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by Daniel Hanne, Business Librarian
909-869-4352; dhanne@csupomona.edu

No. 29


Issue Number 29 -- Winter Quarter, 1998

Yes, Still More on the Internet, and More!!!

More on the Internet:

Stat-USA/Internet is a valuable site bringing full-text data on business, economics, foreign trade, and government contracts. The databases are:

National Trade Data Bank (NTDB)

The NTDB is the US Government's most comprehensive source of international trade data and export promotion information. Types of information on the NTDB include: international market research, export opportunities; indices of foreign and domestic companies; "how-to" market guides; reports on demographic, political, and socio-economic conditions for hundreds of countries; and much more.

Economic Bulletin Board (EBB)

The EBB brings government-sponsored economic releases and business leads. On the EBB, you get economic news and business leads minutes after they are released, as well as in-depth analyses of markets, products, and economic trends.

Global Business Procurement Opportunities® (GLOBUS®)

GLOBUS® is an international procurement marketplace for US businesses, providing billions of dollars in procurement opportunities from all over the world. Procurement solicitations range from small purchases to multi-million dollar contracts covering most sectors of the US economy.

Bureau of Economic Analysis Economic Information

Access is provided to BEA's news releases shortly after their release, to Survey of Current Business issues and articles in Acrobat format, and to detailed data files from BEA's national, regional, and international economic accounts. Included are the national income and product accounts (including GDP), personal income for States and local areas, the US balance of payments, and much more.

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Stat-USA/Internet is available from your desktop and anywhere on campus:

  1. Select University Library on Cal Poly Pomona Home Page
  3. Select WebPAC
  5. Select STAT-USA icon

And anywhere off campus also, if you have a PPP account:

Q. What is a PPP account?
A. A PPP account allows you to access the version of the University Library's WebPAC Internet catalog available only on campus from off campus.
Q. Wow! Then I could use all the Cal Poly Pomona databases at home through the Internet graphic interface. How do I get the PPP account?
A. First you register for an OpenVMS E-mail account, then for a PPP account using an online application form:
OpenVMS: http://www.cpp.edu/~nes/mainmenu/userserv/accounts.html
Remote access: http://www.cpp.edu/~nes/mainmenu/remote.html
PPP Account: http://www.cpp.edu/~nes/mainmenu/network/ppp.html
For questions: campus extension 6776 or HelpDesk@csupomona.edu

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The International Chamber of Commerce on the Internet:

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (http://www.iccwbo.org/) The International Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1919, is a non-governmental organization of thousands of companies and business associations in more than 140 countries. The ICC Internet site provides general information about the ICC, its services, committees, members, and publications as well as links to national committees, member companies, and various other agencies and services.

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And More:

Some Further Sources for International Business:

OECD Economic Surveys (Ref HC 201 ... Table #5). There is a Survey for each member of OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development), which are the major industrialized countries as well as developing economies such as Mexico, Turkey, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Slovenia , Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia. Each Survey is over 150 pages and includes detailed statistics as well as narrative. New editions appear monthly and all Surveys are current within the last three years.

Panorama of EU Industry 2v. (Ref HC 241.2 P313) is a yearly "review of the situation and outlook of the manufacturing and service industries on the European Union." The reviews and forecasts are divided by broad industry for both the industrial and service sectors, for example "Food, Drink, and Tobacco," "Metal Products," and "Tourism." The discussions are illustrated by charts and graphs.

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Your classes can have a training session in Library sources and databases:

Q. Do you mean a training session designed for my specific class content?
A. Yes, for sources and databases that would cover the class content directly.
Q. How do I schedule a class.
A. Call x3076. The class will be in the library. However, if your classroom has equipment so that you can project the Internet onto a screen, we can conduct the training session right in the classroom.

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