Thursday, November 19, 2015

ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science

Heckman, Lucy. The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science. ALA Editions, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1275-1

This comprehensive guide helps to locate and use information resources about the insurance industry. Each chapter contains an annotated list of specific print and digital sources, plus explanations on how to make best use of sometimes-forbidding technical materials.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introductory Guides to Insurance: Consumer Information Sources, Guides, and Popular Works
Chapter 2: Textbooks: Insurance, Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Related Topics
Chapter 3: The Insurance Industry: Almanacs, Fact Books, and Statistics; Databases; Dictionaries and Encyclopedias; Directories; Handbooks; and Associations
Chapter 4: The History of Insurance
Chapter 5: Insurance Law
Chapter 6: International Insurance
Chapter 7: Actuarial Science
Chapter 8: Risk Management
Chapter 9: Health Care Reform and Health Insurance
Chapter 10: Annuities and Life Insurance
Chapter 11: Property/Casualty Insurance, Catastrophe Insurance, and Liability Insurance
Chapter 12: Employment and Related Insurance: Disability, Employment Benefits, and Workers’ Compensation; Social Insurance and Social Security; and Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans
Chapter 13: Bank and Financial Insurance: Bank and Credit Insurance and Risk Management; Economics and Insurance; and Finance and Investment Advisory Sources
Chapter 14: Careers in Insurance and Insurance Education
Chapter 15: Miscellaneous Insurance and Related Topics

Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix B: Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Associations and Agencies
Appendix C: Selected Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Studies Journals
Appendix D: Insurance, Actuarial Science, and Risk Management Schools and University Departments
Appendix E: Selected Major Business and Insurance Libraries