Library of Congress Class
Almanac of the Fifty States -- REF HA 214.A45
Published each year. Profiles each state with data categories of Summary, Geography & Environment, Demographics & Population Characteristics, Vital Statistics & Health, Education, Social Insurance & Welfare Programs, Housing & Construction, Government & Elections, Governmental Finance, Crime & Law Enforcement, Labor & Income, Economy, Business, Industry & Agriculture, Communication, and Energy & Transportation. Also ranks states in several categories and provides comparison statistics.
International Directory of Company Histories -- REF HD 2721.I63
"Historical development of 1250 of the worlds largest and most influential companies." Examples of information provided include number of employees, the stock index, and whether the company is public, private, or state-owned.
Standard & Poor’s Register -- REF HG 4057.A4 2009
Volume 1 provides information for 75,000 coporations including contact information. Volume 2 contains an alphabetical listing of 77,000 individuals--officers, trustees, directors--for these companies. One of the seven indices displays parent and subsidiary relationships with many companies.
Statistical Yearbook -- REF HA 12.5.U63
Compiled by the United Nations and published yearly, this yearbook provides statistics by region and nation as well as the world as a whole. Such statistics include population and social statistics, economic activity, and international economic relationships. The library's yearbook collection goes back to 1973.
Databases (available through GALILEO)
ABI/Inform Complete -- Full-text database covering topics ranging from economic conditions to management and corporate strategies to product information. International in scope.
Business Source Complete -- Full-text business journals and company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, SWOT analyses, and author profiles.
Georgia Corporate Search (Records of the Georgia Secretary of State) -- Database of all organizations or individuals licensed for business by the Georgia Secretary of State.
Hoover’s Company Capsules & Profiles -- Provides information on companies, industries, and certain executives. Includes a company overview, company history, officers and board members, products and operations, auditors, rankings, related industry information, and historical financial data.
Lexis-Nexis Academic -- Contains thousands of useful resources, including newspapers and newswires, government publications, and legal cases and other law publications. Most helpful for business students are company profiles and other financial information.
Wilson Business Fulltext -- Indexing from 1982 and full-text availability from 1995 for business newspapers, trade journals, and annual reports.
Barron's Market Data Center -- The homepage lists real-time data for major stock indices, treasuries, futures, currencies, exhange traded funds, mutual funds, and more. Tabs provide more complete data for most products on the homepage.
BusinessDictionary.com -- Definitions for over 20,000 business terms. Includes a format for asking business-related questions and a collection of helpful (but not scholarly) articles.
Insurance Information Institute -- Aims to aid the public in understanding insurance. Contains news stories, facts and statistics, and a glossary of insurance terms. Articles are geared toward businesspeople and related to such things as liability insurance and workers compensation insurance.
LABORSTA Internet -- Maintained by the International Labour Office (ILO). Information searchable by country and/or specify year(s). Includes data on populations, employed/unemployed workers, workload, wages, consumer prices, and issues such as injury cases and strikes.
Ohio State's Virtual Finance Library -- Extensive list of links to websites valuable to students in their research on finance. Includes links to world banks, exchanges, and insurers. Special sections for students and popular links. Both are good places to begin investigating finance topics.
Statistics for Specific Industries -- Created and maintained by the US Small Business Administration. Contains links to industry data collected by federal agencies. Industries include agriculture, banking, energy, environment, health and safety, housing, and transportation. For example, collections of data are available from the Agriculture Economic Research Service and the Federal Reserve Board.
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) -- Provides company-level satisfaction scores for hundreds of companies and government services. Also includes sources for economic sectors and industries in general.
Doing Business -- Provides data (mainly business regulations) related to establishing a company in regions and countries around the world. Examples include dealing with construction permits and obtaining credit.
HUD User -- Website of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Calls itself "A Clearinghouse for Housing, Sustainable Communities, and Community Development Research & Data." Contains policy analysis and a bibliographic database.
Mississippi State University LibGuides: Economic & Financial Crisis -- Great website to begin research on the U.S. Financial Crisis that began in the mid-2000s.
US News and World Report - Best Business Graduate Schools