Directories in Print, 33rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414460392
  • ISBN-13: 9781414460390
  • DDC: 910.25
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  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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DIP profiles over 16,000 publications that contain lists of names, addresses, and descriptive details. Lists directories of local and regional scope, in addition to those with national and international listings. Includes 26 subject areas and features nearly 1,000 pages of indexes, providing quick access to the sequentially numbered listings.

DIP contains the following three indexes: Alternate Formats Index— Identifies all directories available in computer-readable, microfiche, mailing label, Braille, e-book, fax, and other formats. Subject Index—Provides access to directories by subject or geographic area. Title and Keyword Index—Alphabetical listings of all current, former, and foreign-language titles covered in DIP, as well as significant keywords in cited titles, providing quick access for those not familiar with the precise name of a directory.

Features and Benefits

  • This edition contains hundreds of new entries and thousands of updates to existing entries.
  • Listings are arranged within broad subject categories for easy browsing.
  • Provides information on the status of defunct and out-of-print directories, and includes entries for a few publications that do not contain directory-type information but are nevertheless likely to be looked for here.
  • Offers unparalleled access to directories with coverage ranging from cities and states, to the U.S. as a whole, and to other countries worldwide.

What's New

  • Each directory is described with up to 29 points of information, giving researchers all the details needed to make informed choices.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Descriptive Listings.
Introduction. User''s Guide. Abbreviations. Descriptive Listings.
1. General Business.
Including multi-industry business directories of the United States and other countries.
2. Manufacturing Industries and Commercial Services.
Including industries such as automobile, plastics, paper, metalworking, and other specific lines of business; suppliers of raw materials, equipment, and services to these industries.
3. Construction Industries and Real Estate.
Including construction of homes, offices, and public buildings; real estate brokers and services; lists of real estate properties.
4. Retail, Wholesale, and Consumer Service Industries.
Including grocery, hard goods, and service retailers and wholesalers; suppliers of services, supplies, and equipment to these industries.
5. Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services.
Including banking industry, insurance, investments, securities, mortgage lending, financial planning.
6. Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Including farming, agribusiness, livestock, horticulture, and animal care.
7. Transportation, Utilities, and Municipal Services.
Including road construction, shipping, rail, air transport; electric, telephone, and other utilities and related services.
Introduction. User''s Guide. Abbreviations. Descriptive Listings.
8. Management and Labor.
Including business administration, consulting, human resources, labor, occupational safety, corporate communications.
9. Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations.
Including advertising services and agencies, market research firms, publicity, demographics, trade shows (general).
10. Library and Information Sciences.
Including libraries and librarians, archives, information science, general information sources.
11. Publishing and Broadcast Media.
Including book publishing and selling; newspapers and journalism; periodical publishing; microforms, electronic publishing, and other alternative formats; television, cable television, and radio broadcasting.
12. Telecommunications and Computer Science.
Including data processing and computer research, manufacturing, retailing, installations, and user groups; telecommunications systems and research.
13. Medicine.
Including individual medical specialties, nursing, medical education and research, services to physicians.
14. Health Care Services.
Including hospitals and clinics, therapy, mental health services, pharmacy, health insurance, public health, products and services for the disabled.
15. Science and Technology.
Including life sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, astronomy, engineering, mathematics, research and development.
16. Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment.
Including forestry, mining, resource recovery, conventional and alternative energy sources, environmental concerns, conservation, waste management.
17. Social Sciences and Humanities.
Including archaeology, anthropology, history, sociology, demography, languages, popular culture, political science, American studies, philosophy, museums (general guides).
18. Education.
Including elementary and secondary education, colleges and universities, vocational education, study and teaching of education, special education, placement and counseling.
User''s Guide.
Descriptive Listings.
19. Law, Military, and Government.
Including national, regional, state, and local government agencies and officials; layers and the study of law; politicians; political movements; military agencies and related organizations.
20. Community Services and Social Concerns.
Including human services such as abuse prevention, self-help, crime prevention, family and elderly affairs, social service organizations; alternative culture, world affairs, peace, terrorism, human and animal rights.
21. Associations, Philanthropy, Ethnic Groups, and Religion.
Including associations in general, foundations, nonprofit organizations, volunteer efforts; religious, spiritual, and New Age affairs; ethnic groups and minorities.
22. Biography and Genealogy.
Including biographical directories and dictionaries (who''s whos); guides to genealogical organizations and resources.
23. Arts and Entertainment.
Including visual and performing arts and artists.
24. Travel and Restaurants.
Including travel and tourist services; hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, and other accommodations; restaurants; tourist attractions.
25. Sports and Outdoor Recreation.
Including organized sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis; cycling, camping, canoeing, hunting, and other forms of outdoor recreation; parks and recreation areas; suppliers of sporting goods and services.
26. Hobbies and Leisure Activities.
Including handicrafts, collecting, gardening, pets, fan clubs, amateur radio.
Volume 2: Indexes.
Introduction. User''s Guide. Abbreviations.
Indexes. Alternate Formats Index. Subject Index.
Introduction. User''s Guide.
Abbreviations. Indexes. Title and Keyword Index.