Economics & Business
Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 19:44.
How much did the federal government spend on national defense in 1942?
You can find historical data about U.S. military spending in "Historical tables, budget of the United States Government," published annually by the Office of Management and Budget. This is available online and in print. In that document, "military spending" refers to national defense.
In addition, there are many organizations and websites that analyze military expenditures in global contexts, including Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Statistical Resources on the Web Military and Defense, and World Wide Military Expenditure.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 19:22.
I'm trying to access datarabia.com's Saudi Business Directory, but it looks like Stanford doesn't subscribe.
Although the GSB's Jackson Library does not subscribe to the Saudi Business Directory, Stanford users can access other resources that provide profiles of businesses in Saudi Arabia with more in-depth information: Business Monitor and ISI Emerging Markets. You can access both via the Databases Index and the Jackson Library website. Another resource with comprehensive business profiles (worldwide coverage, searchable by country, industry, etc.) is the Orbis database (to explore it, you'll need to physically visit Jackson).
Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 17:22.
Where can I find a listing of Super Bowl commercials?
A few websites list Super Bowl ads. Superbowl-ad.com lists all Super Bowl ads from 1998 to 2008, the New York Times has information about Super Bowl ads (including types of ads, slides, etc.), and Super Bowl Commercials has ads categorized by products, company, and so on.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 13:29.
I'm looking for information about currency in some of the former Eastern bloc countries, particularly Poland, Czechoslavakia and Bulgaria. Specifically, I'm interested in the history leading up to the huge inflation after the collapse of the former Soviet Union, and the currency shift that followed.
A wonderful resource on our Databases page is Global Financial Data. Below the Research button at the top, select Global History of Currencies. You can then select any country at the right to get good, short articles about the monetary system in any country.
Searchworks shows that we have a book called Currency Convertibility in Eastern Europe. Look towards the bottom of the record and you can click on "nearby items on shelf" to see what else we have on the topic.