Business

Accounting
Annual Reports
Associations
Auditing
Bonds
Census Information
Company Information
Corporations
Country Information
Credit
Currency Converters
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Federal Reserve
Finance
Financial Calculators
Financial News
General Business Gateway Sites
International Business and Trade
Investments
Jobs and Employment
Labor
Magazines
Marketing
Mutual Funds
NAICS Codes
Periodicals Online
Retirement
SEC filings
Small Business
Statistics
Stocks
Tax Information
US State Information

General Business Gateway Sites

Accounting

  • AICPA Online Maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Includes a list of links useful to CPAs.
  • RAW: Rutgers Accounting Resources on the Internet
    Part of the International Accounting Network, whose goal is “to provide as complete a coverage of accounting information as possible.” This site certainly does just that. It provides links under broad categories, such as government, journals in accounting and taxation, finance, state CPA associations, etc. This is probably THE place to start accounting research.

Annual Reports

Associations

Auditing

  • KARL: Kaplan’s AuditNet Resource List Aims to be the Internet’s “most comprehensive list of Internet resources for auditors and accountants,” but also provides links to general business sites. Includes lengthy annotations of sites.

Bonds

Census Information

Company Information

Corporations

  • The 200 Best Small Companies in America Data since 1996 of rankings by Forbes.
  • SEC Filings and forms (Edgar)
  • Fortune 500 2009
  • Hoover’s Online Capsules on 11,000 companies in the US and world are available free. Each capsule includes basic information such as the company’s legal name, address, telephone/fax numbers, Web site URL, chief executives, latest available annual sales figures, number of employees, etc. Full company reports are available for a fee. Capsules also provide links to a company’s home page.
  • International Company Directories
  • Thomas Register of Manufacturers A free service to locate industrial products or services, but you must register to use it. Search for company by product/service, company name, or brand name. Also has links to company web sites (wherever you see W in front of the company’s name.)

Country Information

Credit

Currency Converters

Economics

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics About 90% of the BLS’s tabular material is available online. This site includes statistics on unemployment, earnings, productivity, CIP, employee benefits, occupational injuries, etc. Well-organized and easy to use. Specialists will e-mail answers to your questions.
  • Census Bureau
  • EcEdWeb (U of Nebraska) A website for economic education.
  • Economic Data and Links Recent economic data for the US and other countries in table format; provides quick access to a variety of up-to-date statistics.
  • Economic Briefing Room (Census Bureau)
  • Economist Selected articles from current and past issues.
  • FRED: Economic & Financial Database (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
  • EPI DataZone From the Economic Policy Institute, this site provides historical statistical data and information on US labor markets and income.
  • History of Economic Thought Developed by grad students at the New School for Social Research. Good for beginners. Includes an alphabetical listing of about 500 economists and descriptions of schools of economic thought.
  • International Economics Gateway Links to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and to national governments.
  • RFE: Bill Goffe’s Resources for the Economist on the Internet Maintained by a faculty member at the U of Southern Mississippi, this site covers much the same territory as WebEc. Particularly useful headings include U.S. Macro and Regional Data, Other U.S. Data, and World and Non-U.S. Data.
  • WebEc: WWW Resources in Economics Maintained by the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, this is an excellent place to begin research into economics. Contains links to more than 1,000 sites, with short descriptions for many.

Federal Reserve

Finance

  • CNN Money Current financial and business news. “Research It” is a metapage for business research.
  • Edgar Database of Corporate Information Compilation of documents filed by public corporations with the SEC, from January 1994-present. Several types of searching available: central index key, ticker symbol, ownership, etc. An excellent resource.
  • FINWeb Financial economics site maintained by a former U of Texas finance professor. This site has links to major finance and economics journals (some online), working papers series, databases, electronic course materials, and to Internet search engines that deal specifically with economic and financial information. It’s a good starting point for searches in the area of finance.
  • Wachowicz’s Web World: Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students Excellent, lengthy list of briefly annotated sites grouped to correspond to the major topic headings in the text Fundamentals of Financial Management by Horne and Wachowicz.

Financial Calculators

Financial News

International Business and Trade

  • GlobalEdge This site at the U of Michigan is searchable by keyword. The index includes a directory of companies, links to government resources, regional or country specific information, and international trade information. Similar in scope to VIBES.
  • Country Studies/Area Handbooks Standard reference source of information about developed and developing countries. Has a basic searching engine. An invaluable resource.
  • International Business Resource Connection (KU) Contains links to many sites, such as CIA World Factbook, Country Commercial Guides, Country Information from the Export-Import Bank, NAFTA, Trade Law Library.
  • Selected Websites for International Business From the Columbia University Libraries.
  • Counties and Regions (The World Bank) Access to lots of economic data for 100+ developing nations and six regions of the world. Descriptions and tables of economic indicators are available.
  • Trade Statistics from the Office of Trade & Economic Analysis This site has a wide variety of trade information, including US export and import data by country, outlook tables for trends for 1995-2000, and outlook for major manufacturing groups and products. See also Foreign Trade Statistics, which provides monthly US foreign trade reports since 1994.
  • VIBES: Virtual International Business & Economics Sources Access to full-text and statistical information related to international business and economics. Includes links to government and international organization sites, banks, trade associations, research centers, and university sites. Also provides a link to “Research-it.” This is an excellent resource.
  • The World Bank An excellent source of information on developing world economies and problems.

Investments

Jobs

Labor

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Labor Unions and the Internet Collection of sites developed by librarians at Cornell University’s Catherwood Library, NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Links to unions, laws, collective bargaining, labor history, strike information, etc.

Magazines

  • Inc Includes 10 years of full text online.

Marketing

  • American Demographics/Marketing Tools The web site of two magazines focusing on consumer trends and market research. Full text articles back to 1995 can be searched by keyword. Great site!
  • Marketing Virtual Library Good source of information for advertising, starting a business, selling, sales management, etc. Also covers Internet marketing.
  • Market Segment Resources Connects you with ethnic (Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American) and other market segment resources available on the Internet.

Mutual Funds

Periodicals On-Line

  • BusinessWeek
  • Knowledge@Wharton Good resource for general business information. This journal from the Wharton School of Business has scholarly articles on 14 subjects such as Business Ethics, Leadership and Change, etc. You must register to access the articles, but the journal is free.

Retirement

Securities and Exchange Commission filings

  • EDGAR (US Securities and Exchange Commission)

NAICS (formerly SIC) Codes

  • 2007 NAICS Codes (North American Industry Classification System). These are standardized individual numbers for various industries and are useful in searching for industry information.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Statistics (US)

Stocks

  • BigCharts Historical stock quotes and charts back to 1985; searchable by stock symbol or keyword Historical stock quotes and charts back to 1985; searchable by stock symbol or keyword.
  • Kiplinger.com Stock tfinder.
  • Quote.com

Tax Information

US State Economic Information

  • U.S. State Fact Sheets Information on population, per-capita income, earnings per job, poverty rate, unemployment rate, etc.