Crossposted from Free Government Information. Please share! Librarians are great guides.
Do you know your SIC from your SITC? Do you know where to find foreign trade statistics? How about where to look up an unfamiliar term from international trade? Let this week's ALA GODORT Handout Exchange guide help you:
International Trade (Ed Herman, University of Buffalo, 2007) CC
This guide is part annotated bibliography and part explanation of different trade classification schemes. It is broken down into the following areas:
Background Information for Foreign Trade
Trade Statistics-United States
Trade Statistics-Other Countries
Background Data About Foreign Countries
Trade Treaties, Laws, and Regulations
Key Government Agencies Supporting Foreign Trade
The CC next to the guide name above means that this particular guide is available for noncommercial copying and adaptation if the original author is cited as stipulated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. So as long as you provide credit to Ed Herman, you could change his library's call numbers to your own, and print out as many handouts for your students as you like.
Check out the rest of this guide. Then see what else is available. Are you a librarian with a govdocs handout to share? Add your handout to the Exchange Wiki by either linking your handout to the wiki or typing the handout into the wiki. Need help? Ask Daniel at dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net.