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Business Communication

Get started on your research using these recommended databases and search strategies.

Remote Access

Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format). You can also go directly to

Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:

User name: 881234567
PIN: 0225

OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial

OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial

This Fall 2022 Semester, the library is offering a new online OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial.  The tutorial is available in our library catalog, in many of our library research guides, and on our library website.


Upon completion of the OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial, library patrons should be able to:

1. Find the OneSearch online library catalog.

2. Search for and locate books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in the library's collection.

3. Request items from other LACCD libraries.


At the end of the tutorial, there is a short online quiz, which provides users feedback.

Books for Business

Here are some print (physical) books on business communication available at the West Los Angeles College Library. We have many more titles available as e-books!

EBSCOHost Business Source Complete

Search Business Source Complete for company profiles, industry information, reports, and articles from scholarly journals, popular periodicals, trade periodicals and more.Click the link below for the database and watch the video for a tutorial on how to search.

Hoover's Business Profiles

Use Hoover's Company Profiles to find company-specific information including company histories and financial reports.

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Electronic Books

A few of our electronic book titles include:

Zen and the Art of Business Communication: A Step-by-Step Guide to Improving your Business Writing Skills
by Luck, Susan L.
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The Quintessence of Intercultural Business Communication
by Moll, Melanie
Click here for access.

Writing for the Workplace: Business Communication for Professionals
by Mizrahi, Janet
Click here for access.

Message Not Received: Why Business Communication is Broken and How to Fix It
by Simon, Phil
Click here for access.