IB 303- International Business Operations

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					IB 303– International Business Operations

Amy E. Rustic, Reference Librarian Blissell Library, Penn State New Kensington

Have Questions? Contact me:
Email: aer123@psu.edu
Phone: 724.334.6072
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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

Country Information:

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
     Library homepage.

     Government Resources

     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