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  Company Information

Maryland Business Directory  2003-2004 
Estimated sales and credit ratings
RESERV  HF5065.M3M29   

Corporate Maryland: profiles of Maryland's top companies
RESERV HF5054.M3 C67 1998  

The Daily Record Online 
Business news with a local flavor.

Sailor - Maryland's Public Information Network   
Links to local business and industries.

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development  
Includes a directory of Maryland companies and marketing information.

Women's Business Directory  
A  subscription based  listing of women's business' and other organizations within the Maryland area.

Hoover's Online  
Use their capsule reports on over 14,000 public and private companies.

Nonprofit Organizations

Encyclopedia of Associations  
Search by subject or keyword.
REF HS17.G32 2002

Encyclopedia of Associations. 
Regional, state, and local organizations 
REF HS17. G332 2002

Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations  
Covers public policy and the nonprofit sector in Maryland.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy  
Newspaper of the non-profit world.

Policy and Practice   
"Communications in the public interest" from the Benton Foundation.

Center for Non-profit Resources   
Helps  non-profits with their communication needs.  Fee.

Literature of the Non-profit Sector    
"Single most indispensable research into the printed record of the nonprofit field."

NYC Nonprofits Project   
Nice set of links!

BCPL Fast Facts Infocenter  
Several databases that may be useful in your search.

Background Information

Local newspapers (Baltimore Sun and Washington Post) may provide information on regional companies and nonprofit organizations. Articles from these newspapers as well as journal articles can be accessed through our library homepage Cook Library under 'Research Tools".  

For remote access use Researchport . Most of the databases accessible on campus will be available to you with your Towson Onecard.  Please follow the instructions when you reach the Researchport screen.

Provides access to over 1,000 business periodicals on a wide range of topics including advertising and market research.

Lexis Nexis Academic  
Includes full-text of articles from a variety of news, business, and legal publications.  Most useful for current events, popular press coverage, and the telecommunications industry information. 

Business Source Premier
Provides full text for scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business. 

Includes company and industry reports; newswires, newspapers, magazines and trade journals.


Web Resources

Online Public Relations  
Useful links page by James L. Horton, of Robert Marston and Associates.   
Web portal to public relations education. 

University of Iowa's Department of Communication Studies


Cite your Sources

Please ask your instructor for the required  style for your citations.  For examples of several different citation formats, please look at Style Guides available from our library homepage.

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