BUSINESS

Other Online Resources


Accounting

Rutgers Accounting Web
One of the largest accounting web sites on the internet, RAW provides links to accounting resources and organizations.

Company Information

Company Profiles Datamonitor via EBSCOhost

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With 10,000 company profiles, Datamonitor assesses the most important global companies, ensuring a balance between US, European and Asian companies as well as the key vertical markets. Companies are selected by a scoring system that takes the following into account: Stock exchange indices, investment bank coverage, key lists, annual turnover, and other minor factors including the number of employees, importance within the industry, future growth potential, and client feedback / customer demand for increased coverage. Company Profiles is also available within EBSCO's Business Source Complete database.

Mergent Intellect Dun & Bradstreet/Hoover's

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Powered by the D&B/Hoover's business datasets of more than 85 million listings in addition to white pages residential information, this Intellect product will allow users to research companies (both public and private), develop mailing lists, and perform market research. The Intellect database has enhanced features designed to help users find and use the information they need: patrons will now be able to set up their own personal accounts in order to save information and searches, download records, and create lists. (For a limited time trial, we will also have access through NCLIVE to Mergent's First Research product, an add-on currently incorporated into the database which provides comprehensive industry analysis and reports. This First Research trial will last through December 2012.)

Hoover's Online Hoover's

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Hoover's is a business research platform that allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to build lists, create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source EBSCOhost

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This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs. Subjects covered in the database include business planning, communications, innovations, management, marketing, organizational behavior, product development, raising capital, risk taking, and more.

AnnualReports.com
This free financial report service provides PDF versions of company annual reports and HTML versions of companies' 10K forms filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies can be located by browsing alphabetically, by searching via company name or ticker symbol, by stock exchange, by industry, or by industry sector.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Morningstar

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Provides research and independent opinions on thousands of stocks and mutual funds to both beginning and experienced investors by helping patrons find funds or stocks, get data and guidance on individual stocks and funds, or put stocks and funds together in a portfolio and see how they perform. Newly added are quarterly reports on industry sectors.

SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)
EDGAR is a database containing forms (such as merger, acquisition, 10-K reports, etc.) that public companies are required to file with the SEC. These electronic forms are available for free and are downloadable.

Wall-Street.com
Provides convenient, free access to important investment information on the web.

Directories

ThomasNet
The world's leading resource for manufacturing information and e-commerce. Powered by ThomasRegister and ThomasRegional. (Formerly Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.)

Switchboard.com
An online directory for finding people, businesses, and products. Also includes maps and directions, and city guides.

Zycon
Zycon is a specialized directory designed to assist the engineering and manufacturing community find and evaluate manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Searchable by product/service, company name, brand name, and popular category, Zycon's primary focus is on industrial manufacturing companies and distributors, with a small selection of commerical-based companies (such as those under Computer Equipment), as those also cater to the industrial community. Zycon does not list companies that supply primarily residential or agricultural products (i.e. swimming pools, DIY carports, arts & crafts, corn, tractors, etc). Zycon recently added a message forum for engineers to discuss important issues and its blog primarily focuses on energy and environmental issues.

Exchange Rates

XE.com: The Universal Currency Converter
Allows for interactive foreign exchange rate calculations on the internet. Provides for rate calculations for every known world currency.

International Business

Hoover's Online Hoover's

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Hoover's is a business research platform that allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to build lists, create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

AtoZ World Business (Current) World Trade Press
This database contains a wealth of information on international business, trade, travel, culture, finances, and much more about 100 countries, covering 108 topics per country, in a variety of languages (the default is English). First choose a country in the drop-down menu, then choose sub-topics about aspects of that country from the expandable sidebar. Documents contained within the database can be downloaded, printed, or emailed.

ExecutivePlanet.com
Provides access to Business Culture Guides for 45 countries.

GlobalEDGE
A gateway to web links on global business activities. Provides access to specialized knowledge on countries, cross-border business transactions, and cross-cultural management.

Country Commercial Guides [via Market Research Library](2001- )
Prepared annually by U.S. embassies, these reports from January 20, 2001 to the present provide a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments using economic, political, and market analyses. Do the following to access them from the above link (which opens in a new browser window),

  1. Type in Barton in the "Username" field; then Hackney1 in the "Password" field, and click "Submit."
  2. Then go to the "Country" drop down menu, scroll if necessary to find your country name, then highlight and click on it.
  3. Next, go to the "Report Type" field immediately below, click on the drop-down menu, and highlight and click on "Country Commercial Guide (CCG)," then click "GO" at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Finally, click on the first available link immediately below "Country Commercial Guide" to access the most recent complete report.

Marketing

Advertising Age
This site is the home page of the Ad Age Group, which publishes Advertising Age. Major categories include news and features, and Ad Age Dataplace.

Market Segmentation: A Guide to Sources of Information
Maintained by the Library of Congress's Business Reference Services, this useful site compiles a list of Internet sources on market segmentation. The resources are divided into types of market segmentation--generational, ethnicity, geographic, gender, gay/lesbian, and lifestyle. Each section includes lists of articles, books, statistics,and more, including links to trend trackers, research groups and marketing firms specializing in marketing to the various segments. Links generally send users to free resources, although occasionally, to fee-based sites.

Hoover's Online Hoover's

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Hoover's is a business research platform that allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to build lists, create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

SimplyMap Geographic Research

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SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. These maps and high-resolution images can be exported to word processing or presentation software. Data can be selected, sorted, and compared to build custom reports that can then be exported to a spreadsheet. Historical census data can be explored to understand how regions change over time; estimates and projections can be used to analyze current and future trends.

Please Note: It is highly recommended that you create your own "Personal Work Space" on the site in order to save your work (once you create it, you will receive an email in which you must click on an activation link to activate your new account). The site does allow you to use a temporary work space, but if you do so, your work is not saved. Also, tutorials on how to use the site are available under the "Tutorial Videos" link in the top right corner once you use either the "Temporary Work Space" or "Personal Work Space" logins. (If the site is busy, try again later, as we have a limited number of "seats" to this resource and traffic may at times be heavy.)

Small Business

Small Business Reference Center (Current) EBSCOHost

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This database provides the most up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business, including a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Business videos provide critical information for business owners through interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. In addition, a collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.

Stock Information

Morningstar Library Edition Morningstar

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Provides research and independent opinions on thousands of stocks and mutual funds to both beginning and experienced investors by helping patrons find funds or stocks, get data and guidance on individual stocks and funds, or put stocks and funds together in a portfolio and see how they perform.

Redherring.com (formerly StockMaster)

Library Research Guides for Business
Research Guides used in Hackney Library orientations for Business courses suggest resources appropriate for completing assigned projects and papers.

Last updated March 18, 2013