In doing research, make the library and the library web page your primary source of information. For books, use the library online catalog and online books. For articles, use the online periodical databases available via EBSCOhost and FirstSearch. While other web pages on the internet may contain valuable information, you need to critically evaluate each source.
Careers and Jobs
General Business Information
Labor and the Workplace
Options and Futures
Monster.com - Job searching tips, home office tools and expert advice, plus resume writing tutorial.
America's Job Bank - Allows access to the information compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies and located in their databanks.
The CareerBuilder Network - Great career advice-from resumes to relocation resources.
JobSmart - Guide to California Job Search. Also contains hints on resumes and careers as well as a rich source of information on salaries across the U.S.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
The Riley Guide - Links to hundreds of resources on the web for the job-hunter looking for sources of employment information.
Directory of 2,000 Franchises
EDGAR Database Business Week - EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Hoover's Online - A leading provider of company information -- Produce corporate and industry profiles.
Invest-o-rama! - A rich site for investors--from the basics of investing to stock research and mutual fund analysis to investing in Africa and the Middle East.
PRARS - Public Register's Annual Report Service - Annual Reports available for 32,000 publicly traded companies.
WSRN.com - Wall Street Research Net - Wall Street Research Net is the most comprehensive resource for investors on the Web, mobilizing the best free, for-sale, and in-depth information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use site.
AICPA - Maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - provides a searchable collection of accounting information.
CPI Calculation Machine - Inflation calculator--calculates the value of goods in dollars from between any two years.
Economagic - presents a comprehensive collection of economic time series data gathered from US and foreign governmental agencies, trade associations, and private companies.
The Energy Connection Homepage - Your link to the Oil and Gas Industry
Nasdaq Stock Market Home Page - Contains the usual stock information as well as links that will lead you, step by step, through the specifics of how to go about investing.
New York Stock Exchange
Standard & Poors
Statistical Resources on the Web - Government statistics on agriculture, business, housing, foreign trade and governments, demographics, economics, and more.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers - Index to millions of industrial products and services.
US Securities and Exchange Commission - An independent regulatory agency with responsibility for administering the federal securities laws.
Vanguard - A mutual find site and a good place to find information for the neophyte investor.
Yahoo! Finance - Links to U.S. and World markerts, financial news, and investment and tax advise.
Bank of Russia - Provides a detailed history of the bank as well as explaining the present monetary policies.
EuropeanInvestor.com - dedicated to financial news around the world. They also provide quotes, currency conversions and many other useful tools.
International Investment Promotion Network (IPAnet) - The World Bank Group's data source for international investors, providing databases and directories of investment leads, business conditions, market, and legal information.
International Trade Administration - Helping U. S. businesses compete in the global marketplace.
BizJournals - American City Business Journals - The nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers goes online.
Business Week - The latest issue of Business Week is posted every Thursday night. The complete U.S. and International editions are available, including graphics, tables, and selected photos. Also a daily briefing, which includes the daily business news.
CBS MarketWatch - the story behind the numbers.
CNNfn - the financial network.
Entrepreneur Magazine Online - Covers issues of technology, finance, management and marketing.
Forbes Digital Tool - Current and back issues of popular business magazine.
Yahoo! Finance - All the latest financial news and the capability to search the previous 2 weeks of articles.
Corporate Watch - "committed to exposing corporate greed"
National Labor Relations Board
United States Department of Labor
Chicago Board of Trade - Contains a substantial amount of information on how to use derivatives, quotations on agriculture and financial futures, and crop reports.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange - Futures and options are presented in a bare bones format -- also includes an Instant Web Lessons section on the basics of futures.
411Stocks Information Page - stock information from StockSelector.com
American Stock Exchange - Stock quotes are updated every 15 minutes. Past and current market summaries. Full text articles about the American Stock Exchange.
Morningstar - A good source of information about mutual funds. Contains analysis, news, and quotes as well online investing.
PC Quote Online - Gives quick quotes as well as a "Market at a Glance" section.
Quicken.com - Provides users with the knowledge to make their own investment decisions. Follows stocks, mutual funds, equities and accesses background information.
Silicon Investor - Home Page
StockMaster - Serves investors by providing fast delayed stock and mutual fund quotes and historical charts. All of the services are free to individual investors.
Yahoo! Finance - Besides being a good source of stock quotes, site also contains links to business news, and other business information.
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