governors ; U.S. Supreme Court

Statistical Abstract of the United States - Sources; Federal Reports; State Abstracts


College Scholarships:  links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars.

SafetyLit Injury Prevention Literature -The purpose of SafetyLit is to identify information (of both good and poor quality) that has been published since the mid 17th century concerning the safety of farmers, mariners, and miners, and continues with injury prevention, safety promotion and other topics to the present day.  This free service is provided by SDSU and WHO.

The European Library - this online portal offers quick and easy access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.

Copyright for Higher Education

Just Because You Can Does Not Mean You May!

There are many devices which make duplicating copyrighted works possible, easy and quick.  But the ability to easily make copies of articles, download music, duplicate videos, cut and paste text from Web sites, etc. does not imply you may do so freely without regard for the copyright owner of the work!

Use the following links to learn about the copyright law particularly as it relates to higher education.

Click here to access "Finding the Balance" a PowerPoint presentation explaining Copyright with an emphasis on the application of Fair Use for educators.

"How Recent Copyright Court Cases Affect Distance Education"  by Linda Enghagen, J.D. Magna Publications, 2013:

Description; Transcript; PowerPoint Handouts; Discussion Guide; Nonprofit/For Profit comparison;

Supplemental Materials: Key Rulings at a Glance, Best Practices for Fair Use, Transformative Use/Fair Use Resources, University Web Site and Institutional Policies, Do It Yourself, Open Access Resources, Commerical Textbooks and Other Educational Products, Public Domain Works, Library Resources, Personal Copies, Institutional Due Diligence.

Codes of Best Practices - provided by the Center for Social Media The information presented here is not legal advice. Individuals and organizations should consult their own attorneys.

Collection of National Copyright Laws - provides access to current national copyright and related rights legislation of UNESCO Member States.

Public Performance Licensing Agencies - sources for obtaining public performance licenses

© Janet Tillman/The Master's College, 2004 - 2013, permission is granted for non-profit educational use; any reproduction or modification should include this statement.