The Core Business Web: A Guide to Key Information Resources

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The best Business Web sites at your fingertips—24/7!

The Core Business Web: A Guide to Key Information Resources is an essential resource that saves you from spending hours searching through thousands of Web sites for the business information you need. A distinguished panel of authors, all active in business librarianship, explores Web sites in their subject areas, selecting the very best from 25 functional areas of business. Each site was chosen based on the timeliness, relevance and reliability of its content, the site's ease of navigation and use, and the authority of the site's author or publisher.

The rapid growth of the Internet has resulted in an ever-increasing number of Web sites offering potentially useful business information. The Core Business Web identifies, evaluates, and summarizes the most significant sites, including gateways or portals, directories, and meta-sites, to organize online resources into easy-to-follow links that allow you to access information quickly. Sites are categorized and listed for 25 areas of business, including:

  • banking—commercial banking, regulators, trade associations, international links
  • business law—statutes, regulations, decisions, antitrust, corporations, international transactions, labor and employment, tax and taxation, uniform commercial code
  • career information and salary surveys—labor statistics, job hunters, career planning
  • e-commerce—e-business news, statistics, “how-to” sites, technology sites, business-to-business sites
  • finance and investments—market analysis and commentary, market news, stock screeners, brokers
  • hospitality and tourism—lodging and gaming, restaurant and foodservice
  • small business and entrepreneurship—startup information, counseling, funding and venture capital, and sites for women and minority-owned businesses,
  • and much more!
The Core Business Web is an invaluable resource for saving valuable time that's intended for information professionals but can be used by anyone seeking business information online.
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Editorial Reviews

Bobray Bordelon
A GUIDE TO THE BEST BUSINESS WEB SITES, plus quick surveys of each major discipline of business. Expanding on the work of BRASS, this book draws upon expert business librarians to find stable authoritative Web sites in major areas of business and explain their relevance to each field. THE READER WILL BE LED TO THE MOST RELEVANT RESOURCES, thus eliminating much frustration and saving time. Topics run the gamut across all the major business disciplines and reveal hidden gems in areas such as labor, taxation, business ethics, hospitality and tourism, and consumer information.
MLIS, Economics/Finance Librarian, Princeton University Library
Michael R. Oppenheim
A PRACTICAL AND HIGHLY READABLE GUIDE to the most authoritative and information-rich Web sites for 25 areas of business. As a business librarian and researcher who often feels as though he lives on the Web, I was frankly amazed to discover so many new and invaluable resources to add to my arsenal. Every business researcher who wants to mine the best sites as effectively and efficiently as possible should read this book.
MSLS, Reference & Instructional Services Librarian, Rosenfield Management Library, The Anderson School at U.C.L.A.
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Product Details

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Core Accounting Web Resources
  • Best of the Web in Banking
  • Business Ethics on the World Wide Web
  • Best of Law for Business
  • Business Research Platforms: Selected Academic Business Library Web Sites
  • A Brief Primer for Business Statistics Web Sites
  • Career Information and Salary Surveys
  • Company Information on the Web
  • Consumer Information on the Web
  • A Guide to the Best Demography Web Sources
  • Best of the Web in Economics
  • Best of the Web: E-Commerce
  • Finance and Investments
  • The Best of the Web: Hospitality and Tourism Web Sites
  • Web Sites for Human Resource Development and Organizational Behavior
  • Best of the Industry Information on the Web
  • Insurance
  • Knowledge Management on the Web
  • Labor and Collective Bargaining Web Sites
  • Best Management Web Sites
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Operations Management/Operations Research Web Sites
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Taxation
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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