Gilbert & Ruth Whitaker
Business Information Center (BIC)
Summer 2022 Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed
Spring and Fall Semester Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Room 210, McNair Hall, Loop Road
For research assistance or questions, email email@example.com.
The Business Information Center (BIC) is the business library serving Rice Business and the wider Rice community. Get all your information needs met, from books and journals to business databases by company or industry.
The Gilbert & Ruth Whitaker Business Information Center (BIC) is located on the second floor of McNair Hall. It includes a large reading room, an online resource room, and an additional study space containing reference materials and journals. The BIC is named in honor of Jones School's fourth dean, Gilbert R. Whitaker and his wife, Ruth. The Whitakers were instrumental in the planning and development of this space.
Although features from several architectural styles are used, the design of the library was heavily influenced by the late nineteenth-century arts and crafts movement. Elements of this movement are evident in many of the furnishings, particularly the enormous glass and metal light fixtures illuminating the reading room.
Resources for Students
Journals: Rice libraries provide access to a large number and variety of online fulltext journals. The scope of the collection is broad with excellent coverage in art, business, economics, engineering, literature, music, natural sciences and social sciences.
- Best Databases For Searching Journals
- Best Places for Company Information
- Best Place to Find Financials
- Best Places For Management Info
- Best Places for Marketing Information
- Business Information Center--Online Guide for MBA@Rice and Others
- Census Data
- Energy Resources @ Rice
- Factiva Advanced Searching Guide
- Global Health
- Government Information
- Industry Information
- Job Search
- NAICS and SIC Codes
- Nonprofit Resources
- Private Company Information
- Public Company Information
- Ratio Analysis
- Other Library Guides @ Rice