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General Business


 General Business Subject Guides - A Selected Bibliography of Works in the Collection 

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 Accounting & Taxation

 Advertising & Marketing

 Corporate Law

 Human Resources

 Investment Information

 Small Business Admin

 Statistical Data




  General Business Information Web Sites  


Census Gateway
Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of the Census.
This web site is the Census Bureau's primary vehicle for distributing Census publications.

Guide to regional economic data online, with over1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider.
Searchable index of internet sites in all areas of business. Includes links to publications.

A financial economics web site managed by James R. Garven, Ph.D, "the objective of FINWeb is to list Internet resources providing substantive information concerning economics and finance-related topics".

United States Gross Domestic Product Site
Handy reference information of the GDP and Real GDP since 1929/

Yahoo Business Directory Page
Yahoo's Commercial directory leading to hundreds of sites.

Accounting & Taxation

Accounting Terminology Guide
Browsable alphabetic glossary of accounting terminology provided by the New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants.

Accounting Workshop
Publisher, Wiley's created this workshop designed to keep students abreast of current issues in the accounting world as well as to raise items for discussion. This site will help you learn about the field of accounting and help you find web links to corporate financial statements, professional associations, online research sites, and a host of other sites.

Citizens For Tax Justice
Non-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to fair taxation at the federal, state, and local levels. This advocacy group focuses on tax fairness for middle and low income families. The site provides research, analysis, statistics and opinion in regards to issues of federal, state and local taxation.

CPA Directory
A directory of all C.P.A.'s in the United States. Searchable by name, industry specialty, and firm name.

Internal Revenue Service
The full text of regulations, informational publications, and forms for federal taxation.

Rutgers Accounting Web
From the Accounting Research Center, Rutgers University. Links to accounting firms, associations, courses, authorities, and software on the Web.

State Tax Rates and Structures
This site from the Federation of Tax Administrators, provides detailed rate and structure information on income, sales, and excise taxes for all 50 states. Also of note are the schedules relating to State and Local Tax Burdens and Revenues. Tax rate schedules can be viewed in HTML of PDF.

Tax Analysts
This site provides a number of free information services regarding tax policy and taxation issues on an international level. Includes access to historical tax research for the U.S., articles on tax policy, and archives of the National Tax Journal. Also includes a list of tax related quotations, from the famous to the obscure.

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Links to governmental and private research materials on federal, state,and foreign tax accounting.

Tax Foundation
Provides staff written news releases, commentary and special reports, as well as research data on various issues of tax policy, at both a federal and state level

Advertising & Marketing

AdAge Dataplace
Statistical data and articles.

Advertising from the 1940's and 50s.

Directory of over 17,000 agencies.

Advertising Age
The full text of the leading news journal in the field, with data on global markets, advertisers, and advertising agencies.

Advertising World
The ultimate advertising directory, created by the Department of Advertising at UT-Austin.

American Customer Satisfaction Index
From the School of Business at the University of Michigan, this site provides data on customer satisfaction with companies and products from various industries in the American economy. Sectors, industries, and companies are ranked quarterly on their measured level of customer satisfaction. Data is presented for prior periods to facilitate trend analysis.

American Marketing Association
This association page includes free guides to marketing and other educational/informational resources.

A marketing virtual library of links.

The Marketing ResourceCenter
A library of articles, bulletin boards, and extensive information on marketing via the Web.

Corporate Law

The premiere site for bankruptcy information online.

Commercial Law: An Overview
From the Legal Information Institute, CornellUniversity. Links to codes, cases, and commentaries.

Employment Law - Discrimination
From the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University. The full text of relevant t decisions, plus links to otherWeb sites.

FindLaw Law Crawler
Massive, searchable site of information covering all areas of law, including cases and codes, for administrative, anti-trust, bankruptcy, commercial and employment law.

Free Advice
The free leading law and "legal advice" site for consumers and small business. To learn your legal rights, click a topic below and find the answers to your legal questions on Free Advice

Legal Estate & Trust Forms
Site with forms searchable by State. Printable too.

OSHA Regulations and Compliance Links
From the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The text of laws and regulations on occupational safety and health, as well as compliance guides.

Right to Work States
Identifies those states with "right to work" laws on their books, and provides access to the full text of the corresponding legislation. From the National Right to Work Foundation.

Uniform Commercial Code
From the American Law Institute. The text of the standard code adopted by most states.

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The agency responsible for enforcement of federal laws on employment discrimination. Describes the EEOC's programs and gives the full text of relevant laws, decisions, and enforcement guidelines.

US National Labor Relations Board
The agency responsible for representation elections and investigation of unfair labor practices. Includes full text of the NLRB's decisions and regulations, as well as a manual of procedures and compliance.

Human Resources

America's Career InfoNet
Sponsored in part by the US Department of Labor, this site was designed as part of a suite of sites dealing with occupational and career information in the Untied States. Provided are wage and employment trends across industries and occupations, information on knowledge and skills required for certain occupations, and state profiles including cost of living data and labor market conditions.

Career Center
Nonprofit career opportunities and internships.

Career Journal - Wall Street Journal
The premiere career web site for professionals.

CNN Career Builder Resource Page
Site maintained by CNN.

Salary listings by profession.

National Compensation Survey
The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of occupational earnings; compensation cost trends, benefit incidence, and detailed plan provisions. Detailed occupational earnings are available for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, broad geographic regions, and on a national basis. The index component of the NCS (ECI) measures changes in labor costs. Created by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor statistical data.

O*NET OnLine
Replacing and expanding upon the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, this site provides a broad database of occupational information. Included are occupation snapshots, job descriptions, and information which helps the user to determine if their skills and interets are inline with an occupation's requirements and characterisitics. Developed for the US Department of Labor.

Society for Human Resource Management
A wealth or resources from this organization.

United States Department of Labor
Find information related to a wide range of labor/human resources topics including hiriing, wages, benefits, and legal issues. Browse by topic or audience (worker, employer, etc.) or search for specific information.

Comprehensive workplace information researched through Cornell's School of Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resource Executive Magazine.

Investment Information

Investing in Bonds
A how to guide to Bond investing created by the Bond Market Association.

Investor Home
Keeping up with the stock market is made easier through this site. Stock quotes and the latest investment news are easily found. There is also an Investor Education Center and a special section on IPOs.

For more stock information, go to the Library's Finance page

Small Business

Interactive Tools
From the American Express Company. A collection of tutorials on various aspects of launching a small business.

Business Owner's Toolkit
Guides to starting a small business, including a collection of online checklists, model business plans, and forms.

Small Business Administration
This government site provides information about starting or operating a small business, and about getting the help you need to do so.

US Small Business Administration
Information on starting a small business and obtaining assistance fromthe SBA.

Statistical Data

American FactFinder
Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of the Census.
This web site is the Census Bureau's primary vehicle for distributing Census publications.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The information available at this government agency site includes news and data related to labor statistics on the national and regional level. Also useful is a look at the economy at a glance, access to BLS publications, and links to other statistical sites, including sites for many other countries.

Economic Indicators Page - U.S. Council of Economic Advisors.
Includes tables and charts of basic economic indicators. The data is generally quoted for about 8 or 9 years and then quarterly for the most recent 3 years.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains this site to provide information about different occupations. Descriptions for each job title include the nature of the work, typical income, job outlook, and necessary education, training, and qualifications. A great place to begin exploring your career ideas.

An Internet source from the US Department of Commerce which provides access to business and economic data released by the government.

Statistical Abstract of the United States: Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of the Census. Annual.
As the National Data Book it contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States including population, vital statistics, health and nutrition, education, law enforcement, environment, state and local government finance and employment, defense, labor, income and expenditures, prices, information technology, energy, science, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, construction and housing, manufacturing and trade. Selected international data are also included.

U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau gathers information about population, housing, income, business, and trade. While we think in terms of The Census taking place every ten years, that is only part of the information the Census Bureau gathers. Information at this site is updated continually. If it is up-to-the-minute U.S. or world population info you are looking for, take a look at the Population Clock.

U.S. Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce's site provides news items, a quick look at economic indicators, and links to the homepages of government agencies that fall under the administration of the DOC, such as the Economic and Statistics Administration, the Bureau of Export Administration, the Technology Administration, and the Minority few.