[Online Books and Research]
- Indexes to Journals and Books:
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Online Research, Encyclopedias, and Books:
- National Bureau of Economic Research scholars
initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at
other professional economists. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers
are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly
journals. The full-text of Working Papers published from November
1994 to the present can be searched, viewed, and downloaded.
Online statistical data is also available at the NBER site.
International Affairs Online (CIAO)
- Comprehensive source for theory and
research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that
includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs,
foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy
briefs. CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written
by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political
science classes, and special features.
Conference Board (Conference Board)
- This is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in
business management and U.S. and global economics. Economics material includes economic
indicators and analysis and forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions
Full-text coverage from 1995 to date.
Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio (Conference Board)
- Provides historical economic data from the indicators: Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) -
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board Leading
Economic Index (LEI) - and The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) -
as well as the Total Economy Database macroeconomic time series on global output and
productivity for over 100 countries. Includes: recorded webcasts - Executive Action reports -
the Economics Watch suite of nine economic analyses and data sets - research reports on
the latest issues in business management and US and global economics - and issues of
Straighttalk that provide analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.
- IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund)
- Produced by the International Monetary fund, International Financial Statistics
provides data on all aspects of international and domestic finance (dating back to 1948), including:
prices - production - population - interest rates - exchange rates - national accounts - money and banking -
balance of payments - government accounts - international liquidity - and international transactions.
Balance of Payments Statistics delivers aggregate and detailed country data on international
economic transactions with international investment position (dating back to 1960) on: capital transfers
and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities - tables featuring area and world
totals of balance of payments components and aggregates - and total goods, services, factor income,
and current transfers each economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world.
(Click "Sign In or Register". A special password is required for full access.
Please contact the Reference Desk at 516-299-2305.)
Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division)
- Presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and
territories of the world. It contains 53 tables (comprising over 100 indicators) of monthly,
quarterly, and annual data on a variety of subjects that illustrate important economic trends
and developments. Includes: energy - finance - transport - population - construction - price indices -
manufacturing - national accounts - employment and earnings - industrial production indices -
international merchandise trade.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
- Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878 and now maintained and updated by
ProQuest, this comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the
United States provides 1400 statistical tables from 400 different sources that are identified below each table. The
online version includes: monthly updates to tables - deep searching at the line-item level - links to the websites of the
data providers - image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables - and powerful facets for narrowing
search results by source, data date, subject, and type of data breakdown.
Trends and Indicators USA (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- (See database page for description)
Encyclopedia of National Economies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- (See database page for description)
- Economic History:
of the Great Depression (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of such topics as
Depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature,
the arts, society, and culture.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Comprehensive coverage of American economic history from the
Paleolithic age to the present with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries and the rise of the United States as an industrial power including era
overviews, movements, industry profiles, inventors, unionizers, robber barons,
reformers, politicians, manufacturers, successful women, minority leaders,
and more, as well as the histories of the Native Americans, Aztec, Maya, and Inca.
Events for Students: The Great Depression (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Each article covers a specific issue or incident related to the Great
Depression, with an introduction, issue/incident summary, an exploration of different
historical perspectives, excerpts from primary source documents, a bibliography, and a
summary of key political, social, & economic influences that combine basic facts
and background with global perspectives.
of World Trade Since 1450 (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Examines the complex interactions between peoples, from the beginning of
the European expansion during the Age of Exploration to the present day, as people sought
to exchange goods and services for their own benefit throughout all regions of the world.
Explores how the hunt for new resources and markets during this period resulted in the
establishment of colonies, the expansion of slavery, the rise of capitalism, the Industrial
Revolution, and the ending of the very empires that started and initially prospered from
the expansion. Covers the people, places, developments, and ideas that were global in
their reach and are global in their implications to this day, such as the effects of imperialism
on the global economy. Includes a glossary and primary source documents.
Directory of Company Histories (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Over 160 volumes detail the historical development of over 10,000 of the
world's most important companies - those that have achieved a minimum of $25
million in annual sales and are leading influences in their industries or geographical
locations - including public, private, nonprofit, and state-owned companies, as well as
wholly owned subsidiaries and divisions if they are large enough to meet these
requirements for inclusion. Entries generally contain company perspectives, mission,
goals, ideals, key dates, milestones in the company's history, subsidiaries, divisions,
operating units, competitors, number of employees, sales figures, stock exchanges,
NAICS codes, contact information, bibliography, and more. Indexed by company name,
industry, and geographic region. (Make sure that the
"all volumes" button is selected to search through all volumes.)
James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide: Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over
the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a
whole and to societal changes around the world. Each entry, written and signed by an expert in
the field, is three to five pages in length and includes a description of the event, information
about the key players involved and discusses the event in historical context.
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
NOVEL (New York Online Virtual
Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to
the public by the New York State Library.
It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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