Business & finance databases

Articles | Company directories | eBooks | Financials & investing | Industry data

Other databases for Business law | Business valuation | International business

Articles from trade magazines and journals (including peer-reviewed)

Business Source Complete Business Source Premier subscription upgrade
Start here to find articles on most business and management topics with indexing for over 25,000 periodicals and reports and over 7000 full-text titles not found in other business article databases. (more info...)
ABI/Inform Complete (from Proquest)
Covers hundreds of magazines and journals including articles from the Wall Street Journal. (more info...)
Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)
Topical keyword searches may be entered in the main search bar, or use Advanced Search for more precise searching. (more info...)

Company directories

American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (a Uniworld database)
Searchable directory of public and private American firms with headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, etc. in foreign countries. See also, Foreign Firms Operating in the United States. Records may be printed but Excel download is unavailable. (more info...)
Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)
A company search in the main search bar will link to a company profile, articles, company histories, investment reports, rankings, industry overviews for the company's lines of business and associations relevant to the company/industry. (more info...)
Foreign Firms Operating in the United States (a Uniworld database)
Searchable directory of public and private foreign firms with headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, etc. in the United States. See also, American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries. Records may be printed but Excel download is unavailable. (more info...)
Hoover's Company Records (via ABI/Inform Proquest)
Brief company profiles, financials, and competitor lists. (more info...)
Lexis-Nexis Academic
This database offers access to multiple company directories and can cover small to large companies in a single search. An Adobe PDF Guide to Searching Companies on Lexis-Nexis Academic is linked here.
ReferenceUSA
The U.S. Businesses module covers over 14 million verified business and organizations. Custom searching allows one to screen on company, executive, type (industry), geographical area or map, size, ownership, and financial data.
Sorkins Online (Fast login for MO and IL on-campus users)
Business, government, and non-profit directory for Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. (more info...)

Note: Due to publisher restrictions, Sorkins is available to Webster Missouri and Illinois on-campus users only. (more info...)

eBooks and reference materials

 
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities (Business College set)
Directories in accounting, economics & finance, management, and marketing can help users determine where to submit journal articles for publication. (more info...)
Credo Reference
Searchable entries from over 400 encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, language dictionaries, etc. (more info…)
eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) (an EBSCOhost database)
Our largest collect of online, full-text books contains over 17,000 current and classic eBooks in a variety of subject areas. (more info…)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries on business and other topics. (more info...)

Financial statements & investment reports

Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)
Do a company search in the main search bar to retrieve the company directory listing then use the Investment Reports in the Related Content box to access Reuters investment information or Financials in the Related Content box to access basic stock data and financials.(more info...)
Lexis-Nexis Academic
Offers financials for U. S. and international companies from the Get Company Info Easy Search.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Contains thousands of stock, mutual fund, and analyst reports; Morningstar ratings; tools to evaluate your portfolio; and educational resources.(more info...)
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage
The Business Intelligence package provides an integrated search platform to company financial data including the Compustat Excel Analytics module. (more info...)
TWST: The Wall Street Transcript Newsletter available via Business Source Complete publication search
Provides interviews with corporate CEOs, round tables, money managers and major and niche investment sector analysts. (more info...)
Value Line Investment Survey Standard ed.
Includes current year of information on large cap stocks and industries. (more info...)

Industry ratios & reports

BizMiner
Provides industry and geographic data, including both 3- and 5-year industry financial profiles and ratios. (more info...)
D & B Key Business Ratios Subscription ended December 2010; use RMA eStatement Studies
IBISworld Industry Market Research
Provides market research reports on over 700 industries, including business environment, company research, and forecasts. (more info... )
RMA eStatement Studies
Provides three years of financial ratio benchmarks and industry default probabilities and cash flow measures for hundreds of industries. RMA formerly stood for Robert Morris Associates, but is now Risk Management Association.
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage
Online access to Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys. (more info...)
TWST: The Wall Street Transcript Newsletter available via Business Source Complete publication search
Provides interviews with corporate CEOs, round tables, money managers and major and niche investment sector analysts. (more info...)

Other databases for specialized areas of business

Business law cases and practice

CCH IntelliConnect
CCH practice publications on employment & labor law; safety & OSHA regulations; and health law including FDA materials and applicable federal and state case law. (more info and search tips...)
Lexis-Nexis Academic
Select US Legal or International Legal from the menu to access state & federal statutes, case law, and law review articles and international legal materials. (more info..)

Business valuation

BIZCOMPS (part of BVMarketData)
Reports transactions of small private "main street" businesses. (more info...)
BizMiner
Provides industry and geographic data, including both 3- and 5-year industry financial profiles and ratios. (more info...)
BVLaw (part of BVLibrary.com)
Full-text of federal and state court decisions and IRS materials on valuation. (more info...)
BVResearch (part of BVLibrary.com)
Searchable collection of business valuation research papers, articles, industry surveys, etc. (more info...)
Deluxe BVUpdate (part of BVlibrary.com)
Timely, concise, authoritative, access to the business valuation literature. (more info...)
DoneDeals Online
Provides merger and acquisition details for private and public mid-market companies sold for purchase prices between $1 million and $1 billion. (more info...)
Economic Outlook Update (part of BVlibrary.com)
Quarterly issues contain the relevant economic data needed to prepare a thorough business valuation report. (more info...)
Mergerstat / BVR Control Premium Study (part of BVMarketData)
Quantifies the minority discount and control premium data used in business valuation and appraisals of public companies.(more info...)
Pratt's Stats (part of BVMarketData)
Highlights the details of sales of large privately and closely held companies. (more info...)
Public Stats (part of BVMarketData)
Reports transaction details of public company sales. (more info...)

International business

EIU ViewsWire
Produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit, this newletter provides expert analysis of the political, economic, business, financial, and regulatory conditions for countries worldwide.
Country data is also available via ABI. Once you access the report list (below), click on the "Location" tab to browse information by country.
Lexis-Nexis Academic
Search the Get Company Info for U.S. and international company directories; Research Countries for country profiles and briefings; and the News menu to limit a search to a U.S. or international region. (more info...)

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