Saturday, November 28, 2015

Global Entrepreneur Report . Annual

BNP Paribas.  Trends & Stats.  huge report (60+ pages)  No company info.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

World indices -

Most country indices link to   list of constitutents w/ company profiles and financials.  Financial Times.

S&P 500 Monthly Total Return

2013 - current

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard GLOBAL

European Union   World top 2500 companies         EU top 1000 companies

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

8 tools for visualizing data with open source  Easy step by step instruction.  (Thanks Amelia Kassel.)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lodging Industry Profile - AH&LA

American Hotel & Lodging Assoc.  Brief Industry profile.


Central Bank.  Usual economic, finance indicators & stats.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Germany - Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

Also:  links to  Europe in Figures.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Beneath New York Public Library, Shelving Its Past for High-Tech Research Stacks.

 The New York Times   9/16/2015

" We bring together the status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records, congressional district maps, and more (see the table at the right)." " is not a government website."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bureau of Industry & Security. US Dept of Commerce.

"Where Industry and commerce intersect"
Unique presentation of statistical analysis of US Trade.  Select Data.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

International Economic Trends - Economic Research - St. Louis Fed

Periodical.  Quarterly, 1999 - current.

Federal Reserve Economic Data - FRED - St. Louis Fed Global

"Download, graph, and track 292,000 US and international time series from 80 sources."

Friday, November 13, 2015

The NonProfitTimes Top 100. US. Annual.

This site also shows news, available grants & nonprofit jobs.
+ services for nonprofits.

Agency Compile. Directory

Search on: agency, client, capabilities ,location, company size.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Top Business Schools | The Economist . Global .

Annual, 2011-current.  Click MBA Rankings  for Full-Time, Executive & other rankings.

Defunct PubScience continued by SciTech Connect & DOE Pages

US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Includes 34,000 patents resulting from DOE-sponsored R&D.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Recording Industry. US

Shipment and Revenue Statistics, Music Consumer Profile. Free. Additional databases require a subscription ($100. annually)

American Doctoral Dissertations 1933 to 1955

Free Database from EBSCO

PQDT Open Access Dissertations & Theses

Full text.  Free.  1951- current.  Proquest.  This is not the fee based Prooquest dissertation database.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Investor's Business Daily

Stock Investment Research & Education - Business & Financial News 


Data for traffic on your website.  "Our free service is aimed at websites with 250,000 page loads per month or less and offers lifetime summary stats and a detailed analysis of your last 500 page loads."  

Library Instruction

Tips for Standups
by Dave Arch of Creative Training Techniques

World Newspaper Directory

"Thousands of Newspapers Listed by Country & Region"
full text articles in most cases.    by WebWombat (Australia)

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sample Credit Report | US Business Credit Reports

Company credit reports include competitors, business expenditures, legal filings + more.  $15. each.  by

U.S. State Dept. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets

 (formerly called Background Notes)  Up-to-date Global coverage.
See also links for each country for Investment Climate, Business & Travel + much more. 

Saturday, November 07, 2015

OECD Insurance Statistics -Global

Principal Global Indicators.

"Product of the Inter-agency Group on Economic &Financial Statistics"

Friday, November 06, 2015

Hotels Ranking. Top 325. Annual. Global

Hotel Magazine.   Criteria: " number of guestrooms and hotels in operation systemwide"

Click on Editorial Archive tab.  No financial data.

Top US Shops & clients- Chiefmarketer. Annual

  • "PROMO Top Shops is a listing of the Top 100 promotional marketing agencies that collectively represent the best of the industry.
  • B2B Top Shops identifies the Top 50 best and brightest B2B marketing agencies."

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Marketing Case Studies | Fast Company | business innovation

Thanks, BUSLib-L
To subscribe to BUSLIB-L:
  Click HERE for more case studies on bizrefdesk

Global Consumption Database | The World Bank

"Select a country, sector or product to view key data."

Monday, November 02, 2015

500 Top Franchise Opportunities.

 Annual, 2007 -current. Very detailed company info including start-up costs, fees, etc.    See also the useful top tabs. Lots of intelligence for small business & entrepreneurs.
by Entrepreneur Media inc.

Industry Group Leaders. Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Global

24 Companies that are leaders in their industry.  Company profiles.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

OECD. News from the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

Monthly, 2012 - current

News Reports & Index. Mergent Weekly. Free

For all Mergent manuals.  Industrial, OTC, OTC Unlisted, Transportation, Public Utility, Bank& Finance, International, Municipal & Gov't, New Listings.
+ Complete Annual Corporate Index of Companies , 2009 - current.

SEC On-Line Publications

Everything everybody needs to know about the business of finance, from ADRs to "Research Tools for Librarians."

Saturday, October 31, 2015

MIT Technology Review. bimonthly. free.

Lists "10 technologies, 35 people, and 50 companies that are especially important."
"Archive contains all 889 issues published over the past 116 years."

Friday, October 30, 2015

International Journal of Communication

USC Annenberg School of Communication.  Scholarly articles.

Freedom on the Net Annual, 2011-current

Global. by Freedom House.  Rankings & Lengthy analysis & bibliography for each country.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Support Center for starting & managing a business.  Goes way beyond the usual business plan samples.

Survey of Business Owners - 2012 U.S. Census

This the latest survey.   "Preliminary Estimates of Business Ownership by Gender, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status: 2012"

2015 World Population Data Sheet –

Population Reference Bureau.  (Focus on Women)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Former CRS employees put heat on Congress to make reports public.

Congressional Research Reports.     Sunlight Foundation Blog: “All Americans should have equal access to these nonconfidential reports, not only special interests and those with greater financial resources.”
Click HERE to get CR report links on this site.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Transportation / Logistics / Chain Supply Management Industry

Research Guide,  Free & Fee based resources.
Use Firefox for best results.

India, Economy analysis & state by state economy report

IHS Economics.   (Denver based)  About 10 pages.