Selected Resources for: Insurance

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Subject Librarian:

Mary E. Schoenborn

hawki003@tc.umn.edu

This subject covers: a means by which individuals and organizations seek to protect themselves from risk.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Find business articles from 2100 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Business Source Premier includes company and industry reports MarketLine and country analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Monitor International, CountryWatch, Icon Group, and PRS.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.


Indexes, Other

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

Online reference source with definitions of common insurance terms in the property, casualty, life, or health insurance industries. A reference source to understand insurance products with explanations of coverage for certain types of insurance and examples of how a particular coverage works.

Rupp's Insurance and Risk Management Glossary


Directories

Best's Insurance Reports. Life-Health, United States

A.M. Best was the first rating agency in the world reporting on the financial condition of insurance companies. Best's Ratings of life/health insurance companies are constantly evaluated on both an annual and quarterly basis. The annual rating assignments can be found in the four volumes located in the Business Reference Service. For a monthly cumulative rating please see Best's Review, a magazine located in the periodicals room in the basement of Wilson Library.

Best's Insurance Reports. Property-Casualty, United States.

A.M. Best was the first rating agency in the world reporting on the financial condition of insurance companies. Best's Ratings of property/casualty insurance companies are constantly evaluated on both an annual and quarterly basis. The annual rating assignments can be found in the four volumes located in the Business Reference Service. For a monthly cumulative rating please see Best's Review, a magazine located in the periodicals room in the basement of Wilson Library.

Guide to Life and Annuity Insurers

Quarterly compilation of insurance company ratings and analysis


General Reference Works

Directory of associations, professional societies, and other nonprofit membership organization. Includes international, national, and state organizations of all types. Brief profiles include contact information, budget, number of employees and specialized publications.

Profiles for hundreds of small businesses with descriptions of their operations, equipment, staffing and highlights levels of risk. Identifies various levels of exposure and lines of liability needed for loss control. Includes the Best's Hazard Index rating that compares risk among businesses and industries.

Handbook of Insurance Coverage Disputes

Manual on insurance policies, disputes, specialities, clauses, liability, reinsurance, acquistions and mergers, and other legal issues.

Insurance Forum (Special Ratings Issue), The

The Insurance Forum is a monthly newsletter that includes explanations of rating systems, compilations of annual ratings for insurance companies (Best, Titch, S&P, Moodys), news about insurance data and state insurance agencies.


Guides


Industry Profiles

Overviews, rankings and comparative statistics for major industries that provides detailed information on public companies such as stock reports, bonds, stock valuation annual reports, and other detailed fianancial statistics. NetAdvantage also includes investment services such as the advisory newsletter Outlook and screening directories for stocks, bonds and mutual funds. There are also directories for private companies and the Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives


Market Research Surveys

U.S. Marketplace


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Trade & Professional Associations

List of insurance organizations and web sites compiled by the Business Reference Services Section of the American Library Association.

Aassist state insurance regulators in research about the insurance industry. Advice for consumers and small business on purchasing insurance. Guides for life insurance, long term care insurance, cancer insurance, home insurance, and property insurance. NICS sells data and research publications but does make their white papers available free of cost.


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Fact Book: Property Casualty Insurance Facts


Statistical Resources

AIPSO Facts: a Handbook of Auto Residual Market Facts and Figures

The American Council of Life Insurerers publishes this annual statistics on the life insurance industry along with state facts and links to state insurance departments.


Library Information

Business Reference Service

Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus

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