Vane B. Lucas Memorial Library

Vane B. Lucas Memorial Library

The Vane B. Lucas Memorial Library features one of the most robust online collections of financial services information available today. This digital collection was developed to support students across all of the College’s programs and each resource provides current and authoritative information on the topics covered.

Digital Resources

In addition to the library’s comprehensive collection of proprietary study materials, database resources link students directly to the most current financial services news and data from the world’s top publications. Database resources such as EBSCO host’s Business Source Complete and Proquest’s ABI/INFORM Global operate on both mobile and desktop platforms, and provide access to:

  • Nearly 18,000 business and finance e-books
  • Nearly 5,000 scholarly journals
  • More than 3,000 trade journals and general business magazines
  • Nearly 2,500 market research reports
  • More than 9,000 executive and analyst interviews

 

Other student database resources include:

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • Checkpoint
  • A.M. Best’s Library Center
  • Westlaw Campus Research

Popular Publications

Students have complete access to leading media publications, including: 

  • Harvard Business Review
  • Wall Street Journal
  • InvestmentNews
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Journal of Financial Planning
  • Institutional Investor Journals

Subject Guides & Help Guides

Students unfamiliar with The College’s library resources are able to browse online subject and help guides. Subject guides link you directly to publications and media on topics such as economics, estate planning, insurance, organizational management, retirement and pension planning, taxation, aging, wealth management, and the history of the financial services industry. Help guides provide tips and tutorials on everything from navigating databases to writing a research paper.

Institutional Repository

The College’s Institutional Repository collects and preserves a wide variety of digital materials related to College history, faculty publications, and popular press, as well as other special collections. The Repository makes these materials accessible and promotes their use to students, alumni, and members of the community beyond The College. New items are being added regularly and may be viewed by visiting here.

Contact

Library resources are available 24/7 via the “Library” tab in Blackboard. Library staff members are available for assistance by appointment, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. Libaray staff can be reached at 610-526-1307 or library@theamericancollege.edu.

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