World map, February 1992.
Business Reference staff have created several guides with an international focus. In our current effort to update and migrate our guides, here are a few more that have been updated.
- BREXIT: Sources of Information This guide was developed for those researching the hot topic in the UK and Europe – BREXIT. There are a number of more introductory sources and books, but it also links to European news sources, UK government resources, and analysis.
- BRICS: Sources of Information This was a guide developed for those wanting to research the business and economy for the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. There are books, recommended databases, articles, and Internet sources that are country specific, as well as other related material.
- MINT: Sources of Economic Information Like the BRICS guide, it was developed to search a group of countries, in this case Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey. It also has books, recommended databases, articles, and Internet sources that are country specific, as well as other related material.
- Researching Cuba: Business, Economy, and U.S. Relations The softening of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and the ensuing rush of tourists and business is what prompted this guide. There is some history information for those who want to understand the economic relations, but many of the resources are for those that are looking to understand the modern, evolving nature of the economic relationship between the two countries.
- U.S. Trade with China: Selected Resources This guide is a collection of print and electronic resources for those who are interested in the trade relationship between the U.S. and China. There are general resources, of course, as well as statistics and other resources.
- U.S. Trade Policy: A Research Guide This is a guide that can be helpful for anyone dipping their toes into trade policy.
See our web page for a listing of all of our guides.
The unpredictable nature of this pandemic economy means that some exit options like selling at a profit or merging a company are not feasible. While having an exit plan can seem pessimistic, it can be helpful to consider options.
This post was written by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The sedge is wither’d from the lake, And no birds sing — KEATS A recent Cornell Chronicle article reported that nearly 30 percent of birds in the North America have vanished since 1970. Simultaneously, the population of raptors […]
This is a second post about updates for Business Reference guides, and this post features guides for those studying the fashion industry and beauty business. I hope that both of them can help those doing research on the current state of the industry, but both also include resources for those wanting to look at the […]
We wanted to do a series of short posts about happenings on the Business Reference web page, specifically about our research guides. First, I wanted to mention that we recently published a new guide LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace that includes materials on the issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ […]
Our goal as librarians at the Library of Congress is to help you find information quickly. We understand that library research—especially at the Library of Congress, which has one of the most extensive collections in the world—can be overwhelming. According to the 2007 North American Title Count, there were over 1.1 million titles classified under […]
A new exhibit at the Smithsonian – American Enterprise in the Innovation wing of the National Museum of American History – is telling the history of American business and innovation. According to the Smithsonian, this exhibit “chronicles the tumultuous interaction of capitalism and democracy that resulted in the continual remaking of American business–and American life.” […]
Looking at budgets is an interesting way to gain some insight into the history and development of the United States. It shows what was going on and what was important at any given time.
Over the last year we have been busy updating the Business homepage. Many of the guides have been updated and new ones have been added. Here are a few of the new items: There is a detailed guide created to help researchers track down Census information: Census Connections A Guide To Locating Selected U.S. Decennial […]
… [Eleanor Lambert] realized that the American fashion industry, along with the individual designers deserved to be treated as equals on the world stage. From that moment on, this idea would become her driving passion. (John Tiffany, Eleanor Lambert: Still Here,Pointed Leaf Press, c2011: p.19) On Thursday February 2, 2012 we are hosting a lecture with […]