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Research services directory : commercial & corporate research centers.
2001/2002 eighth edition.
Publication Information:
Millerton, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing, [2001]

Physical Description:
1309 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Profiles "... contract and proprietary research companies across the United States and Canada" - p. [iv].

Includes indexes.
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Q179.98 .R38 2001 8TH ED. Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This Eighth Edition provides access to well over 7,000 independent Commercial Research Firms, Corporate Research Centers and Laboratories offering contract services for hands-on, basic or applied research. Each entry provides the company's name, mailing address, phone & fax numbers, key contacts, web site, e-mail address, as well as a company description and research and technical fields served. Four indexes provide immediate access to this wealth of information: Research Firms Index, Geographic Index, Personnel Name Index and Subject Index.

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This edition contains information for almost 8,000 research services entities, both independent organizations and centers within larger firms, an increase from about 6,200 entities in the previous edition. Research, defined broadly, includes fundamental, applied, and developmental research as well as data collection, analysis, and synthesis activities. Examples of services described include consumer product research, information brokerage, market research, environmental engineering, forensic investigation, chemical analysis, and nondestructive testing. Each record includes organization name, address, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses. Most also include names of key executives, brief descriptions of the organization, the services it offers, areas of expertise, and special resources and patents. Many include the year the organization was founded and information about the number and type of employees; some even include annual revenue figures and information about rates. The user's guide is clear and straightforward. The geographic index might be more useful if arranged by city rather than by state. The 2,000-term subject and executive name indexes are also useful. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries. D. G. Ernsthausen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill