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ABI/Inform is one of the premier databases for the literature of business, management and related fields--including careers and human resources. Publications include scholarly business journals as well as trade and practitioner journals, with over 80% full text content.

Business Source Elite is another excellent business database which in addition to periodical articles includes full-text company and industry information.

Business Insights: Essentials - An excellent source for company-related information.

Wilson Business Abstracts with Full Text --general business journals

General Business File ASAP --business journals

Lexis Nexis Academic --newspapers, trade publications, business and legal sources. International in scope.

Michigan Newspapers (Detroit News) --for local coverage of diversity issues.

Opposing Viewpoints - for opinions (both scholarly and non-scholarly) on a range of social issues, including multiculturalism and diversity.

Academic OneFile ----general multidisciplinary index not limited to just business journals.

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ENCYCLOPEDIAS and Directories

International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. (Ref. H 97 .I574 1997)

Encyclopedia of  Associations (Ref HS 17 .E53 )

Foundation Directory (Ref AS 911  A2 F65)

Michigan State and Local Government on the Web

Directory of State Governments

Public Policy Issues and Groups


Biographical Dictionary of Public Administration. (Ref. JA 61 .W54 2001)

Public Administration Dictionary. (Ref. JA 61 .F69 1995)

Public Administration Dictionary. (Ref. JA 61 .C47 1988)

The Dictionary of Public Policy and Administration. (Ref. H 97 .S483 2004) 


Statistical Abstract of the United States. (also available at Ref. Desk HA 202 .S7)

Historical Statistics of the united States Colonial times to 1970 Online


City and County Data Book 2007

State and Metrpolitan Area Data Book 2006

Federal State and Local Governments Fom the Census Bureau this contains a wealth of data.

World Bank Public Sector Debt Statistics


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County and City Data Book

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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