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  • Search for industry information by keyword; Narrow results by clicking on Industry Profile under “Source Types” on left side of screen.
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Comment Icon0 Encyclopedia of American Industries 2011
Available in Reference Room at call number HC102 .E53 2011 (3 volumes). In-library use only.

Detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Volume 1 provides separate coverage of 459 manufacturing industries. Volume 2 presents approximately 320 essays covering a vast array of industries, including agriculture, mining, construction, wholesale and retail. Volume 3 covers nearly 230 essays on the topics of finance, insurance, real estate, service industries, and public administration. Combined, these 3 volumes provide individual essays on every industry recognized by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Each entry in this edition includes the corresponding North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code(s).
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Comment Icon0 Encyclopedia of American Industries 2007
Available in Reference Room at call number HC102 .E53 2007 (2 volumes). In-library use only.

Provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Volume 1 provides separate coverage of 459 manufacturing industries. Volume 2 presents 545 essays covering the vast array of service and other non-manufacturing industries in the U.S. Combined, these two volumes provide individual essays on every industry recognized by the SIC system. Both volumes are arranged numerically by SIC code. Additionally, each entry includes the corresponding NAICS code(s).
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Comment Icon0 Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (2007)
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Comment Icon0 Encyclopedia of Global Industries
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REF HD2324 .E53 2007. In-library use only.
Presents a look at business sectors of global significance. Includes 125 articles in 23 chapters and offers thorough studies of some of the biggest and most frequently researched industry segments. All essays are focused and highly readable, and provide a wealth of relevant, current, factual data previously available only through a variety of diverse sources. All essays include standard category topics, including: Industry Snapshot, Organization & Structure, Background & Development, Current Conditions, Research & Technology, Work Force, Industry Leaders, Major Countries in the Industry, and Further Reading.
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Comment Icon0 Encyclopedia of Products and Industries (2008)
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Comment Icon0 Handbook of Industry Profiles 2009: Analysis and Trends for 300 Industries (Hoover’s) REF HD2328 .H36 2009
Get an overview of each industry’s competitive landscape. Learn about product, operations, and technology issues. Edge out competitors by using the call preparation questions. Discover critical challenges facing the industry. Gain an understanding of the sales and marketing processes typical of the industry. Get an overview of human resources issues and see trends in industry employment growth and average hourly earnings. Find links to important industry Web sites. Get quick industry insights with the Fast Facts feature. Discover the largest and fastest-growing companies in the industry with lists from Hoover’s company database. Identify the SIC and NAICS codes for the industry.
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Comment Icon0 Handbook of Industry Profiles 2008: Analysis and Trends for 300 Industries (Hoover’s) REF  HD2328 .H36 2008
The profiles feature: Industry Overview; Competitive Landscape; Products, Operations and Technology; Sales and Marketing; Human Resources; Call Preparation Questions; Web Links and Acronyms; Critical Business Challenges; Fast Facts; Industry Employment Growth; Average Hourly Earnings. The companies in the lists that accompany each industry profile were chosen from the Hoover’s database of company information. The lists were created to represent an overall snapshot of each industry, to give an idea of the major U.S. participants and the size of the industry.
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Comment Icon0 International Financial Statistics Yearbook (International Monetary Fund)
Available in Reference Room at call number HG61 .I57 2009
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Acknowledged as a standard source of statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, IFS publishes, for most countries of the world, current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment position), government finance, and national accounts. Information is presented in tables for specific countries and in tables for area and world aggregates.

Comment Icon0 International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2010 (Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations)
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Detailed data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown in Volume I with the 2010 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for 93 countries (areas), representing approximately 74% of the world trade of 2010.

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Comment Icon0 Market Share Reporter REF HF5410 .M35 2008 (2 volumes)
A compilation of market share reports from periodical literature. The 2008 edition provides market share information on domestic and international markets. Entries are arranged under both SIC and NAICS codes. Entries in MSR fall into four broad categories: Corporate Market Shares; Institutional Shares; Brand Market Shares; and Product, Commodity, Service, and Facility Shares.
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Provides business information, including financial reports, company news and securities data. Mergent Online contains company data and annual reports for both U.S. and international companies. U.S. company data includes SEC (EDGAR) filings.
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Comment Icon0 Nations of the World 2012: A Political, Economic & Business Handbook REF  HF1010 .N37 2012
This comprehensive handbook profiles 231 nations and self-governing terr-itories around the world. More than 2,000 pages present political, economic and business information not found in any other reference work of its kind. The political, economic and business climates of the world have dramatically changed since the last edition. This 2012 edition of Nations of the World uniquely captures these changes – from current facts and figures to keen insight into economic, social and business climates. Each independently written overview captures the climate of the country or territory, regardless of how deeply it has been affected by the recent sweeping political and economic global changes.
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Comment Icon0 The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
Available in Reference Room at call number HF1373 .P75 2009 (2 volumes). In-library use only.

Written by an international team of contributors, this comprehensive reference includes more than 300 up-to-date entries covering a wide range of topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development. These topics include concepts and principles, models and theory, institutions and agreements, policies and instruments, analysis and tools, and sectors and special issues. Each entry includes cross-references and a list of sources for further reading and research. Complete with an index and a table of contents that groups entries by topic, The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy is an essential resource for anyone who needs to better understand the global economy.
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Comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to popular Standard & Poor’s research products such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports among others.

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Comment Icon0 The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World
Available in Reference Room at call number JA51 .S7 2011. In-library use only.
This reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis.

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Includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics. This database incorporates the full text of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A, The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, The World Almanac for Kids, and the World Almanac Knowledge Source. It is a single reference source that covers arts and entertainment, information about U.S. cities and states, people in the news, the nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, science and technology, computers, taxes, economics, national defense, historical anniversaries, and much more.

Comment Icon0 World Almanac and Book of Facts
Available in Ready Reference at call number AY67 .N5 W7 2011.
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Comment Icon0 World Development Indicators 2009 (World Bank) REF HC59.3 .W67 2009x
World Development Indicators 2008 (World Bank) REF HC59.15 .W656 2008
WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS & GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DATABANK ONLINE
With its focus on the international development goals, WDI tries to capture the most important issues facing developing countries: the health, education, and welfare of people; sustainable use of natural resources and the reversal of environmental losses; economic growth and management of the economy; the complementary roles of governments and the private sector; and the continuing integration with the world economy. Includes more than 800 indicators for 153 economies. Provides definitions, sources, and other information about the data. Organizes the data into 6 thematic areas: World View: Living standards and development progress; People: Gender, health, and employment; Environment: Natural resources and environmental changes; Economy: New opportunities for growth; States & Markets: Elements of a good investment climate; Global Links: Evidence on globalization.
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