Books Available Online in Full-Text

  • Long-Range Forecasting, 2nd. ed. by J. Scott Armstrong, 1985 - Full text in PDF format of the only comprehensive summary of research on forecasting prior to 1985, covering judgmental and quantitative methods; it has stood the test of time. Summary of reviews. The book is out of print but used copies and reviews are available at

Discussion of Principles in Text and Trade Books

Some books can help in the implementation of forecasting principles. However, as shown by Cox & Loomis (2001) in Principles of Forecasting, the books discuss few principles (table: summary of principles mentioned) and differ in their coverage of principles (table: summary by book).