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

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Overview

A long awaited update of the popular 1988 handbook by Diane Wheeler Strauss, this book is divided into two main parts. The first seven chapters cover business information according to the formats in which it is made available.

The second part of the book covers specific topics within the area of business. Included are chapters on marketing; money, credit, and banking; and the many aspects of investment ranging from stocks through bonds, mutual funds, and futures and options. Recognizing the changes in information retrieval techniques since the first edition, special emphasis is placed on the Internet as a source of reliable, accurate, and timely information. Nevertheless, print resources have not been neglected, as they continue to provide a strong foundation for most collections.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

^IStrauss's Handbook on Business Information^R belongs in every academic and public library and in many special libraries.

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Business Information Alert

Moss' handbook is well researched and very thorough. She also provides a good balance between print and electronic sources. …Recommended for public libraries with large business collections.

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Public Libraries

Most business collections will want to purchase.

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Booklist/Professional Reading

Moss has prepared a new edition of Diane W. Strauss's Handbook of Business Information, which was hailed as an impressive 'how-to' book that had a place in every library. Since its publication, much has changed in the availability and format of business information. This edition's basic organization is like Strauss's: the first part lists materials by format (bibliographies, directories, periodicals, and the like), the second by topic. Moss builds on the strengths of the earlier work, eliminating dated concepts like the vertical file and integrating references to electronic and Internet resources now so critical to business reference…. This work promises to become a textbook for library students, a guide for working librarians who deal with business inquiries, and a key addition to any library collection. Rival guides are at least ten years old, and the revolution in the access and formatting of business information makes this update clearly needed. Highly recommended. Graduate students; faculty.

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Choice

"This long-awaited update of Diana W. Strauss's 1988 original edition first covers 'formats': directories, periodicals, loose-leaf services, government information services, and electronic sources. References are then organized by 'fields': banking, marketing, accounting, stocks and bonds, etc. Graphics include screen shots of e-sources.

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Library Journal, Starred Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563085208
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

RITA W. MOSS Business/ Economics Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill since 1991, she complied the Business Economics section of the Guide to Reference Books (11th Edition). She has presented numerous workshops for SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network) on business resources (1993-1996) and currently presents workshops for NC Live (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education) covering business databases and Web resources.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction
Pt. I Formats of Business Information
Ch. 1 Basic Business Reference Sources 3
Ch. 2 Directories 21
Ch. 3 Periodicals and Newspapers 49
Ch. 4 Loose-leaf Services 71
Ch. 5 Government Information and Services 79
Ch. 6 Statistics 105
Ch. 7 Selected, Consolidated Electronic Business Information 133
Pt. II Fields of Business Information
Ch. 8 Marketing 157
Ch. 9 Accounting and Taxation 189
Ch. 10 Money, Credit, and Banking 231
Ch. 11 Investments: An Introduction 259
Ch. 12 Stocks 269
Ch. 13 Bonds and Other Fixed-Income Securities 297
Ch. 14 Mutual Funds and Investment Companies 313
Ch. 15 Futures and Options 329
Ch. 16 Insurance 351
Ch. 17 Real Estate 379
App. A: Business Acronyms and Abbreviations 403
App. B Federal Government Departments and Agencies Relevant to Business 409
App. C Federal Government Corporations and Independent Agencies Relevant to Business 413
App. D Representative Types of Business Information Published by State Government Agencies 417
App. E Key Economic Indicators 419
App. F Representative Web Sites for Business Information 421
Title Index 433
Subject Index 445
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