DATA AND DATA MANAGEMENT* ARMA - www.arma.org/

The Association of Records Managers and Administrators is a nonprofit association and an authority on managing records and information. Its 10,000 members include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, IT managers and consultants.

* FedStats - www.fedstats.gov/

This "gateway to statistics" provides users with a virtual reference shelf of statistics from over 100 federal agencies and categories. FedStats also offers statistical profiles of states, counties, and congressional and judicial districts.

* Integra InfoBase - www.integrainfo.com/

The Integra InfoMall provides benchmarking and valuation information focused on privately held U.S. businesses. The database represents over 4 million businesses in about 900 industries.

* IRS Tax Stats - www.irs.gov/taxstats

The revamped Tax Stats page on the Internal Revenue Service Web site includes a wealth of statistical information on individuals, businesses, charities and IRS operations organized by category.

* SEC Edgar Database - www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval System contains a host of useful documents, including 10-K annual reports.

* Transactional Record Clearing House - http://trac.syr.edu/tracirs/home.html

This site, affiliated with Syracuse University, is the brainchild of a former New York Times investigative reporter who decided to gather Internal Revenue Service enforcement information and create a database to crunch the numbers and look for any unusual patterns.

* XBRL.org - www.xbrl.org

The home page for the fast-rising Extensible Business Reporting Language - a more flexible version of XML designed specifically for financial information. XBRL applies "tags" to data, allowing for greater transparency and easier interchange.

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