ERIC Number: ED414914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
AAA Rated: Unscrambling the Bond Market. RUSA Occasional Papers, Number 22.
LaFaro, Lydia E., Ed.
Many people are investing these days, but many librarians, especially non-business librarians, are uncomfortable helping patrons with questions on the subject. This reference guide gives librarians the knowledge and confidence to assist patrons in identifying the correct information in a critical but little understood investment area--the bond market. Written in an easily understandable style, this guide provides the basic background information on: what a bond is; how to distinguish between different types of bonds; how bonds are rated; how to evaluate bonds and track their performance; and useful reference sources. The following sections are included: "Introduction" (Lydia E. LaFaro); "Bonds and the Bond Market" (Louise Klusek); "Bond Ratings" (Steven L. Lubetkin); "Sources of Bond Information" (Louise Klusek); "Bibliography of Bond Information Sources" (Louise Klusek); "Listing of Major Bond Indexes" (Gary White and Craig Wilkins); and "Glossary of Bond Terms" (Gary White, Tom Mirkovich, and Craig Wilkins). Included is a comprehensive list of the most useful reference sources on bonds, and an extensive glossary of terms related to the bond market. (SWC)
Descriptors: Business, Financial Services, Investment, Librarians, Library Services, Money Management, Reference Services, User Needs (Information)
Reference & User Services Association, American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; 1-800-545-2433; E-mail: RUSA@ala.org; URL: http://www.ala.org ($20).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Reference and Adult Services Div.