Country Culture/Social Conditions
Hofstede Centre. Country culture information.
Human Development Index. United Nations Development Programme
World Development Indicators. World Bank
Doing Business in ... Country Commercial Guides. U.S. Commercial Service. Select Country Commercial Guides at Report Type pull-down.
Business Laws and Regulations. World Bank
Doing Business in ... Country Commercial Guides. U.S. Commercial Service
Website of the Economic Freedom Network. Fraser Institute
International Market Research. U.S. Commercial Service. Select Market Research Reports at Report Type pull-down.
The Global Information Techology Report 2014. World Economic Forum.
Starting a Business in Washington State
Business Organizations. University of Washington Law School.
Corporate Social Responsibility
CSRwire. Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire. Includes full-text CSR reports from companies.
Other Relevant LibGuides
Databases, Indexes, Specialized Resources
Business Source Complete. A scholarly business database, providing an extensive collection of bibliographic and full text content. Special features include company profiles and SWOT analyses, industry profiles for the U.S. and other countries, market research reports, and in-depth country reports. Indexing and abstracts are provided for the most important scholarly business journals back to the early 20th Century.
Lexis Nexis Academic. Provides access to full text information from newspapers, magazines, company annual reports, and more, as well as legal and country information.
Passport GMID. Provides key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets and consumers. Covers over 350 markets and 207 countries. Consumer Lifestyles country reports provide detailed information on consumers and their behavior. Mouse over Countries & Consumers and select Consumer Trends and Lifestyles. At the next display, select Consumer Lifestyles on the Analysis puldown and a country on the Geography pulldown and click Go.
STAT-USA. (WSU Holland and Terrell Libraries - in-library access only; ask at the Reference Desk.) Provides access to National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) which contains country commercial guides, market research reports, import/export statistics, etc.
International Monetary Fund International Financial Statistics. (In-library access only, CD-ROM, Holland and Terrell Reference Area.) This database is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. Many of the time series are available from the 1940s forward.
Electronic Reference Books
Print Reference Books
in subject is (exact) [name of country] guidebooks
Travel guides provide information about the regions of a country, its history, culture, art, architecture, geography, business etiquette and practices, and how to survive in country with practical information.
The most recent edition is in the Reference collection and must be used in library. Older editions may be checked out.
Business and Economics Librarian
Summer Schedule: No regular reference desk or office hours. Please contact for appointment or send email.
Terrell Library 120E
Office Phone: 509-335-8740
Skype Name mary.gilles47
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