Subject Collections: Corporations

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As our tag line proclaims, this blog features highlights from the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project of the Alaska Library Association Government Documents Roundtable State and Local Documents Task Force.

So far we have been highlighting individual databases from the fifty states and we will return to that in a while. For the next several posts, I’d like to highlight our subject focused collections of state agency databases.

It was one of our hopes when we started State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States that we would facilitate the discovery and compilations of subeject-oriented collections of state agency databases. Happily this has started to happen. While we know that we’re not the only game in town in building annotated subject lists of databases we think we are unique or at least unusual in allowing others to reuse our content under a Creative Commons Attribution license AND in providing the lists without advertising or individualized tracking of what you’re looking it.

With this introduction out of the way, let’s look at the first 50-State subject collection available from our Subject Focused Collections pages:

U.S. State Corporations Databases – Maintained by Ka-Neng Au of Rutgers University Libraries.

This is our one 50-State collection that not only wasn’t built on the ALA GODORT Wiki, but also predates State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States. Ka-Neng Au provided the link when news of our project reached this author of the 50-State Corporations page. While not annotated like our other subject pages, this guide does bring together all states with online corporations searches. The guide is part of a larger guide to researching company information that users will find helpful.

If you are aware of a previously compiled 50-state subject-oriented database guide that doesn’t appear on our list, please leave a comment. Thanks!

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