Research Resources

This is a list of research resources compiled by me.  Clicking on the links in the list are at your own risk.  If you come across a broken link or would like to suggest a new resource for the list, then let me know.

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AIRCRAFT

Air Carrier Financial Statistics = http://www.transtats.bts.gov/Tables.asp?DB_ID=135

AV Web = Internet aviation magazine and news service http://www.avweb.com

FAA Site = http://www.faa.gov

Links to search engines for plane owners in US, UK, and Canada http://www.landings.com

http://www.avweb.com http://www.knowx.com

AREA CODE / PHONE NUMBER INFORMATION

http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/

http://www.whitepages.com/9900/

http://www.infospace.com/

http://www.newultimates.com

http://www.usc.edu/dept/source/zipcode/

http://www.zip-codes.com/zip-code-radius-finder.asp

http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp

ART RESOURCES / COLLECTORS

Art Collectors = http://www.sothebys.com ; http://www.Christies.com

Art Resource Database = Links to art resources, artists, galleries, organizations, museums http://www.world-wide-art.com/

National Endowment for the Arts = http://www.arts.endow.gov

AUTOMOBILE INFORMATION

Kelley Blue Book = Identify value of vehicles, links to automobile manufacturers, dealers searchable by city (for fee, can check title history of a car) http://www.kbb.com

NASCAR = http://www.nascar.com

National Automobile Dealers Association = http://www.nadaguides.com

BANK / FINANCE INFORMATION

http://www.thecorporatelibrary.com/

http://finance.yahoo.com/

http://www.vfinance.com/

http://www.business.com/

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/statistical/index.html

http://www.investorwords.com/

http://www.investopedia.com/dictionary/

http://www.bloomberg.com/

http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm

http://www.marketwatch.com/tools/quotes/historical.asp?

http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/

FDIC = http://www.fdic.gov

NASDAQ-American Stock Exchange = http://www.nasdag.com

New York Stock Exchange = http://www.nvse.com

BOAT INFORMATION

http://www.yachtworld.com

BUSINESS INFORMATION

American Stock Transfer and Trust Co. = Stock and Shareholder information http://www.amstock.com

Annual Reports http://www.hoovers.com ; http://www.zpub.com/sf/arl

Barron’s = Company reports, stock analysis http://www.barrons.com

Better Business Bureau = http://www.bbb.org

BigCharts = Historical quotes available back to 1987 http://www.bigcharts.com

Bizweb = Many links to businesses and business topics http://www.bizweb.com

Bloomberg Online = Latest financial news and data http://www.bloomberg.com

Briefing = Latest information on US stocks and mutual funds, can create a portfolio and receive latest economic releases = http://www.briefing.com

Business Journals News Network http://www.bizjournals.com/

Business and Finance Terms Dictionary = http://www.moneywords.com

Business Week Magazine = http://www.businessweek.com

Business Wire = http://www.businesswire.com/

CBS Market Watch = http://cbs.marketwatch.com

CNN = money.cnn.com

Corporate Filings = Corporate activities, officers, profit/loss, proxies, 10-Q,10-K… http://www.sec.gov

Corporate Financials Online = Direct Link to news from publicly traded cos. http://www.cfonews.com

Duns & Bradstreet = http://www.dnb.com/

Copyright Information = http://www.copyright.com

EDGAR = SEC corporate info http://www.edgar-online.com

FORBES = www.forbes.com

Investor Relations Information Network = Annual Reports, fact sheets. And press releases for over 3,200 companies = http://www.irin.com

Kiplinger Online = http://www.kiplinger.com/

Moody’s Dividend Achievers Online = http://www.moodys.com

Morningstar = Stock information = http://www.morningstar.net

New York State Small Business Database = http://www.empire.state.ny.us

SCORE = Small Business advice, entrepreneurs, retired executives http://www.score.org

Small Business Administration = http://www.sba.gov

Wall Street Journal = http://wsi.com

CITY INFORMATION

Census State & County Quickfacts = http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

American Association of Community Colleges = http://www.aacc.nche.edu/

Society for College and University  Planning = http://www.scup.org

World Alumni Net = Searchable alumni email registry and bulletin board for high schools, colleges and universities throughout the world = http://www.alumni.net or http://www.alumnifinder.com/

Chronicle of Higher Education = http://chronicle.com

DEATH RECORDS / OBITUARIES / WILLS

Legacy.com = http://www.legacy.com/

EMPLOYMENT / HUMAN RESOURCES

Bureau of Labor Statistics = http://www.bls.gov

FOUNDATIONS / GRANTS / PHILANTHROPY

http://philanthropy.com/

http://www2.guidestar.org/

American Association of University Women Educational Fund = http://www.aauw.org

Corporate Contributions = http://www.commoncause.org

Council on Foundations = Links and info on regional association of grantmakers, position papers on philanthropic issues and news = http://www.cof.org

Environmental Grantmakers = Private, corporate, and community foundations dedicated to preserving the environment = http://www.ega.org

Foundation Center = Provides news sources, statistics on funding trends, links to private, corporate and community foundations, info on public charities = http://fdncenter.org

Independent Charities of America = http://www.independentcharities.org

Idealist Nonprofit Information = http://www.idealist.org/info/Nonprofits

National Charities Information Bureau = http://www.give.org

Nonprofit Times = http://nptimes.com/

UK Charities = http://www.charityfinancials.com/

GOVERNMENT

Military Service Records = http://www.history.army.mil/reference/records.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics = http://www.bls.gov/

Census Bureau = http://www.census.gov

Civil Service = http://www.opm.gov

Congressional Bills = https://www.congress.gov/

Congressional Biographies = https://www.congress.gov/members

Congressional Budget Office = https://www.cbo.gov/

Department of Commerce = https://www.commerce.gov/

Department of Energy = http://www.energy.gov/

Department of Justice = http://www.justice.gov/

Department of Labor = http://www.dol.gov/

Department of State = http://www.state.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency = http://www3.epa.gov/

FBI = https://www.fbi.gov/

FCC = https://www.fcc.gov/

FDA = http://www.fda.gov/

FDIC = https://www.fdic.gov/

Federal Election Commission = http://www.fec.gov/

Federal Register = https://www.federalregister.gov/

Federal Reserve Board = http://www.federalreserve.gov/

U.S. Geological Survey = http://www.usgs.gov/

U.S. International Trade Administration = http://www.trade.gov/

Federal Reserve Economic Research = https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/

Federal Statistics = https://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/

General Accounting Office = http://www.gao.gov/

Government Directories = https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a

Internal Revenue Service = https://www.irs.gov/

National Institute of Standards and Technology = http://www.nist.gov/

National Science Foundation = http://www.nsf.gov/

OSHA = https://www.osha.gov/

Patent and Trademark Office = http://www.uspto.gov/

SEC = http://www.sec.gov/

Small Business Administration = https://www.sba.gov/

U.S. President – White House = https://www.whitehouse.gov/

HORSE-RELATED INFORMATION

Equine Online = http://www.equineonline.com/

Blood-Horse = http://www.bloodhorse.com/

Breeders’ Cup = http://www.breederscup.com/

ChurcHill Downs = https://www.churchilldowns.com/

OK State Breeds of Livestock = http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses

INDUSTRIES / BUSINESS

American Beverage Institute = https://abionline.org/

BioTechnology = http://www.biospace.com/

Cement Industry = http://www.cemnet.com/

Minerals & Metals = http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/

INTERNATIONAL

African Facts & Figures = http://www.africa.com/

Annual Reports for International Companies = http://www.wvb.com/ or http://www.icbinc.com/

Arabic News = http://www.aljazeera.com

National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce = http://www.nusacc.org/

Arab American Chamber of Commerce = http://www.arabchamber.com/

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation = http://www.asahi.co.jp/

Australia’s Business Review Weekly = http://www.brw.com.au

Australian Company Information = http://www.nla.gov.au/guides/

Australian Government = http://www.australia.gov.au/

Australian National Library = http://www.nla.gov.au/

Australian Securities Commission = http://www.asc.gov.au/

Australian Trade = http://www.austrade.gov.au/

Banco Central de Brasil = http://www.bcb.gov.br/pt-br/paginas/default.aspx

Better Hong Kong Foundation = http://www.betterhongkong.org/

UK Registrar of Companies = https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house

CIA World Factbook = https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/

Canadian Newswire = http://www.newswire.ca/

Canadian Statistics = https://www2.statcan.gc.ca/

Canadian Corporate Filings = http://www.sedar.com

Canadian Newspapers = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_Canada

Canada Post Office = https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/home.page

Central Europe News & Info = http://world.einnews.com/region/centraleurope?from=centraleurope

U.S.-China Business Council = https://www.uschina.org/

Country Commercial Guides = http://www.state.gov/misc/list/index.htm

Currency Converter = https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=currency%20converter

Google Translate = https://translate.google.com/

Euro Money Financial Info = http://www.euromoney.com/

European Corporate Information = http://www.europages.com/

European Foundation Center = http://www.efc.be/

European Union = http://www.euintheus.org/

UK Fundraising = http://www.fundraising.co.uk

International Monetary Fund = http://www.imf.org

World Chamber of Commerce Directory = http://www.worldchambers.com/

MILITARY INFORMATION

Air Force = http://www.af.mil

Army = http://www.army.mil or http://www.armytimes.com

Coast Guard = http://www.uscr.mil

Defense Logistics Agency = http://www.dasc.dla.mil

Defense Personnel Support Center = http://www.dpsc.dla.mil

Defense Technical Information Center = http://www.dtic.mil

Department of Defense = http://www.defense.gov/

Marine Corps = https://www.marines.com

Military Service Locator = Search armed services for people http://www.militarycity.com

National Guard = http://www.ngb.dtic.mil

Navy = http://www.navy.mil

Veterans Information = http://www.va.gov

MUSIC

Ultimate Band List = Biographies, radio stations, charts, magazines, concerts, music http://ubl.com

PEOPLE / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

AFL-CIO Union = http://www.aflcio.org

Academy of Achievement = Well-known individuals in business, art, public service, sports, science http://www.achievement.org/

Actors = http://www.imdb.com

Affluent Lifestyle: The Robb Report = Articles on luxury cars, yachts, expensive wines; includes profiles on affluent individuals = http://www.robbreport.com

American Bar Association = http://www.abanet.org

American Civil Liberties Union = http://www.aclu.org

American College of Healthcare Executives = http://www.ache.org/

American Medical Association = Information on physicians across the US http://www.ama-assn.org

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers = http://www.ascap.com

Association of State Medical Boards = Currently links to medical boards of selected states; profiles state-licensed doctors providing info on demographics of doctor’s practice, education & training, awards, publications, disciplinary history = http://www.docboard.org

National Association of Women Business Owners = https://www.nawbo.org/

CASE = http://www .case.org

CEO’s Executive Paywatch = http://www.paywatch.org

Center for Public Integrity = http://www.publicintegrity.org/main.html

Comic Artists, Writers, Publishers = http://www.comic-art.com

American Dental Association = http://www.ada.org/en/

HealthGrades – info on doctors = http://www.healthgrades.com/

Lawyers = http://www.lawyers.com/

Art Director’s Guild = http://www.adg.org/

NASA Astronaut Biographies = http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/astrobio.html

NYS Licensed Professionals = Information on licensing (doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, chiropractors, CPAs, architects…), searchable by name and profession http://www.op.nysed.gov/

National Association of Broadcasters = http://www.nab.org

Newspaper Association of America = http://www.naa.org

Songwriters and Music Business = http://www.bmi.com

United States Telephone Association = http://www.usta.org

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists = http://www.aaps.org

American Pharmaceutical Association = http://www.aphanet.org

Drug Information Association = http://www.diahome.org

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America = http://www.phrma.com

Martindale-Hubble (Lawyers) = http://www.martindale.com/

New England Development Research Association = http://www.nedra.org/

POLITICS / POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Campaign Contributors = http://www.politicalmoneyline.com/

Center for Responsive Politics = https://www.opensecrets.org/

New York State Board of Elections = http://www.elections.state.ny.us

Prospect Research Tools

APRA = http://apra.org/

CASE = http://www.case.org/

CEO Express = http://www.ceoexpress.com

AFP = http://www.afpnet.org/

PRSPCT-L Archives = gopher://gopher.bucknell.edu:70/1 l/Services/listserv/prspct-l

Society for College and University Planning = http://www.scup.org/page/index

REAL ESTATE / PROPERTY ASSESSORS

Public Records Online Directory = http://publicrecords.netronline.com/

Real Estate Information = http://www.realtor.com

GENERAL REFERENCE RESOURCES

Electronic Library = http://www.elibrary.com

Internet Public Library = http://www.ipl.org/

Measurement Conversion = https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=measurement+conversion

SALARY / OCCUPATION INFORMATION

Abbott Langer & Associates = Compensation and benefits reports for engineering, education, non-profit, consulting, sales, manufacturing, legal, media, and human resources professionals = http://www.abbott-langer.com

Society for Human Resource Management = http://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx

Salaries = http://www.salary.com/

STATISTICAL AGENCIES / STATISTICS

Bureau of Economic Analysis = http://www.bea.gov/

Bureau of Justice Statistics = http://www.bjs.gov/

Bureau of Transportation Statistics = http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/home

Census Bureau = http://www.census.gov

Economic Research Service = http://www.ers.usda.gov/

National Center for Education Statistics = https://nces.ed.gov/

National Vital Statistics System = http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm

U.S. Data and Statistics = https://www.usa.gov/statistics