Business Information Resource Review

“A comprehensive directory of over 23,000 listings in 99 industries, this volume is a worthy addition to academic and large public libraries serving business researchers. Two new industries-Alternative Energy and E-Commerce-as well as indicators of companies’ social media presence could warrant replacement of older editions.”
-Booklist

“Business Information Resources covers 102 industries and contains listings of magazines, journals, websites, associations, directories, databases, and trade shows. Since its last edition, the resource has added over 400 new records and thousands of updates; this edition contains 23,951 listings. Front matter includes “User Guide”; “User Key”; “Content Summary of Chapter Listings”; “U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Profile”; “NAICS Codes: Cross-Reference Table”; and “SIC Codes: Cross-Reference Table.” Entries are listed alphabetically by industry and among the industries covered are: Accounting, Aviation and Aerospace, Apparel and Accessories, Communications and Media, Engineering, Healthcare, Legal Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Petroleum and Allied Products, and Motor Vehicles. Each industry section includes subjects; for example, the category Apparel and Accessories includes subcategories among which are Clothing Contractors, Headwear, Hosiery, Sunglasses, and Sportswear. Each industry section includes annotated lists of Associations; Newsletters, Magazines and Journals; Trade Shows; Industry Web Sites; and Directories and Databases. Each entry includes a record number, title, address, phone number, toll-free number, fax number, e-mail, web site, key executives, description , members (if association), year founded, frequency (for publications), subscription price, circulation for publications, scheduled special issues (magazines), attendees (of trade show), and month (if listing is for a trade show). Indexes are available for entries and publishers. Business Information Resources contains a trove of information resources for industries and should be a staple in business collections of academic, special, and public libraries. The guide should prove to be of great help to consumers searching for information about specific products and services, for researchers, faculty and students of industry information, and as a starting point to a research paper. Highly recommended to business collections.”
-ARBA

“This new edition continues to provide updated information on trade and industry associations…This is a very useful book that contains information that is constantly changing…if you are providing broad-based industry information on a regular basis acquiring this title regularly is recommended.”
-ARBA

“[Business Information Resources]…has proven its worth as a source of information for research on…industries from accounting to wholesale services. This directory is massive in size and scope, but consolidates a rich variety of helpful information into one convenient volume… Business Information Resources will be an excellent addition to reference collections of public and academic libraries as well as corporate, nonprofit, and other special libraries. The price is quite reasonable for the amount of information that can quickly and conveniently be provided at the reference desk by having this volume readily available.”
-ARBA

“A business directory that offers convenient access to a broad range of information sources under one cover will prove useful to all business researchers…This business directory is recommended for all public, academic, and special libraries.”
-ARBA