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Business Information module2: product information

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Business Information module2: product information

  1. 1. Business Information Module 2: Seeking for business information – Web-based information resources Part D : Product and service information International Summer School on Information Literacy, funded by CEI, 10-14 September 2007, Fermo, Italy Sabina Cisek, PhD Associate Professor Institute of Information and Library Science Jagiellonian University , Krak o w, Poland [email_address] , [email_address]
  2. 2. Products/services information sources (I) <ul><li>Many company information sources (databases, directories, classifications) are useful also for products/services information, for example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central & Eastern European Directory On-Line: http://www.ceebd.co.uk/ceebd/industdi.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kompass: http://www.kompass.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The United Nations – List of international family of economic and social classifications: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/family1.asp </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Products/services information sources (II) <ul><li>Product-dedicated vortals, for example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polish Products http://www.polishproducts.pl/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online auction websites, e-shops, advertising services, etc., for example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Product Search http://www.google.com/products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer protection and products/services quality websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EConsumer.gov http://www.econsumer.gov/english/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europa – Food Safety http://ec.europa.eu/food/index_en.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commodities exchanges </li></ul>
  4. 4. Commodities exchanges websites (I) <ul><li>Good entry in Wikipedia on commodities exchange and commodities market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodities_exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_markets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finding commodities exchanges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INO Global Exchange Links http://www.ino.com/resources/exchanges/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stock and Commodity Exchanges http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/busi/stocks.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: these sources are also useful for Financial information – Stock exchanges </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Commodities exchanges websites (II) <ul><li>Examples of commodities exchanges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange http://butb.by/Eng/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Energy Exchange http://www.eex.com/en </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sofia Commodity Exchange http://www.sce-bg.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assignment: Do you know what „ask, bid, futures, spot market” are? If not – check it with InvestorWords.com http://www.investorwords.com/ or other source </li></ul>

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