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Virtual Business Library

Access NYU’s premier collection of business research resources.


The Virtual Business Library (VBL) provides access to NYU's business resources, subscriptions, and services. (View video captions by clicking the CC button in the lower-right corner of the screen after starting the video. Transcript available.)


  • Facility Closures: Our Service Updates page has the latest on how the pandemic is impacting resources/services.
  • Redesign in Progress: We are refreshing the VBL's layout for Fall semester. Please pardon our dust!
  • Fall Course Reserves: Instructors, please submit your course reserve requests as soon as possible to help expedite processing, as 100% of fall reserves will be delivered electronically.

New and Updated Resources

  • 22 July 2020: New API and functionality: API access (via Python, Javascript, and PHP) is now available for our CEIC macroeconomic indicator database. Read the documentation to get started. Enhanced R and Python functionality is also now available. These features are accessible to all registered CEIC users via the "profile" box. Find CEIC on our "Economics & Statistics" tab.
  • 15 April 2020: Enhancement: Temporary emergency access to nearly 40% of NYU's print collections is now available via HathiTrust. Learn more about this solution and other eBook options on our eBooks tab.
  • 20 Feb 2020: New Database: Cannabis NewsBank Research Edition: Contains 12,000+ current and historical news/information sources focused on the cannabis and hemp industries.
  • 3 Jan 2020: Interface updates: Mintel Academic and IBISWorld.
  • 12 Nov 2019: New database: Pitchbook: Research companies, deals, funds, investors, and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle. Find it on the "Company & Financials" tab. (Faculty and PhDs may purchase a researcher account with expanded downloading capabilities for $2,500.)
  • 27 Sept 2019: New modules: Sales Catalyst and Brand Catalyst have been added to Simmons Insights. These tools generate actionable brand, consumer, and sales insights using Simmons data without the need to manually create crosstabs.
  • 5 Aug 2019: New database: GlobalData Travel & Tourism: Provides research on market trends for travel, tourism, and related industries. Find it on the "Industry" and "Market" tabs.

To view new databases across all disciplines, consult NYU's main Databases A-Z list.

Intro to Business Research Webinar Recording

Business Research: Anytime, Anywhere webinar

View/download the slidesvideo, and transcript.