The Book of the States (REF JK2403 .B6 2008)
The 2008 edition of this standard reference title includes some interesting essays including “No Child Left Behind: Trends and Issues” which lists the number of schools in each state in each sanction phase, and “States Invest Venture Capital to ‘Grow their Own’ New Economy” which lists all investments in venture-backed companies by state.
The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers (REF T11 .M485 2004)
Fascinating book on statistical literacy. The “Tools” chapters covers topics such as types of quantitative comparisons, creating effective charts and tables, and choosing effective examples and analogies.
Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources (REF DESK, 2008 ed.)
If you have never used this book, take a look. It’s one of the best places to identify key resources for industries. It also covers business functions related to accounting, marketing, trade and management. It is especially useful for identifying periodicals, statistical sources, and trade associations.
Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior (REF JA74.5 .O93 2007)
Essays written by leading scholars examine political behavior in terms of communication and belief systems, modern culture, participation, values, behavior and public opinion.
Slavery in the United States (REF E441 .S635 2007)
This encyclopedia, published by ABC-Clio, covers the social, political and historical aspects of slavery. It includes many biographical essays. Each article includes a short list “For Further Reading.”
Standard & Poor’s Global Stock Market Factbook (REF HG5993 .E57)
This annual data compendium covers both developed and emerging markets. Ten years of data focus on local market and S&P index performance. Data includes total market cap, trading value and number of listed companies for each stock exchange.
And for accounting students interested in international financial reporting, we have two Wiley handbooks:
International GAAP 2008 (REF HF5626 .I5847)
IFRS 2008 (REF HF 5626 .E678)