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  • Capital IQ - Dates: Current
    Includes data on public and private companies, M&A/financing transactions, public offerings, corporate executives, and more.
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    Specified workstation access only (sorry!) - 3 workstations in the Simon CRC, 4 in the Simon Computing Ctr, and 1 in the Business & Gov't Information Library in Rush Rhees.

  • Frost & Sullivan - Dates: Varies
    Includes technical reports and market analysis on emerging, high-tech and industrial markets in 50 countries.
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  • IBISWorld - Dates: Current
    Industry research reports; US & Global. Search by keyword or NAICS code. Market size, competitors, forecasts, valuation, & more.

  • MarketLine Advantage - Dates: Current
    Includes industry, company, and country reports. Market size, segmentation, competition, forecasts.
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  • Mergent Online - Dates: 1990 - current (financial data); 1996-current (Annual Reports and EDGAR)
    Financial data and company descriptions, directory information for U.S. and global public and private companies.
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  • Mintel Oxygen - Dates: Current
    In-depth market research reports. Consumer products focus, with brands/products, some finance and technology. US & Europe.
    Each user must create a personal account using a UR email address. Click to access Mintel's Student Guide.

  • Reference USA - Dates: Current
    Comprehensive company/residential directory; build lists using 30 variables or Map Based Search. Includes consumer demographics.
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  • ThomsonOne.com - Dates: 1996-current
    Contains analyst reports from over 500 sources.
    Product works exclusively with Internet Explorer, up to IE 9; IE 10 can be made compatible. See this brief tutorial for other important usage information.

  • ABI/INFORM Complete - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Articles from academic business journals and business trade publications; country, industry reports, some market data.
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  • Business Source Premier - Via EBSCO - Dates: Varies
    Contains articles, company and industry reports, marketing reports, and country reports. Includes Harvard Business Review.

  • Factiva - Via Factiva - Dates: Varies by publication
    Contains articles on business, news, and companies worldwide, current and historical financial quotes, and company profiles.
    Improve your search experience in Factiva with the tips in this handout: FactivaSearchTips.pdf

  • Ad $ Summary - Dates: 2007--
    Annual report telling how much companies spent on advertising by media channel; also by brand and media channel. PDF of book.

  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries - Dates: Current
    Contains American companies that have substantial overseas operations. Search by country, industry codes, or industry size.

  • Associations Unlimited - Dates: Current
    Directory information on nonprofit organizations in all fields.
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  • Business Expert Press - Dates: Current
    E-textbooks emphasizing real-world examples and applications. 200+ titles covering the gamut of business topics.
    Instruction sheet for downloading Business Expert Press ebooks to your desktop or mobile device.

  • Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Includes regional SWOT analysis, market trends, and forecasts for global emerging markets.

  • Business Plans Handbook - Via Gale Group - Dates: Varies
    Includes templates for business plans for start-up companies in a wide range of U.S. industries

  • Capital Changes Reporter - Via CCH Internet Research Network - Dates: Current
    Records stock changes for all U.S. public companies.
    Choose "Capital Changes" under All Content after connecting.

  • CB Insights - Dates: Current
    Private company and investor database: deals, financing, M&As. Search by funding round or amount, location, name, industry, etc.
    Each user must create a login with a UR email address.

  • County Business Patterns - Dates: 1998 - Current
    Data on US businesses: number of establishments, employees, and payroll; from entire US to ZIP code level, by NAICS or SIC.
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  • Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms - Dates: Current
    Over 3000 VC/PE firms; global coverage; search by geography and keyword to quickly identify appropriate funders/employers.
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  • EconLit - Via EBSCO - Dates: 1969-
    EconLit identifies articles, books, working papers and more, covering all aspects of economics. Some full text and links to more.
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  • Entrepreneurship - Via ProQuest - Dates: Current
    Contains market reports, articles, business plans, business cases, and sample templates and forms needed by entrepreneurs.
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    Discover all the ways this database can help you at: http://proquest.libguides.com/proquestentrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship Essential Topics - Dates: Current
    Readings, reports, & predefined search macros for the most important topics in entrepreneurship: start-up, funding, legal etc.
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  • FASAB - Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board - Dates: Varies
    Includes all accounting statements and standards from FASAB.

  • FASB - Financial Accounting Standards Board - Dates: Varies
    Includes summaries of accounting standards from FASB. Students get complete access from accounting faculty.
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  • FirstResearch - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Includes industry reports for consumer products, technology, and most U.S. industries.

  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States - Dates: Current
    Contains non-U.S. firms that have substantial U.S. operations. Search by country, industry codes, or industry size.

  • Freedonia Industry Reports - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Includes reports for consumer products, manufacturing, health care and more. Includes forecasts. U.S. focus, some global.

  • Gartner - Dates: Varies
    Contains reports on the IT industry and the impact of IT on businesses. Search by market, topic, or industry.
    Click Tips for Gartner Alerts for help with Alert subscriptions.

  • Global Financial Data - Dates: Varies
    Downloadable datasets of basic economic indicators (exchange & interest rates, commodity prices, CPI, PPI, etc.).
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  • Hoovers Company Records - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Company facts – financials, competitors, products and operations, key executives.

  • Import Genius - Dates: 2006-present
    Provides data from shipping manifests and customs records for product shipments into US ports; some Latin American countries.
    Each user must create a personal account using a UR email address; click on the database Name to set up an account. Additional information about this resource is available from their main public page, www.importgenius.com.

  • Industry Surveys - Via NetAdvantage - Dates: Varies
    Includes reports for 52 global and U.S. industries. Focuses on mature industries with many public companies.

  • IntelliConnect was CCH Internet Research Network - Dates: Varies
    Comprehensive source for U.S. accounting rules and corporate capital changes; includes full text of the GAAP Guide.
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  • JSTOR Business Collection - Dates: Varies by title from 1800 - 2000s
    Historical articles in business, economics, accounting, finance, marketing and operations research.

  • Key Business Ratios (Dun & Bradstreet) - Dates: Rolling 3 years of data
    Contains financial ratios for industries and services, arranged by NAICS and SIC industry codes.

  • LexisNexis Academic - Via LexisNexis - Dates: Varies
    Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, selected journals, and reference books.
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  • Morningstar Library Edition - Dates: Varies
    Data for 20,000 mutual funds and stocks. Includes investment reports for funds and stocks. Allows the user to create portfolios.
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    Access limited to ONE USER at a time.

  • NBER Working Papers - Dates: Novermber 1994 - current
    Full text of National Bureau of Economic Research working papers.

  • NetAdvantage - Dates: Varies
    Industry and company reports and data. Includes “Industry Surveys”.
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  • New York Stock Exchange Guide - Via CCH Internet Research Network - Dates: Current
    Comprehensive information including listed securities, rules, admission guidelines...
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    Each user must create a personal login using a UR email address. Then click "Exchanges and SROs" under All Content, then NYSE.

  • New York Times - Via LexisNexis - Dates: 1980 - current
    Full text articles published in the New York Times.
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  • Oxford Scholarship Online - Economics and Finance - Dates: Varies
    Electronic versions of recent books from Oxford University Press, in all areas of economics.

  • Palgrave Dictionary of Economics - Dates: Varies
    Revised and expanded edition of the 1998 print dictionary.

  • Plunkett Research - Dates: Current
    Industry reports for a wide range of topics. Ex: advertising, consulting, investment banking, green tech, energy, logistics.

  • Prendismo - Dates: Current
    Brief video clips of business people talking about management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Every clip includes a transcript.
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  • PrivCo - Dates: Current
    Private company profiles and financial data (sales, revenue, etc.), venture capital funding deals and investors, M&A, more.
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  • RAND - Dates: Varies
    Reports, journals and books on national security, business, education, health, law and science from the nonprofit RAND Corp.
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  • RKMA eBooks - Dates: Current
    Access to the complete collection of market research handbooks from RKMA; data goes to very granular levels.

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