Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers / Edition 2

Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers / Edition 2

by Rita Moss, Diane W. Strauss
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563085208

ISBN-13: 9781563085208

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The revised edition of a work originally published in 1988 takes on the Internet's plentiful business information while recognizing that print resources continue to make up the foundation of most collections. The reference approaches information two ways, by grouping it according to format (guides, bibliographies, directories, periodicals, etc.) and by detailing

Overview

The revised edition of a work originally published in 1988 takes on the Internet's plentiful business information while recognizing that print resources continue to make up the foundation of most collections. The reference approaches information two ways, by grouping it according to format (guides, bibliographies, directories, periodicals, etc.) and by detailing sources for specific topics (marketing, money and banking, aspects of investment). The author has been a business and economics librarian at the U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill since 1991 and compiled the business economics section of the Guide to Reference Works, 11th ed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563085208
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures

Introduction

Part 1: Basic Resources, Print & Internet

Chapter 1: Basic Resources, Print & Internet

Guides

Types of Business Guides

Bibliographies

Dictionaries

General Business Dictionaries

Multilingual Business Dictionaries

Acronyms and Abbreviations Dictionaries

Almanacs

Encyclopedias

Handbooks

Internet Resources without Print Counterparts

Chapter 2: Selected, Consolidated Electronic Business Information

Online Business Databases

Database Producers, Vendors, and Aggregators

Portals

Selected Commercial Products

Selected Aggregators

Periodicals and Newspapers

Types of Business Periodicals

Periodical Directories

Newspapers

Regular Daily Newspapers

Business and Financial Newspapers

Trade Newspapers

Business Suites

Resources "Free" on the Internet

Notes

Chapter 3: Company Information

Questions

Types of Information

infoUSA

Bureau Van Dijk http://www.bvdinfo.com

Standard & Poor's http://www.standardandpoors.com/

EbscoHost http://www.ebscohost.com/

ProQuest http://www.proquest.com

Gale Cengage Learning http://www.gale.cengage.com/index.htm

Mergent http://www.mergent.com/

Thomson Reuters http://thomsonreuters.com/

LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/

Other Publishers or Resources

Industry Classification Codes

Financial and Performance Ratios

Chapter 4: Industry Information

Industry Classification Codes

Things to Know about NAICS

Why Is NAICS Used Instead of SIC?

Examples of Other Industry Information

Sources of Industry Information

Government Resources for Industry

Commercial Vendors Reports, Surveys, and Overviews

Industry Trade Groups and Associations

Industry Financial and Performance Ratios

Notes

Chapter 5: Government Information and Services

Federal Government Information

Structure of the U.S. Federal Government

Federal Government Publishers

Government Printing Office

National Technical Information Service

Trends in Federal Publishing

Commercially Published Guides, Bibliographies, and Periodicals

Guides

Bibliographies

Indexes and Periodicals

Federal Government Services to Business

Federal Libraries

Experts

Grants, Loans, and Other Financial and Non-Financial Assistance

Government Purchase of Goods and Services

State Government Information and Services

Published Information

Services to Business

Conclusion

Notes

Chapter 6: Statistics

Major Compilers and Publishers of Statistics

Federal Government Agencies

State Government Agencies

Trade Associations

Commercial Publishers

Other Organizations

Basic Statistical Concepts

Sampling

Time Series Analysis

Forecasts and Projections

Index Numbers

Economic Indicators

Reliability of Statistics

Statistical Publications

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Guides and Indexes

Statistical Compilations

Compilations and Search Engines on the Web

Free Resources for International Data on the Web

Notes

Part 2: Fields of Business Information

Chapter 7: Marketing

Marketing Basics

Marketing Activities

Market Segmentation

Marketing Research 

Marketing Reference Sources

Guides and Bibliographies

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Directories

Periodicals

Statistics

Advertising Media

Advertising Expenditures

Geographic Information Systems

  Web Sites

Marketing Associations

Regulation of Marketing

Federal Trade Commission

Food and Drug Administration

Federal Communications Commission

Other Government Agencies

Notes

Chapter 8: Accounting and Taxation

Accounting Basics

Types of Accounting

Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Basic Accounting Concepts

Sources of Accounting Information

Guides and Dictionaries

Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Directories

Periodical Indexes and Abstracts

Periodicals

Loose-Leaf and Electronic Services

Government Documents

Tax Basics

Kinds of Taxes

Internal Revenue Service

Other Federal Government Agencies

Federal Tax Law and Administration

U.S. State Governments

Tax Publications and Information Sources

Dictionaries

Income Tax Guides

Directories

Periodicals, Newspapers, and Indexes

Online and Loose-Leaf Services

Government Publications and Services

Statistics

Notes

Chapter 9: Money, Credit, and Banking

Money

Monetary System

Monetary Measures

Foreign Exchange

Credit

Creditworthiness

Interest

Banks, Thrifts, and the Financial Services Industry

Commercial Banks

Thrift Institutions

Other Financial Institutions

Federal Reserve System

Organizational Structure

Services

Monetary Policy

Other Federal and State Government Agencies

Federal Agencies

State Agencies

Publications

Guides

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Financial Manuals and Online Databases

Periodicals, Newspapers, and Indexes

Government Documents

Statistics

Banking Tables

Databases

Notes

Chapter 10: Investments: An Introduction

Investors and Their Information Needs

Background Information Sources

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Dictionaries

Investment Advisory Services

Securities Quotations

Notes

Chapter 11: Stocks

Introduction

Common and Preferred Stock

Earnings per Share

Dividend Yield

Price-Earnings Ratio

Warrants

Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange Euronext

NASDAQ

Regional Stock Exchanges

Over-the-Counter Market

International Stock Exchanges

Stock Prices

Stock Tables

Stock Price Indexes

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Standard & Poor's 500 Index

Other Indexes

Stock Index Information Sources

Corporate Reports

Registration and Prospectus

10-K Report

Annual Report to Shareholders

Other Reports

Comprehensive Investment Services

Investment and Research Information Services

Sources of Industry Information

Industry Studies

Other Publications

Notes

Chapter 12: Bonds and Other Fixed-Income Securities

Bonds

Interest

Prices

Yield

Call Provisions

Ratings

Secondary Bond Market

Money Market Instruments

Federal Government Securities

Treasury Issues

Federal Agency Issues

Municipal Issues

General Obligation Bonds

Revenue Bonds

Sources of Information on Municipal Bonds

Corporate Securities

Types of Corporate Bonds

Trading of Corporate Bonds

Sources of Information on Corporate Bonds

General Information Sources

Factual Sources

Advisory Services

For-Fee Databases

Web Sites

Notes

Chapter 13: Mutual Funds and Investment Companies

Introduction

Types of Investment Companies

Load and No-Load Funds

Investment Objectives

Portfolio Contents

Current Per-Share Information

Mutual Funds

Closed-End Investment Companies

Information Sources

Prospectuses and Company Reports

Encyclopedias, Guides, and Factbooks

Subscription Databases

Directories

Periodical Lists and Ratings

Specialized Advisory Newsletters/Services

Notes

Chapter 14: Futures and Options

Derivatives

Guides

Dictionaries

Futures

Commodities Futures

Futures Exchanges

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Current Prices

Financial Futures

Futures Information Sources

Handbooks, Manuals, and Guides

Dictionaries

Periodicals, Newspapers, and Newsletters

Statistics 

Advisory Services

Databases

Options

Basic Features

Puts and Calls

Exchanges

Listed Options Quotations

Options Information Sources

Guides

Periodicals and Newspapers

Statistics

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Advisory Services

Notes

Chapter 15: Insurance

Insurance Basics

Characteristics of Insurance

Types of Insurance

Insurance Associations

Regulation of the Insurance Industry

Insurance Information Sources

Guides and Dictionaries

Handbooks and Consumer Guides

  Directories

Information about Insurance Companies

Information about Insurance Policies

Insurance Periodicals

Periodical Indexes

Government Documents

Statistics

Notes

Chapter 16: Real Estate

Basic Real Estate Concepts

Categories of Real Estate

Real Estate Industry

Government and Real Estate

Real Estate Information Sources

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks

Directories

Periodicals and Periodical Indexes

Government Documents/Resources

Statistics

Notes

Appendix A: Business Acronyms and Abbreviations

Appendix B: Federal Government Departments and Selected Agencies Relevant to Business

Appendix C: Federal Government Corporations and Independent Agencies Relevant to Business

Appendix D: Representative Types of Business Information Published by State Government Agencies

Appendix E: Key Economic Indicators

Appendix F: Selected Web Sites for Free Business Information

Appendix G: Finding Business Case Studies

Title List

Subject Index

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