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For Future Reference

Among the most useful reference books you'll find at your public library:

  • Business Information Desk Reference: Where to Find Answers to Business Questions (Macmillan). Tells where to find information on almost any business topic, from finding funds to starting a business.
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources (Gale Research). Bibliography with 24,000 citations on 1,100 subjects, listing directories, encyclopedias, yearbooks, online databases, trade groups and professional societies.
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcasting Media (Gale Research). Lists newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV stations by geographic area.
  • Industry Surveys (Standard & Poor's). Publications covering 69 major domestic industries with prospects for future activity.
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (Thomas Register). Comprehensive guide listing thousands of product manufacturers.

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