Business & Economics

Information Handouts - General Business Sites - Company Info/Annual Reports
Economics - International Business - Market Research/Statistics

Information handouts

Also don't forget the Catalog for Books and Databases for Journal Articles

General Business Sites

  • Rutger University's Business Research Strategies page is an excellent resource with an educational slant that walks a person through the types of research questions to ask and the sources to consult, both print and online.
  • WWW Virtual Library has a list of business/economics links that is maintained by scholars from their respective fields of expertise.
  • Internet Public Library is a comprehensive directory of business resources, including a list of marketing and other business related associations. It provides sites covering the realms of commerce and industry: the production, distribution, consumption of goods and services, and the management of economic systems.
  • RBA Business Sources on the Net, which offers classes, a listing of links, and a list of the UK's top sites. The listings by country are helpful for international research.
  • Michael Bloomberg's site has been one of the top 100 classic business and finance sites for years (PC Magazine). Other classics include:,,,
  • ENTERWeb - The Knowledge Portal for Small Business is a source of information on small business, finance, international trade, entrepreneurship, enterprise development and the economy worldwide. Index includes over 1,400 sites with more added monthly.

Company Info/Annual Reports

  • Brint: The BizTech Network covers Business Researcher's Interests and is a full-fledged business portal focusing on business technology.
  • Business Nation: Business Information Directory provides links to thousands of resources arranged by topics, including examples of different business forms and letters, as well as a listing of helpful government and business associations by state.
  • Corporate Information is an extremely useful listing of sites by country and covering stock exchanges, company directories and sector based sites.
  • Hoover's Online - has capsules that provide brief information on some 12,000 corporations plus 2,800 of America's largest private/nonpublic enterprises and 1,100 foreign companies. Click on Companies and Industries, or, search using Site Search and Capsules as search terms. This will show companies by broad categories. Clicking on the category will provide links to specific companies.
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers is a comprehensive listing of over 145, 000 U.S. public companies and 52,000 products and service categories. It is cross-referenced to find those companies selling particular products.
  • EDGAR Database of Corporate Information includes filings made to the SEC since January 1994. Users should read the "About EDGAR" and "Quick EDGAR Tutorial".
  • Further Annual Report sources with a more user-friendly method of retrieval can be found at


International Business

  • International Trade Administration with current news, trade reports, a listing of trade promotion agencies, and other helpful links related to exporting and importing in particular.
  • Federation of International Trade Associations/FITA was founded in 1984. The organization "fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission." With over 4,000 links to International trade related websites it is a good place to start research. Categories include country or region, legal resources, language and translation, International market research and business directories. From the site one can also subscribe to a free, bi-weekly newsletter.
  • Business Gateway is the U.S. Government's official website and has links for information on exporting, federal regulations, international trade, workplace issues, etc.

Market Research/Statistics

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