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Company Directories & Information

  • Hoover's Online
    Hoover's online source for company information. Search by company name, ticker symbol, or keyword(s).
  • Thomas Register
    Thomas Register on the Internet lists 155,000 U.S. and Canadian companies.
  • EDGAR Database--SEC Filings
    U.S. Government database of corporate information and reports filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

Economics & Statistics

  • American Economic Association
    The American Economic Association aims to encourage economic research and encourage freedom of economic discussion.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Federal government's principal fact-finding agency in the field of economics and statistics.
  • US Census Bureau
    Census Bureau data. Select "Subjects A-Z" for listing of search categories.
  • US Treasury
    he Department of the Treasury's mission highlights its role as the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, and as an influential participant in the global economy. The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States.

Finance & Investment

  • American Finance Association
    The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.
  • BigCharts
    Interactive financial charts, quotes, and reports. Data from over 24,000 stocks, mutual funds and market indices.
  • Bonds Online
    Includes data and links to resources covering Treasury, municipal, and corporate bonds and bond funds.
  • NASDAQ Market Data
    Daily market quotes, ticker, and news from Nasdaq, NYSE, and AMEX stock exchanges. Mutual funds also included.
  • Standard & Poors
    Lists the Real Time Indices, Global 100 and Europe 350 Index Data. Provides links to various indices.
  • Wall Street Journal Online
    Online edition of Wall Street Journal, offering headlines and selected articles from the print edition. Must subscribe.

International Resources

Louisiana/Local Business Resources

  • Better Business Bureau
    This site provides links to both local and national BBB resources.
  • Chamber of Commerce/ Southwest Lousiana
    This is a non-profit organization representing a wide range of business interests.
  • LA Small Business Development Center
    The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University has helped businesses in Southwest Louisiana for over 24 years. As part of a non-profit national network, the LSBDC provides entrepreneurs with high quality one-on-one counseling, management training, and information vital to business owners who want to grow and prosper in Southwest Louisiana.


  • American Accounting Association
    Valuable information on accounting topics as well as a comprehensive review of the organization's activities and membership.
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board
    Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental entities.

Evaluating Web Sites

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals: What’s the Difference?

Some assignments require you to use only scholarly journals, not popular magazines. There is no foolproof way to tell the difference. However, there are some features you can look for to help you decide if a periodical is scholarly. (Read more...)

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