Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Reference Titles

Audit Bureau of Circulation. Magazine Trend Report (REF PN4888 .C59M33 2008)
Circulation, paid subscriptions, renewals, price data and advertising rates for individual magazines. Data covers the five-year period from 2003 to 2007.

Bond’s Franchise Guide (REF HF5429.235 .U5S66 2008)
Profiles of over 2,400 U.S. and Canadian franchisers. Provides data on geographic distribution, projected business growth, capital requirements and fees, and training and support for new franchisees.

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law (REF K346 .E53 2008)
Two volume encyclopedia devoted to this new area of study. Some of the key themes are the death penalty, divorce and child custody, eyewitness memory, juvenile offenders, mental health law, trial processes, and victim reactions to crime.

Trade and Development Report, 2008 (REF HF1008 .T7 2008)
This annual report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development focuses on a trade-related theme each year. For 2008, the theme is “Commodity prices, capital flows and the financing of investment.” Chapter II examines how commodity price hikes especially food prices affect the world economy. Chapter IV covers sources of finance through banks and capital markets in emerging market countries.

Who’s Buying Series
This series from New Strategist publishers provides market share data and demographic profiles of the buyers of various products and services. Individual reports cover spending for health care, groceries, travel, pets, entertainment, information products and services, apparel, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, household furnishings and restaurants and take-outs. Additional reports cover who’s buying by age and by race and Hispanic origin. All the data is based on analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey.

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