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When searching the library catalog for books, you can start with a general keyword search. Then, look at the records retrieved with your keyword search and examine the Subject Heading section of the records. These will help you find more useful books.

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[names of trading companies], e.g., East India Company
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Statistics

ABI/Inform Complete – Data and Reports Search

This search provides industry reports from First Research, Business Monitor International, ICD Research, the Just Series (autos, drinks, food, & style), Acquisdata, and other publishers.

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Business Market Research Collection

Contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources: Hoover's Company Profiles - information about more than 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from a network of 1,000 faculty members at Oxford, other leading universities, and think-tanks; Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Historical Statistics of the United States

This five-volume reference work reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

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Industry Statistics Portal (U.S. Census Bureau

Business data from the U.S. Census Bureau

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has provided essential economic information to support public and private decision-making since 1884.

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NetAdvantage (from S&P Global)

Broad spectrum of industry, company and investment analysis including S&P Industry Surveys, Stock Reports (S&P Equity Research), and “Markets” tab with drill downs to industry and sub-industry key ratios, benchmarks, constituents, etc. Company data covers a global universe of over 3 million private and public companies.

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Statista

Statista aggregates statistical information on over 60,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources, including market research institutes, trade organizations, scientific journals, government databases, and many other private and public resources.  

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Statistics of U.S. Business

U.S. Census Bureau. A free online resource for statistical business information.

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook

The International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume I - Trade by Countryprovides an overview of the latest trends of trade in goods and services of most countries and areas in the world. The publication is aimed at both specialist trade data users and common audience at large. The presented data, charts and analyses will benefit policy makers, government agencies, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, journalists, academics, researchers, students, businesses and anyone who is interested in trade issues.

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Other Websites

IMF International Monetary Fund

Including the IMF eLibrary. Also look at the "Data & Statistics" tab.  

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World Trade Organization Documents & Resources

World Trade Organization Documents & Resources

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Especially the statistics section.
North Carolina District Export Council

An organization that promotes exports, educates small and medium sized businesses about exporting, etc.

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Suggested Databases

These databases allow you to search for scholarly, news, and trade publication articles, as well as business and industry information. Be aware that it can be difficult to find information on private companies--they are not required to report the same information as public companies.  If you need help with research in general and historical research specifically, contact our History Librarian first. If you need help with in-depth business research, such as industry & product codes, market information, etc. feel free to contact our Business Librarian.

ABI/INFORM Collection

The business research database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. Comparable to EBSCOhost Business Source Complete.

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America: History & Life

America: History & Life provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years.

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EconLit

EconLit, the American Economic Association’s electronic database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. This database contains more than one million records, with citations and abstracts dating back to 1886. EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics.

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Searches journal articles, books, etc. related to economics.
IBISWorld

A comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research. IBISWorld is a powerful business tool to learn about existing clients or potential clients’ core industries of involvement & how changes to those industries can have an impact on you or your organization.

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products; this source includes industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports, and more.

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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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ScienceDirect

Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.

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Mergent Online

Mergent Online, source for global business and financial information on over 10,000 U.S. public companies, and 17,000+ non-U.S. public companies, as well as extensive corporate and municipal bond, UIT, and dividend information.

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Global business and financial information on over 10,000 U.S. public companies, and 17,000+ non-U.S. public companies, as well as extensive corporate and municipal bond, UIT, and dividend information. Use to get information about companies that manufacture & distribute the product you are researching. You can search by NAICS & SIC codes. Limited to 5 users at a time.
ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. The database includes access to information about more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. homeowners and movers. ReferenceUSA's quality information helps researchers, students and job-seekers answer a wide variety of questions, and saves them valuable time and money.

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JSTOR

Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Government Resources

State Exports for North Carolina

Lists the top 25 exports for NC, including HS code, dollar value, and % share.

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North Carolina Department of Commerce

The state's lead agency for economic, community, and workforce development.

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Note the section on International Trade. Contact information is under "About Us".
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Resources/International Marketing

Includes agricultural statistics, fact sheets for products, etc.

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North Carolina World Trade Association

Provides trade-related links and resources with statistics.

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North Carolina Agencies

A list of NC state agencies that may be useful.

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NC Department of the Secretary of State Corporations Division

Provides information on NC corporations (ex. there is a list of and information on tobacco companies on the left side bar).

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North Carolina State Ports Authority

North Carolina State Ports Authority

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State Archives of North Carolina

Preserves and provides access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina. It has both physical and digital collections

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North Carolina State Library

An important source for current and historic government documents and NC related collections, in both print and digital forms.

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North Carolina General Assembly

Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your state House and Senate members, and to follow chamber activity, meetings and issues before the General Assembly.

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Department of Commerce

works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans.   Includes the International Trade Administration and Export.gov. Includes a section for North Carolina.

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USA Trade Online

Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, USA Trade Online is a dynamic data tool that gives users access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data. USA Trade Online can assist different types of customers from a wide range of industries and fields. Use USA Trade Online to identify new markets, evaluate existing markets, and perform other market research tasks. 

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Bureau of the Census

serves "as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy."

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Census.gov › Business & Industry › Foreign Trade › U.S. International Trade Data > NC data
GovInfo.gov

GveInfo offers a new, dynamic way for the public to discover and access Government information on the three branches of the Federal Government. GPO receives information from Federal agencies and organizations in all three branches of the Government. Its content feeds The Library of Congress’ www.congress.gov and the Federal Register site. 

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Other Primary Source Databases

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history, including full-text and full-image articles. For most dates, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files. For access to recent issues, go to the New York Times online or search US Newsstream.

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Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a project at UNC-Chapel HIll that provides online access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

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A digital collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. Contains images, oral histories, etc. Likely to be especially useful for the tobacco and textile industries.
Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982

Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.This resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

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Indexes approximately 250 popular English-language (primarily US) periodicals from 1890-1984.
US Newsstream

Provides access to recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes titles such as Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Searching Beyond Randall Library

is a guide to searching beyond Randall Library for hard-to-find items.

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Writing Services

The Writing Center in the University Learning Center is located on the first floor of DePaolo Hall (DE 1003).

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Free to UNCW faculty, staff, and students, Read&Write Gold is "a flexible literacy software solution that can help readers and writers...access support tools needed to reach their potential, build confidence and independence and succeed."

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