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GENERAL INFORMATION

Access Business News (NewsBank Trial)

Business Source Premiere--One of our EBSCO databases, specifically for business.  2300 full-text articles. 

CSUF Business Administration Web Links--Business Research Guides, a list of especially noteworthy websites. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library/Business --Many business reference works in full-text.  Click on Basic Search, then click on "Business" to see the titles available. 

Harvard Business School Web links--Useful site for Internet links 

Regional Business News--One of our EBSCO databases, with regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States 

Wall Street Executive Library--"The Web's Best Business Sites."  Research finance, stocks, economic trends, demographics, and industry information from this directory of the most relevant and useful business sites.

BUSINESS PLANS

Business Plans.org --Business planning, marketing planning and marketing strategy information, advice, and software.  Features online interactive business consulting.

Carnegie Library Business Plans--A subject guide to sample business plans and profiles for specific business types. 

Emory's Business Plans Guide--An excellent guide that walks you through and analyzes each section of the plan.  Includes business plan samples. 

Sample Business Plans --Business plan samples for dozens of business types, including restaurant business plans, real estate business plans, hotel business plans, carwash business plans, etc.

SBA's Small Business Planner--A business plan tutorial and outline provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle. 

COMPANIES and COMMODITIES

Annual Report Gallery --Leading provider of online annual reports to individual and institutional investors.

BizMove.com - The small business knowledgebase, a comprehensive free resource of Small Business Management with dozens of guides, tools and ideas.

BusinessResearch--A Deep Web business search engine, with results from over 60 authoritative business collections  

CNET Investor Information Daily current market information, with links to world markets, currencies, etc. A leading provider of stock market data, business news and industry financial information.

Free Patents Online--Complete patent searching database and patent data analytics services. 

Hoovers Online--Comprehensive insight and analysis about companies and industries. 

MacRae's Blue Book--An industrial directory.  Industrial buyers go here to find the exact product or service they need. 

MSN Money Central - Information on investing, stock market news, quotes, charts, and commentary. 

SEC Edgar: Corporate Info--Copies of forms 10-K and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forms are posted to the site 24 hours after the filing date. 

Silicon Investor: Historical Stock Quotes--A single source for worldwide financial data, news and discussion. 

ThomasNet (Thomas Register)--Search here to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers. 

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office--Search patents, trademarks or other specialized databases. 

Yahoo Annual Reports Service--This service provides you with quick access to annual reports, quarterly earnings, and other information on select companies. 

Yahoo Ticker Symbol Lookup--Search for ticker symbols for stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, up to date news. 

ZoomInfo--A web-based service that extracts information about people and companies from millions of resources. 

CONSUMER and FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Autotrader.com--Search over 3.5 million cars for sale, the most complete auto classifieds site online.  

Become.com--Online shopping, you can compare prices, read product reviews and buying guides to find the right product at the best price. 

Business Owners Toolkit--Provides small business owners a portfolio of information, services, news, forms, sample contracts, checklists and software tools. 

California Business Portal--The Secretary of State's business programs main web page, 

Carfax Vehicle History Reports--Get a detailed vehicle history from our nationwide database within seconds! 

Consumer Price Index---CPI program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. 

Cost of Living Calculator-- AIER's popular calculator lets you convert dollar values from past years to current year and vice versa. Regularly updated to reflect most recent data.

Cost of Living Index: Salary Calculator--What are you worth?  Compare your salary in different cities. 

Craig's List--Provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community and events. 

Daily Stocks--Provides charting, market commentary, news, and fundamental research for U.S. stocks. 

How much is a dollar worth?--MeasuringWorth is a service for calculating relative worth over time.

Kelley Blue Book--Online version of the Kelley Blue Book provides new and used automobile, truck and motorcycle pricing as well as automobile and truck reviews, and overview of insurance rates and services. 

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority--Information about public transportation in Los Angeles.  Look here for bus schedules. 

NADA Pricing Guides--Vehicle pricing and information. 

SBA Business Planner--Business plan tutorial and outline provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Information and resources to help at any stage of the business lifecycle. 

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Automotive Industry Research--A guide to industry news and analysis resources covering the automobile industry. 

Fuld Internet Intelligence Index--A directory of business and industry resources "designed to help you gather information from a variety of public services, in support of your competitive intelligence efforts.

Harvard Business School Research Guides --Articles, books, corporate reports, HBS cases, research guides.

Hoover's Industries--Insight and analysis about the companies, industries and people that drive the economy, along with the tools to find and connect to the right people. 

Industry Link--Manufacturing and industrial career choices.  Directory of industrial manufacturing websites and career postings. 

Industry Research--Guide to Industry Research.  This guide is designed as a starting point for current information on industries.  It is for beginning researchers or those who need a place to start research on a particular industry.

NAICS Codes--North American Industry Classification System (titles and codes) 

SIC Code Lookup--Standard Industrial Classification System Search.  OSHA's SIC manual search by keywords to access detailed information for a specified SIC, division, or major group. 

Valuation Resources--Resource guide to business valuation resources, industry and company information, economic data, and more. 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Business Directory of America's Charities--Facts and figures on more than 800,000 public charities. 

International Business and Technology--Resource on Global and Worldwide Information for the Business and Information Technology Researcher.  Provides commerce, business, and technology information. 

Universal Currency Converter--Currency converter lets you calculate currency and foreign exchange rates.   

MARKETING

Ad Access--Provides access to digital images print advertisements published primarily in the U.S. and Canada between 1911 and 1957. 

Ad Forum--An impartial, advanced and up-to-date source of information on the advertising industry. 

Advertising World--The ultimate marketing communications directory.  Account planning, etc. 

American Time Use Survey--This site from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data about the amount of time people spend in various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.

Marketing Resources (Stetson)--A collection of useful marketing websites from Stetson University.

Trends and Indicators in the Changing Healthcare Marketplace--This chart book presents current information on key health care marketplace trends including health care spending and costs. 

NONPROFITS

Internet Nonprofit Center--An indexed collection of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about nonprofit organizations.  Continually updated using new materials from many sources including online discussions. 

Nonprofit Charitable Organizations: About.com--Tools and tips for fundraising. 

REAL ESTATE

Century 21--Your professional champion to sell and buy real estate.  Search millions of home listings. 

Domania-- Easy access to home values and real estate tools to help you with your property search.  

HomeGain--Detailed information about agents and choosing the right agent for you. 

HouseValues.com--Free service to help you find your home's current market value and a suggested listing price. 

PropertyShark.com--Data you need for easy property research, including property reports, foreclosure and for sale listings, comparable tools, maps and much more. 

Realtor.com--More than 4 million real estate listings, homes for sale and rental properties.  Official site of the National Association of Realtors. 

ReMax--Search homes for sale, find agents or offices, learn about real estate, mortgages and moving assistance. 

Yahoo Real Estate--Search homes for sale, find home values, research housing markets, get a home loan, read expert advice. 

Zillow.com--Free real estate information.  Search homes for sale, home prices, home values, recently sold homes, mortgage rates, and more. 

TO CALCULATE DISTANCES & TIME

Expedia.com--Save on airline flights, hotel, vacations.  #1 travel site. Click MAPS, click GET DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Mapquest.com--Get maps and directions from one place to another.  Also distances.

Yahoo.com - Click MAPS, click DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 
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