Insurance is more important than the average person is
aware. Beyond protecting a car or house, insurance is what is
protect those who wish to go forward in business, because it would be
(not to mention foolish) to do so without being prepared to cope with
disasters. This is especially true of large operations.
among other things, is a way of figuring out if risks are worth taking
considering their benefits and which are not.
The subject guides for business
, and accounting
or others may be of interest as well.
As ever, EBSCO is a great way to do research. It is
actually an aggregator, and that means that it searches lots of
databases at the same time. For business-related information, one
to select these particular ones (to avoid getting irrelevant hits):
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Complete
Regional Business News
Vente et Gestion (business journals in French)
Economia y Negocios (business journals in Spanish)
Hospitality & Tourism Index
Academic Search Complete
This allows you to browse ULM's available journals by name,
so you can know very quickly whether or not we have the publication you
scholarly journal archive
There are many journals on JSTOR-- it means "Journal
storage." You can search by issues and genres, and inside the
text itself. JSTOR brings you journal pages just as they appear
in print-- and
just about as usefully.
LexisNexis has devoted a specific part of its powerful
database interface to Business research (accessible by clicking the
corresponding link on the left of the front-page). Using it will
useful as it has detailed company information, news, journals, and
don't forget the general news or the Legal Research option.
This resource can produce a lot of things, including very
detailed profiles of companies with codes, numbers, recent stocks,
information, summaries of what they are, financials, competitors, and
remember, though, that it only goes back as far as 1997. If you
dates earlier than that, you'll have to use the print version. As
time, they are shelved in the stacks.
A.M. Best Company is a credit rating organization, and it is
very well-known and trusted. There is no cost to sign up for a
but it has some limitations. It can provide news, press releases,
on legal claims by state, and more.
Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU)
This site is produced in association with the Insurance
Institute of America (IIA). The site has educational support
information on exams, and a discussion
This is a very large link hub site with a variety of
resources, like directories, specialized search engines, articles, job
postings, and more. There are also discussion forums for specific
Hays B. Clark
Insurance Resource Center
This is right here at ULM. Insurance students and
professors can access this special collection of insurance resources in
2-27 of the Administration building.
Department of Insurance
This website has quite a few useful resources. It can be a
quick way to reach specific offices in the department (fraud,
Insurance, legal, etc.) and to find forms. There is an online glossary
press releases, guides, FAQs, links, and more.
LIGA was created in 1970 to protect the insured when an
insurance provider itself collapses. It covers property and
insurance. It has an Insolvency
that shows what companies are insolvent, when it
happened, the POC
Filing Deadline, and the state where it resided. This site also
As the name implies, the IEF promotes education on the subjects
insurance and risk management. This is aimed at everyone rather
those studying it. There are sets of complete lesson plans (even
PowerPoint files) on various subjects, news, links, articles, and more.
Although there are ads on its pages, this site can be useful
as a directory and for finding links when you browse by state
also browse the site by types of insurance. There are articles
useful advice, news, FAQs and more.
Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions (IAIABC)
The IAIABC "is a not-for-profit trade association
representing government agencies charged with the administration of
compensation systems throughout the United States, Canada, and other
and territories." The website has some useful literature, like
presentations, and documents. There is also a message board, here
called a web
of Insurance Commissioners
The NAIC's primary concerns are ethics and making sure
insurance providers are fair to the public and fair to
competition. The site
has news, alerts, legislative information (sometimes appearing
relevant articles), meeting information, and much more.
Separate parts of the
site are dedicated to consumers, industry, and members.
Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
represents insurance agents in the United States and Puerto Rico.
site has papers on topics like flood insurance and crop
insurance, news, information on events, a Spanish language section for
"agentes latinos," and more.
Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds
"The NCIGF monitors national insurance activities and
coordinates information for multi-state insolvencies." The website has
news and updates, reports, manuals, directories, and a useful links
The National Underwriter is a publishing company, so most
parts of this site require a subscription, but it still has quite a few
articles. There are publications on specific topics, such as
Casualty, and others.
PCI a property/casualty trade association and it promotes
members' public policy positions. The site has news, articles on
issues, an RSS feed, and other pages related to the association.
As its name implies, Society of Insurance Research promotes
research in insurance and respect for doing it. There is news,
events, and the site's collection of links is very nice.
The portal site yahoo.com has a portion set aside for
insurance. This is, of course, meant for average consumers, but
it does have
news, editorials, advice, guides, a glossary, and calculators, all with
pleasingly polished presentation.
Of course, that can't
absolutely everything that there is. For more information, see
catalog, visit the stacks, or the URLs below. It is also entirely
find information related to your topic in other disciplines.
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