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ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
The premier business and management database providing extensive coverage of North America and the world. Find research on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Also, information on 60,000+ companies. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

LexisNexis Country Information Search (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Socioeconomic profiles and news from Business Monitor International, PRS Risk Guide & Service, and recent news stories with business, economic, and political information (click "Advanced Options" - select a country from the dropdown menu).

LexisNexis International News (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Full text English language international publications from Europe, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and North America (click "Advanced Options" - select "Country" or "World Region" from the dropdown menu - then select the place that you want from the other menu), as well as Non-US Newspapers and Wires and Foreign Language News.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

Online Books, Encyclopedias, and Research Services:

IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
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.

The Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Plunkett Research Online (Plunkett) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Designed to give the general reader an easy-to-understand total picture of an industry, each industry profile provides: statistics - the latest news - a video introduction - executive biographies - an industry-specific glossary - industry associations and professional societies - in-depth company details and descriptions (private, public, U.S. and non-U.S.) - market research and trends (including finances, technologies, deregulation, research/development, globalization, and competitive intelligence) - and a Build-A-Report feature that lets you create custom industry summaries. A Job Seeker Resource and Tools section contains: career guides - job market trends and statistics - occupational outlook handbook - and tools on how to apply for a job online. It also includes tutorials, how-to videos, and sample lesson plans for professors.

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.

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.

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Hoover's Online (Mergent) Remote access available Full text available
Company information on 14,000 public and private enterprises in the U.S. and around the world. Access to member benefits includes company profiles, in-depth and historical financials, full lists of officers, and the ability to create lists of companies by location, industry, sales, and/or type. (Click the "Continue" button.)

International Directory of Business Biographies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Features in-depth biographical narratives on more than 600 notable businesspeople. Covers the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies, and impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.

International Directory of Company Histories (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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.)

Mergent Online (Mergent) Remote access available Full text available
(formerly FISonline) Published by Mergent FIS, formerly Moody's, information is provided on companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq exchanges updated daily as well as information on over 12,000 international companies. Over 46,000 domestic and international annual reports on over 20,000 companies are included. Real-time access to EDGAR filings and 10 years of as-reported financial statements are provided. Access to real-time company news headlines, one-page company overviews, and other features for downloading data are available. (works best with Internet Explorer or Netscape 6+)

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division) Remote access available Full text available
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.

Also of Interest:

World Press Encyclopedia (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Describes the press and electronic media systems of over 200 countries, including the overview & background, economic framework, general characteristics, number & type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education & training in journalism, and more.

Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.

NOVEL Database 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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