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Business, Accounting, & Economics

Career Exploration

What Can I Do With This Major?

This resource outlines 80 majors and includes typical employers that hire students in each field and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Note the links to four categories: Professional Associations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Miscellaneous Career Sites and Job Postings.

Databases


ADFLIP

This database allows you to search and print print advertisements from 1940 to the present. Search by category, decade, or year. Images on this site are protected by copyright. See http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.htmlfor explanation of "fair use" for educational purposes.
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Business Source Elite

This database provides full text from nearly 930 journals covering business, management, economics, banking, finance, accounting and much more. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 1,570 journals. This database contains popular business publications and scholarly, peer reviewed journals. Also included is Wall Street Words, a dictionary of financial terms, linked directly to words within the citations and full text and a Company Directory from Dun & Bradstreet. DataMonitor provides company profiles, including business locations, key products, biographies of notable employees, and an outlook profile for the future.

EconLit

EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics, with over 1 million records from 1969 -present.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Provides access to current information in law and business, and to the full text of major newspapers from around the world.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Wall Street Journal Online

The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.

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Websites


American FactFinder

US Census site. Provides basic community information; search by zip code, city or state.

BizStats

This resource allows searching based on ratios and benchmarks. BizStats.com compiles raw statistical data from numerous sources.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

This resource covers all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

CNN Money

Using data provided by researchers at C2ER, we compare key expenses in dozens of major cities. Costs include housing, utilities, transportation and health care.

Doing Business in ...

A great resource for looking at country information including regulations, taxes, or getting electricity.

Economic Indicators

Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.

Encyclopedia of Small Business

This encyclopedia defines and details issues faced by small businesses, including accounting, outsourcing, many other topics.

Ethics Resource Center

ERC is a "...nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions."

Ethics World

This site offers current comments, reports and news on governance, business ethics and anti-corruption in the United States and across the world. Its mission is to "... disseminate information and strengthen understanding of the critical issues of institutional governance, business ethics and anti-corruption, by reporting on key developments and providing a forum for diverse opinions."

Inc.com

Published by Inc. magazine, this site contains high-quality reliable articles on a wide variety of business topics, especially those related to entrepreneurship.

International Monetary Fund

A good source from global financial and economic data.

NationMaster

This is a great resource for country comparisons across a huge range of topics, including crime statistics, agriculture, and disasters.

OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development

Some free access and reports on global macroeconomic and trade data.

Salary.com

Salary.com's cost-of-living calculator will compare living-cost indexes and salary differentials to help you make an informed comparison. Learn how your disposable income will be affected by a relocation between any combination of 300-plus U.S. cities. The Cost-of-Living Wizard also reports the salary adjustment needed to maintain your standard of living, and what salary increase or decrease is likely given local market factors.

SEC

This is the Securities and Exchange Commission's online database of company filings. A specific company's filings can be found by searching for the company's name or ticker symbol. Results can be filtered by form type.

Sperling's Best Places

Rates places to live, retire and work using a wide variety of government data.

Startup Nation

This site is organized in three main sections: Start Your Business, Grow Your Business, and Discuss What's Important.

U.S. Current Industrial Reports

Government data on production and shipments of selected manufactured products as reported by the Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction Statistics Division of the Census.

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

ITA has industry coverage in the Trade Data & Analysis section.

U.S. Economic Census

Provides profiles for national and local economies every 5 years, as well as industry data.

U.S. International Trade Commission

This resource offers access to a lot of import and export data.

U.S. Small Business Administration

This web site is a great resource for creating business plans. It also has information on financing, grants, and links to individual state sites.

World Bank Data

Search by country or topic--agriculture to transportation to population demographics and everything in between.

Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance has business, economic, and financial information including a profile section where you can get a quick snapshot of a company.

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