Below is a listing of selected reference sources related to the School of Business and
Economics. It is by no means comprehensive, but it may help to get you started. Included
in the listing are indexes to periodicals, including full-text sources, important print
and CD resources available in Feinberg Library, and major WWW based sources. Look for the
icons to identify the format of the resource:
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Researching U.S. Companies and Industries|| Stock Markets || Researching International Business || General Reference Sources || Associations and Organizations || Government Agencies || Links to Other Homepages
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Industry & Market News
The official reporting service of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Edgar contains data from public companies required to file with the SEC. These reports include 10K and 10Q filings.
Type your company's name in the search bar. Also try Yahoo's Stock Quote service.
Online > www.hoovers.com
Hoover's provides detailed analysis and statistics on publicly traded companies.
Provides a variety of stock reporting services for stocks listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX exchanges. Also offers historical trade information, just enter the date and the stock and it will retrieve the closing price.
Thomas Register > www.thomasregister.com
Find out which companies sell various categories of industrial products.
Find the telephone number to contact your company
Standard & Poor's Register of
Corporations, Directors, and Executives> Ref.
A directory to major, mostly U.S. companies. Includes the names of key executives, sales, number of employees, and SIC codes for thier business segments.
ValueLine> Ref. HG 4501. V26
ValueLine provides basic stock information and analysis on major corporations. Primarily intended for investors, ValueLine offers opinions on the prospects for companies.
Moody's Industrial, Bank & Finance,
Transportation, Public Utility,
and OTC Industrial> Ref. HG
A family of publications that offer financial reports on U.S. corporations and other publicly traded securities.
& Industry Index > newfirstsearch.oclc.org/dbname=BusIndustry;FSIP
Market News > web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/form/academic/s_indnews.html?>
U.S. Industry and Trade Outlook>
Ref. HC 106.5. A18
Produced by the U.S. government, and formerly known as the Industrial Outlook, this work contains the official projections for major U.S. industries.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys>
Ref. HG 4057.A37
Published quarterly, this source provides an overview of the major players in a variety of industries. Is a useful resource for comaprative studies, market analysis, and industry trends.
Manufacturing USA> Ref. HD 9721.M364
Provides detailed information on market segmentation and regional participation in manufacturing industries.
Dun's Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios>
Ref. HF 5681 R25 I525
This source provides basic financial averages and ratios for major industries.
RMA Annual Statement Studies>
Ref. HF 5681 B2 R6
Similar to Dun's in the information presented although fewer industries are represented. It does, however, provide historical statistics as well as current figures, and it breaks down information by the size of the company.
New York Stock
Exchange > www.nyse.com
The major exchange for larger companies. Includes links to get information on listed companies, and tracking of the market as a whole.
Exchange > www.amex.com
Another important exchange for mid-size companies.
Stock Exchange > www.nasdaq.com
The exchange of the National Association of Securities . Features smaller to mid-cap stocks and many technology companies.
Stock Markets > www.sedar.com
Canadian equivilent of the EDGAR database.
World Stock Markets > www.stocksmart.com/foreign.html
Foreign stock quotes from Stocksmart.
of Stock Markets >www.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Finance_and_Investment/Exchanges/Stock_Exchanges/">
Yahoo's directory of stock markets. Includes U.S. and International markets.
Currency Converter >
Olsen and Associates currency converter.
Market News > web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/form/academic/s_indnews.html?
General Country Information
The World Factbook >
The World Factbook > Ref. G122 U56a
Produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, contains sections by country covering: flags and maps, geography, people, government , economics, transportations, communications, and defense.
International Marketing Data & Statistics
> Ref. Desk HA42 I56
European Marketing Data & Statistics > Ref. Desk HA1107 E87
These two sources provide complementary coverage of marketing information for the countries of the world.
Europa World Yearbook Factbook
> Ref. Desk JN1 E85
Published annually, this source provides up-to-date information on each country's political and economic structure. Includes important economic statistics and a detailed directory.
From the U.S. Department of State. Includes sections by country covering: economics, history, political conditions, trade, agriculture, and foreign relations
Statistical Abstract of the World
> Ref. Desk HA155 S73
Detailed statistical analysis of the world.
International Financial Statistics
> Ref. HG 3881. I626
Published monthly and cumulated annually, this source provides key economic statistics for the countries of the world.
Doing Business In . . . (series)
> Ref. H's (various call numbers)
Produced by Price-Waterhouse, this series includes issues for nearly 100 countries from Antigua to Western Samoa.
Business Kiosk > www.calintel.org/kiosk/
A wide ranging, commercially sponsored, website with a variety of information related to the international economy.
Yahoo! - Global Economy
Directory to web resources related to the international economy.
U.S. Business Advisor -
International Trade > www.business.gov/busadv/maincat.cfm?catid=94
Targeted at businesses interested in expanding into international markets. Sponsored by the Department of Commerce.
Regional Organizations & Economic Blocks
|International Organizations and Economic Blocks
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Glossary > www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/longterm/glossary/glossary.htm
A compilation of common business terms. Provided by the Washington Post.
Financial Toolbox > www.duke.edu/~charvey/fintb.htm
Provided by a Finance Professor at Duke University, this site offers two dictionaries of finance, among other sources.
International Encyclopedia of Business and
Management > Ref. HF 1001 I53
This six volume encyclopedia provides valuable background information on business and mangement topics.
Glossary > http://www.aicpa.org/members/glossary/o.htm
A dictionary of tax and accounting terms.
A glossary of banking, finance, real estate, and general business terms.
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
> Ref. HB 61 N49
Palgrave's is the standard economics encyclopedia.
Glossary > www.quicken.com/glossary/
A glossary of business and accounting terms from the makers of the popular personal book-keeping software.
Economic and Demographic Characteristics of 16
New York State Counties > Ref. HA 547 W2
Produced locally, this series provides information on Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Montogomery, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.
Economic Indicators > Ref. HC 101 A186
Official U.S. Government publication on the status of the U.S. economy. Published monthly.
Provided by FirstSearch, this source allows you search the full-text of periodical articles for the facts and statistics you need.
Survey of Current Business
> Ref. HC 101 A13
Published monthly by the Department of Commerce this source provides statistics on the U.S. business climate.
Bureau Publications > www.census.gov
The Census Bureau offers a broad array of statistical resources. Of particular interest may be:
The Statistical Abstract of the United States
The County and City Databook
Census Bureau Datamap
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
A searchable index of the SIC codes. SIC codes are gradually being replaced. See the following entry.
North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS) >
The successor to the SIC codes NAICS have yet to achieve broad implementation.
Rates > www.interest.com
An interest rate calculator from Mortage Market Information Services Inc.
RIA Federal Tax Coordinator
> Feinberg Reference Room
A CD based federal tax service, that provides access to the tax code, tax cases, and interpretation and opinion.
Directory of various trade organizations and industry groups.
Encyclopedia of Associations > Ref Desk HS 17 G334
Academy of Management > www.aom.pace.edu
American Management Association > www.amanet.org
American Marketing Association > www.ama.org
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants > www.aicpa.org
American Economic Association > www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA
||The White House > www.whitehouse.gov
U.S. Cabinet Level Departments > www.whitehouse.gov/government/cabinet.html
U.S. Independent Agencies > www.whitehouse.gov/government/independent-agencies.html
U.S. Legislative Branch > www.whitehouse.gov/government/legi.html
United States Census Bureau > www.census.gov
Small Business Administration > www.sbaonline.sba.gov
U.S. Business Advisor > www.business.gov
Small Business Development Centers > www.smallbiz.suny.edu
Internal Revenue Service > http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/
|| Rutgers Accounting Web > accounting.rutgers.edu Rutger's University sponsors this site which
provides a variety of information and links for accountants and students.
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