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Trade Talks

  • World Trade Online
    Online access to the publication Inside U.S. Trade from 1993 to the latest issue. Also provides daily news updates and a collection of over 55,000 trade-related policy papers, WTO decisions, draft and final regulations, court decisions, legislation and other documents.
  • International Trade Reporter
    Provides weekly reports on political, legal and economic developments affecting the trade and international business policies of the U.S. and its major trading partners. Includes calendars of US trade-related legislative activity and international trade-related events.
  • Trade Policy Reviews
    "Surveillance of national trade policies is a fundamentally important activity running throughout the work of the WTO. At the centre of this work is the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). All WTO members are reviewed, the frequency of each country’s review varying according to its share of world trade."

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  • PressDisplay
    This resource contains the full text and color photos and images of 225 newspapers from all over the world. Issues are kept on file for 60 days. Printing is not available for most papers.
  • GlobalEDGE Trade Portals
    Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that cover global resources, market potential index (mpi), database of IB statistics (DIBS), glossary, all countries,US States, all sectors, GlobalEDGE blog, course development tools, research distribution, job banks, diagnostic tools, and information about the metasite.

International Marketing Research Reports

  • Global Market Information Database
    Global in scope, Euromonitor's GMID provides lifestyle statistics and reports, market data and analysis, and market forecasts. Details include expenditure patterns, viewing time per medium and demographics. Use the search box in the upper left corner to find an industry. Now called Passport.
  • Mintel
    These market research reports of 100+ pages in length cover such subjects as travel, finance, food, health, retailing, airlines, and lifestyles. Data sources used come from Mintel's own surveys, Simmons, Infoscan's IRI, and trade research. Acceptance of 'Academic Conditions of Use' and registration are required to use this database.
  • Trendwatching
    Netherlands Marketing company that uses 8,000+ trend spotters scan the globe for emerging consumer trends. Resulting in free Trends Briefing monthly. Briefings are varied in scope and illustrated with photos of relevant examples. There is a also a index that goes back to 2008. Signing up the Trends Briefing is free, other materials from this website are fee-based.

Core Business Articles

  • ABI/Inform Complete
    Provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. Covers finance, management, marketing, accounting, business conditions, and other business topics.
  • Business Source Complete  
    Full-text business publications and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Coverage goes as far back as 1886. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, case studies, investment research reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analysis, books, videos, major reference works, book digests, and conference proceedings.
  • Factiva
    Provides worldwide full-text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich websites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, and historical market data. Note: Number of simultaneous users is limited.

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  • Language of Trade from Business Roundtable
    Business Roundtable has developed The Language of Trade to help improve understanding of what can often be a complex topic. Use the index to search for trade terms alphabetically, or search for a specific term by entering it in the search box and click on the "search glossary" button.
  • Language of Trade from US State Department
    The third edition of The Language of Trade (2000) contains a glossary of trade terminology, a list of acronyms used in international trade, and a chronology of major events in international trade since 1916.

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