If you live near the capital of the financial services industry, your best bet is to take a train into Penn Station and get acquainted with the New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL). It is on Madison Avenue at 34th Street, a block east of the Empire State Building. Columbia University also has an excellent resource, the Watson Library.

In Washington, D.C., you can take advantage of the Business Reference Services center at the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue S.E.

Other areas boast well-regarded business libraries, although they tend to be affiliated with universities and may provide limited access to the public at large:

  • Alabama: Bruno Business Library, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • Alberta: Winspear Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Arizona: International Business Information Centre, Thunderbird, Glendale
  • Boston: Kirstein Business Library branch of the Boston Public Library
  • British Columbia: Lam Library, Sauder School, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • California (northern): Long Business & Economics Library, UC Berkeley
  • California (central): Jackson Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • California (southern): Rosenfeld Library, Anderson School, UCLA
  • Colorado: White Library, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Florida: Business Library, University of Central Florida
  • Florida: Business Library, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Florida: Business Library, University of Miami
  • Florida: Olin Library, Rollins College
  • Georgia: Goizueta Library, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Illinois: Fisher Library, University of Chicago
  • Indiana (central): Management & Economics Library, Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Indiana (northern): Mahaffey Business Information Center, University of Notre Dame, South Bend
  • Iowa: Pomerantz Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Louisiana: Turchin Library, Freeman School, Tulane University, New Orleans
  • Massachusetts: Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston
  • Michigan (central): Gast Library, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Michigan (eastern): Kresge Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Missouri: Kopolow Library, Washington University in St. Louis
  • New Hampshire: Feldberg Library, Dartmouth University, Hanover
  • New Mexico: Parish Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • New York (western): Management Library, Johnson School, Cornell University, Ithaca
  • North Carolina: Ford Library at Fuqua School, Duke University, Durham
  • Ohio: Business Library, Fisher College, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Ontario (central): Rotman Business Information Centre, University of Toronto
  • Ontario (western): Business Library, University of Western Ontario, London
  • Pennsylvania (eastern): Lippincott Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania (western): Business Library, University of Pittsburgh
  • Tennessee: Walker Library, Owen School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
  • Virginia: Camp Library, Darden School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Washington: Foster Business Library, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Wisconsin: Business Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The futures exchanges themselves often have a wealth of information on their web sites, as do the regulatory agencies, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA).

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