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Subject Guide: Business & Economics

Selected Databases

ABI/Inform Complete - (Proquest): Microsoft's Bill GatesMarkets tumble on Dow Jones IndexEconomist magazineWind farmSmart phone ABI/INFORM Complete The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Business Source Complete: "It provides citations, summaries, and full text of articles from academic journals, magazines, and trade publications. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. "

Academic Universe - (Lexis-Nexis): LexisNexis Academic Universe provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. Over 40 different databases are available by cagegory: News (U.S. and international papers, newswires, news magazines, media transcripts, blogs, some updated hourly), General (as News, plus business, industry, and healthcare publications), Legal (federal, state, Canadian, and EU statutes and court cases, law reviews, patents), Business (company dossiers, profiles, and financial reports), and People (who’s whos and obituaries).

Mergent Web Reports Online - (Mergent): Mergent is a company information database with detailed financial data and other information (officers, directors, recent events) for public companies in the United States and worldwide. When you enter the database, click “Search Mergent WebReports” in the upper right corner of the screen to search for a company. Make sure that the company name is correct, and even then you may have to scroll through a list of variations before you find the most recent report for the parent company or the branch that interests you. Click on the page number or the PDF logo and not on the type of manual (INDUSTRIAL, INTERNATIONAL, BANK & FINANCE, etc.). The screen may be difficult to read without increasing the magnification. Most company reports continue on the following page - use the page controls on the toolbar at the top left of the screen to move from page to page. If you have trouble searching this database, ask at the Reference Desk.

NAFTA Database: Database from TAMIU World Hemispheric Trade Center covering Nafta, FTAA, Central and South America.

NBER Working Papers: These are initial findings by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) aimed at other professional economists in academic institutions, business, government, and the business media around the world. Many subsequently appear in scholarly journals. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers are published each year

SourceOECD - OECD iLibrary: The OECD iLibrary, the new platform giving seamless and comprehensive access to statistical data, books, journals and working papers.

Value Line Investment Survey: Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, intelligently presented both in print and online, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools. Through numerous economic cycles, the long-term performance of our subscribers has achieved legendary status.

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Economía y Negocios: This bibliographic database is a tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics. Search functionality is enhanced through the incorporation of author keywords supplied in Spanish and English. It provide coverage for over 200 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): The EIU includes access to four different services: Country Profile, Country Report, Market Indicators and Forecasts, and The Economist.com

InfoSel - (Invertia Plus: ID/psswd only) - Spanish language content: Spanish language business database which contains up-to-date stock market information. Requires an ID and password for access.

Latin American Newsletters - Spanish language content: Since 1967, Latinnews (Latin American Newsletters) has been acknowledged as the foremost source of intelligence on political and economic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read by business executives, the financial services sector, government officials and leading academics alike, Latinnews’ comprehensive range of print and online resources offers subscribers a reliable, accurate and timely source of insight into key events that shape the region. "

Morningstar Investment Research Center: Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions

NetAdvantage: Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.

Regional Business News - (EBSCO): Comprehensive full-text coverage of 75 regional business journals, newspapers, and newswires from within the United States.

RIA/Checkpoint: A full-text database of laws, regulations, court cases, instructions, and analytic tools mostly related to taxes, but also in related areas of accounting and finance.

SAGE Journals Online: SAGE publishes more than 500 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. The SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE's award-winning, discipline-specific research databases, are also available on SAGE Journals Online.

Science Direct - (Elsevier): Full-text of over 2000 peer-reviewed Elsevier and Academic Press journals in the sciences, medicine, technology, mathematics, business administration, and other subjects.

Vocational & Career Collection - (EBSCO): Full text of nearly 350 trade and industry journals.

World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance: Development statistics and other data on 227 nations (also aggregated by region) from the World Bank.

Selected Internet Resources

Company ResearchIndustry Research
  • EDGAR: SEC Forms and Filings - The SEC requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.
  • Texas Comptroller Office: Corporation Search - Provides public tax information on Texas companies. Useful tool for researching private companies in Texas.
  • Economic Census - The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. Reports are now available for all geographic areas and all sectors.
  • County Business Patterns - County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry/by U.S. county. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses.
  • Zip Code Business Patterns - Provides similar information as County Business Patterns, by U.S. postal zip code.
International Trade

Print Resources

Company/Corporation DirectoriesCompany Histories
  • D&B Million Dollar Directory: America's Leading Public and Private Companies(REF HC 102 .D8 )
  • Texas Business Directory (REF HF 5065 .T49 )
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (REF HG 4027.5 .T612 )
  • S&P's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives (REF HG 4057 .A4 )
  • Hoover's Handbook of American Business (READY REF HG 4057 .A28617 )
  • International Directory of Company Histories(REF HD 2721 .I63)
Corporate Financial Data/RecordsCredit, Bonds, & Investments
  • Moody's International Manual(REF HG 4011 .M65 )
  • Moody's Bank & Finance Manual (REF HG 4961 .M65)
  • Moody's Transportation Manual(REF HG 4971 .M74)
  • Best's Insurance Reports(REF HG 8501 .B475)
  • S&P's Credit Week(REF HG 4501 .S76625 )
  • Mergent Bond Record(REF HG 4905 .M78 )
  • Mody's Credit Survey(REF HG 4905 .M785 )
  • Moody's Municipal and Government Manual(REF HG 4931 .M58 )
  • Value Line(READY REF HG 4501 .V26 )
Industry International
  • S&P Industry Surveys (REF HC 106.6 .S74)
  • Mergent Industry Review (REF HG 4961 .M68)
  • International Trade Statistics yearbook (READY REF HF 91 .U473)
  • F&S Index: International (REF INDEX Z 7164 .F5 F48)
  • F&S Index: Europe(REF INDEX HC 240 .A1P73)
  • Business Statistics of the United States(READY REF HC 101 .A1312)

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