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RKMA Market Research

This eBook package includes the following: Consumer Behavior 2014, Business-to-Business Marketing 2014-2015, Consumer Marketing 2014-2015, International Consumer Markets 2014-2015, Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook 2014-2015, Sports Marketing 2014-2015, Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook 2013-2014, Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook 2013-2014, Leisure Market Research Handbook 2015-2016, Retail Business Market Research Handbook 2013-2014, and Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook 2015-2016.

Click on the link to access these titles. To navigate through a specific book, click on the book title, then click on Toggle Sidebar icon in upper left-hand corner, then click on Show Document Outline icon. If you have any questions, please contact Mary at x7824 or MaryTatro@augustana.edu.

Statista

Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH includes detailed information on close to 600 occupations, including job description, work environment, training and education, and projected job growth.


Accounting ResourcesAdvertising and Marketing ResourcesBusiness Plans ResourcesCompany and Industry ResourcesCost of Living CalculatorsEconomic ResourcesEntrepreneurship ResourcesEthics ResourcesInternational Business, Culture, Economic, and Trade ResourcesNews ResourcesRelocation InformationRisk Management Resources

Accounting Resources

EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/)

This is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s online database of company filings. A specific company’s filing can be found by searching the company’s name or ticker symbol.

Financial Accounting Standards Board (http://www.fasb.org/home)

Establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting that foster financial reporting by nongovernmental entities that provides decision-useful information to investors and other users of financial reports.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (http://www.gasb.org)

Establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (http://pcaobus.org/Pages/default.aspx)

Oversees auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.

Tax Policy Center (http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/)

The Tax Policy Center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. The Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government.

Advertising and Marketing Resources

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.
Note: You must log-in if you are off-campus; please contact the Reference Desk for log-in information.

Vintage Ad Browser (http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/)

Over 100,000 vintage ads back to 1840. Search by decade and topic.

Business Plans Resources

American FactFinder (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml)

U.S. Census site that provides basic community information; search by zip code, city or state.

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.

Conference Board (http://www.conference-board.org)

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Their mission is to provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

Economic Census (http://www.census.gov/econ/census/)

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

Economic Indicators (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=ECONI)

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.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

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

Small Business Administration (https://www.sba.gov/)

Excellent source for all areas of creating a business plan.

Company and Industry Resources

BizStats (http://www.bizstats.com/)

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

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.

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive analysis on political and social issues in the news. Note: When finished using CQ Researcher, please click on the "Log Out" option at the top right corner of the screen.

Current Industry Reports (http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/cir/)

The Current Industrial Report (CIR) program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for many years. The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products. The data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector.

EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/)

This is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s online database of company filings. A specific company’s filing can be found by searching the company’s name or ticker symbol.

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.

Wilson Omnifile Full Text Select

Wilson provides a wide variety of subjects in the humanities, science, education and business.

Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/)

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

Cost of Living Calculators

The following websites are only few of many that provide data comparisons which include, but not limited to, food, housing, utilities, transportation, and health cost.

Bankrate (http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/savings/moving-cost-of-living-calculator.aspx)

CNN Money (http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/)

Salary.com (http://swz.salary.com/CostOfLivingWizard/LayoutScripts/Coll_Start.aspx)

Sperling's Best Places (http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/)

Economic Resources

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive analysis on political and social issues in the news. Note: When finished using CQ Researcher, please click on the "Log Out" option at the top right corner of the screen.

EconLit

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

Economic Census (http://www.census.gov/econ/census/)

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

Economic Indicators (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=ECONI)

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.

International Monetary Fund (http://www.imf.org/external)

The International Monetary Fund (IFM) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. A good source for global financial and economic data.

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) (http://www.oecd.org/)

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

World Development Indicators (http://databank.worldbank.org)

Access to more than 800 development indicators with time series for more than 220 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to the present, where data are available produced by The World Bank Group.

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Entrepreneurship Resources

American FactFinder (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml)

U.S. Census site that provides basic community information; search by zip code, city or state.

Doing Business in… (http://www.doingbusiness.org/)

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

Economic Indicators (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=ECONI)

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 (http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/small/)

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

Inc.com (http://www.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.

Startup Nation (http://www.startupnation.com/)

This site is organized in three main sections: Start Your Business, Grow Your Business, and Manage Your Business.

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Ethics Resources

Ethics Resource Center (http://www.ethics.org)

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 (http://www.ethicsworld.org)

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."

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International Business, Culture, Economic, Trade Resources

CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/)

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Country Studies (http://countrystudies.us/)

Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Doing Business in… (http://www.doingbusiness.org/)

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

Europa – European Union (http://Europa.eu/index_en.htm)

Provides a section for “Doing business…” covering finance, import and export, VAT & customs, plus much more.

Executive Planet (http://www.executiveplanet.com)

Guides include advice on negotiating tactics, business entertaining, business attire, making and keeping appointments, and other topics.

Export.gov (http://www.export.gov)

Brings resources together from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies in the global marketplace.

International Business Etiquette, Manners, and Culture (http://www.cyborlink.com)

Guides discuss religion, appearance, behavior, and communication in each nation or region.

International Commerce and Economics (http://www.usitc.gov)

Focuses on trade developments as they affect the United States.

International Monetary Fund (http://www.imf.org/external)

The International Monetary Fund (IFM) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. This is a good source for global financial and economic data.

NationMaker (http://www.nationmaster.com/)

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

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) (http://www.oecd.org/)

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

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Commission (http://www.trade.gov/data.asp)

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

US Department of State Fact Sheets (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/)

Includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations.

U.S. International Trade Commission (http://dataweb.usitc.gov/)

This resource offers access to import and export data.

World Bank Data (http://data.worldbank.org/)

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

World Business Culture (http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/)

Guides to doing business in 39 countries includes information on business structures, management styles, meetings, team work, dress code, women in business, top tips, plus more.

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News Resources

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive analysis on political and social issues in the news. Note: When finished using CQ Researcher, please click on the "Log Out" option at the top right corner of the screen.

Google News (http://news.google.com)

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.

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Relocation Information

American FactFinder (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml)

U.S. Census site that provides basic community information; search by zip code, city or state.

Sperling's Best Places (http://www.bestplaces.net/)

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

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Risk Management Resources

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.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (http://www.fema.gov/)

FEMA’s mission is to support US citizens and first responders to ensure that the nation works together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

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

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/)

The mission of the NIOSH is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers. To accomplish this mission, NIOSH conducts scientific research, develops guidance and authoritative recommendations, disseminates information, and responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluations.

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) (http://www.gao.gov/)

GAO studies the programs and expenditures of the federal government. GAO, commonly called the investigative arm of Congress or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan.

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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