Research Guide - Databases, Books & Web Links
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Associations on the Net
Industry and trade associations can be an excellent source for industry and company information. **Note - this site may not display properly in Internet Explorer. Using Compatibility View may help.
Business Week Company Insight Center
Search almost 400,000 companies worldwide. Find stock quotes, press releases, compensation figures, biographies, and board relationships of key company executives.
CI Resource Index
A search engine and categorized listing of sites for finding competitive intelligence resources.
Resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.
FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data
FRED, a project of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, is a leading source of worldwide economic data. Particularly useful for creating graphs to track big data over time.
Provides both information and instruction on how to research international business topics.
Information on U.S. and foreign companies and industries. The site is subscription-based, however some company information is available for free.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (2012)
Access to statistics compiled by Federal agencies. Includes the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. (2013 data is available in the print version).
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Find companies and products in North America. Search by company, product, or brand name.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy to support public and private decision-making.
U.S. Census Bureau - Business & Industry
Economic census-related surveys (Survey of Business Owners and Commodity Flow Survey) including annual, quarterly, and monthly surveys.