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International Information Available on Discs


HELECON CD-ROM International disc contains seven separate databases from 1980 to date and offers varied information on economics, business management, and labor-related subjects. Most Of the references on the disc are in English, but German, French, Spanish, and Scandinavian languages are also used.

HELECON will be updated continuously. latest version contains internationally well-known ILO's LABORDOC database, which deals with labor questions. Another new producer is RKW (Rationalisierungs-Kuratorium der Deutschen Wirtschaft) from Germany. This database consists of the most essential German journal articles on economics, business administration, logistics, and materials management.

Besides numerous domestic customers, HELECON CD-ROM also has many international users, including university and department libraries, research institutes, researchers, and students in more than 20 countries.

HELECON CD-ROM International is produced by the Helsinki School of Economics Library, Finland, in cooperation with several European libraries.

For more information about HELECON, call Leena Honkanen at +358-0-4313-428 or Marja Pirila at +358-0-4313-418, or fax to +358-0-4313-539, or send e-mail to library@hkkk.fi.

Dun & Bradstreet is marketing a new series of international CD-ROMs in the U.S. that provide quick and easy access to information on businesses in key regions around the world and in specific industries.

D&B's 25,000 Series CD-ROMs can help U.S. companies plan overseas expansion, locate potential business partners, and identify suppliers. The line of CDs includes five unmetered editions that contain detailed information on the major 25,000 businesses in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Western Europe, and in the service and manufacturing industries worldwide. As a whole, the new series provides information on more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

The information provided on the 25,000 Series includes business name, address, D-U-N-S number, chief executive name, telephone number, fax number, primary and secondary. SIC codes, company size by number of employees, trade style, import/export indicator, and year started. This information is gathered by D&B offices throughout the world and resides in D&B WorldBase, which contains information on 40 million businesses in more than 200 countries.

The 25,000 Series operates in the Windows environment. Users can search and sort the information by type of business, company size, geographic location and import/export indicator. Users can also customize report formats to suit individual needs, including long-report forms or mailing labels. …

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