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    Companies
    AMADEUS   - about
    Contains detailed information on over 5 million public and private companies in 34 European countries.
    Business Insights: Essentials   - about
    Global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, and company histories.
    CorporateAffiliations.com   - about help
    International.  Public and Private Companies.  Corporate linkage information on nearly 200,000 of the most prominent parent companies and their affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions.  Search by name or ticker.  Profile will include address,  financial summary, stock exchanges, NAICS and SIC codes, competitors, executives, products, outside service firms, and corporate hierarchy.
    Datamonitor 360
    see MarketLine Advantage
    Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
    Multi-volume set in the BusinessSPEA reference collection at HF3010 .D59
    Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States
    In the BusinessSPEA stacks at HG4057 .A2195 2002
    Factiva     - about -   Search Guide
    International.  Public Companies.  Click on Companies/Markets tab, then "Company".  Search by name or ticker.  Snapshot will include address and phone, recent stock price, SIC and NAICS codes, key executives and key financials, performance charts, latest news and competitor list. 
    Hoovers Online  - abouthelp
    International.  Public and Private Companies.   Search by company name or ticker.  Profile will include address and phone, overview, financial data, key people, SIC and NAICS codes, competitors, and rankings.
    LexisNexis Academic   - about help
    International.  Public and Private Companies.  Select "Companies" from the left of the page, then "Company Dossier".  Search by company name or ticker.  Snapshot will include address and phone number, recent stock activity, NAICS and SIC codes, financials, executives, current news, bond ratings and competitor list.
    MarketLine Advantage   - about
    (Previously Datamonitor)  Public and Private Companies.  Search by company name.  Report will include SWOT analysis, key executives and biographies, latest news, competitors list, rankings and financial deals.
    Mergent Online   - about help
    International.  Public and Private Companies.  Profile will include address and phone number, number of employees, SIC and NAICS codes, financial highlights, executives, and recent stock data. 
    Thomson ONE  - about
    International.  Public and private companies.  Search by company name or ticker.  Find full-text financial documents. This resource is only available using Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9. It is NOT WORKING with IE 10.
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    Countries
    Area Studies - IU Wells Library
    Find links to resources for different geographical areas.
    China Data Online   - about
    Databases include monthly and annual macro-economy, monthly economic development, city statistics, county statistics, and industrial data
    CIA World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
    Datamonitor 360
    see MarketLine Advantage
    Demographic Yearbook, Historical Supplement (United Nations)   - about
    Database available at public workstations in libraries only.  Comprehensive collection of international demographic statistics, prepared by the Statistical Division of the United Nations.
    DBpia   - about
    Full-text Korean periodical database with eleven multi-discipline subject categories such as economics, engineering, education, medicine, etc. All journals are available from their first issues.
    Doing Business
    Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business
    Europa World Plus   - about
    Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250+ countries and global regions. Includes contact information for officials and features information on over 1,700 international organizations.
    MarketLine Advantage   - about
    (Previously Datamonitor)  MarketLine offers a collection of company, industry, financial, product and country information, research and data extending over all major marketplaces and industries.
    Mergent Online   - about -   help
    On the search screen, see "Country Profiles", bottom right
    OECDi Library    - about
    Online portal for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development publications issued since 1998, including statistics.
    Passport GMID: Global Market Information Database   - about
    Locate demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries, as well as detailed income, expenditure and lifestyle statistics. Access 4500 consumer lifestyle reports.
    Standard & Poor's RatingsDirect   - about -   help
    Standard & Poor's global credit ratings, research, and risk analysis; nearly 9 million credit ratings on approximately 45,000 issuers across the globe; country sovereign ratings and research and commentary articles.
    World Development Indicators Online    - about
    Statistical database featuring economic, social, environmental data since 1960 for countries of the world.
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    Culture
    Bridging the Culture Gap: a practical guide to business communication
    (Stacks HF5389 .C36 2004)
    Cross-Cultural Business Behavior
    (Stacks HF5389.G48 1996)
    Global Business Etiquette: a guide to international communication and customs
    (Stacks HF 5389 .M375 2006)
    Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More that 60 Countries
    HF5389 .M67 2006. This book in on reserve in the Wells Library, in the Media & Reserves Services (lower level, take the escalator) You may check it out for 4 hours. Includes information on business etiquette, corporate culture, business communication and negotiations. There is also a copy in the Business/SPEA Reference collection.  This copy may not be checked out.
    GlobeSmart
    Provides knowledge on how to conduct business effectively with people from 65 countries around the world. Developed from extensive research and interviews with business people from each country, GlobeSmart content is organized into more than 50 continuously updated topics, including communicating effectively, managing people, business protocol, local business environment, and travel information. To access Globesmart:   choose "Register here" from the log-in screen and use your @indiana.edu e-mail address to create and register your account.
    IUCAT    - about
    The Indiana University Libraries online catalog.  Search for books about specific countries.
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    Industries
    Datamonitor 360
    see MarketLine Advantage
    Frost & Sullivan    - about -   help
    Full-text industry-specific database of market information and analysis, international in scope. It tracks, among others, the following industries: Healthcare, Telecom, IT, Transportation, Electronics, and Semiconductors.
    Gartner   -
    Available only to Kelley students, faculty and staff. To gain access to the Gartner site, those requesting access need to send an email request with their first and last name and indiana.edu (username@indiana.edu) email address to: gartner@indiana.edu
    Gartner provides market research reports of the Information Technology (IT) industry and in depth analysis on IT issues. Reports contain research findings and advice on technology markets, topics, and companies.
    Investext Plus    - about help
    A collection of investment houses reports on publicly-traded companies and selected industries.
    MarketLine Advantage   - about
    (Previously Datamonitor)  MarketLine offers a collection of company, industry, financial, product and country information, research and data extending over all major marketplaces and industries.
    Mintel Reports   - about
    Consumer market studies by Mintel analysts. Covers food, beverage, apparel, beauty and personal, retail, travel and more. Each study provides a synthesis of both primary and secondary data and analysis. International in scope but strong in European countries and the U.S.
    Passport GMID: Global Market Information Database   - about
    Locate demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries, as well as detailed income, expenditure and lifestyle statistics. Access 4500 consumer lifestyle reports.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - about -   help
    Subjects covered include: market share, company and brand rankings, industry and product forecasts, production and consumption statistics, imports and exports, usage and capacity, number of users and outlets, trends and demographics. Most of this information is in the database "Tablebase" so be sure to put a check in that box.
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    News and Journals
    ABI/Inform    - about help
    A journal index of more than 2,890 publications, with more than 1,920 available in full text. It offers the latest business and financial information, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competition environment.
    Business Source Premiere    - about - help
    A journal index that contains full text for more than 2,300 journals; searchable cited references dating back to 1998; Market Research Reports; Industry Reports; Country Reports; Company Profiles; and SWOT analyses.
    Factiva    - about -   Search Guide
    More than 25,000 sources including the The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.
    LexisNexis Academic    - abouthelp
    Formats found in LexisNexis are: international and domestic newspapers (over 350), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - abouthelp
    Three databases make up the Suite: Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, and TableBase; the Business Suite includes periodical articles on marketing and management topics, trade and business news, plus company facts and figures.
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    Statistics
    China Data Online    - about
    Databases include monthly and annual macro-economy, monthly economic development, city statistics, county statistics, and industrial data.
    Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive    - about
    Resource available to users on IU Bloomington campus only. A longitudinal data series, including national and international statistics from 1815 to 2006.
    Demographic Yearbook, Historical Supplement (United Nations)    - about
    Comprehensive collection of international demographic statistics, prepared by the Statistical Division of the United Nations.
    Global Development Finance    - about
    World Bank publication that tracks the annual movement of international capital flows to developing countries.
    Global Insight    -about
    Resource available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only. Provides comprehensive coverage of regional, national, and global economic, financial, and commodity information. Includes historical data on macroeconomic variables such as national income accounts, balance of payments, foreign debt, interest and exchange rates, money supply and employment. Access is provided to the "Country Intelligence" and "Economic and Financial Data" services.
    Indiastat    - about
    India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures from government and private sources. Includes industry, labor, tourism, population, health, education, and general data.
    International Financial Statistics (IFS)   - about
    IFS is a monthly publication providing international and domestic finance for most countries of the world. IFS Online is cumulative and interactive.
    OECDi Library   - about
    Online portal for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development publications issued since 1998, including statistics.
    Passport GMID: Global Market Information Database   - about
    Locate demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries, as well as detailed income, expenditure and lifestyle statistics. Access 4500 consumer lifestyle reports.
    Polling the Nations   - about
    Compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present.
    Proquest Statistical   - about
    Electronic access to tables and citations to statistics produced by the U.S. federal, state and local governments, international governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
    Proquest Statistical Data Sets   - about
    Provides statistics with graphical interface.
    Standard & Poor's RatingsDirect   - about -   help
    Standard & Poor's global credit ratings, research, and risk analysis; nearly 9 million credit ratings on approximately 45,000 issuers across the globe; over 350,000 research and commentary articles.
    World Development Indicators Online    - about
    Statistical database featuring economic, social, environmental data since 1960 for countries of the world.
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