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Comparative Guide to American Hospitals - 2nd ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's hospitals, comparing them by 24 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures, and pregnancy care.

Directory of Business Information Resources (GOLD: Grey House Online Databases) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
For each of 99 industries, this directory provides contact and other information about: newsletters, trade shows, associations, industry web sites, magazines & journals, directories & databases, and international trade resources.

Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale Directory Library) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
National Organizations of the U.S. provides detailed information about 23,000 nonprofit American organizations in categories such as: cultural - fan clubs - educational - athletic and sports - trade, business, and commercial - veterans, hereditary, and patriotic - legal, governmental, public administration, and military - and many more. International Organizations provides contact information and descriptions for multinational and national groups based throughout the world, as well as multinational associations headquartered in the U.S.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Practical information for entrepreneurs and researchers, organized into three sections: how-to topics that serve as a guide through the workings of e-commerce, providing answers to the major questions about the launching, development, growth, and maintenance of an e-commerce enterprise; directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies related to e-commerce; and a listing of the top 250 e-commerce companies worldwide, including rankings by revenue and number of employees.

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides company profiles and in-depth details on directors, executives and their professional interactions. Includes: all publicly traded US companies on the three major exchanges and significant companies on the smaller exchanges; privately held US companies with over $1 million in revenues or over 300 employees; and public and private international parents of US companies and international companies with over $10 million in revenues or over 300 employees. Company information includes: year founded, address, telephone, fax, email, website, business description, financials, stock exchanges, NAICS classifications, SIC classifications, competitors, executives, directors, board relationships, executive compensation, products & brands, outside service firms, recent mergers & acquisitions, corporate hierarchy (family tree), and company news. Executive biographical information includes: photo, year of birth, gender, education, associations, awards, board memberships, current & former positions, and executive move alerts.

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (LexisNexis) Remote access available
Search for lawyers and firms by name, agency, company, firm, city, county, state, country, area of practice, or language.

SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) Remote access available Full text available
SRDS provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than 100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences. Each entry contains: editorial profile, publisher's positioning statement, representatives, commission, cash discount, advertising rates, general requirements, closing dates, circulation, featured marketing opportunities, and more. Subscription includes: Business Media Advertising Source - Consumer Media Advertising Source - Direct Marketing List Source - Newspaper Advertising Source - TV and Cable Source - Local Market Audience Analyst - Radio Advertising Source - Out-of-Home Advertising Source - Interactive Advertising Source - Print Media Production Source - International Media Guide: Business: The Americas - International Media Guide: Business: Asia-Pacific/Middle East/Africa - International Media Guide: Business: Europe - International Media Guide: Consumer Worldwide - International Media Guide: Newspapers Worldwide - and SRDS Tablet Media Library.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Remote access available
Provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials, consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly journals, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, 'zines, and many other periodicals around the world. It covers all subjects of regular and irregular publications that are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription. Includes publication information, whether the periodical is referreed, where it is indexed, online availability or website, and more (more information).


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