- State, Tribal, & Local
- Relevant Subscription Databases
- CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online
- Congressional Quarterly Weekly
- CQ Researcher
- Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)
- GPO Monthly Catalog
- Hein Online
- Lexis Nexis Academic
- Lexis Nexis Congressional
- Lexis Nexis Statistical
- PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)
- UA E-Journals
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers
- Selected University Websites
Librarian for Government Documents
University of Arizona Main Library - A207
Tucson , Arizona
Library Presentation for Project Artemis at Thunderbird:
The Garvin School of International Management
Phoenix , Arizona ..
January 10, 2005
Major United States Federal Sites Related to Women Entrepreneur or Business
The GPO Access is the official site from the Government Printing Office (GPO). This site holds the official copies of the US government publications. Searching individual titles can be tricky. Some browsing of titles is available. The site contains links to federal agencies, congressional, executive and judicial documents. The site also contains a “news” section linking to recent government documents.
This U.S. Government web portal provides free rapid access to federal, state, and local government information as well as services to the public. Firstgov allows users to browse a wealth of information, everything from opening up a business and women's health.
FirstGov for Business and Non-Profit
3. Google Unclesam
A little-known “topic-specific search” on Google that searches gov, mil, and state government sites. In addition to Unclesam, one can find specific government documents on the web by using the “advanced search” section of regular Google ( www.google.com ) and searching the title in the “exact phrase” box. The “advanced search” feature can also limit a search to only find results in .pdf format.
Specific Relevant Federal Agency Sites Related to Women Entrepreneur or Business
1. US-Afghan Women's Council
After the fall of the Taliban, the United States launched a historic initiative to help. To accelerate progress, President George W. Bush and President Hamid Karzai announced the creation of the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council (USAWC) on January 28, 2002 . The Council promotes public-private partnerships between U.S. and Afghan institutions and mobilizes private sector resources to help Afghan women. Specifically, the Council seeks to identify concrete actions to bring real and practical benefits to the women of Afghanistan and to enable them to participate and take leadership roles in the political and economic life of their country. To this end, the Council has made education and microfinance its top priorities.
2. United States Small Business Administration
Women business owners are critically important to the American economy. America 's 9.1 million women-owned businesses employ 27.5 million people and contribute $3.6 trillion to the economy. However, women continue to face unique obstacles in the world of business.
The SBA is a very strong advocate for women entrepreneurs and offers many programs and services to help them succeed. The following resources offer unique opportunities and guidance for women entrepreneurs.
Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training
Online Women's Business Center
Gateway for Women-Owned Businesses Selling to the Government
Women Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
Women's Business Ownership
3. U. S. Labor Department Women's Bureau
Includes topics, initiatives, forums, facts, programs and organizations related to women.
4. US Agency for International Development (USAID)
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The USAID Business site is your one-stop place for finding important information to get you started. USAID awards approximately $4 billion dollars each fiscal year in federal contracts and grants. Contracts are awarded primarily for technical assistance but also for commodities and/or equipment, transportation services and occasionally, construction. Grants are awarded for a variety of programs --- some recurring (e.g., Food for Peace grants and other grant programs exclusively for Private Voluntary Organizations) --- and some for unique non-recurring programs. All contracts and grants issued ultimately support objectives of that part of the U.S. foreign assistance program managed by USAID.
About one half of the contract and grant awards made by USAID are negotiated, issued and administered by their Washington D.C. Office of Procurement. The other half are negotiated, issued and administered by Contracting and Grant staff located at USAID Missions worldwide. Information regarding the vast majority of their worldwide business opportunities is accessible through this site.
Also check the USAID weekly Activity report for Afghanistan from this site.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. For example, under Women and Afghanistan , you will find lots of citations and full text documents related to women's education and issues.
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedial and life sciences journal literature. Health Business full-text – provides full text for 420 periodicals detailing all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care and institution management. Includes Delivery of Health Care, Health Services, Commerce, Economics, Organization and Administration, and Health Care Administration.
Includes mostly full-text of BioMed Central open access research journals, reports, meeting abstracts and many more information related to medical research and health care forum.
Catalogs, Guides and Other Sources
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. When available, links are provided to the full-text of these publications. Additionally, the locate libraries feature enables users to find libraries by state or area code that can make print publications available for their use. Coverage begins with January 1994. New records are added daily.
Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 1999
This guide, a revision of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information 2nd edition, compiled by the staff of Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division. Library of Congress, Washington 1996 , was developed under the aegis of the Library of Congress Business Enrichment Advisory Team. (BEAT) . It includes information on how to start a business, raising capital, managing business, human resources, marketing, research and information gathering, and many more.
3. Sources of Grants
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find the program you want, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The US Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that will have an unparalleled impact on the grant community.
Navigation of Grants.gov is simple. Use the colored tabs and/or links at the top of the screen to access primary sections of the site or the links to the left and below to access information on specific topics.
3. Federal Business Opportunity
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
International Sites and Organizations
1. World Bank
Each year the World Bank Group lends between US$15-20 billion to developing country governments to fund projects for economic development and poverty reduction. This generates around 40,000 contracts ranging in size from a few thousand dollars to multi-million dollar expenditures for the delivery of a vast range of goods and services.
The Bank also provides an extensive array of advice and facilitates private sector investments in developing countries to promote growth and opportunity.
This page provides a guide to the range of business and investment opportunities created by the World Bank Group's work. If you still have questions or haven't found what you are looking for, check Frequently Asked Questions or contact us directly. Private Sector Development Resources offers detailed search options for the Bank's services and activities with the private sector.
2. United Nations
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The UN and Business
The United Nations and Business site provides information on partnerships and alliances between the UN and the private sector and foundations in furtherance of the UN Millennium Development Goals. It provides guidelines for doing business with the UN and links to web sites of UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, which have information about partnerships with the Private Sector and with foundations.
3. Europa – Gateway to the European Union
Female entrepreneurs as percent of total entrepreneurs, 1980 - 1989 and 1990 - 1999
Is the headline of SME UPDATE the SME and Innovation Unit of DG Research has published December 2000. You will find there statistics and information on women's participation in SME Specific Measures of the Fifth Framework Programme, as well as on good practices and pilot projects to promote women entrepreneurs.
Information on pilot projects, studies, conferences and the European network to promote Women's Entrepreneurship, WES, of DG Enterprise.
Business Start-ups in a Global Economy" Frankfurt/Main 7 - 9 March 2002 . The aim of the conference is to identify in an international setting the main parameters of activity which will enable effective promotion parameters of activity which will enable effective promotion of start-ups by women, as well as to discuss problem-solving strategies.
- Managing for Business Success (Canada)
4. Asian Development Bank
ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, we are now owned by 63 members, mostly from the region.
Its headquarters is in Manila . They have 26 other offices around the world including a resident mission in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Resident Mission – AFRM
AFRM was established in 2003. It is located in Kabul , Afghanistan 's capital. AFRM primary role includes providing support and/or directly responsible for:
- Country Strategy and Program
- Policy Dialogue
- Project processing
- Aid coordination
- Economic and sector work and other analytical work
- Government, civil society, and private sector relations
- Country reporting
- External relations and information dissemination
Farsi Language Sources
Sources of news and Iranian magazines
Farsi News and links to other Farsi sites:
News Related to Iran , Iranians, Persians and Farsi Speaking People
News, directories, events, etc.
Sites Related to Afghanistan
Includes Dari and Pashtu news languages
University of Texas at Austin
A digital project of the University Library University of Nebraska at Omaha
Resources in Afghanistan
1. Kabul University Library
- Access to the Internet
- English language books in various topics including business
Contact Person: Rahena Popul, Library Director
2. College of Agriculture
Kabul University – Electronic Agriculture Library
You can access the following electronic sources:
- TEEAL (the essential electronic agricultural library) includes 3 towers to the full-text CD-ROM collection of 140 major journals in agriculture.
- Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) Online. The web source provides full-text for over 400 journals from major scientific publishers in the filed of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences
- CAB International CD-ROM full-text products: Crop Protection Compendium, Animal Health and Production Compendium, Forestry Compendium
Contact Persons: Mr. Madadi, TEEAL Coordinator, or Prof. Mohsioni, Dean of College of Agriculture
3. Kabul Medical University Library
- Mostly current English medical text books donated by the Canadian institutions.
Contact Person: Mr. Nabi, Librarian, and Dr. Cheragh Ali, President of the University
4. The Asia Foundation Office in Kabul – Books for Afghanistan:
A branch of Books for Asia Program. The Asia Foundation is located at Shahri-e-Naw, Kabul .
- English language books in various topics and areas
Contact Person: Jon L. Summers, The Asia Foundation, Ashraf Wat, Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul