Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Morningstar. QuickTake. free

 This screen shows Ford Motor Co debt, bond, rates, credit, ratios, financials, insider action + much more.

Change the ticker symbol in the address bar to ibm (for example) or whatever co. you seek.

(Some of the info is fee-based.)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Guide to Sources of Statistics - The 2012 Statistical Abstract

The free online Stat Abstract is gone but this whopper list (with links) of government and non-gov resources is a valuable reference tool.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Market share Rankings - comScore, Inc

Smartphones,  online Videos, Search engines, etc.

Global E-commerce

Nielsen report.  20 pages.   Free reg. req.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Local Cable System Directory .Cable Network Profiles. US

Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau - CAB:

American Time Use Survey

BLS.   "measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing."  Annual, 2003 - current

Markets Data Center - WSJ.com

Wall St. J.   Vast amounts of biz numbers.  too much to describe - world stocks, commodities,...
definitely worth exploring.
(Thanks, Susan Mullee)

Retail Industry-China

Economist Intelligence Unit.  about 12 pages.  may require free registration.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Microfinance Research Guide

Lippincott Library.  Wharton School

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Technomic . Food Industry Facts

Complimentary data |  provided by this research/consultancy firm.  Up-to-date sales, rankings, etc.

BRASS - Business Reference & Services Section

 LibGuides at BRASS - Business Reference & Services Section of ALA.

"Selected free and fee-based resources highly relevant to information professionals providing business reference services."

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

WHO | World Health Statistics

WHO | World Health Org.  Biennial, 2005 - current

Statistics - OECD

Another (and nicely navigable) gateway to all OECD stats,

Monday, September 01, 2014

OECD Factbook, Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics.

Annual, 2005-current.       More than 100 indicators  for member countries & for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia & S. Africa. 260 pages.

World Steel & Iron production

World Steel Association - Statstics 1960 - current.

Friday, August 29, 2014

World's Greenest Companies

"Newsweek  ranks the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Electric Energy Online

Current news, M&A,     Full text of current EE magazine.

Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary

Quick look-up database.  Mountain Data Systems.

Technology Pioneers | World Economic Forum -

top 24.  Annual, 2007 - current

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Red Herring N. America: Top Tech Winners

Annual.  Also on this page - links to top Europe, Asia, Global firms.
Clicking on firm name links to promotional site.

Transparency International - the global coalition against corruption

Click "What We Do" for corruption reports by country or topic.  Also the Corruptions Index is here.

50 Smartest Companies - MIT Technology Review

Annual, 2010 - current.

IW US 500 Database 1999 - current

 IndustryWeek:" 500 largest public manufacturing companies in the United States via this searchable database."

Green Business News, Resources, and Sustainability Career Tools

GreenBiz.com     Annual Green Business Report.   Green NGOs rankings.  Free reg.req.
“Resource Center on Business, the Environment & the Bottom Line.”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

World Investment Report 2012 - current

UN Conf. on Trade & Development.  265 pages.

USDA -State Fact Sheets

"Information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, and more."

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Data & Analysis - up-to-date

USDA Economic Research Service

Hit any tab - Data, Publications, Topics  to open a bonanza of food stats.  Includes Int'l markets & trade.

USDA - Census of Agriculture - 1840-current

published every 5 years.  Check out the 1840 ed. for slave, "free white" and "free colored" demographics by state.  Market value of state Ag products + more. includes Outlying Areas.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BRICS Joint Statistical Publications

Brazil • Russia • India • China • South Africa.  Annual, 2010 - current. Extensive stats for each country from official sources.   200 pages . (This updates the link in "Dancing with the BRICs")

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Dancing with the BRICs -Where to find information. (Terry's article)

Academic BRASS, Volume 7, No. 1 | Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)  The date is an error - it's a 2013 article. Some of the links, as you might expect are now defunct.  Sorry about that.

Publications - Credit Suisse

Several important annual surveys, including Global Wealth Report, 2010 - current; Global Investment Returns, 2009 - current and Emerging Consumer Survey, 2011- current.

Monday, August 04, 2014

How to keep your searches private

J of Accountancy.  Aug 2014.  Searching for privacy: "the following two solutions claim to help prevent your internet searches and browsing activities from being tracked."  DuckDuckGo; Disconnect.

OECD -FAO Agricultural Outlook. Annual, 1999 - current.

OECD iLibrary: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: "... provides market projections to 2023 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish across 41 countries and 12 regions. It includes a special focus on India."

Doing Business -World Bank. Annual

IFC.  Int'l Finance Corp.    Comparing Business Regulations for Domestic Firms in 189 Economies.

Ethanol Industry

Renewable Fuels Association.  Industry stats, prices, production, players...

Friday, August 01, 2014

National Center for Charitable Statistics

Urban Institute.  Lots of free stats.   State, County, Region.   The Almanac is fee-based.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Global Cleantech 100. Annual.

"Cleantech Group"   Private companies in clean technology.

Executive MBA rankings

"Poets & Quants"

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Top MBA Employers - CNNMoney

 Where MBA students say they'd most like to work.       Annual.

China’s digital transformation | McKinsey

China's economy & the Internet.  Stats & Analysis.  138 pages.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BLS 2013 Sequestration Information

What's been eliminated from BLS data programs by gov't spending cuts.   boo.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Library Expenditure as % of Total University Expenditure

1982 - 2011.  Ass'n of Research Libraries.

Economic and Housing Research - Freddie Mac

"We provide information, data, analysis, and insight across a wide range of housing and economic indicators."