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International Business Internet Resources

Donna Savage

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Donna Savage
University Librarian - Office 201
phone: 254-968-9246

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

International Business Subcategories:


Country Information

BBC News Country Profiles- Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. Also included are audio and video clips from the BBC's archives.

CIA World Factbook- information about many of the countries of the world prepared by the CIA and updated periodically. - The site's Business Directories allows companies serving the international community, and those working, living, and traveling internationally, to find their audience.

EmbassyWorld - Directory and search engine of every nations embassies and consulates.

Library of Congress Country Studies- formerly the U. S. Army Area Handbooks, these reports on over 100 countries concentrate on countries that are not as well known to westerners.

Lonely Planet- commercial site for the guide books.


Asian Development Bank- Asia and the Pacific are covered at this site, including country economic reviews, country operational strategy studies, country program notes, economic updates, and more.

Inter-American Development Bank- This site, covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has excellent economic, trade and social information.

The World Bank- This excellent resource covers Africa, East Asia, Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. Documents available include: The Strategic Compact, 1996 World Bank Annual Report, Economic and Sector Reports, Environmental Documents, IFC Documents, Operations Evaluations Policy and more.

World Economic Forum - The World Economic Forum is an independent, international organization incorporated as a Swiss not-for-profit foundation.

Dictionaries and Translators

Google Translate Tools  - Translate text or search for pages written in a certain language.

Free Online Dictionaries - Online dictionaries for the major languages

Promt Translator - Free online translator and dictionary.


EuroStat - The statistical branch of the European Commission, this site offers EC information on general statistics, economy and finance, population and social conditions, energy and industry, agriculture, external trade, distributive trade, statistical news, facts through figures, an economic portrait of the European Union between 1992 and 1995, ECU yield curve, weekly statistics with charts, and more.

Foreign Trade Statistics- from the U. S. Census.

Statistics Canada - all kinds of statistics including trade statistics from the Canadian government.

U.S. Government Departments

International Trade Administration - helps U. S. businesses participate in international trade.

Office of the U. S. Trade Representative - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters. The U.S. Trade Representative is a Cabinet member who serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade and related investment matters.

United States Department of Commerce - The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers.

United States Department of State- The Department of State and its U.S. embassies around the world provide effective support to American businesses overseas by identifying opportunities for American firms, advocating on their behalf, and encouraging corporate responsibility. - websites of U.S. Embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions..

Organizations and Associations

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-ICC was founded in 1919. Today it groups thousands of member companies and associations from over 130 countries.

International Monetary Fund - organization for member countries and for international monetary cooperation. Users can search IMF publications and can download them for a fee.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization - UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

United States Council for International Business- Founded in 1945 to promote an open world trading system, now among the premier pro-trade, pro-market liberalization organizations.

World Trade Organization (WTO) - The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

General Links

Federation of International Trade Associations -

globalEDGE(TM) - from Michigan State University.

WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources - comprehensive international business and trade links.