N1. New York Public Library Business Desk Reference. John Wiley, 1999. 512p. (2)

Thousands of questions concerning business can be answered from this excellent work. Examples include business writing and speaking, personnel matters, accounting and budgeting, record keeping, marketing, obtaining small business loans, and organizing files. The work is well cross-referenced and indexed.


N2. Dictionary of Business Terms. 3rd ed. Jack P. Friedman. Barron’s Educational Series, 2000. (1pa.)

The revision defines some 7,500 terms (600 new to this edition) for the fields of investment, banking, taxes, law, real estate, insurance, management, computers, marketing, and other areas related to business, reflecting new technologies and their business applications. . The wide approach to the field makes this work all the more valuable to libraries with limited resources.


N3. Business & Company Resource Center. Available through TexShare.

The site contains information on some 300,000 companies providing profiles, industry rankings, products and brands, current investment ratings, financial ratio, histories and chronologies, plus news and articles from press releases from 2,000 publications.

N4. Business Source Premier available through TexShare.

The site includes full text articles from 2,260 business journals concerning on all aspects of business.

N5. Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms. 5th ed. John Downes et al. Barron’s Educational Series, 1998. 732p. (1pa.)

About 4,000 terms concerning stocks, bonds, banking, corporate finance, tax law, mutual funds, and other areas related to finance are defined. This is one of the best inexpensive dictionaries available, but it has one disadvantage—small print.

N6. Dunn & Bradstreet Guide to Your Investments. Nancy Dunnan. Harper SanFrancisco, 1999. 450p. (3pa.)

This has been a reliable source on investments for over 40 years, useful both for the novice and experienced investor. All types of investments are covered in this comprehensive and timely guide.

N7. Morning Star Mutual Fund 500. Annual. McGraw-Hill. (4pa.)

Considered to be the best guide to assistance in picking mutual funds, Morning Star each year picks the 500 mutual funds they judge to be best from a field of some 13,000. For each fund they provide performance, risk, portfolio analysis, and give commentary on each fund’s management.

N8. Newspaper Source available through TexShare

This site provides cover-to-cover coverage of the Christian Science Monitor, 1995 to date, and the Los Angeles Times, 2000 to date, as well as selected full-text articles on business related articles from 155 regional newspapers provided by the Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business and News Service Contributor Newspapers and six wire services. Also included are four Texas newspapers—Austin-American Statesman, Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, and Houston Chronicle—and the Washington Post and Financial Times.

N9. Standard & Poor’s Stocks and Bonds. Annual. McGraw Hill. (2pa)

This inexpensive annual directory, regarded in the industry as the “broker’s bible,” offers addresses and performance information for over 14,000 stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Information is considered accurate and reliable.

N10. Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing. Kenneth M. Morris et al. Fireside, 1999. 160p. (1pa)

This is a useful guide for those who need help in understanding financial jargon. The guide covers stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and options and provides information on how to evaluate companies.

N11. Yahoo! Finance. (http://finance.yahoo.com)

This site among a number of others provides stock market reports on individual stocks and market summaries as well as top stories concerning the financial world.

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