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St. John's University - Manhattan Campus
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library
101 Astor Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 277 - 5135 (front desk)
The Manhattan Campus of St. John's University is readily accessible by car, bus, subway. We are located at the coner of 8th St. and 4th Ave, directly across from Cooper Union in the East Village.
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Today’s Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management comprises the world’s largest collection of risk and insurance literature, policies, and related documents, and serves students of risk management, insurance, and actuarial science around the world as a center for study and research. The Library’s beginnings date back to 1901, when insurance executives founded The Insurance Society of New York, and began providing study space and material to young people entering the insurance industry.
Since its earliest days, the Library has served as a site for insurance lectures. Over the years, The Insurance Society of New York developed a curriculum based upon these lectures. This ultimately led to the creation of The School of Insurance, followed by The College of Insurance, the predecessor to St. John’s School of Risk Management.
A number of individuals and organizations contributed to the Library’s growing collection throughout the 1900’s. Throughout its history, the Library has served students, faculty, staff, and sponsors, as well as members of The Insurance Society of New York. In 1974, Shelby Cullom Davis and his wife Kathryn secured the Library’s future with a major endowment, and the Library was renamed in their honor.
With the merger of The College of Insurance and St. John’s University in 2001, the Davis Library became part of the St. John’s University library system. Today, the Davis Library remains one of the most comprehensive risk, insurance, and actuarial science collections in the world, serving students, faculty, scholars and industry practitioners seeking specialized knowledge in these areas. It is a place for study and learning, research and insight.
By collecting, organizing, preserving and making available published and unpublished resources about risk, insurance and actuarial studies, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library strives to advance the understanding of the insurance industry’s history, analysis, management and business culture. The Library’s goal is to provide these resources to create a unique perspective of the impact the insurance industry has had and will continue to have on the economic, political and cultural development of the United States and the world.
As an ACADEMIC SPECIALTY library and repository, the Davis Library supports the academic needs of faculty and students in the St. John’s University School of Risk Management , Insurance, and Actuarial Science.
As a PRIVATE SPECIALTY library and repository, the Davis Library supports the information and knowledge acquisition needs of the risk, insurance and actuarial enterprise and its practitioners.
As a SCHOLARLY, PRIVATE SPECIALTY library and repository, the Davis Library supports the research needs of the national and international scholarly community.
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library carries out its mission and vision by fulfilling its role as a key facilitator of information access for research, user-centered learning and information literacy in the areas of risk, hazards, insurance and actuarial science.
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library exists primarily to support the curriculum of St. John's University. Secondarily, the collection is a historical record of the insurance industry. A number of considerations shape our collection policy.
Since several libraries covering the life insurance industry in-depth exist elsewhere, the focus of this collection will continue to be the property/casualty market. We recognize, however, that a core life/health insurance collection will be required. While avoiding constant jumping from one "hot topic" to another, the environment, weather (global warming and natural catastrophes)and the implications of economics on the world's health care policies--on both national and market levels--are strengths within the collection that will continue to be maintained
The library is supported in part by its annual subscription members in the insurance industry. Members have an inportant voice in conjuction with St. John's with input into the depth and breadth of the material collected and in deciding the lengths to which the staff will go to secure information located elsewhere.
Based on consultation with faculty, members, staff, and students, the library solicits and encourages active participation in the selection process. This is accomplished through regular meetings with interested faculty members and annual reviews of serial titles (including newspapers, journals, newsletters and loose-leaf services) prior to subscription renewals. Recommendations as to electronic databases to which our members seek access are welcome and encouraged.
The library seeks materials in a variety of media: print, audio, video and electronic. Primary consideration is given to insurance-related materials. Recognizing the importance of collecting economic statistics and general business and financial management texts that will aid in the analysis of the insurance industry and companies, worldwide, secondary consideration is given to materials covering these areas.
All reference materials (general, business and insurance industry-specific) receive the highest priority. Preference for newspaper, journal and newsletter subscriptions is given to those titles indexed and/or abstracted but not available in full-text on any of the electronic resources subscribed to the library, CD-Rom or online.
Given our large international student population, the library seeks works that explain the American government, politics and the democratic principles upon which this nation was founded, as well as the social structure and fabric of the country. Since attendees of the Center for International Insurance Studies are often first-time visitors to the States with limited time for sightseeing, we continue to purchase maps and tour guides of the region, pointing out landmarks, unusual architecture and other points of interest.
As one of the largest insurance libraries in the world, we recognize the importance of both collecting current materials and maintaining a historical record of the industry over time through established preservation techniques. The library actively seeks materials of historical interest and value in the area of insurance and encourages donations to its collection that will both broaden the scope of the collection and deepen the knowledge base of existing resources.
As a partial U.S. Government Depository, the library receives a wide ranging selection of government documents, primarily relating to insurance regulation and legislation (laws); insurance programs administered by the government, including flood and crop insurance, social security, unemployment, Medicare and Medicaid; vital health statistics (e.g., mortality and natality); statistics on accidents, catastrophes and safety; and a variety of materials on the general business climate. To assure a comprehensive yet focused collection of materials, an annual review of documents available through the depository program is conducted. An additional consideration in making our selection is the availability of each item within the region should we choose not to select it as a depository item.
In order to provide our constituency with the widest possible range of information related to the insurance industry and its supporting disciplines, the library is committed to working with other institutions in the industry, and academic and special libraries both within the US and abroad. Access to the rich and diverse library resources of the City allows us to concentrate our efforts on the insurance industry.
Our staff participates in international insurance information activities through active memberships in many different professional asssociations including The American Library Association (ALA), the International Federation for Information and Documentation's Banking, Finance and Insurance Special Interest Group and two divisions of the Special Libraries Association: Insurance & Employee Benefits Division and Business & Finance Division. Staff is encouraged to build relationships within library and information associations, write articles for newsletters and journals, and present papers at conferences.
This policy is reviewed at the close of each academic year and revised where appropriate in preparation for the beginning of the fall term.
Attention STJ 2019 Grads: Don't miss out on the special membership rate of $25.00 to the Davis Library for the next year. You may use the library any time it's open, borrow books, use traditional and virtual reference services and more. For additional information and to get an application please click on the link below or call 212 277 - 5135.
Individual consultants, practitioners and companies in the business sector may purchase access to the Davis Library. Please click on the link above to review the various options and the related fees. Click here for our Membership Application.
Fee payment members of the Library and Corporate Sponsors of the School of Risk Management are granted library research privileges as detailed on this page for the duration of their membership. If a patron identifies an item not found in our collection we will make a reasonable effort to provide access to that specific information. To gain access to the Davis Library we ask that members and sponsors bring with them a company ID or letter of introduction from their organization each time they use the library:
Tel: (212) 227-5135[email protected]
Photocopying & Research Fees for Non-St. John's Users
(A) After 50 pages in a 7 day period. (B) Depends on amount of items/pages to be processed.
Food and uncovered drinks are not permitted inside the Davis library. Cell phones must be turned off or set to silent mode inside the library and conversations should be kept brief.
The 100,000+ volumes of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library comprise an extraordinary collection of American and international insurance materials.
The library maintains sets of:
Forms, policies and contracts
Directories of insurance companies and associations, worldwide
Insurance Department reports to state legislatures and selected insurance commissioner annual reviews from around the world
Loose-leaf services for insurance law research (reporters, treatises, litigation reports, case and jury verdicts)
Insurance periodicals in continuous runs, some dating back to the mid-1800's
Insurance laws and regulations from the 50 states and around the worldThe diversity of our collection is reflected in terms of:
The Davis Library has historical as well as contemporary collections, with the oldest volume dating back to 1569 (A Treatise on Insurance, by Benvenuto Straccha, published in Venice Call# M010 S) and an extensive collection of insurance policies and documents tracing the development of insurance terminology and contracts since 1665.
Highlights of the Davis Library’s Special collections include:
Notable documents such as a life insurance policy for an American slave, and a record of funded annuities for 1775 that includes Marie Antoinette, “the present Queen of France.”
In the Marine Insurance area, the Winter Collection of Marine Insurance is a world leader in terms of the scope and depth of the collected works. It also serves as a memorial to the late president and chairman of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, William David Winter. The Association of Average Adjusters’ collection of American and British maritime law is also housed in the Davis Library.
The Heber B. Churchill Earthquake Collection, donated in 1950, provides detailed accounts of major catastrophes from the beginning of the 20th century, among them the Tokyo Earthquake of 1923; the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906; typhoons in Japan from 1920 - 1940; and hurricanes in the North Atlantic, New England and the Caribbean. Since the 1950’s, the Library staff has purchased and catalogued all earthquake material coming to its attention, making the Davis Library’s collection on natural disasters a leader worldwide today.
Additional Specialized Collections
Various insurance organizations have entrusted their collections to the Davis Library. For example, The Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society have selected the Davis Library as custodian for their collections.
The Davis Library contains the archives of The Insurance Society of New York, The College of Insurance, The American Academy of Insurance Medicine, and other important groups such as the Insurance Company Education Directors Society (ICEDS) and the newsletters and scrapbooks of the Insurance Women of New York.
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As part of a multi-campus institution, the staff at the Davis Library of St. John’s recognizes that many of our students and insurance industry clients may want to determine what we have on a specific topic or whether we have a specific item in our collection before using our facility. Our on-line catalog InsureCat is a useful first step in searching the physical holdings of the Davis Library including current insurance industry information books and articles, government documents and archive material. Additional questions/answers about borrowing material and general access are listed below:
Q. Who may borrow materials from the library?A. Eligible borrowers include: Students, faculty and staff of St. John's University with a valid STJ ID card; Industry "fee paying" members may use the library with proper identification from their place of employment(i.e., company ID or Letter of introduction). See borrowing status table below for # of items and loan period.
Q. Circulation proceduresA. Once you have identified the material you would like to borrow, you can check it out at the Front Desk.
Q. Returning items
For the convenience of others, borrowers are asked to return materials on time. Davis Library material must be returned to the Manhattan Campus. You may renew an item by telephone for (1) additional loan period if the item has not been requested by another user.
Q. Obtaining materials outside the Davis LibraryA. To facilitate access to insurance related material not available at this library, we will coordinate Interlibrary Loan services for students, faculty and staff of St. John's University. For other subject areas we will work through the main campus ILL Department. You may also request items from other STJ campus libraries including Staten Island and Queens and we will have the items sent to our circulation desk. The turnaround time is generally 1 day. For materials availability and procedures, please contact the library staff.
Q. May Alumni of St. John's use the library?
Alumni of the university may purchase an access card at a reduced rate for the first year following their graduation. The cost of the first year is $25.00. Afterwards, they would need to purchase an annual subscription to the library ($75.00 per year).
Q. How may items and for how long?A. See Borrowing Status table below
Q. Is the library open to the General Public?.A. We are not open to the general public. Please contact your librarian for interlibrary loan information. We accept ALA interlibrary loan forms from other libraries. There is a $10 fee per item with an additional service charge depending on the type of organization (Not-for-profit/for-profit). The public may also purchase a "limited use"daily, weekly, license/certification pass. Annual memberships are also available.
The general public who need short term, onsite access may purchase access to the library on a daily basis. The cost is $40.00 per day. Payment must be paid on the day of use at the Library Circulation desk, 3rd fl.. Manhattan Campus. We accept either cash or a check. Checks should be made payable to St. John's University. For more details on longer term usage please click here for a membership application.
There are some additional exceptions and restrictions for individual items in demand, special collection items, and reserve material. Reference works, loose-leaf services and periodicals do not circulate.
Special Access requests are at the discretion of the Davis Library Director. Request can be sent to [email protected] or by calling (212) 277 5137.
This is our Internet database gateway. Please read the description for each resource below.Advisen (register with St. John's email address)
Advisen delivers productivity and insight to insurance professionals by providing proprietary data & analytics for predictive risk assessment, loss susceptibility, and loss severity analysis; creating better underwriting and purchasing decisions. In addition, Advisen provides insurance focused datasets that give a comprehensive single view into critical company, insurance transactional and claims/loss information across the entire insurance landscape. Please note: students only have access to Professional edition of Front Page News via Advisen. The datasets must be accessed with the help of a librarian.
AM Best's Member Center (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus)
The A.M. Best Member Center provides access to valuable financial data on the insurance industry such as Best Ratings and variety of web centers on Property/Casualty, Life/Health, Reinsurance, Captive and more. The Member Center offers a single point of access to online services:
When first accessing this site, you will navigate to a page that asks you to create a logon account. You must use a St. John's University email account to gain access. If you need additional help please see library staff for assitance in loging on.
Axco Insurance Market Reports (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus)
Axco is an independent provider of detailed insurance market information covering over 170 countries. As well as providing an essential daily tool for multinational underwriters and brokers, the reports provide an excellent insight into new markets for anyone connected with the insurance industry. Within the Axco link you will gain access to three different Axco Reports:
For access you must register first using your St. John's email address. Please click on the link above and look at the top right corner of the Axco Portal page to register for an account.
CCH Benefits & Pensions (Access available on all SJU campuses)
Part of CCH's Health and Human database. Follow the link to the database page and click on CCH under section C. This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to personnel management, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, and food and drug regulations.
Conning (Access availble on all SJU Campuses)
Conning Library provides insurers and industry service firms with access to Conning's ongoing coverage of the insurance industry strategic and key lines of business--more than 2,000 insurance research publications, presentations and data sets. Conning's Insurance Research group is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality insurance industry research through our Strategic Study series, our Insurance Segment Series, and our Forecast & Analysis series, among other research products. Using your active St. John's email address you may now register online and have access to Conning's premier insurance industry research.Fitch Ratings (Ask a Manhattan Campus librarian for acces)
Access comprehensive credit intelligence, including the world’s leading bank fundamental data set, ratings and research covering the fixed-income universe, as well as financial data on insurance firms, corporates and sovereigns.
GlobalData (Access to this database is restricted to the Manhattan Campus)GlobalData (formerly Timetric) is a world leading data & analytics company who provide innovative solutions across a range of industries globally, including insurance and financial services. The Insurance Intelligence Center contains market data, expert analysis and advisory services covering 185+ markets globally. Provides access to intelligence utilised by leading brokers, underwriters, reinsurers and management consultants globally via a highly intuitive web-based platform.
The Workflow Tools take you directly to the most important types of intelligence available:
• Market Intelligence - Global Insurance Database, Macroeconomic Database, Industry Forecast & Insight Reports and Dashboards
• Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles, Company Rankings, and Company Breakdowns
• Regulatory Intelligence - Regulatory Reports, Regulatory Tool, Regulatory Updates, and Employee Benefits
There is also a new benchmarking tool that provides competitor analysis and global footprint for over 6,000 companies across the world and a new themes database that gives you an understanding of 40 of the most important issues influencing the insurance industry today
Hoover's Online (Available on all SJU campuses)
Hoover's Online is an excellent source for basic information on more than 11,000 public and private U.S. companies and international companies. Resources include company overviews, history, news, officers, employees, locations & subsidiaries, products/operations, competitors, financial reports, stock quotes, SEC filings, and full-text news articles. Hoover's provides access to brief company information (capsule) or a complete report (profile). This site also provides links to company homepages, history, mission statements, and public companies' 10-K and annual reports. There are also 50+ industry reports, which discuss the history of the industry, provide statistics and corporate players
Insurance Information Institute (Individual sign up. You must use your St. John's e-mail account)
Members Only Area of the I.I.I. Website. This includes online access to the I.I.I.’s Insurance Fact Book. Hailed as the “almanac of the insurance industry,” the Fact Book delivers at-a-glance access to thousands of statistics, tables and graphs covering a range of vital topics, including factors affecting costs, losses by category, laws affecting motorists, premiums by line and many others. The online membership exclusive-version is updated continuously and provides customization tools that enable researchers to sort data by state and create special pdf editions based on selected criteria.
Mergent (Access available on all campuses)
Mergent Archives is an online database providing you with access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Containing more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries, Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.
NILS: Insource (Red Books) (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See Library Staff for user name and password)
NILS INsource is a Web-based regulatory research tool designed exclusively for compliance research. It is used for examining State statutes, regulations, and advisory publications. This database includes for each state (when available):
PrivCo (Access restricted to the Manhattan Campus) . PrivCo is the only premiere database for private company financial information, including investors and deals as well. Whether doing company, investor, venture capital, M&A, or private equity research, PrivCo is searchable by advanced criteria in all categories. We have data on over 500,000 companies and 100,000 private market deals, and we are adding data on a daily basis.
ProQuest (Available on all SJU campuses)
The ProQuest database is an excellent online resource for broad-based business research with access to one of the world's largest collections of information, including summaries of articles from over 8,000 publications. ProQuest offers a deep backfile with many journals dating back to the 1970's.
Risk.net (available on all St. John's campuses)
Risk.net is the world’s leading source of in-depth news and analysis on risk management, derivatives and regulation.
The risk management industry has changed drastically over the last 20 years. The skill set required to be a part of it has evolved.
Companies want employees who understand real-world industry issues and students need real-world examples to prepare them for their careers. That’s where Risk.net comes in. Risk.net delivers unmatched coverage of complex issues that are ignored or under-reported elsewhere. We regularly break stories, but are not trying to compete in the provision of real-time news. Instead, we look at topics in detail, assess the implications, speak with practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders, and write a more detailed, analytical piece. Covering the latest updates and developments in the risk management, derivatives, regulation and asset management sectors, our users are able to make better, more informed decisions thanks to the information we provide.
SNL - Financial (See S&P Global Market Intelligence)S&P Global Market Intelligence (Access to this database is restricted to the Manhattan Campus)
A premier provider of breaking news, financial data and expert analysis on business sectors critical to the global economy. This database offers the ability to evaluate the entire U.S. insurance market including both public and private company information. Access to SEC Filings. Statutory Data. M&A capital markets and market share information. Key ratios, sector-specific reports and various other metrics for Property & Casualty companies, Life, Accident & Health companies, Life Separate Account statements and Health firms are available here. This site also provides comprehensive and proprietary news financial reports. Data sets are updated 24/7.
It's important to note: You may obtain a user account at the S&P Global Market Intelligence Web site. Users can sign up for access, provided they have a stjohns.edu domain email, via the New User link on the upper right hand side of the S&P site. If you have any questions about this, please see one of the Library Staff. Also, The prefered browser to use for this resource is Internet Explorer.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Direct® on the S&P Capital IQ platform (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See Library Staff for assistance)
Real-time access to integrated credit research, market information, and risk analytics. This database provide access to in-depth credit risk analytics based on Standard & Poor’s global credit ratings and research—all in a workflow solution, with features that include:
Insurance Subject Guides Annuities, Asbestos, Captive, Davis Library Mobile Device page, Derivatives,Directors' & Officers' Liability, Employment Practices Liabilty, Fraud, Long Term Care Insurance, Pollution Liability, Professional Liability, Risk Financing, Title Insurance,War Risk InsuranceInsureCat!
Our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).Databases
Online insurance & business databases available at the Davis Library.
Additional Library Resources and Services
Lists of New Books, CD ROMs, white papers, podcasts, etc. WorldCat
Lists books, journals, etc. at other libraries. Find out which area libraries own items you want and you may discuss with Davis Library Staff about ILL or access.
Manage your citations and automatically generate bibliographies in various formats
The newsletter of the Davis Library is an e-publication. It is published twice a year in the spring and fall with informative articles about the library's collections, industry information, book reviews, and up coming industry events at the SJU Manhattan Campus. We also welcome input from our users. If you are interested in submitting an article for the next scheduled news letter, please contact us at [email protected] or call (212) 277 5136.
Exposurer and Information Newsletter. 2012 - present
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library of St. John's University welcomes gifts and donations that support the academic needs of our students and faculty, as well as the interests and concerns of our members and sponsors. Gifts of books and other materials expand and enhance our collections; monetary donations allow us to improve our services. Donors may wish to designate their grants to support a specific collection or activity or target an area where there is a perceived need.
Areas of Potential Support:
The Library requires funds to strengthen existing collections and purchase materials. These funds enable us to purchase expensive reference books, market research studies, journals, newsletters, online databases, CD ROMS and other e-resouces.
* In order to provide the most effective information service, the Library requires equipment to automate, thereby increasing access to the collection. Access to Web based information and other digital resources requires periodic upgrading of hardware and software, which is becoming increasingly expensive and important.
* Our phyical collection consists of books; periodicals; forms, policies and contracts; laws and regulations; pamphlets; government documents and other materials related to the insurance industry and its role in global commerce. Many of these documents are currently available only at this library, and a large percentage of this material is in extremely fragile condition.
* Our Insurance Information Preservation Project is a concerted effort to preserve these documents before a unique and valuable history of insurance is lost forever.
Should you know of alumni, individuals, companies or foundations that might be willing to support some of our special insurance information projects, particularly as they relate to automating our catalog, providing access to our collection via the Web and digitization of materials in our extensive historical collection of vertical files, we would appreciate hearing about it from you. For this and all other questions concerning financial gifts or donations to the Library, please contact the library, at 212-277-5137 and speak with the Director, Ismael Rivera or send a general e-mail to [email protected]. The Davis Library is grateful for your continued support.
In 1965, the Library was designated as a selective Federal Depository. As such, it receives core (basic) publications automatically, and selects additional items that enhance its insurance collection. It compiles insurance department reports, insurance laws and regulations of the 50 states, and statistical reports.
Government Documents: Home
Searching for a specific title or topic? Find out what full text are available online from the main campus.
BBC Country Profiles
Health, United Stes 2004-2005
Advance Data: 339-366
Vital Health Statistics Series
Nation Vital Statistics Reports
Healthy People 2000 Reviews
Newsletters: Statistical Notes and Statistical
and Miscellaneous Reports
FC&S D&O Service
FC&S Ubrella Service
Save time comparing coverages and identifying improvements that may ensure superior coverage. Policy terms and provisions are made clear through concise discussion and focused analysis. Definitions and exclusions are explained in detail to help you understand the often subtle but significant differences in policy forms. All forms can be found on the CD.
Auto and homeowners policies provide adequate liability for many people, but umbrella insurance coverage provides an extra layer of liability coverage.
Not all umbrella policies are the same - they differ in coverage, definitions, scope and features. Although Insurance Services Office (ISO) and American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) have developed umbrella policies, most insurers file and use their own forms. Therefore, it is important to have a basic knowledge of umbrella features and benefits so that insurance professionals can best advise and protect their clients. This CD ROM will help you understand this important tool in the personal lines arsenal
FEMA: Design and ConstructionGuidence for Community Safe Room (FEMA 361-CD, Second Edition)
Current and prior year federal tax forms.
& E-file: Electronic return file specifications and record layouts for individual income tax returns.
The Library also had a DVD version of this product that contains current and prior year Federal tax forms.
The Life Insurance Association of Japan represents all life insurance companies operating in Japan. The number of companies decreased by 5 to 43 companies, at the end of 2001.
This mirrors the loose-leaf service from Lloyds with several advantages such as a full text search by table of contents, act, bylaw and regulation and key words. Other attributes include hypertext links between related sections of text, tagging of records, personalization features: including Notes, Bookmarks and Highlighters, full print facility and ability to copy text to other Windows applications. The information will be kept up to date with changes by quarterly updates on CD-ROM.
The directory contains a complete updated national listing of all physician PIN records that is authorized by the US Congress
MENA Insurance Directory
MENA Insurance Directory encapsulates key corporate information on nearly 350 insurance and reinsurance companies across 19 markets in the Middle East, making it an important resource in your daily work. The Davis Library has a hard the copy as well as CD-ROM. The CD-ROM allows you to do an extensive search by country, company name and person's name. It has a special preview function that allows you to view the share capital and financial Indicators of the selected company. It has the ability to print the details of the selected company too.
Contains a database of financial and demographic information on more that 5,000 insurance companies. This database is useful for many types of projects ranging from internal research to marketing.
Contains the NAIC Valuation of Securities Task Force valuations of reported insurer investments. The data on each security includes a quality rating and a value. (VOS is no longer available in print format.)
Contains National Climatic Data Center periodical publications with a brief description of each publication, file naming conventions, and reading instructions. All Publication files are in Portable Document File (PDF) format.
Contains the following information programs: Annual energy review
Business cycle indicators Economic conversion information exchange Full-time and part-time employment by major industry GAO reports and testimony Globefish statistics National income and product accounts New England economic indicators OMB mid-session review of fiscal year budget Personal income by source and earnings by major industry ummary of ommentary on current economic conditions (Beige Book) Transfer payments
White House press releases, speeches and policy statements.
Presents the full set of national income and product accounts (NIPA's) from the most recent comprehensive revision (2002). Contained are summary tables that show the most frequently used NIPA series, 142 published NIPA tables, and tables showing unpublished detail. NAIP's show the nation's output (gross domestic product), the costs incurred and incomes earned in its production (gross domestic income), and their components.
Issued by the US Department of Commerce, NTDB contains current information about specific industries and countries worldwide. Updated monthly and compiled from numerous government sources.
The National Underwriter Software Library
Includes electronic publications from the National Underwriter. Includes Tax Facts 1 & 2, Advance Sales, Field Guide Proposals, Taxline FC & S Bulletins and more. The main screen allows you to select the products you want to use, then either open or search them! It also shows you what you have at a glance and what information is in each publication.
The BSSC is updating its educational materials to reflect the 2000/2003 editions of the Provisions. In addition, the BSSC is developing an updated version of an earlier FEMA guide to seismic-resistant design and construction for homebuilders as well as an updated version of an earlier BSSC publication, the Nontechnical Explanation of the NEHRP Recommended Provisions. These documents in combination with the BSSC educational materials will provide the resources needed to familiarize a large segment of the building community with the Provisions requirements
Government depository item
A collection of substantive decisions rendered by OSHRC Administrative Law Judges and Commissioners.
Contains decisions issued by the OSHRC about cases involving the alleged exposure of American workers to unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. The Commission is charged with ruling on cases forwarded to it by the Department of Labor when disagreements arise over the results of safety and health inspections performed by the Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Files appear in PDF format.
Published by the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) to provide its readers with information and statistics pertaining to Ohio's property/casualty insurance industry. In certain instances, other state and national information is also provided.
CD ROM version is updated monthly (See ONLINE version also) Contains most of the data supplied to the NAIC in the annual filings of both Property/Casualty and Life/Health insurers (Schedule D, Schedule P and Schedule F - Reinsurance) for the previous five years, including quarterly filings. The interface allows the user to select and manipulate data to generate reports on one or more companies that can be downloaded to a spreadsheet. Typical applications: Report by line, by state.
The book includes our analysis of insurance and risk management industry trends, dozens of statistical tables, an industry glossary, a database of industry associations and professional organizations, and our in-depth profiles of more than 300 of the world's leading insurance companies, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Fully indexed with subject matter hyperlinks and in loose leaf format. A resource for anyone involved in financial management and accounting for property and casualty companies in the USA and Canada. Used as an official textbook by AICPCU's Insurance Institute, contains four years of updates, compiled by a team of over 40 industry experts
S & P Ratings Direct Database
Includes worldwide insurer claims-paying ability ratings on over 900 domestic and international property/casualty, reinsurance, title, mortgage and bond insurers. Coverage of each company includes S & P rating, key financial data, balance sheet, income statement, lines of business, ratio report, and a company narrative. Please ask library staff for assistancewww.ratingsdirect.com
This is a database of financial information covering more than three thousand non-life insurance risk carriers around the world, including all Lloyd's syndicates. Also included are company information in emerging markets, ratios, and ratings from key agencies such as Standard and Poor's, AM Best, Duff & Phelps, Moody's, IBCA and FIRI-ISAS. Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes (2006) : Forms and Appendicies . Aspen Publ. This CD ROM accompanies a 2 volume loose leaf binder that provides nsights gained from many years of litigation and dispute resolution experience to give you critical tools needed to prepare successful settlements:
• Sophisticated analysis of the law and its application
• Detailed planning of effective drafting techniques
• In-depth coverage of "hot issues," such as multi-party settlements and tax considerations
• Strategies for handling "special topics," such as tax and environmental concerns
• A time-saving library of model agreements on disk for a variety of disputes and jurisdictions
Extensive case citations
This book provides you with an organization system and the tools to efficiently develop persuasive slip and fall claims. The CD-ROM contains over 40 helpful forms, checklists, letters, and other resources.
SSA Publications on CD-ROM (SSA 1.8/4 : 2001/1 0516-X-01)
Updated monthly, this CD-ROM contains the full-text of such Social Security Administration print publications such as the Social Security Handbook, Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings and POMS - Program Operations Manual System.
SSA Publications on CD-ROM The Red Book (0516-X-02
SSA 1.27 R 24/2010/CD/Disks 1-3)
The Red Book contains a general description of our disability-related policies. .
Society of Maritime Arbitrators. Digets ofand Index of the Award Service. 1953 through May 2008. Volumes 1 throuhg 6.1
The digest has been produced on a CD-ROM which
contains digests of all prior awards in addition to the current
release; i.e., awards 1 through 4000.
Presents the full set of state income estimates prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
This is the electronic version of Statistical Abstracts, summarizing statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. The current year print edition is available in the liberal arts collection.
Significant economic indicators for business use, including analytical findings of the Office of Business Economics. The print version is shelved with liberal arts periodicals.
It also includes charts, checklists, examples and dozens of sample documents and forms.
A guide to higher education in the United States. This is a government depository item.
Contains rules of the Road Study Aid, AUXNAV Study Guide & Instructor, Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, Nautical Chart Symbols, and Abbreviations & Terms.
Contains the general and permanent laws of the United States. The print version is available in our Law Collection, and the database is available through LEXIS.
Food Defense in FDIS-regulated establishments.
free resources available here – provide school decision-makers with valuable strategies for significantly reducing energy use in new and existing facilities. The Solutions toolkit includes everything your school district needs to get started on school energy savings.
Prepared as part of the Coast Guard's commitment to protecting and restorin natural resource with Coast Gauard facilities and commitment to the Greening of the Government as required in the Executive Order (E.O.) 13148.
Information for immigrants to the United States. Information is in both Englsih and Spanish.
U.S. Department of Transportation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An implementation guide for juvenile holdover programs.(TD 8.8:J 98/CD)
Contains PDF files to assist with the stategic planning of steps necessary to design, develop and implement a new juvenile holdover program. Just as each program will be unique to the needs and resources of each jurisdiction, the specific planning process of each jurisdiction also will be unique. The tools contained on this disc provide examples and aid in this process.
Contains information on U.S. export statistics, both government and non-government shipments, of domestic and foreign merchandise (including non-monetary gold and silver) from the U.S. Customs Districts (the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to foreign countries.xThisitemis updated on a monthly basis. The Davis Library also has the Historical Summary 1997 - 2001 on a separate CD.
The International Trade Administration's U.S. Global Trade Outlook 1995-2000: Toward the 21st Century shows the increasing emphasis on the globalization of markets and the importance of world trade.
Issued by the Office of Management and Budget, the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications, such as the Economic Report of the President, are included, which may vary from year to year.
U.S. Imports of Merchandise
Contains information on U.S. import statistics, both government and non-government shipments, of domestic and foreign merchandise (including non-monetary gold and silver) into the U.S. Customs Territory (the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, and U.S. Virgin Islands from foreign countries. This item is updated on a monthly basis. The Davis Library also has the Historical Summary 1997 - 2001 on a separate CD.
Violence on the Job discusses practical measures for identifying risk factors for violence at work, and taking strategic action to keep employees safe. Designed to engage a wide variety of workplace audiences, the DVD is based on extensive NIOSH research, supplemented with information from other authoritative sources.
World of Natural Hazards
Published by Munich Re Group primarily for insurance specialists & engineers to provide an aid in day-to-day decision-making and planning of expert opinions in the subject area of natural hazards. It incorporates a wide range of innovative functions and specialist knowledge including:
a modular world map of natural hazards a worldwide catalog of catastrophes a country-by-country database with national statistics on hazards a glossary of important geoscientific and insurance terminology earthquake and storm scales with a unit converter for frequently used parameters
special themes of topical interest: climate change, El Nino and La Nina megacities consultancy and services provided by Munich Re's Geoscience Research Group
A good starting point for finding insurance, risk management, or actuarial science resources is the Davis Library's catalog >
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AM Best's Member Center *Axco Insurance Market Reports *Insurance Information InstituteMergentPrivcoSNL *Standard & Poor’sRatingsDirect® on the Global Credit Portal*Timetric
Accounting and Taxation
Benefits & Pensions (CCH Health and Human Resources)
Company and Industry Information
General Business Resources
* Available only at the St. John's Manhattan Campus
Alacra Industry Spolights (insurance)AM Best's
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Bloomberg.comCensus Gov Website
Digital Actuarial ResourcesEconPapersFASB: Financial Accounting Standards Board
Guide to Company/Industry ComparisonInsurance Information InstituteInternational Monetary Fund (current economic and financial indicators)ISO
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Risk and Insurance Management SocietyU.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
U.S. Small Business Administration
Accounting and Business ResearchActuarial Notes
Best's ReviewBulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance
Insurance Industry Profile (US)
Insurance and Technology
Journal of Insurance IssuesJournal of Risk and Insurance
Risk Management and Insurance Review
Risk Retention Reporter
More General Business ejournals
Selected Insurance e-books
International Dictionary of Insurance and Finance
Dictionary of Insurance Terms
The Simple Rules of Risk : Revisiting the Art of Financial Risk Management
Page compiled by: Ricky Waller
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