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CORE BUSINESS REFERENCE SOURCES, PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC

BY TYPE and SUBJECT1

The following list of core business reference materials is a representative list of business
resources selected for their currency, their authority, or their unique contributions to business
research. For a more comprehensive listing of business reference materials, consult one of the
business information guides listed below. This list includes both printed and electronic sources
because for some topics good or comprehensive information is only available in printed format.
Many of the printed sources have an electronic counterpart that may be wholly or in part
proprietary.

I. Core Business Resources (includes II. Specialized Business Resources


management): Accounting
Business Information Guides Banking and Finance
Databases and Indexes to Journal Company Information
Articles Human Resources/Labor Studies
Internet Sites - Comprehensive Industry Data
Government Information International Business
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Investments
Handbooks and Statistical Information Marketing
Professional and Trade Organizations Public Administration
Taxation

I. CORE BUSINESS RESOURCES

BUSINESS INFORMATION GUIDES

Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It. (Michael R. Lavin) 3rd ed. Oryx,
2002.

“Combines in-depth descriptions of major business publications and databases with


explanations of concepts essential for using them effectively.” (Preface) Many
examples are provided.

Business: The Ultimate Resource. (Nick Philipson, ed.) Perseus, 2002.

Basic Business Library: Core Resources. (Rachelle S. Karp) 4th ed. Greenwood, 2002.

Each of the 200 book and serial items included in the “core list” includes an
excellent annotation regarding the scope and evaluation of the source. In addition to
the core list, there are bibliographic articles on government information sources,
investment sources, and key journals as well as other information.

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Handbook of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. (Willi Klősgen and Jan M.
Zytkow, eds.) Oxford University Press, 2002.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce. (Jane A. Malonis, ed.) Gale, 2002. 2v.

International Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It. (Ruth A Pagell and
Michael Halperin) 2nd ed. Oryx, 1998.

“Discusses key international business publications and databases and provides the
subject background needed to understand them.” (Preface) The focus is on the
information need and the sources and techniques for solving it.

Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and


Researchers. (Rita W. Moss) 2nd ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2004.

Excellent overviews are provided for each area of business and annotations provide
comparative strengths of each set of resources and makes this an ideal place to start
research in any business area.

Understanding the Census: A Guide for Marketers, Planners, Grant Writers, and Other
Data Users. (Michael R. Lavin) Library Edition. Epoch Books, 1996.

Serves as a guidebook to Census processes and concepts, assists users in finding


specific Census data, and aims to help users avoid misinterpreting or misapplying
data. The books includes tips and many illustrations

DATABASES AND INDEXES TO JOURNAL ARTICLES


Note: All of the following titles are proprietary databases and many are available in several
different formats.

ABI/Inform. Proquest Information and Learning, updated daily. [Web resource]

Various versions of this Web-based database provide abstracting and indexing of up


1,500 business-related journals with page image files of over half of the titles. Also
included is information on over 60,000 companies. An online guide is available.

Accounting and Tax. Proquest, updated daily. [Web resource]

More than 1,000 publications are scanned for relevant citations. Focus is on
accounting and taxation, but related areas such as financial management are also
covered by the journals indexed. Included are references to accounting standards and
laws and to names of corporations, organizations, government agencies, states, and
countries. This index covers 1971 to the present in both print and electronic format.
Its print counterpart is entitled Accounting and Tax Index which is a continuation of
the earlier Accountants’ Index.
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Business and Company Resource Center. Gale Group, updated daily. [Web resource]

This Web resource covers company profiles, news and analysis, and research.

Business Source. EBSCOHost, updated daily. [Web resource]

This database has several versions available covering different numbers of business
and trade journals and offering different numbers of titles full-text.

Factiva. Dow Jones and Reuters, updated daily. [Web resource]

This database focuses on current business, national, and international news. Sources
include the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and other major
publications. Also provides company economic statistics and links to hundreds of
Web sites.

Lexis-Nexis Academic. Congressional Information Service, updated daily. [Web


resource]

Provides full-text access or indexing and abstracting of nearly 6,000 information


resources, covering a wide range of subjects including general and political news
from U.S. and international sources, corporate news and financial information,
industry and market news, federal and state law, law reviews, transcripts of
Congressional hearings, medicine and health, state and country profiles, and
biographical information.

Lexis-Nexis Statistical. Congressional Information Service, updated daily. [Web


resource]

An indispensable index to statistical information published by the U.S. federal


government, state and local governments, international and intergovernmental
organizations, and non-governmental organizations covering 1973 to the present.
Printed counterparts are the American Statistics Index, the Statistical Reference
Index, and the Index to International Statistics.

Mergent Online. Mergent, updated weekly. [Web resource]

Mergent Online provide business and financial data on more than 15,000 U.S. and
20,000 non-U.S. public companies. Search by company name or ticker symbol.
Provides links to country profiles and the Security and Exchange Commission's
EDGAR database. Advanced search options offer dozens of search variables and
customized reports. Results can be downloaded to a spreadsheet. Also included are
the Mergent Weekly News Reports.

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PAIS International. CSA, monthly. [Web resource]

Provides subject access to printed materials (books, periodical articles, government


documents, serials, pamphlets, and the reports of public and private agencies) as well
as microfiche and Internet materials that “bear on contemporary public issues and the
making and evaluating of public policy “(Preface). This index provides coverage of
many types of materials not covered by other databases or indexes. Materials may be
issued anywhere in the world in any of six languages covering 1972 to the present.
The printed counterpart, P.A.I.S. Bulletin, covers 1915 to the present. The online
version links to the full text of many sources.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Standard & Poor’s, updated daily. [Web resource]

Provides a search capability of the major Standard & Poor’s databases including the
Industry Surveys, the Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, the
Corporation Records and various investment reports.

Wall Street Journal Index. Dow Jones, monthly. [Printed index]

In separate volumes, indexes articles in the Wall Street Journal by general subject
and corporate name. Separate sections provide closing Dow Jones averages and
indexing for the weekly Barron's publication. Indexing is based on the Eastern
edition. The Wall Street Journal is indexed in most standard business periodical
databases including Factiva.

Wilson Business Full Text. H.W. Wilson, updated daily. [Web resource]

This database covers abstracting and indexing of over 800 of the leading English-
language business journals from 1982 to the present and full-text of over 400
publications from 1995 to the present, plus the Wall Street Journal and the business
section of the New York Times. Its printed counterpart (Business Periodicals Index)
is especially valuable for finding older information not covered in online indexes
.

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INTERNET SITES - COMPREHENSIVE

Advertising World (University of Texas) - http://advertising.utexas.edu/world/ [Web


resource]

A comprehensive listing of marketing and advertising sites. Sponsored by the


Department of Advertising, University of Texas Austin.

Bloomberg.com - http://www.bloomberg.com/ [Web resource]

Up-to-the-minute news and data about money and markets from Bloomberg.

CNNfn: the Financial Network - http://www.cnnfn.com/ [Web resource]

Up-to-the-minute financial information and news are provided as well as many


features.

Entreworld: Resources for Entrepreneurs - http://www.entreworld.org/ [Web resource]

Free Management Library - http://www.mapnp.org/library [Web resource]

“This library is a free community resource to be shared and contributed to by users


and readers across the world. The overall goal of the library is to provide leaders and
managers (especially those with very limited resources) basic and practical
information about business, management and organizations.”

Internet Public Library Business and Economics -


http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/bus00.00.00 [Web resource]

Internet sites selected by librarians that provide authoritative information about


business. More than 20 subcategories of information are offered.

Knowledge@Wharton - http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ [Web resource]

Sponsored by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania,


“Knowledge@Wharton is a bi-weekly online site that offers the latest business
insights, information, and research from a variety of sources.”

GlobalEDGE - http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp [Web resource]

Managed by the Michigan State University Center for International Business


Education and Research, this site provides links to news/periodicals, regional and
country-specific information, statistical data and information sources, government
resources, national trade information and leads, directories, and much more. Sources
are selected and reviewed by the GlobalEDGE team.
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Rutgers University Libraries: Research & Reference Gateway: Business -


http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/busi/business.shtml
[Web resource]

A well-organized resource of print and electronic resources with many research tips
included.

Virtual International Business and Economics Sources (VIBES) _


http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref_bus/vibehome.htm [Web resource]

Provides statistics, articles, and research reports on international business plus links
to other English language international business sites. A service of the J. Murrey
Atkins Library, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

WorkIndex - http://workindex.com/ [Web resource]

Billed as “the gateway to human resource solutions,” this site is a project of the
Human Resource Executive Magazine in cooperation with the Cornell University
School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Includes current news, best practices, and
links to many HR sites.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION - SELECTED INTERNET SITES

GPO Access - http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html [Web resource]

Access to official versions of U.S. government publications including the Federal


Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, public laws and the U.S. Code, the
Congressional Record, the Congressional Directory, and the Catalog of U.S.
Government Publications with many links to the full text of U.S. documents.

Business.Gov - http://www.business.gov/ [Web resource]

Billed as the “official business link to the U.S. government,” this site coordinates
access to business information from dozens of government agencies.

EDGAR Database of Corporate Information - http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm [Web


resource]

This is the official site of the corporate reports submitted to the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet - http://thomas.loc.gov/ [Web resource]

This site, provided by the Library of Congress, is a good complement to the GPO
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Access site. In addition to bills, laws, and debates of Congress, this site provides
information about the House and Senate calendars and committees, about “Bills in
the News,” and a wide variety of other information focused on Congress and
legislative activity.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/blshome.html [Web resource]

This site includes a wide variety of data, including work stoppage data, consumer
and producer price indexes, employee benefits surveys, occupational safety and
health data, the National Compensation Survey (NCS), and the Consumer
Expenditure Survey.

U.S. Bureau of the Census - http://www.census.gov/ [Web resource]

An indispensable site for social, economic, and demographic data. Find a topic
easily with “Subjects A to Z” or select one of the major categories (people, business,
geography). Much data is available for states and smaller geographic areas such as
counties. Use the American Factfinder
(http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en) section for population,
housing, economic and demographic data from the 2000 Census, the American
Community Survey, and the 1997 economic censuses

U.S. Department of Commerce - http://www.doc.gov/ [Web resource]

Look here for the latest in business news and statistics, including economic
indicators, and many publications full-text. Among the agencies that are part of the
Department of Commerce are the Bureau of the Census ( http://www.census.gov/),
the Economic and Statistics Administration (https://www.esa.doc.gov/), the Office of
Trade & Economic Analysis (http://www.ita.doc.gov/tradestats/ ), Patent and
Trademark Office ( http://www.uspto.gov/ ), the Minority Business Development
Agency (http://www.mbda.gov/), and the Economic Development Administration
(http://www.eda.gov/).

U.S. Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov/ [Web resource]

“The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage
earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions,
advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement
and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free
collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other
national economic measurements..” (Mission statement, 2005) Agencies include the
Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/, the Employment and Training
Administration (http://www.doleta.gov/ ), the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (http://www.osha.gov/index.html), the Women’s Bureau
(http://www.dol.gov/wb/), and several others.
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U.S. International Trade Commission - http://www.usitc.gov/ [Web resource]

“The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-


judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and
executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S.
industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent,
trademark, and copyright infringement.” (About page, 2005)

U.S. National Labor Relations Board - http://www.nlrb.gov/ [Web resource]

"The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the


National Labor Relations Act… The NLRB has two principal functions: (1) to
determine, through ... the free democratic choice by employees whether they wish to
be represented by a union in dealing with their employers and if so, by which union;
and (2) to prevent and remedy unlawful acts, called … by either employers or
unions.." (About the NLRB, 2005)

U.S. Small Business Administration - http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/ [Web resource]

Provides a wide variety of information and assistance for small business owners.
There is a section of this site devoted especially to entrepreneurs who are starting a
business.

U.S. Trade Representative - http://www.ustr.gov/ [Web resource]

“The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing
and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy,
and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S.
Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal
trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.” (Mission statement,
2005). Look here for trade agreements and reports.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. (Gary L. Cooper and Chris Argyris, eds.)


Blackwell Business, 1997. 11v.

Each of the eleven volumes is also issued as a separate “encyclopedic dictionary”


covering such topics as accounting, business ethics, and strategic management.

Dictionary of Business. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2004. (Included in Oxford
Reference Online)

Dictionary of International Business Terms. (John J. Capela and Stephen W. Hartman)


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3rd ed. Barron's Educational Series, 2004.

Defines 5000 business terms related to the international marketplace as well as


international abbreviations and acronyms, a directory of U.S. and overseas contacts
for major foreign markets, International Trade Commission offices, a multi-lingual
reference table and much other data.

Dictionary of Marketing and Advertising. (Jerry M. Rosenberg) Wiley, 1995.

Over 5,000 terms are defined, including acronyms, organizations, and awards.

Dictionary of Public Policy and Administration. (Jay M. Shafritz, ed.) Westview, 2004.

Encyclopedia of Business. (Jane A. Malonis, ed.) 2nd ed. Gale, 2000. 2v.

A basic business encyclopedia with in-depth articles.

Encyclopedia of Housing. (William van Vleit, ed.) Sage, 1998.

Multi-disciplinary approach to housing issues and research. All 500+ articles are
signed and most include bibliographic references.

Encyclopedia of Management. (Marilyn M. Helms, ed.) 5th ed. Gale, 2005.

This standard reference work covers nearly 350 topics in management theories and
applications.

Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy. (Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, and Jane
G. Gravelles, eds.) Urban Institute Press, 1999.

Eurojargon: A Dictionary of European Union Acronyms, Abbreviations, and


Terminology. (Eric Davies, ed.) 7th ed. EIA, 2004.

Brief definitions or explanations of over 4000 acronyms, abbreviations, and


sobriquets used by the European Union. Many include Web addresses and
references to official texts.

Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference. (Paul A. Argenti) Wiley, 1997.

International Encyclopedia of Business and Management. 2nd ed. Thompson Learning,


2001.

Also available online.

International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. (Jay M. Shafritz, ed.)


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Westview, 1998. 4v.

Marketing: The Encyclopedic Dictionary. (David Mercer, ed.) Blackwell Business,


1999.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law. (Peter Newman, ed.) Macmillan,
1998. 3v.

Understanding American Business Jargon: A Dictionary. (W. Davis Folsom)


Greenwood, 1997.

DIRECTORIES AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

The Ad Men and Women: A Biographical Dictionary of Advertising. (Edd Applegate,


ed.) Greenwood, 1994.

Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders. (John N. Ingham) Greenwood,


1983. 4v.

Biographical Dictionary of Management. (Morgan Nitzel, ed.) University of Chicago


Press, 2001. 2v.

Reference Book of Corporate Managements. Dun & Bradstreet, annual.

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives. Standard &
Poor's, annual.

Volume II of this three-volume set is the Register of Directors and Executives listing
over 72,000 individuals. Principal business affiliation, official title, and business
address are provided and, if available, residence address, year and place of birth,
college and year of graduation, fraternal membership, and e-mail are also provided.
Also available online as part of S&P Advantage.

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries. (John W. Wright) 2000-2001 ed. Avon Books,
2000.

Public sector jobs are distinguished from private sector positions. Many tables and
charts, including the annual earnings of top executives, cover salaries, job
descriptions, career prospects, and more.

Business Plans Handbook: A Compilation of Actual Business Plans Developed by Small


Businesses Throughout North America. (Erin Hoss, ed.) Gale, annual.

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A collection of sample business plans.

Business Statistics of the United States. (Cornelia J. Strawser, ed.) 9th ed. Bernan, 2004.

Section I provides a wide variety of statistics about the state of the U.S. economy
including prices, consumer income, and employment (more than 2000 data series in
all). Section II provides industry profiles.

Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide. Rand McNally, annual.

Population, economic, and geographic data for more than 128,000 U.S. places,
including population estimates and projections, transportation and communications
information, and many thematic maps. Large, detailed state maps include an index
of places with statistics.

E-Commerce: The Complete Reference Guide. (Arthur H. Bell) Greenwood/Oryx, 2001.

Economic Indicators Handbook. 6th ed. Gale, 2002.

Economic Report of the President. Office of the President of the U.S., annual.

Provides the text of the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisors and
many pages of supporting statistical data about the U.S. economy. The Economic
Reports of the President for the years 1995 to date are available via GPO Access
(http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/index.html).

FedStats - http://www.fedstats.gov/ [Web resource]

A useful gateway to the statistics generated by over 70 agencies of the U.S.


government.
Handbook of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. (Willi Klosgen and Jan M.
Zytkow, eds.) Oxford University Press, 2002.

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and


Other Labor Data. (Eva E. Jacobs, ed.) 7th ed. Bernan, 2004.

Based on the Handbook of Labor Statistics formerly published by the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, this volume reproduces a wide range of data collected and generated
by the U.S. government as well as other sources.

Monthly Labor Review. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, monthly.

The Monthly Labor Review regularly features 47 tables of current labor statistics.
Current issues are online at http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm which also

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provides an index to and archive of all articles published since 1989. The online
version includes links to related BLS programs and articles.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). U.S. Office of Management


and Budget, 1997.

Since 1997 the NAICS has replaced the Standard Industrial Classification Manual as
the U.S. industry classification standard. Jointly developed by the governments of
Canada, Mexico and the United States, it allows the industrial statistics produced by
the three countries to be comparable. Like its predecessor, it defines and subdivides
industries and provides cross-references. See also
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html and the NAICS Desk Reference: The
North American Industry Classification System Desk Reference (JIST, 2000)

Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual.

Available on the web (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) as well as in print format,


this publication covers approximately 250 occupations, providing information on
occupational characteristics, working conditions, employment data and job outlook,
and training qualifications. Sources of further information are included.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual. U.S. Office of Management and Budget,
1987.

Until 1997 this was the "statistical classification standard underlying all
establishment-based federal economic statistics classified by industry." It is still used
by many reference sources to classify industries. Each major industry (agriculture,
mining, construction, manufacturing, etc.) is further subdivided into "major groups"
and then into industry groups and industry numbers. Within each category the
industries are defined with cross-references to other similar categories.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. U.S. Bureau of the Census, annual.

This compendium of statistics gathered from all U.S. government agencies and other
organizations as well, covers a wide variety of social, economic, and demographic
statistics with references to sources of more information. Available in print, CD-
ROM, and web format (http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/statab.html).
Supplements include the County and City Data Book, the Congressional District
Data Book, and Historical Statistics of the United States.

Survey of Current Business. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, monthly.

Features the National Income and Product Accounts of the United States and other
economic data. Also available on the web at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/pubs.htm

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PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

Associations Unlimited. Gale Group, updated regularly. [Web resource]

Covers information about non-profit organizations (national, regional, and


international), including trade and professional organizations. In addition to basic
directory information and contact information, this source provides a description of
the agency including conferences and publications if available.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - http://www.aei.org/ [Web


resource]

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - http://www.aicpa.org/ [Web


resource]

American Management Association - http://www.amanet.org/ [Web resource]

American Marketing Association - http://www.MarketingPower.com/ [Web resource]

American Public Health Association - http://www.apha.org/ [Web resource]

American Society for Public Administration - http://www.aspanet.org/ [Web resource]

American Society for Training and Development - http://www.astd.org/ [Web resource]

Conference Board - http://www.conference_board.org/ [Web resource]

International City/County Management Association - http://www.icma.org/ [Web


resource]

International Labour Organization - http://www.ilo.org/ [Web resource]

National Association of Purchasing Management - http://www.napm.org/ [Web resource]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - http://www.uschamber.org/ [Web resource]

World Trade Organization - http://www.wto.org/ [Web resource]

II. SPECIALIZED BUSINESS RESOURCES

ACCOUNTING

DATABASES AND INDEXES TO JOURNAL ARTICLES


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Accounting and Tax. Proquest, updated daily. [Web resource]

More than 1,000 publications are scanned for relevant citations. Focus is on
accounting and taxation, but related areas such as financial management are also
covered by the journals indexed. Included are references to accounting standards and
laws and to names of corporations, organizations, government agencies, states, and
countries. This index covers 1971 to the present in both print and electronic format.
Its print counterpart is entitled Accounting and Tax Index which is a continuation of
the earlier Accountants’ Index.

Accounting Literature Index. (Jean Louise Heck et al. eds.) 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 1996.

Comprehensive listing of tables of contents of 29 major accounting journals from


their beginnings through 1992. An author listing is included.

Accounting Research Directory: The Database of Accounting Literature. 3rd ed. Wiener,
1994.

Complete indexing for seven leading accounting journals issued between1963 and
1992 (Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing,
Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal
of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance). Section I is
arranged by author. Section II is organized into four subject categories with
subdivisions.

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Economics, and Finance.


8th ed. Cabell, 2000. 2v.

International Guide to Accounting Journals. (J. David Spiceland and Surendra P.


Agrawal, eds.) 2nd ed. Wiener, 1993.

Over 300 accounting journals are listed and described. The purpose of this
publication is to help researchers find appropriate outlets for their work.

INTERNET SITES

American Accounting Association Links and Organizations - http://aaahq.org/links.cfm


[Web resource]

Links and organizations cover a wide variety of topics from accounting education (the
focus of AAA) to job placement services.

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AuditNet.org - http://www.auditnet.org/ [Web resource]

More than 300 Internet resources for auditors, accountants, and financial
professionals are listed.

Rutgers Accounting Web - http://accounting.rutgers.edu/ [Web resource]

A service of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center.

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory - http://www.taxsites.com/ [Web resource]

This site provides directories of associations, state accountancy boards, certification


information and software vendors.

ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
Note: For an explanation of the various levels and types of standards, see Steven Rubin's article
"The House of GAAP." (Journal of Accountancy, June 1984, pp.122_128). Some standards are
available at the web sites below; others are available via online services such as Lexis-Nexis
Academic.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - http://www.aicpa.org/ [Web


resource]

Financial Accounting Standards Board - http://www.fasb.org/ [Web resource]

Government Accounting Standards Board -


http://accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/gasb/welcome.htm [Web resource]

International Accounting Standards Committee - http://www.iasb.org/ [Web resource]

AICPA Audit and Accounting Manual as of June 1, xxxx. AICPA, annual.

"Explains and demonstrates useful techniques and procedures for conducting audit,
review, and compilation engagements from planning to internal control to
accountants' reports."

AICPA Professional Standards As of June 1, xxxx. AICPA, annual. 2v.

"Currently effective pronouncements on professional standards issued by the


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants" (Preface).

AICPA Technical Practice Aids As of June 1, xxxx. AICPA, annual.

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"All outstanding AICPA Statements of Position and Practice Bulletins. . . . In
addition, it includes a non-authoritative section which contains a selection of audit
and accounting questions answered by the staff of the AICPA Technical Information
Service" (Preface).

Financial Accounting Standards Board. Current Text, Accounting Standards As of June


1, xxxx. FASB, annual.

"Presents standards generally applicable to all enterprises as well as specialized


standards applicable to specific industries. . . . Arranged alphabetically by subject,
and fully indexed" (Preface).

Financial Accounting Standards Board. Original Pronouncements. Accounting Standards


as of June 1, xxxx. Wiley, annual.

Volume I are statements of financial accounting standards issued by the FASB from
its inception in 1973 through June 1. "Contains the original text of accounting
standards pronouncements with supersession and amendments clearly noted."
(Preface) Volume 2 are materials issued by the AICPA Accounting Research
Bulletin, the Accounting Principles Bulletin and others.

Index to Accounting and Auditing Technical Pronouncements As of July 1, xxxx.


AICPA, annual.

"Provides a cumulative index of authoritative and semi-authoritative accounting and


auditing pronouncements from a wide variety of sources" (preface) arranged by
subject. Sources include the AICPA, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the
Securities and Exchange Commission, and others.

International Accounting and Auditing Standards As of October 1, xxxx. AICPA, annual.

Miller GAAP Guide: Restatement and Analysis of Current Fasb Standards. (Jan R.
Williams). CCH, annual

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Dictionary of Accounting Terms. (Joel G. Siegel and Jae K. Shim) 3rd ed. Barrons, 2000.

History of Accounting: An International Encyclopedia. (Michael Chatfield and Richard


Vangermeersch, eds.) Garland, 1996.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RATIOS

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios. Prentice-Hall, annual.

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Financial and operating ratios for around 180 industries are given, covering 50
performance indicators. Information is derived from over 4.5 million corporate
reports to the IRS.

Business Ratios and Formulas: A Comprehensive Guide. (Steven M. Bragg) Wiley,


2002.

Covers 200 business measurements to track performance.

CIFAR’s Global Company Handbook. Center for International Financial Analysis &
Research, annual.

"An analysis of the financial performance of the world's leading 7,500 companies"
(Preface). Uses 43 key financial and non-financial ratios or variables and provides
several ranked lists (e.g., top 500 companies by sales).

RMA Annual Statement Studies, Including Comparative Historical Data and Other
Sources of Composite Financial Data. Robert Morris Associates, annual.

This is a publication by and for the commercial lending community. In addition to


"composite financial data on manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service,
agricultural, and contracting lines of business" (about 300 in all), the publication
includes an extensive listing of sources of more detailed composite financial data for
individual industries.

101 Business Ratios: A Manager's Handbook of Definitions, Equations, and Computer


Algorithms. How to Select, Compute, Present, and Understand Measures of Sales,
Profit, Debt, Capital, Efficiency, Marketing, and Investment. (C. Sheldon Gates)
McLane, 1993.

Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations. U.S.
Department of Commerce, quarterly.

Also available for Retail and Nature of Business. Current editions are available on
the Web at http://www.census.gov/csd/qfr/

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys. Standard & Poor's, quarterly.

Each of the 52 industry surveys provides an overview of the current environment, an


industry profile, a glossary of terms, sources of further information, and a
comparative company analysis. Surveys on particular industries are updated twice
annually. An index to companies gives access to comparative financial information
about 1,200 individual companies. Included in S&P’s Advantage on the Web.

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HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Accountants' Handbook. (D. R. Carmichael and Paul H. Rosen, eds.) 10th ed. Wiley,
2003. 2v.

Accounting Desk Book: The Accountant's Everyday Instant Answer Book. (Tom Plank)
11th ed. Prentice Hall, 2000.

Accounting Handbook. (Joel G. Siegel and Jai K. Shim, eds.) 3rd ed. Barron's, 2000.

Includes an extensive dictionary of accounting terms (over 2,500) as well as articles


on such topics as financial statements, financial reporting requirements, management
and cost accounting, financial statement analysis and more.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

American Accounting Association - http://aaahq.org/links.cfm [Web resource]

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - http://www.aicpa.org/ [Web


resource]

Financial Accounting Standards Board - http://www.fasb.org/ [Web resource]

Financial Executives Institute - http://www.fei.org/ [Web resource]

Government Accounting Standards Board -


http://accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/gasb/welcome.htm [Web resource]

Institute of Internal Auditors - http://www.theiia.org/ [Web resource]

National Society of Accountants - http://www.nsacct.org/index.asp [Web resource]

BANKING AND FINANCE

DATABASES AND INDEXES TO JOURNAL ARTICLES

Fed in Print - http://www.frbsf.org/publications/fedinprint/index.html [Web resource]

"A cumulative index to all publications of the Federal Reserve Research Departments.
The index consists of subject entries to periodical articles, working papers, annual
reports, proceedings and monographs." (Preface) Many cited articles are available full
text online.

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Finance Literature Index. (Jean Louise Heck, ed.) 3rd ed. McGraw_Hill, 1992.

Covers 35 leading journals in finance providing a "chronological listing of all articles by


journal from the first issue published through 1990." (Preface) All articles are listed by
author in part II.

INTERNET SITES

ABI World - http://www.abiworld.org/ [Web resource]

Produced by the American Bankruptcy Institute, this site focuses on bankruptcy


information: news, legislation, and statistics.

CNNMoney - http://money.cnn.com/ [Web resource]

Business news, personal finance, and global markets plus industry specific news and
stock quotes.

Consumer Connection - http://www.aba.com/consumer+connection/default.htm [Web


resource]

From the American Bankers Association - includes mortgage and auto payment
calculators and other personal finance calculators.

Money: Past, Present & Future - http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/money.html [Web


resource]

Monetary history and timeline, forms of money, financial scandals and fraud.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Barkley's Comprehensive Financial Glossary -


http://www.oasismanagement.com/glossary/index.html [Web resource]

Glossary (of Financial Terms from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) -
http://www.chicagofed.org/glossary/index.cfm?alphaletter=A [Web resource]

New York Stock Exchange Glossary of Financial Terms - http://www.nyse.com/ [Web


resource]

This links to the NYSE Home Page; at the top is a tab for the glossary.

U.S. Treasury OTS Glossary of Thrift Terms - http://www.ots.treas.gov/glossary.html [Web


resource]

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Elsevier's Banking Dictionary in Seven Languages. (Julio Ricci) 3rd ed. Elsevier, 1990.

Elsevier’s Dictionary of Financial Terms in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and
Dutch. (Diana Phillips and Marie-Claude Bignaud, comp.) 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged
Elsevier, 1997.

Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance. (Glenn G. Munn; Charles J. Woelfel) 10th ed.
Probus, 1994.

Financial History of the United States. (Jerry W. Markham, ed.) Sharpe, 2002. 3v.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance. (Peter Newman, Murray Milgate, and John
Eatwell, eds.) Stockton, 1994. 3v.

Provides in-depth, signed articles with bibliographies on all aspects of money, banking,
and finance.

DIRECTORIES AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

AAAdir Bank Directory of U.S. and International Banks - http://www.aaadir.com/ [Web


resource]

Thomson/Polk Bank Directory. Thomson, semiannual.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

U.S. Department of the Treasury (includes the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency) –
http://www.ustreas.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. - http://www.fdic.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Federal Reserve System - http://www.federalreserve.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Congress House Banking and Financial Services Committee -


http://www.house.gov/banking/ [Web resource]

U.S. Congress Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee -


http://www.senate.gov/~banking/ [Web resource]

U.S. National Credit Union Administration - http://www.ncua.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - http://www.sec.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Internal Revenue Service - http://www.irs.gov/ [Web resource]

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HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION
.
American Banker's Banking Factbook. American Banker, annual.

Statistical data and rankings of commercial banks (the top 100 in commercial real estate,
the top 100 small community banks), bank holding companies (the top 100 banks in trust
income), world banking (the top 50 foreign banks in the U.S.), and thrifts and mortgages
(top 100 credit unions). .

Bank Rate Monitor – http://www.bankrate.com/

Compare rates for mortgages, home equity, credit cards, insurance, and more.

Barron's Finance & Investment Handbook. 5th ed. Barron's, 1998.

"Personal investment opportunities, dictionary of 5000 key terms, directory of 6000


major corporations, complete list of brokerage firms, mutual funds, investment
newsletters& magazines, financial institutions, and regulators, extensive historical data."
(Preface)

Handbook of Interest and Annuity Tables. (Jack C. Estes) McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Handbook of Loan Payment Tables. (Jack C. Estes) McGraw-Hill, 1976.

International Financial Statistics Yearbook. International Monetary Fund, annual.

Mergent Online. Mergent, updated weekly. [Web resource]

Mergent Online provide business and financial data on more than 15,000 U.S. and 20,000
non-U.S. public companies. Search by company name or ticker symbol. Provides links
to country profiles and the Security and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database.
Advanced search options offer dozens of search variables and customized reports. Results
can be downloaded to a spreadsheet. Also included are the Mergent Weekly News
Reports.

Thorndike Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance Tables. (David Thorndike) 3rd ed.
Warren, Gorham, & Lomont, 1987.

Tables for real estate, mortgage loans, compound interest, and depreciation and annuity
interest and savings installment loans, plus other data.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

ABA Marketing Network - http://www.aba.com/MarketingNetwork/default.htm [Web


resource]
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American Bankers Association - http://www.aba.com/default.htm [Web resource]

American Finance Association - http://www.afajof.org/ [Web resource]

Bank Administration Institute - http://www.bai.org/ [Web resource]

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards - http://www.cfp_board.org/ [Web resource]

Independent Community Bankers Association of America - http://www.ibaa.org/ [Web


resource]

International Monetary Fund - http://www.imf.org/ [Web resource]

Mortgage Bankers Association of America - http://www.mbaa.org/ [Web resource]

National Association of Credit Management - http://www.nacm.org/ [Web resource]

Risk Management Association - http://www.rmahq.org/ [Web resource]

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COMPANY INFORMATION

Researching a company? An excellent guide to finding information about individual


corporations is Researching Your Way to a Good Job by Karmen Crowther (Wiley, 1993).
Be aware that the search for information becomes much more difficult if the company is
small, part of a larger corporation, or privately owned.

One possible source of information is the company Web site. Start your search with one or
more of the Internet sites listed below. If that is unsuccessful, try using a standard Web
search engine such as Google. If the company is not included in a standard directory or if it
does not have a Web site, try searching a community net or local chamber of commerce or
local newspaper for information.

The business databases and indexes listed below are all good possible sources of up-to-date
information about companies. Most of the Internet sites and library directories listed below
focus on larger publicly-owned firms. Both Hoovers Online and Companies Online include
privately-held firms in their listings. The Inc 500 concentrates solely on privately-held
corporations. Among printed sources, the Million Dollar Directory lists both publicly-held
and privately-held firms.

INTERNET SITES

411 Stocks - http://www.411stocks.com/ [Web resource]

Search by company name or ticker symbol. Provides a company overview, today's stock
data, the 52-week high and low, "basic fundamental data" including the PE ratio, the
earnings/share, and the dividend/share, analysts and earnings data, financial ratios, a 1-
year price chart, and other financial data.

Annual Report Gallery, A-Z link - http://www.reportgallery.com/ [Web resource]

Billed as the online gallery of financial reports of publicly traded companies with links to
both corporate annual reports and to corporate Web pages. Some also include the Wall
Street Snapshot prepared by Zachs Investment Research. It is possible to order a copy of
a printed annual report or link to online annual reports. There is also a very good section
of links to financial information.

Annual Reports Online - http://www.zpub.com/sf/arl/arl_www.html [Web resource]

Links to the investor relations pages of annual reports and to copies of their quarterly or
10_K reports. Also provides links to several Web sites that link to corporate Web sites.
Tips for reading an annual report are included. A service of the Annual Reports Library
in San Francisco.

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CompaniesOnline - http://www.companiesonline.com/ [Web resource]

Produced by Dun & Bradstreet with Lycos, this database provides basic information for
more than 100,000 public and private companies. Included are the address and telephone,
the D_U_N_S number, the trade names, the industry, the Web address(es) with links, the
ownership structure and ownership, the ticker symbol and exchange, the latest stock
quote, and (for a fee) a business background report.

Corporate Information - http://www.corporateinformation.com/ [Web resource]

Organized by country, this metasite provide links to dozens of other sites (such as the
SEC's EDGAR) that offer information about individual companies. This site offers a
step-by-step guide to researching a company: 1) Research a company, 2) Research a
company’s industry, 3) Research a country, 4) Research Reports, 5) Figure out company
“extensions,” 6) Currency rates, 7) Research a U.S. State, and finally 8) Read news from
around the world.

EDGAR Database of Corporate Information - http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm [Web


resource]

This is the official site of the corporate reports submitted to the Securities and Exchange
Commission.

Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America - http://www.forbes.com/200best/ [Web


resource]

Each year in November, Forbes magazine features 200 small publicly owned companies
as the best in America. This site provides access to the selections for the most recent
three years by date, by company name, by industry, or by state. Company data for each
includes a business description, stock price, estimated earnings per share, profitability,
growth, sales, net income, and market value.

Fortune 500 - http://www.pathfinder.com/fortune/fortune500/ [Web resource]

Lists the 500 largest corporations in the world compiled annually by Fortune magazine.
Search and rank corporations by several criteria. Also includes a directory of CEO's.

Hoover's Online - http://www.hoovers.com/ [Web resource]

Hoover's Online provides capsules of over 14,000 public and privately held companies,
along with a company profile, basic financial data, news, subsidiaries, manufacturing
branches, and a link to a company's Web page(s). Also provided are overviews of 25
industries. These industry capsules include an historical overview, links to investor and
career resources and ranked company lists. Mutual funds are not covered. Additional
services are available for a fee.
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Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America - http://www.inc.com/500/home.html [Web


resource]

This site “celebrates” the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and includes a
searchable database of all winners from 1982 to the present. Search by company name,
descriptive keyword, state, business sector, or industry. Some companies are spotlighted
with directory information, mission statement, information about the company,
employment opportunities, and company news.

SuperPages.com, the Yellow Pages on the web - http://www.bigyellow.com/ [Web resource]

Find businesses by name, category, place, distance from home. Also includes a global
directory, a compilation of yellow page directories from around the world.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers - http://www.thomasregister.com/index.html


[Web resource]

Find products and services provided by 155,000 U.S. and Canadian companies in this
web version of a long-established print directory. Access is free, but registration is
required. Also available in printed form.

Value Line Investment Survey - http://www.valueline.com/ [Web resource]

A key advisory service for investors that is available in print, microfiche, and Web
versions. Each of 1,700 companies most frequently traded on U.S. exchanges is analyzed
in the thirteen-week publishing cycle. The full-page company analysis includes such
information as quarterly sales, earnings per share and dividends paid over the past five
years, financial data, and Value Line ratings. The Expanded Edition on microfiche covers
an additional 1,800 stocks. In both editions, the stocks are grouped by industry. In the
online edition, search by company name, by industry, or by ticker symbol. All
information included in the printed edition during the past three months is included in the
online edition. Updated every Friday.

DIRECTORIES

D&B Million Dollar Directory: America's Leading Public & Private Companies. Dun &
Bradstreet, annual. 5v.

The first three volumes list in alphabetical order 160,000 businesses, including many
hard-to-find private companies. The final two volumes are listings by geography and by
SIC code. See the introductory pages for criteria for inclusion and hints on effective use
of this directory.

Directory of Corporate Affiliations. National Register, annual. 5v.


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Look here to determine whether a company is a subsidiary or affiliate of a larger


corporation, that is "who owns whom." This multi-volume set covers U.S. public, U.S.
private, and international firms. Volumes I and II are the master index to volumes III
through V. Companies are listed in the master index by company name, by brand name,
by geographic location, by SIC code, and by corporate responsibility. If you do not
locate a company or brand name you are searching, try the "Mergers, Acquisitions, and
Name Changes" section of volume I. Each entry in volumes III through V gives name of
company, telecommunications data, electronic addresses, ticker symbols and stock
exchange, financial data, employees, key personnel, members of the board, legal counsel
and, of course, affiliates, divisions, joint ventures, and subsidiaries.

International Directory of Company Histories. St. James Press, 1988- .

This multi-volume and ongoing encyclopedic directory aims to provide accurate and
detailed information on the historical development of the world's largest and most
influential companies. In the first five volumes corporations are grouped by industry,
starting with advertising, and each entry includes basic information such as employees,
sales, and market value, as well as a long narrative, a list of subsidiaries, and sources of
further information. Starting with volume six, corporations are listed alphabetically. It is
invaluable for the study of any major corporation.

Standard & Poor's Corporate Descriptions. Standard & Poor's, semi-monthly. 6v.

Covers financial information about publicly-held U.S. corporations. The amount of


information presented depends on what fee the corporation has paid for inclusion. See
the yellow index in each volume for a page reference to the basic description or any
subsequent news item included in the Daily News section. Included in the S&P
Advantage Web product.

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. Standard & Poor's,
annual.

Volume I of this three-volume set is an alphabetical directory of corporations. Volume II


is the Register of Directors and Executives listing over 72,000 individuals. Volume III
includes several indices including by SIC code, by geography, and by corporate family.
Included in the S&P Advantage Web product.

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HUMAN RESOURCES/LABOR STUDIES

INTERNET SITES

America’s Career InfoNet: Wages and Trends – http://ww.acinet.org/acinet/occ_sea1.htm


[Web resource]

Most needed occupations by state and much more information about careers is provided.

Labor Research Portal - http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/laborportal/index.html [Web


resource]

Provided by the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, University of California,


Berkeley, this site focuses on links to Internet sites of interest to labor and individuals
seeking employment.

Occupational Information Network (O*Net) – http://online.onetcenter.org/ [Web resource]

A new database intended to replace the standard Dictionary of Occupational Titles. This
database matches skills and occupations.

WorkIndex - http://workindex.com/ [Web resource]

Billed as “the gateway to human resource solutions, this site is a project of the Human
Resource Executive Magazine in cooperation with the Cornell University School of
Industrial Relations. Includes current news, best practices, links to many HR sites.

LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES

BNA's Human Resources Library. Bureau of National Affairs, update varies with format.

The Human Resources Library, available in print, CD-ROM and Web editions, contains
the full text of the BNA Policy and Practice Series, the HR Policy Handbook, the full
text of the Internal Revenue Code and other labor-related statutes and regulations, and
hundreds of federal forms.

Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts. Bureau of National Affairs, looseleaf.

Contains bargaining techniques and trends, contract settlements and wage data, texts of
selected contracts, laws and regulations.

EEOC Compliance Manual. Bureau of National Affairs, looseleaf.

"Produced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the guidance of its

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personnel in processing charges of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967,
and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990" (Preface). The manual includes a
topical index, a table of cases, a table of EEOC decisions, and a finding list of EEOC
Regulations. The Manual is currently being converted to web format by the
Commission. See http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/compliance.html

Handbook of Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in Asia-Pacific


Economies. (Michael Zanko, ed.) Elgar, 2002. 2v.

Each country profile covers such areas as recruitment and selection, training and
development, and other policy areas for human resource management.

Labor Arbitration Reports and Dispute Settlements. Bureau of National Affairs, looseleaf.

Text of selected decisions of arbitrators and reports of fact-finding boards. Includes an


index to awards by arbitrator and a table of cases. (See the introductory pages for a
description of the case selection process and standards.)

National Labor Relations Board Decisions and Orders. NLRB, irregular.

Includes decisions of the National Labor Relations Board as they are released.

Union Labor Report. Bureau of National Affairs, looseleaf.

Designed to aid the union official by providing texts of labor laws and regulations and
major rulings from the National Labor Relations Board. Also included are state laws and
regulations and economic and wage data.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Dictionary of Arbitration and Its Terms: Labor, Commercial, International. (Katharine Seide,
ed.) Oceana, 1970.

Dictionary of Conflict Resolution. (Douglas H. Yarn, comp.) Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Benefits and Compensation Glossary. (Mary Jo Brzezinski, ed.) 11th ed. International
Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 2005.

Approximately 1700 brief definitions including over 600 acronyms and abbreviations.

Labor Conflict in the United States: An Encyclopedia. (Ronald L. Filippelli, ed.) Garland,
1990.

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Articles describe events (primarily strikes, lockouts) that have shaped struggles between
capital and labor in America. Articles include references for further research.

Roberts' Dictionary of Industrial Relations. (Harold S. Roberts) 4th ed. Bureau of National
Affairs, 1994.

Definitions include source references. Covers terms and phrases, summaries of important
cases, international unions, and some laws.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/ [Web resource]

This site includes a wide variety of data, including work stoppage data, consumer and
producer price indexes, employee benefits survey, occupational safety and health data,
the National Compensation Survey (NCS), and the Consumer Expenditure Survey.

U.S. Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Employment and Training Administration - http://www.doleta.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - http://www.eeoc.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. National Labor Relations Board - http://www.nlrb.gov/ [Web resource]

"The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the National
Labor Relations Act… The NLRB has two principal functions: (1) to determine,
through ... the free democratic choice by employees whether they wish to be represented
by a union in dealing with their employers and if so, by which union; and (2) to prevent
and remedy unlawful acts, called … by either employers or unions.." (About the NLRB,
2005)

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration - http://www.osha.gov/ [Web resource]

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries. (John W. Wright) 2000-2001 ed. Avon Books,
2000.

Public sector jobs are distinguished from private sector positions. Many tables and
charts, including the annual earnings of top executives, cover salaries, job descriptions,
career prospects and more.

American Salaries and Wages Survey: Statistical Data from More Than 300 Government
Business News Sources. Gale, annual.
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Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook. (Henry H. Perritt, Jr.) 4th ed. Wiley, 2003.

Chronology of Labor in the United States. (Russell O. Wright) McFarland, 2003.

Appendices include data related to labor, work stoppages, women in the workforce, and
minimum wage in addition to biographies of labor leaders.

Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law. (Dana Shilling) Prentice-Hall, 1998.

This handbook is aimed at the HR professional and is organized into five parts; HR
management, compensation issues, pensions and retirement, employee relations, and
“coping with charges of discrimination and wrongful termination.”

Geographic Reference Report. ERI Economic Research Institute, annual.

Annual report of costs, wages, salaries, and human resource statistics, U.S. and Canada,
arranged by city. Includes for each city: percentage employment by industry, major
private sector area employers, unemployment, weather normals, area crime rate, housing
ownership, hospital and health care costs, per diem allowances, cost of living analyses,
institute estimate of annual median salaries by job type.

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other
Labor Data. 8th ed. Bernan, 2005.

Based on the Handbook of Labor Statistics formerly published by the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, this volume reproduces a wide range of data collected and generated by
the U.S. government as well as other sources.

Monthly Labor Review. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, monthly.

"The print edition of Monthly Labor Review regularly features 47 tables of current labor
statistics. These tables can be downloaded and printed for reference.” Current issues are
online at http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Occupational Employment Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, website -


http://stats.bls.gov/oes/

This site includes the Annual Occupational Employment and Wage series (estimates for
over 770 occupations) and links to the Standard Occupation Classification system (SOC)
and the National Compensation Survey.

Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual.

Available on the web (http://www.bls.gov/oco/) as well as in print format, this


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publication covers approximately 250 occupations, providing information on
occupational characteristics, working conditions, employment data and job outlook, and
training qualifications. Sources of more information are included.

Sexual Harassment on the Job: What It Is and How to Stop It. (William Petrocelli and
Barbara Kate Repa) 4th ed. Nolo Press, 1999.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

AFL-CIO - http://www.aflcio.org/ [Web resource]

American Arbitration Association - http://www.adr.org/ [Web resource]

American Society for Training and Development - http://www.astd.org/ [Web resource]

Employee Benefits Research Institute - http://www.ebri.org/ [Web resource]

Industrial Relations Research Association - http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/ [Web resource]

International Labour Organization - http://www.ilo.org/ [Web resource]

Labor Research Association - http://www.laborresearch.org/ [Web resource]

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

INTERNET SITES

Global Edge ( MSU-CIBER International Business Resources on the WWW) –


http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp [Web resource]

Managed by the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education
and Research, this site provides links to news/periodicals, regional and country-specific
information, statistical data and information sources, government resources, national
trade information and leads, directories, and much more.

International Economics – http://www.mnsfld.edu/depts/lib/globecon.html [Web resource]

An annotated list of key Internet resources compiled by librarians at Mansfield


University.

Web Resources for International Economics & Business –


http://dylee.keel.econ.ship.edu/econ/ [Web resource]

This site is designed to help business students and others interested in international

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business and economics find key resources in such areas as trade, finance, development,
trade law, accounting, management, marketing, and economics. A service of the College
of Business, Shippensburg University.

STAT-USA/Internet – http://www.stat_usa.gov/ [Web resource]

A compilation of U.S. business, economic, and trade information from the U.S.
government. Included are current and historical U.S. economic and financial releases and
economic data (State of the Nation section) as well as trade-related releases, international
market research, trade opportunities, country analyses, and other data also available in
the National Trade Data Bank (Globus & NTDB section). This is a proprietary service
that is accessible in most federal depository libraries.

Virtual International Business and Economics Sources (VIBES) –


http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref_bus/vibehome.htm [Web resource]

Provides statistics, articles, and research reports on international business plus links to
other English-language international business sites. A service of the J. Murrey Atkins
Library, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

See also multi-lingual and bi-lingual dictionaries listed in the library’s online catalog.

Dictionary of International Business Terms. (John J. Capela and Stephen W. Hartman) 3rd ed.
Barron's, 2004.

Covers 5000 international business and Internet terms as well as international


abbreviations and acronyms, a directory of U.S. and overseas contacts for major foreign
markets, International Trade Commission offices, a multi-lingual reference table and
much other data.

The International Business Dictionary & Reference. (Lewis A. Presner) Wiley, 1991.

Covers over 1500 topics in the areas of international trade, finance, marketing, foreign
exchange and other related areas. Also includes an extensive bibliography of information
resources.

DIRECTORIES

Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries. 18th ed. Uniworld Business,
2005. 3v.

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Vol. I is an alphabetical list of more than 3,000 American firms that have operations
abroad. Data includes the firm name, address, telephone, fax, some key personnel,
principal product or service, number of employees, and the foreign countries in which it
has a subsidiary or affiliate. Vol. II and III are listings by country. Also available as a
database on CD-ROM.

Directory of Corporate Affiliations. National Register, annual. 8v.

Look here to determine whether a company is a subsidiary or affiliate of a larger


corporation, that is "who owns whom." This multi-volume set covers U.S. public, U.S.
private, and international firms. Volumes I and II are the master index to volumes III
through VIII. Companies are listed in the master index by company name, by brand
name, by geographic location, by SIC code, and by corporate responsibility. If you do
not locate a company or brand name you are searching, try the "Mergers, Acquisitions,
and Name Changes" section of volume I. Each entry in volumes III through VIII gives
name of company, telecommunications data, electronic addresses, ticker symbols and
stock exchange, financial data, employees, key personnel, members of the board, legal
counsel and, of course, affiliates, divisions, joint ventures, and subsidiaries. Also
available on CD-ROM.

Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States. 12th ed. Uniworld Business,
2004.

Provides information on about 3,250 foreign firms from 85 countries and on more than
8,350 businesses in the U.S. that they own wholly or in part. The directory is arranged by
country with an index of American affiliates. Also available on CD-ROM.

International Directory of Company Histories. (Thomas Derdak, ed.) St. James Press, 1988-.

This multi-volume directory aims to provide accurate and detailed information on the
historical development of the world's largest and most influential companies. In the first
five volumes corporations are grouped by industry, starting with advertising, and each
entry includes basic information such as employees, sales, and market value, as well as a
long narrative, a list of subsidiaries, and sources of further information. It is an
invaluable starting place for the study of any large corporation.

Principal International Businesses: The World Marketing Directory, Dun & Bradstreet,
annual

Information on approximately 50,000 leading enterprises throughout the world. Section


I: businesses listed geographically. Section II, businesses listed by product classification
(SIC code). Section III, businesses listed alphabetically. Gives name, address, telephone,
fax, ownership date, sales, number of employees, SIC, and president or board chair.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
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Overseas Private Investment Corp. – http://www.opic.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service – http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/ [Web


resource]

U.S. Department of Commerce. Office of Trade & Economic Analysis –


http://www.ita.doc.gov/tradestats/ [Web resource]

Provides a wide variety of trade data, including U.S. export and import data by country,
region, and product, outlook tables for trade trends and basic data.

U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Consular Affairs – http://travel.state.gov/ [Web


resource]

U.S. International Information Programs – http://usinfo.state.gov/homepage.htm [Web


resource]

U.S. International Trade Administration – http://www.ita.doc.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. International Trade Commission – http://www.usitc.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Trade Representative – http://www.ustr.gov/ [Web resource]

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Basic Guide to Exporting – http://www.unzco.com/basicguide/index.html [Web resource]

This guide from the U.S. Department of Commerce covers export strategy and sources of
advice, market research and joint ventures, financing, pricing, and customs benefits,
export regulations, tax incentives, and technology licensing. Includes directories of
federal, state, and local sources of assistance.

Direction of Trade Statistics Yearbook. International Monetary Fund, annual.

Includes world and area tables and country tables. Gives exports and imports in millions
of dollars for each country with percent distribution to/from industrial countries,
developing countries, and areas of the world (such as the western hemisphere). Many
statistics on trade and reports on individual countries are available on the International
Monetary Fund website, http://www.imf.org/

Exporters' Encyclopedia. Dun & Bradstreet, annual.

A compendium of information for exporters. Sections cover the export process: section I,
the export order; section II, export markets; section III, export know-how; section IV,
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communications data; section V, information sources and services; section VI,
transportation data. The export market section provides a country-by-country listing of
markets. Each market provides a country profile, communications, key contacts, trade
regulations, documentation, marketing data, transportation, and business travel.

Guide to Country Information in International Governmental Organization Publications.


American Library Association, Government Documents Round Table,1996.

Hoover's Handbook of World Business. Reference Press, annual.

Profiles of major European, Asian, Latin American and Canadian companies. "Statistics
and indexes are provided for comparing quality of life across countries."

International Financial Statistics Yearbook. International Monetary Fund, annual.

Covers, for most countries of the world, "current data on exchange rates, prices,
production, international transactions (including balance of payments and international
investment position), government finance, and national accounts." World tables include
exchange rates, fund accounts, international reserves, interest rates, prices, wages,
production and employment, balance of payments, and commodity prices.

International Trade Statistics Yearbook. United Nations, annual. 2v.

Volume I presents trade by country. Volume II presents trade data by commodity.

World Market Share Reporter: A Compilation of Reported World Market Share Data and
Rankings on Companies, Products, and Services. (Marlita A. Reddy and Robert S.
Lazich, eds.) Gale, annual.

INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES

Background Notes on Countries of the World – http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/ [Web


resource]

Short (two to three page) guides about each country prepared by the State Department.
These guides are included in the STAT-USA and also available in print format.

Export.gov – http://export.gov/ [Web resource]

Prepared by U.S. embassies and various government agencies, export.gov is a one-stop-


shop for information about exporting, including basics, market research information,
country trade reports, trade events and much more.

Dun & Bradstreet's Guide to Doing Business Around the World. (Terri Morrison et al)
Prentice Hall, 2001.
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Provides trade information, risk takings, and political profiles for the top 40 trade
partners of the U.S. A typical country capsule includes age breakdown, time (time zones
and views of promptness), holidays, work week, religious/societal influences on
business, cultural times, an economic overview, current leaders and political parties,
political influences on business, contacts, and passport/visa requirements.

Europa World Year Book. Europa Publications, annual.

Volume I provides information on international organizations such as NATO, the United


Nations, and the European Union. Volume II provides a capsule of each country
including an introductory survey, an economic and demographic survey, and a directory
section. Also available as a proprietary database.

Green Box Resources – http://www.indiana.edu/~libgpd/guides/ [Web resource]

This service of the Indiana University Libraries Government Information, Microforms


and Statistical Services Department consolidates many different national, international,
and foreign national electronic and print resources for each country of the world.

InfoNation – http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm [Web


resource]

"InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the
most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations. In the first
menu, you can select up to seven countries. Then, you can proceed to the data menu
where you will be able to select statistics and other data fields."

Statesman's Year-book: The Essential Political and Economic Guide to All the Countries of
the World. St. Martin's Press, annual.

Basic information included for each country include key historical events, territory and
population, climate, constitution and government, defense, international relations,
economy, energy and natural resources, industry, and a short bibliography.

Statistical Abstract of the World. (Marlita A. Reddy, ed.) Gale, 1996.

Virtual International Business and Economics Sources (VIBES) –


http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref_bus/vibehome.htm [Web resource]

Provides statistics, articles, and research reports on international business plus links to
other English language international business sites. A service of the J. Murrey Atkins
Library, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

World Fact Book – http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html [Web


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This source, compiled and issued by the Central Intelligence Agency, provides capsule
information about each country of the world; each entry includes a map. This source is
also available annually in printed format.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

International Monetary Fund – http://www.imf.org/ [Web resource]

World Trade Organization – http://www.wto.org/ [Web resource]

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INVESTMENTS

INTERNET SITES

411 Stocks – http://www.411stocks.com/ [Web resource]

Search by company name or ticker symbol. Provides a company overview, today's stock
data, the 52-week high and low, "basic fundamental data" including the PE ratio, the
earnings/share, and the dividend/share, analysts and earnings data, financial ratios, a 1-
year price chart, and other financial data.

Annual Report Gallery, A-Z link – http://www.reportgallery.com/ [Web resource]

Billed as America’s largest annual report service of publicly traded companies with links
to both corporate annual reports and to corporate web pages. Find reports by company
name, by ticker symbol, by sector, by industry or by exchange. It is possible to order a
copy of a printed annual report or link to online annual reports. There is also a very good
section of links to partners for more financial information.

Annual Reports Online – http://www.zpub.com/sf/arl/arl_www.html [Web resource]

Provides links to several web sites that link to corporate websites. Tips for reading an
annual report are included. A service of the Annual Reports Library in San Francisco.

Compustat Data

Standard & Poor’s proprietary database of data and analysis about markets worldwide
with historical data back to 1950.

Corporate Information – http://www.corporateinformation.com/ [Web resource]

This meta site provides links to dozens of other sites (such as the SEC's EDGAR) that
offer information about individual companies. The site also sells studies of corporations
and industries.

Fortune 500 – http://www.pathfinder.com/fortune/fortune500/ [Web resource]

Lists the 500 largest corporations in the world compiled annually by Fortune magazine.
Search and rank corporations by several criteria. Also includes a directory of CEO's.

Hoover's Online – http://www.hoovers.com/ [Web resource]

Hoover's Online provides capsules of over 14,000 companies, along with a company

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profile, basic financial data, news, subsidiaries, manufacturing branches, and a link to a
company's web page(s). Additional services are available for a fee.

Mergent Online – http://www.mergent.com/ [Web resource]

Mergent Online is a comprehensive, proprietary database featuring detailed data about


corporations, industries, and securities.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

AMEX Glossary – http://www.amex.com/ [Web resource]

The dictionary link in the footer leads to a searchable dictionary of financial risk terms.

More Words of Wall Street: 2000 More Investment Terms Defined. (Allan H. Pessin and
Joseph A. Ross) Dow Jones-Irwin, 1986.

The New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing : The Essential A-to-Z Guide to
the Language of the New Market. (Gretchen Morgenson) Times Books, 2002.

Still More Words of Wall Street. (Allan H. Pessin and Joseph A. Ross) Dow Jones-Irwin,
1990.

VNR Investor's Dictionary. (David M. Brownstone and Irene M. Franck) Van Nostrand
Reinhold, 1981.

Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today’s Investor. (David L.
Scott) 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – http://www.sec.gov/ [Web resource]

Includes a wealth of information about the SEC, including EDGAR, the database of
corporate information (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml) links to stock exchanges, laws
and regulations.

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

The 100 Best Dividend-Paying Stocks to Own in America. (Gene Walden) Financial
Publications, 2005.

Barron's Finance and Investment Handbook. (John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman,
eds.) 5th ed. Barrons, 1998.

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Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities. (Frank J. Fabozzi, ed.) 5th ed. McGraw-Hill,


2001.

Mergent Dividend Record. Mergent, semi-weekly and annual.

Mergent’s Dividend Achievers. Mergent, quarterly.

"Complete, concise profiles of more than 300 companies with the strongest dividend
records in America" over the past 10 years.

Standard & Poor's Dividend Record. Standard & Poor’s, quarterly.

Standard & Poor's Outlook. Standard & Poor's, weekly.

Value Line Investment Survey. Value Line, weekly.

A key advisory service for investors. Each of 1,700 companies most frequently traded on
U.S. exchanges is analyzed in the thirteen-week publishing cycle. The full-page company
analysis includes such information as quarterly sales, earning per share and dividends
paid over the past five years, financial data, and Value Line ratings. An Expanded
Edition of Value Line is available in microfiche format. The Expanded Edition covers an
additional 1800 stocks. In both editions, the stocks are grouped by industry. Subscribers
may also provide access to a web version of this resource. The Value Line website
(http://www.valueline.com/ ) provides a great source of general information for
investors, including a glossary of investment terms and a tutorial, as well as guides to
using the Value Line service. Subscribers also have online, searchable access to the full
set of reports.

BONDS

Mergent Bond Record and Annual Bond Report. Financial Information Services, monthly
and annual.

Standard & Poor's Bond Guide. Standard & Poor's, monthly.

Standard & Poor's CreditWeek. Standard & Poor's, weekly.

An advisory service for fixed income securities. Each issue provides feature articles (for
example, "Outlook for Asian Sovereign Credit"), ratings trends (new ratings, revised
ratings, CreditWatch List, and list of those removed from CreditWatch), and a ratings
news section featuring credit profiles of "selected full analyses."

COMMODITIES

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CRB Commodity Year Book. Commodity Research Bureau, annual.

MUTUAL FUNDS

Investment Company Institute ("the mutual fund connection") – http://www.ici.org/ [Web


resource]

An organization of investment companies, the ICI focuses on investor education.


Included on the site is a link to the current edition of the Investment Company Fact Book
as well as current statistical data and a membership directory.

CDA/Wiesenberger Mutual Funds Update. CDA Investment Technologies, monthly.

This is a monthly performance summary and analysis, with news and several rankings of
funds and reports on the performance of each fund.

Mergent Unit Investment Trusts Annual Payment Record and UIT Weekly Reports.
Mergent, weekly and annual.

Provides payment information on over 35,000 fund series with respective corporate
CUSIP numbers.

Mutual Fund Encyclopedia. (Gerald W. Perritt, ed.) Dearborn Financial Publishing, 1993.

STOCK EXCHANGES AND STOCK QUOTES

American Stock Exchange – http://www.amex.com/ [Web resource]

Chicago Mercantile Exchange – http://www.cme.com/ [Web resource]

NASDAQ Stock Exchange – http://www.nasdaq.com [Web resource]

New York Stock Exchange – http://www.nyse.com/ [Web resource]

Pacific Exchange – http://www.pacificex.com/ [Web resource]

OTC Bulletin Board – http://www.otcbb.com/dynamic/ [Web resource]

Daily Stock Price Record: American Stock Exchange. Standard & Poor's, quarterly.

Daily Stock Price Record: NASDAQ. Standard & Poor's, quarterly.

Daily Stock Price Record: New York Stock Exchange. Standard & Poor's, quarterly.

Dow Jones Averages, 1885-1995. (Phyllis Pierce, ed.) Irwin Professional Pubs., 1996.
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For current DJ averages see Barron's or the Wall Street Journal or online at
http://djindexes.com/.

Handbook of Common Stocks. Mergent, quarterly.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of Individual Investors – http://www.aaii.com/ [Web resource]

Investment Company Institute – http://www.ici.org/ [Web resource]

National Association of Securities Dealers – http://www.nasd.com/ [Web resource]

Securities Industry Association – http://www.sia.com/ [Web resource]

MARKETING

GUIDES TO MARKETING INFORMATION

“Marketing.” In Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians,


Students, and Researchers. Rita M Moss. 2nd ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2004. pp.
157-188.

An excellent overview of library and Internet resources and search strategies for
marketing information.

INTERNET SITES

Advertising Age – http://www.adage.com/ [Web resource]

Advertising World (University of Texas) – http://advertising.utexas.edu/world/ [Web


resource]

Ad*Access – http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/ [Web resource]

More than 7,000 advertisements published in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and
magazines between 1911 and 1955.

AdCritic – http://www.adcritic.com/ [Web resource]

Hundreds of television advertisements.

American Demographics – http://www.adage.com/section.cms?sectionId=195 [Web


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resource]

Until 2004 this was a major magazine focused on consumer trends and demographics.
Beginning 2005 it is published as a monthly report in Ad Age. The online site includes
an archives back to 1998.

Ecommerce-guide.com – http://ecommerce.internet.com [Web resource]

MarketResearch.com – http://marketresearch.com/ [Web resource]

This well-known site offers market research reports for sale. A special version of this
site is available as a proprietary database to academic institutions: marketresearch.com
academic.

Marketing Virtual Library (Knowthis.com) – http://www.knowthis.com/ [Web resource]

A selected list of the “best” reference sources on the Internet related to marketing and
market research. Includes tutorials and articles.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Advertising Age Encyclopdeia of Advertising. (John McDonough, Karen Egolf, and the
Museum of Broadcast Communications, eds.) Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. 3v.

Ayer Glossary of Advertising and Related Terms. 2nd ed. Ayer, 1977.

Good for deciphering older advertising terms.

Dictionary of Marketing and Advertising. (Jerry M. Rosenberg) Wiley, 1995.

Over 5,000 terms are defined, including acronyms, organizations, and awards.

Dictionary of Marketing Communications. (Norman A. Govoni) Sage, 2004.

Dictionary of Marketing Terms. (Peter D. Bennett, ed.) 2nd ed. NTC Business Books, 1995.

Official publication of the American Marketing Association. Includes a list of references.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands. (Janice Jorgensen, ed.) St. James Press, 1994. 3v.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns. Gale, 2000.

Covers 500 major marketing and advertising campaigns from print, radio, and television
showing their historical context, their target audience, their strategy, and their outcomes.

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Supplemented with Major Marketing Campaigns Annual.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations. (Robert L. Heath, ed.) Sage, 2005.

International Dictionary of Marketing. (Daniel L. Yardin) Kogan Page, 2002.

Over 2000 terms and techniques are covered including “everyday marketing terms.

NTC's Dictionary of Advertising. (Jack G. Wiechmann, ed.) 2nd ed. National Textbook Co,
1992.

Five thousand advertising terms used in advertising with concise definitions. Included
are the names of organizations, awards, and acronyms.

DIRECTORIES AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

The Ad Men and Women: A Biographical Dictionary of Advertising. (Edd Applegate, ed.)
Greenwood, 1994.

Advertising Red Books. LexisNexis, annual.

Provides information on more than 18,000 advertisers who each spend more than
$200.000/year on advertising. Also covered are more than 14,000 advertising agencies.
Also available as a searchable database.

Directory of Marketing Information Companies Featuring the Best 100. American


Demographics, annual.

Green Book: International Directory of Marketing Research Houses and Services.


American Marketing Association, annual.

A companion volume covers focus group companies and services. Also available on
the Web at http://www.greenbook.org/

World Directory of Marketing Information Sources. 3rd ed. Euromonitor, 2003.

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Brands and Their Companies. Gale, annual. 2v.

Companies and Their Brand Names. Gale, annual. 2v.

Consumer Expenditure Survey. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual.

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Available in many formats including Household Spending (listed below) and printed
government BLS reports. The Web edition is at http://www.bls.gov/cex/

Data Sources for Business and Market Analysis. (John V. Ganly) 4th ed. Scarecrow, 1994.

Handbook of Public Relations. (Robert L. Heath and Gabriel Vasquez, eds.) Sage, 2001.

Handbook of Strategic Public Relations & Integrated Communications. (Clarke L.


Caywood, ed.) McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What. 4th ed. New Strategist
Publications, 1997.

Based on data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey.

International Marketing Data and Statistics 2005. Euromonitor, 2004.

Covers demographic, economic, and lifestyle data for non-European countries. See also
European Marketing Data and Statistics, 2005.

Major U.S. Statistical Series. (Jean Stratford) American Library Association, 1992.

Market Share Reporter, An Annual Compilation of Reported Market Share: Data on


Companies, Products, and Services. Gale, annual.

Market share data on over 4000 companies and 2500 products. See also Gale’s World
Market Share Reporter.

Survey of Current Business. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, monthly.

Features the National Income and Product Accounts of the United States and other
economic data. Also available on the web at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/pubs.htm

Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide. Rand McNally, annual.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

Advertising Research Foundation – http://www.arfsite.org/ [Web resource]

American Advertising Federation – http://www.aaf.org/ [Web resource]

American Academy of Advertising – http://advertising.utexas.edu/aaa/ [Web resource]

American Association for Public Opinion Research – http://www.aapor.org/ [Web resource]

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American Marketing Association – http://www.marketingpower.com [Web resource]

Association of Consumer Research – http://www.acr_news.org/ [Web resource]

Direct Marketing Association – http://www.the_dma.org/ [Web resource]

Marketing Research Association – http://www.mra_net.org/ [Web resource]

Public Relations Society of America – http://www.prsa.org/ [Web resource]

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

DATABASES AND INDEXES

Index to Current Urban Documents [Web resource]

This is a bibliography and index to publications of local governments in the U.S. and
Canada. It covers documents issued from 1972 to the present and is available in print
and web format.

P.A.I.S. International. [Web resource]

Provides subject access to printed materials (books, periodical articles, government


documents, serials, pamphlets, and the reports of public and private agencies) as well as
microfiche and Internet materials that “bear on contemporary public issues and the
making and evaluating of public policy “ (Preface). This index provides coverage of
many types of materials not covered by other databases or indexes. Materials may be
issued anywhere in the world in any of six languages. Available in print and online
versions. The online version links to the full text of many sources.

INTERNET SITES

University of Michigan Documents Center – http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/index.html


[Web resource]

This is a comprehensive and well-organized site for accessing information produced by


federal, state, local, and foreign governments as well as international agencies.

U.S. State & Local Gateway – http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/stategov/ [Web resource]

Most information is provided by state.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy. (Pete Alcock, Angus Erskine, and Margaret may,
eds.) Blackwell, 2002.

Encyclopedia of Housing. (William van Vleit, ed.) Sage, 1998.

Multi-disciplinary approach to housing issues and research. All 500+ articles are signed
and most include bibliographic references.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. (Jack Rabin, ed.) Dekker, 2003.
2v.

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Offers 300 long essays on theories and issues related to federal, state, and local
government.

Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures: Cities and Cultures Around the World. (Melvin Ember
and Carol R. Ember, eds.) Grolier, 2002. 4v.

International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. (Jay M. Shafritz, ed.)


Westview, 1998. 4v.

New Illustrated Book of Development Definitions. (Harvey S. Moskowitz and Carl G.


Lindbloom) Center for Urban Policy Research, 1993.

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Book of the States. Council of State Governments, annual.

A compendium of statistical and other information arranged to allow comparison among


states.

Handbook of Public Administration. (Jack Rabin, W. Bartley Hildreth, and Gerald J. Miller,
eds.) Dekker, 1989.

Handbook of State Government Administration. (John Gargan) Dekker, 2000.

Municipal Year Book. International City/County Management Association, annual.

Each volume provides a full complement of statistics, numerous directories, and a


detailed and annotated bibliography of databases, books, reports, periodicals and other
resources related to local government and local government issues produced in the
preceding year. Also available on cd-rom.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

American Society for Public Administration – http://www.aspanet.org/ [Web resource]

Council of State Governments – http://www.statesnews.org/ [Web resource]

International City/County Management Association – http://www.icma.org/ [Web resource]

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies – http://www.nasaa_arts.org/ [Web resource]

National Association of Counties - http://www.naco.org/ [Web resource]

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National Association of State Information Resource Executives - http://www.nasire.org/
[Web resource]

National Center for State Courts - http://www.ncsconline.org/ [Web resource]

National Conference of State Legislatures - http://www.ncsl.org/ [Web resource]

National Governors’ Association - http://www.nga.org/ [Web resource]

National League of Cities - http://www.nlc.org/ [Web resource]

U.S. Conference of Mayors - http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/ [Web resource]

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TAXATION

INTERNET SITES

Tax Analysts – http://www.taxanalysts.com/ [Web resource]

The purpose of this organization is to “stir up great tax debate and fuel it with the
best news and commentary around.” The free area of the site offers daily tax news
and a tax history section (including copies of presidential tax returns).

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory – http://www.taxsites.com/ [Web resource]

This site provides directories of associations, state accountancy boards, newsgroups,


certification information, software vendors, and much more.

TAX LAWS, REGULATIONS, INTERPRETATIONS, AND FORMS

CCH Internet Tax Research Network [Web resource]

A proprietary database offering tax information, laws, and rule/regulations available


in several different versions. Updated daily.

Lexis-Nexis Academic [Web resource]

A proprietary database. Select the category "Legal Research" then Tax Law. This
section covers the IRS Bulletin, tax regulations, law review articles on taxation,
federal & state tax cases, and much more.

RIA OnPoint Federal Tax Service [Web resource]

A proprietary database that covers a wide variety of tax information including the
IRS code and regulations, Tax Court cases, Treasury decisions, IRS Private Letter
Rulings and Revenue Rulings, and the American Federal Tax Reports.

Federal Register – http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html [Web resource]

Look here for proposed and final rules/regulations of the IRS. Final rules are
included in the RIA OnPoint Federal Tax Service (above), the Code of Federal
Regulations, and the IRS Bulletins. Also available in print format.

IRS Bulletin – http://www.irs.gov/businesses/lists/0,,id=98230,00.html [Web resource]

Look here for official rulings and decisions based on the Internal Revenue Code,
treaties and tax legislation, and related committee reports. Also available in print

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format.

Internal Revenue Code (Title 26 of U.S. Code) –


http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html [Web resource]

The official text of the law currently in effect as found in the U.S. Code. Also
available in numerous online services. See also the Cornell Legal Information
Institute site: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/26/

Taxpayer Information Publications –


http://www.irs.gov/publications/index.html [Web resource]

U.S. Tax Forms – http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/article/0,,id=98171,00.html [Web


resource]

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy. (Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, and Jane
G. Gravelles, eds.) Urban Institute Press in cooperation with National Tax
Association, 1999.

A single source "subjected to rigorous peer review...at the same time learned and
readable on the key issues that matter in public finance" (Preface). Approximately
200 articles ranging in length from one-half page to several pages, include references
to key works.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation – http://www.house.gov/jct/ [Web resource]

U.S. Internal Revenue Service – http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Justice Department. Tax Division – http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/ [Web resource]

U.S. Multi-State Tax Commission – http://www.mtc.gov/ [Web resource]

U.S. Tax Court – http://www.ustaxcourt.gov/ [Web resource]

HANDBOOKS AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Federal Tax Handbook. Research Institute of America, annual.

IRS Tax Stats – http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/index.html [Web resource]

U.S. Master Tax Guide. CCH, annual


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PROFESSIONAL, CONSUMER, AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research – http://www.aei.org/ [Web


resource]

American Taxation Association – http://aaahq.org/ata/index.htm [Web resource]

Americans for Tax Reform – http://www.atr.org/ [Web resource]

Citizens for a Sound Economy – http://www.cse.org/ [Web resource]

Federation of Tax Administrators – http://www.taxadmin.org/ [Web resource]

National Association of Tax Practitioners – http://www.natptax.com/ [Web resource]

National Tax Association – http://ntanet.org [Web resource]

National Taxpayers Union – http://www.ntu.org/ [Web resource]

Tax Executives Institute – http://www.tei.org/ [Web resource]

Tax Foundation – http://www.taxfoundation.org/ [Web resource]

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