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Advertising & Marketing

  • Advertising World
    The Department of Advertising at UT Austin created this well known advertising website which supplies an extensive collection of advertising links on the web.
  • Advertising Age
    Online version of the magazine.
  • Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
    "The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920 (EAA) presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, provide a significant and informative perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture."
  • KnowThis.com
    "Marketing Virtual Library contains a wealth of information, resources, and reference for professionals, academics and students in traditional and internet marketing, advertising, selling, e-commerce, market research, PR and more."
  • ADSlogans Unlimited
    "...home of the Advertising Slogan Hall of Fame, runs the world's most comprehensive advertising slogans database archive. A unique global resource for advertisers and ad agencies, comprising many thousands of English-language commercial advertising slogans, business, company, product or brand marketing slogans, taglines or tag lines, claims, straplines, theme lines, endlines, payoffs, signatures, base lines, slogos (the slogan by the logo) and catchphrases. These are often unregistered, and hard to find in standard trademark registers or directories."
  • Advertising Educational Foundation
    "Provides articles aimed at improving the perception and understanding of the social, historical, cultural and economic role of advertising."
  • Brandweek.com
    "A comprehensive resource featuring news and information on recent developments in the world of brand advertising and management."
  • AdFlip.com
    "The world's largest archive of classic print ads." Coverage is 1940's to recent.
  • Export.gov: Company & Industry Market Research
    Providing information ranging from "market research and trade leads from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service to export finance information from Export-Import Bank and the Small Business Administration to agricultural export assistance from USDA, Export.gov helps American exporters navigate the international sales process...".
  • U. S. Government Commercial Service: Market Research Library
    Searchable index contains more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports.
  • MarketResearch.com
    Commercial web site
  • Advertising History: Google Web Directory

Business Meta Sites

  • Business Resources at Library of Congress
    "Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials."
  • Business.com
    News, research, and contacts for 10,000 public companies and 44,000 private companies. Covers over 28 industries.
  • CEOExpress
    A meta site with links to many different types of business information
  • Internet Intelligence Index
    From the Fuld Company: "the Internet Intelligence Index is designed to help you gather information from a wide variety of public services, in support of your competitive intelligence efforts. It contains links to over 600 intelligence-related Internet sites, covering everything from macro-economic data to individual patent and stock quote information."
  • Price's List of Lists
    "Database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet."
  • BizLink
    "Bizlink is a highly selective list of top quality Internet sites, electronic resources and print business materials. Bizlink is your electronic pathway to the latest business data - from company and industry information to international trade leads to recent mutual fund quotations. Bizlink will guide you in your search for breaking business news, a personal financial plan, a company marketing strategy or a new job. Integrate the Internet into your research on: Companies; Investments & Personal Finance; Industries; Starting a Business; International Business; Business Forms; Marketing & Demographics; Careers; Taxes; Patents & Trademarks."
  • MBA101.com
    Comprehensive business research web site aimed at professionals and MBA students.

Company Research

  • 10k Wizard
    Searchable database of SEC filings. Searching allowed by company name, industry, SIC, CIK, form type.
  • Annual Reports Library
    "A resource for finding and evaluating Annual Reports."
  • CAROL
    Company Annual Reports On Line -- International and USA
  • CorporateInformation
    Contains 20,000 free company profiles and research reports. Searching is also available by state, country and industry. Other information provided includes currency exchange rates and news stories.
  • EDGAR Database of Corporate Information
    Official US Securities and Exchange Commission Web site. Financial filings from public companies.
  • IndustryWatch.com
    Provides timely and detailed information on over 50,000 public and private companies.
  • Google Finance
    News and market information
  • Hoover's ONLINE
    Basic capsule information is free plus the free links to SEC filings and corporate news makes it a useful "one stop" shop.
  • Kompass -- international directories -- (basic information is free)
    A "business to business directory with 2.3M companies in 70 countries referenced by 57K product & service keywords, 86K trade names, & 4.6M executive names."
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
  • Excite Finance
    Use to quickly locate company financial information online. Tools to create charts; provides historical data.
  • Yahoo! Finance
    Use to quickly locate company financial information online. Tools to create charts and industry comparisons. The historical price table will also provide historical dividends and provides a nice download feature that makes importing the data into a spreadsheet easy.

Industry Analysis & Information

  • BigCharts.com
    "Perhaps the best site for charts. The Interactive charting has many different options for information and style of display and has a nice Printer Friendly Format that produces a nice black on white chart along with some basic quote and fundamental data. Company Profile, Analyst Estimates and Insider information from CBS MarketWatch. SEC Filings from Edgar Online."
  • Business.com
    News, research, and contacts for 10,000 public companies and 44,000 private companies. Covers over 28 industries.
  • Plunkett Research Ltd.
    "Find business information, competitive intelligence, market research, market and industry analysis, industry statistics, and industry trends here." Although this is a subscription service, some excellent free information is available.
  • Yahoo! Finance
    Use to quickly locate company financial information online. Tools to create charts and industry comparisons. The historical price table will also provide historical dividends and provides a nice download feature that makes importing the data into a spreadsheet easy.

International Business

  • Country Reports
    "Country information from around the world.  A resource for business, tourists, students and teachers." 
  • globalEdge
    A comprehensive global business resource at Michigan State University.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    Worldwide business and trade information including trends.

Term Identification (Glossaries)

  • Investopedia
    Both encyclopedia and dictionary of investing and business language.
  • Washington Post Business Glossary
    The glossary contains more than 1,250 business terms, organized and cross-referenced for your convenience. You can search the glossary for a particular word or search the full text of the glossary to find every reference to a word or phrase.

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