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    E-books for Business - Company & Industry

    The library owns the following ebooks that might be very useful for doing company & industry factual research.

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    Business: The Ultimate Resource - Bloomsbury Publishing, c2009 edition
    Call Number: E-book: Credo Reference
    Contains best practice essays, actionlists and checklists, digests of the world's best business books, business guru biographies, and a jargon-free dictionary.

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    Market Share Reporter
    Call Number: E-book: Gale Directory Library
    Publication Date: 2013
    Part of Gale's Digital Library Collection, this online version of Market Share Reporter presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.

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    Business Rankings Annual
    Call Number: E-book: Gale Directory Library
    Publication Date: 2013
    Part of Gale's Digital Library Collection, this online version of Business Rankings Annual contains information related to rankings on companies, products, services, and activities culled from a variety of published sources such as periodicals, newspapers, financial services, directories, statistical annuals and other printed material.

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    Encyclopedia of American Industries
    Call Number: E-book: Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Publication Date: 2011; 6th ed.
    Provides detailed, comprehensive essays on every industry in the SIC system, with each essay annotated to the corresponding NAICS code. Covers a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.

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    Encyclopedia of Global Industries
    Call Number: E-book: Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Publication Date: 2011; 5th ed.
    Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; & major countries and companies involved.

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    Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
    Call Number: E-book: Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Publication Date: 2011; 6th ed.
    Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

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    Why Choose Library Information Over Web Resources?

    Many students who are new to the college experience will ask the question, "Why can't I just use the web?" and "What's wrong with using Wikipedia?"  Well, it all boils down to accountability:  "That resource is fine and all, but did the author put their name to it?"  Next, think:  "What are the credentials of this person - what makes them credible and authentic?"  On the web, anyone can post their thoughts, but:  "Did they cite other writers to back themselves up?"  and "Just how can you be sure that this person quality-checked their hypothesis, experimental method, and conclusions before posting their work?"

    Universities solve this accountability dillemma by aggregating, through subscription databases, the scholarly output of experts the world over.  Library databases bring to the reader articles of 10 to 20 pages that have been:  written by verifiably credentialed individuals; created with a list of References which cite other professionals in the field; and quality-checked by editorial boards through a peer-review process.  Of course, each database is somewhat unique, and many will contain trade periodical articles, popular magazine articles, and newspaper articles.  Some databases won't provide the credentials of the author, but their professional authority can be inferred by the journal publisher's reputation.

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