Economic and Business Resources
Information Sources on the Internet
- This site is maintained
by librarian Sheila Webber: "I aim to list useful Internet resources
which contain company, business news, or market information, and also sites
which provide significant guides to these types of resource. The list is selective,
not exhaustive. It has a particular emphasis on European (and especially UK)
resources. I do not list individual company sites (unless they have guides/information
about companies etc. other than themselves)."
Beige Book --Federal Reserve System
- Published 8 times a year,
the Beige Book summarizes anecdotal information on economic conditions
through reports from "Bank and Branch directors a
- "As members of the
nation's business press, you now have a free online World Wide Web service
which will connect you with leading experts around the country for your reporting,
editorial and broadcast projects."
- Corporate Watch is designed
to provide journalists, activists and policy makers around the world with
up to date information and analysis on social, ecological and economic impacts
of transnational corporations.
- Lycos Top 10% review:
If U.S. government officials really are for sale, this is the general ledger.
FECInfo is the single most comprehensive Website for finding campaign finance
data. Run by a former Federal Election Commission employee, Tony Raymond,
FECInfo delivers raw data and summary stats for Congressional campaigns since
1994, and individual contributions since 1980. Want to check how much Microsoft's
PAC gave, and to whom? No problem. Did Kevin Costner really give $1,000 to...Phil
Gramm? It's all here.
- From The European Commission,
links to Euro related sites in the following categories: European Union institutions,
Member States' authorities, Central Banks, Business and professional organizations,
Public bodies. See also: Euro
homepage for basic information.
- On site are 65 links
to other websites for doing research in the field of international business
and economics, including political risk, and also international affairs.
- "This web site
provides tools for researching specific companies, industries, and manufacturing
processes. For business researchers not yet familiar with the Internet, a
brief "Introduction to the Internet" is provided."
Trademark Association's Trademark Checklist
- "This Trademark
Checklist has been compiled
to assist authors, writers, journalists/editors,
proofreaders and fact checkers with proper trademark usage. It includes listings
for nearly 3,000 registered trademarks and service marks with their generic
terms and indicates capitalization and punctuation."
Guide to Sources of Information
- Provided by the General
Accounting Office, Office of Special Investigations. "A useful investigative
tool for identifying sources of information about people, property, business,
and finance; includes Internet addresses wherever possible; includes a chapter
on how to use the Internet to gather information valuable to the investigative
Law Sources Online.
Unions on the Web
- This really the first
page of a list of over 400 Web sites belonging to the Union Yes Web Ring.
Put on your critical thinking cap, Web Rings are voluntary and sites are not
critiqued so there is no quality assurance.. Some of these are individual
union sites, some major directories, and some individual collections of labor
union related resources.
- Among other things,
a large collection of current press releases organized by industry. Also:
discussion groups, contact lists of PR firms, how-to articles and links to
- A tutorial and a series
of pages with recommended sites for obtaining specific kinds of information
like telephone numbers, financial information and high-level company information.
International and Transparency
International - USA Program
- "A non-governmental
organisation dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing
both international and national corruption." Among the resources at these
Web sites are full texts of Working Papers and the "Corruption Perceptions
Index", a "poll of polls" measuring public views of the extent
of corruption in 85 countries
- Media conglomerates
covered by the Columbia Journalism Review with an article by Tom Goldstein,
dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, and an updated list of ownership
- Cornell University's
School of Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resource Executive magazine.
"Those interested in human resources, labor relations, benefits, training,
technology, staffing, recruiting, leadership, motivation, insurance, relocation,
legal issues and more, will make use of this valuable tool."
corrections and comments for Journalism and Mass Communication Resources
February 11, 2003