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Ad*Access - database of advertising history

Ad*Access is a free database presented and maintained by Duke University. Contains images and information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History in Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Posted by Catherine Wells on June 7, 2007 01:26 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Market Segmentation - A Guide to Sources of Information

Market Segmentation - A Guide to Sources of Information
Compiled by Ellen Terrell (January 2005)
Business Reference Services, Library of Congress

This guide includes books and other resources that discuss marketing to particular segments of the population along with other sources that are important in determining the size and power of a particular market segment. Also included are statistical books and other sources whose main focus is on a specific generational, ethnic or other group. In addition, the guide includes references to selected articles and online sources, as well as hot links to relevant subject searches in the Library of Congress online catalog.

Posted by Brian Gray on September 20, 2006 01:21 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Davidson Data Center and Network

Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN) is an integrated, fully searchable database on transition and emerging markets. DDCN archives and provides free access to socio-economic micro and macro data on transition economies.

Content includes:

  • Macro Data (National Level)
    • Comprehensive Databases
    • Macroeconomics and Growth
    • Monetary Data
    • Fiscal Data
    • Prices
    • Finance and Banking
    • Labor Force, Employment and Earnings
    • External Sector Data
    • Enterprises and Privatization
    • Poverty and Income Inequality
    • Population and Social Indicators
    • Science and Technology
    • Economic Sectors
    • Governance and Anti-Corruption
  • Micro Data
    • Individual and Household Level Data
      • Labor Force Surveys
      • Household Budget Surveys
      • Census Data
      • Public Opinion Surveys
      • Other Surveys
      • Administrative Records
    • Firm Level Data
      • Enterprise Surveys
      • Bank Surveys
      • Other Firm Surveys
      • Administrative Data

Posted by Brian Gray on September 18, 2006 08:20 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



FirstGov for Nonprofits: Resources

FirstGov for Nonprofits offers link to nonprofit resources as it related to the U.S. government. It includes information by agency, fundraising & outreach information, grants & loans, laws & regulations, management & operations information, tax sites, as well as, other resources.

Posted by Tiffeni Fontno on August 3, 2006 02:38 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



FirstGov for Nonprofits

FirstGov.org offers a gateway that provides links to nonprofit resources as it relates to the U.S. government. It includes information by agency, fundraising & outreach information, grants & loans, laws & regulations, management & operations information, tax sites, as well as, other resources.

Posted by Tiffeni Fontno on July 21, 2006 02:45 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL)

The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL) has announced adding a multimedia collection to their archive.

The LTDL already holds more than seven million tobacco industry documents that relate to sales, advertising, etc. The new multimedia items include corporate meeting tapes, focus groups, hearings, and commercials. Instructions for searching the multimedia items is available.

[About Multimedia Collection]

The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library Multimedia Collection contains audio and video resources related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates. With the Multimedia Collection, users have access to information about more than 5,000 tobacco industry video and audio tapes including recordings of focus groups, internal corporate meetings, depositions of tobacco industry employees, government hearings, corporate communications, and some commercials.

Many of these videos have been uploaded to the UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos Collection at the Internet Archive and made available for immediate viewing. The Library plans to continue adding Multimedia Collection resources as they become available.

Posted by Tiffeni Fontno on July 19, 2006 09:04 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Electric Consumption Data now online

New, Annual Electric Power Industry Database
"The final 2004 database for the Form EIA-861, "Annual Electric Power Industry Report," is now available on the EIA's Electricity page page in Excel format. The data file contains information regarding sales, revenue, customer counts, demand side management programs, and energy balance data for electric utilities."

From Gary Price's Resource Shelf.

Posted by Catherine Wells on June 14, 2006 11:53 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Free Management Library

The Free Management Library is a free community resource to be shared and contributed to by users and readers across the world. The overall goal of the library is to provide leaders and managers (especially those with very limited resources) basic and practical information about personal, professional and organizational development. Materials are divided into 75 categories.

Posted by Tiffeni Fontno on June 13, 2006 07:56 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



USA National Gas Temperature Map

GasBuddy.com provides a color-coded map that shows gas prices by county. In addition, GasBuddy allows you to find the cheapest gas prices in your zip code that have be posted in the last 48 hours.

Posted by Brian Gray on May 30, 2006 08:13 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Free Real Estate Tools

Zillow.com is an online real estate service dedicated to helping you get an edge in real estate by providing you with valuable tools and information, such as free valuations and local comparisons. It includes various free resources, such as calculators and satellite imagery.

Posted by Brian Gray on May 25, 2006 07:57 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Economics Search Engine (ESE)

The Economics Search Engine (ESE) uses the Nutch Search Engine to index 300,000 pages on 10,000 economics web sites from around the world. It is a companion to Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) and is also sponsored by the American Economic Association.

ESE searches the sites listed in RFE and Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World (EDIRC). The 300,000 indexed pages includes text, PDF, and MS Word files. Since it only indexes economics sites it should provide very useful results for economists searching the Internet.


(Originally highlighted on the Case Office of Sponsored Projects Research Newsletter, January 19 , 2006)

Posted by Brian Gray on April 3, 2006 03:24 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Global CI Study Among Large-Scale Companies

The Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) announced the results of an extensive Competitive Intelligence (CI) interview study, conducted amongst large-scale enterprises in eight countries and in the Asia-Pacific region by seven GIA member companies. An example of the findings includes that on average, 87% of the interviewed companies systematically collected and analyzed information about their external operating environments. A free copy is available by email request.

[About the Global Intelligence Alliance]

The Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) is a global network of business research and Competitive Intelligence (CI)* consulting companies.

Leveraging its world-wide reach, the GIA provides multi-national organizations with a single source for localized business research and Competitive Intelligence projects.

Posted by Brian Gray on December 23, 2005 08:00 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



State of the Wireless Industry in the U.S.

The Federal Communications Commission has just released their 10th annual report on the analysis of competitive market conditions with respect to commercial mobile services. This detailed report is available in pdf format and is over 200 pages long. Topics covered include:
mobile telecommunications market structure
carrier conduct
consumer behavior
mobile telecommunications market performance

Posted by Catherine Wells on October 7, 2005 10:06 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Writing a Check: Understanding Your Rights

The ResourceShelf (August 7, 2005) shared a PDF file from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that describes how checks are processed and the rights of the issuer.

Posted by Brian Gray on August 15, 2005 08:21 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



2003 County Business Patterns

The ResearchShelf on August 9th shared information on the 2003 County Business Patterns, as released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The updated report contains a variety of information on businesses in more than 1,000 industries from the national level down to states and more than 3,100 counties. It provides data on the number of establishments, number of employees and quarterly and annual payroll based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System.

Businesses and planners use the data to study economic activity and analyze economic changes over time in small areas.

Posted by Brian Gray on August 12, 2005 08:19 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)