|The World Wide Web offers a powerful and cost-effective resource for libraries to provide high quality business reference. This workshop offers in-depth training on using the basic business reference tools, Hoovers Online and the Thomas Register Online as well as U.S. Federal government sources. Competitive Intelligence Resources provide information and ethical standards that are used in the process of enhancing marketplace competitiveness through a greater understanding of a firm''s competitors and the competitive environment. The Web is a vital source for information on local, national and international business, research in specific industries, as well as statistical and economic intelligence.
Those who want to find information for business people in libraries, starting or running a small business, or for people who work with, corporations, schools, or other organizations. No business research experience is expected.
Special Instructions E-mail the instructor [email protected] to share your industry interests or other specific business questions you''d like to have addressed in the workshop.
- Business Web resources for Northern Ohio Industries
- Hoovers Online and Thomas Register Online In-depth
- U.S. Federal government business information sources
- Competitive Intelligence Web Resources
Diane K. Kovacs writes the monthly Business Bytes for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and is OPLIN contributing editor for Business Information. Diane holds an M.L.S. as well as a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. She is the author of 8 books on using the Web for research and training. She is president of Kovacs Consulting Internet & World Wide Web Training. Her vitae is online at http://www.kovacs.com