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The FAO Country Profiles collects information from the website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It also includes a direct link to the Country website for in-depth information.
Euromonitor's Passport database (formerly called GMID) is an industry research database that provides international and (select) local statistics, reports and ongoing comment on products, services, companies, channels, consumers, economics, demographics, and social trends. This database is co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the Orfalea College of Business.
Statista is a statistics portal which provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. The database features unlimited downloads, source citations and direct use or export of results in PowerPoint, Excel PDF and Graphic (PNG) formats.
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Google Public Data Explorer is designed to make "large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate." Data sources include international organizations, national statistical offices, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions.
Mergent Online includes access to U.S. Company Data, a database of U.S. public companies (active and inactive) listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, and International Company Data, which includes details of companies representing over 95% of the non-U.S. global market capitalization.
MRI Simmons provides information on demographics, lifestyles, product and brand usage, and advertising media preferences of consumers. CROSSTAB reports may be saved or exported. Note: Saved CROSSTAB reports are accessible to all users. Exporting your work is strongly recommended.
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Gale Directory Library contains an online collection of business-related directories. Titles include Business Rankings Annual, Market Share Reporter, and Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies.
Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style GuideMLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.