IB 303– International Business Operations
Amy E. Rustic, Reference Librarian Blissell Library, Penn State New Kensington
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Web Pages You Should Know
Blissell Library Homepage: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/newkensington.html
Penn State University Libraries Homepage: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul.html
Penn State University Business Library (UP): http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/business.html
U.S. Government resources for statistics and information about other countries.
CIA World Fact Book https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Department of State Background Notes http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
Penn State has collected links to various country information websites and publications. The Country Information
page is accessible from the University Libraries homepage, by clicking on “Online Reference Shelf”, and then
choosing “Country Information.”
The Political Risk Yearbook collects information about political and economic risk. Reports include information on
“finding developing markets, determining currency movements, preparing for capital investments, or making
judgments about corporate security.”
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online collection of traditional print reference materials. Countries and
Their Cultures will provide you background information on traditions and etiquette. To access the Gale Virtual
Reference Library, go to “Online Reference Shelf” from the University Libraries homepage, and choose “Gale
Virtual Reference Library.” Country information, including Countries and Their Cultures can be found under the
heading “Nation and World.”
Current Articles from Business Publications
ABI/Inform contains current articles from business publications including journals, newspapers, and magazines.
ABI/Inform is accessible from the A-Z list on the library’s homepage or Business Databases link from the Business
Export.gov (www.export.gov) collects information from U.S. Government sources to assist businesses with
planning international sales. The Market Research Library provides industry and country marketing reports.
Access the Market Research Library
via the left hand navigation bar.
Try accessing all reports relevant to
your country using the country drop
down box. You can also specify an