Getting Started/Key Databases
Below are the key databases for marketing and advertising research. See also the full list of business related databases for additional options.
Where to find government data when most Fed's websites are unavailable
When there was a lapse in government funding, several government data websites (for instance Census.gov) would be unavailable until further notice. This might cause inconvenience for your research.
I would like to make a note that we have ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States or ProQuest Statistical Insight for most government data in e-version. We also have old census data in print on 3/F (call number - HD7293 .A6113).
Another tip that I would like to share with you: If you need information normally housed on one of the affected sites, don't forget about The Wayback Machine (http://archive.org/web/web.php).
For instance: USDA.gov works pretty well: http://web.archive.org/web/20130922084658/http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome
Assistant Professor / Business Librarian