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Virtual Business Information Center

About VBIC - Virtual Business Information Center

What is VBIC? 

VBIC is a collection of electronic and print business resources intended to provide research assistance to the Robert H. Smith School of Business and general users seeking authoritative business information.  Please note that use for most of the resources is limited to University of Maryland students, staff, and faculty.

The VBIC site includes links to Internet resources with substantial free offerings, fee-based commercial databases that are available to University of Maryland faculty, students and staff through the University of Maryland libraries as well as some print sources available in the University of Maryland libraries.

This site was initially developed in 1998 by Dr. Eileen Abels, a professor in the College of Information Studies, with support of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Currently the site is maintained by the University of Maryland Libraries.

VBIC is under continual development, both in content and design, in order to respond to the information needs of the target audience. The VBIC team (Zaida Diaz - and Lily Griner - welcomes suggestions for improvement.  Please send us an email with any suggestions, comments, etc.

Evaluation Criteria

Click here to see evaluation criteria for VBIC links.

Contact us:

Lily Griner at
Zaida Diaz at