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ABI/INFORM

ABI/INFORM (available in multiple iterations and coverage levels) is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. The database is designed for students and faculty at business schools offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. With ABI/INFORM, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics and competitive landscape.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED)

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) aggregates financial and economic data from African countries, providing intelligence in a standardized format for research and analytics.

AFED claims coverage from all 54 African countries and is presented either as data sets, country profiles, or by sector focus.

http://www.africadata.com

Provider: Exchange Data International Ltd
Updated: Jun 12, 2018 3:32pm

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BMI (formerly Business Monitor International)

The BMI (formerly Business Monitor International) platform provides a wide suite of raw data, risk ratings, quarterly and/or monthly forecast reports, daily sector analysis, webinar access, analyst team interaction and project databases to evaluate, measure and identify business opportunities and environments by country worldwide. BMI has three "pillars" of service: 

Country Risk Analysis Is what BMI calls its "umbrella service," which provides country and regional investment and growth strategies based on macroeconomic forecasting, financial market analysis and political risk assessments. Industry Risk Analysis...
Provider: BMI Research
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

The British industrial revolution: mills and education

The British industrial revolution: mills and education is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929Bristol shipping records: imports and exports, 1770-1917...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:19pm

Business Dynamic Statistics

Business Dynamic Statistics is a series of openly accessible datasets provided by the U.S. Census Bureau that contain data on U.S. business dynamics. The featured data includes: economic data  on employment, number of establishments, establishment openings and closing, number of startups and firm shutdowns as well as annual business and economic statistics. 

Provider: The U.S. Census Bureau
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:14pm

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights is a database provided by Gale Cengage with access to company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. The data includes: case studies, coutnry profiles, statistics, market research reports, news articles, academic journals, and reference materials. 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:44pm

Business Source Complete

This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides the full text for more than 8,800 serials, dating back to 1965 (or the first issue published for that journal). It also includes searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier is the leader in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Regional Business News is a supplemental/complimentary database for customers of Business Source Premier. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for nearly100 regional...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

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CEIC Global Database

CEIC Global Database provides access to macro- and microeconomic data from 128 countries, containing reportedly over 2.5 million time series from the United States and countries worldwide. Indicators include government and public finance data (gross domestic product, national government debt), inflation, domestic trade, foreign trade, financial markets, and key industry sectors such energy and tourism. Data is compiled and normalized by CEIC for comparison of various economic factors across countries. CEIC’s platform (CDMNext) allows dowloading of time series data (up to 3,000 series at a time) to Excel for analysis.

https://www.ceicdata.com

 

Provider: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Updated: Apr 19, 2017 9:59am

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Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is the online version of The Europa World Year Book and The Europa Regional Surveys of the World.  The database includes economic, political, and geographic background information and statistical data by country. 

Provider: Taylor & Francis Group
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:54am

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Factiva

Database of global news sources on finance and business; Factiva provides full-text to many major national and regional newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Financial Times. The resource also provides text from newswires and television and radio news transcripts. 

Provider: Dow Jones & Company
Updated: Jan 10, 2018 12:01pm

FII Library Reference Service

A web-based subscription database and "query system" providing access to currnet and historical data from FII’s historical and reference publications (e.g., Directory of Obsolete Securities) and databases. 

Provider: Financial Information Incorporated
Updated: Jun 26, 2017 3:22pm

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IBISWorld Products

The IBISWorld product suite is a series of reports on approximately 700 domestic and international industries; each report is 30 to 40 pages and contains statistics and analysis of market characteristics, operating conditions, and five-year forecasts. The suite also includes specialized reports on small, emerging industries. IBISWorld includes local level analyses on industries in the State Industry Reports collection. 

Included in the suite is the Industry Wizard, a tool that enables users to extract information from a select set of industries based on specific criteria, defined by the user. Reports are available in PDF. 

Provider: IBISWorld
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:54am

IHS Markit Connect

Online delivery platform, IHS Markit Connect provides downloadable data and forecasts, daily headline analysis, special topical reports, in-depth country reports and monthly economic overviews based on expertise and data aggregated by London-based IHS Markit Ltd.

Provider: IHS Markit
Updated: Jan 28, 2018 2:38pm

Indiastat

Indiastat is an online gateway to socio-economic data from India, its states, regions, and districts. Subscription to Indiastat provides access to 56 associate databases that cover topics including agriculture, demographics, market forecast, health, media, economy, crime, and social welfare. 

Provider: Datanet India
Updated: Mar 20, 2017 3:07pm

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

The Morningstar Investment Research Center product provides access to stock market data and analysis, equity, and mutual funds information for research. The resource is a subscription database designed to service institutions, investors, and business students. In a 2010 review in The Charleston Advisor, John Schmitt called the product "a versatile investment tool that uses current data and in-depth analysis to put a value on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and broad markets . . . [with] analytic tools that a layman can use to understand risk and diversification."

Provider: Morningstar Inc.
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

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OECD iLibrary

The OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development featuring books, papers, and statistics as well as OECD data and analysis.

Provider: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Updated: Feb 22, 2017 1:33pm

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PoliticoPro

Politico Pro is a premium news service offered by POLITICO, a global news and information company covering politics and policy making in the U.S. and internationally. Politico Pro offers subscription-based access to breaking news alerts and in-depth reporting catered primarily to a political audience (federal agencies, political staffers, lobbyists, analysts and related sectors). Political Pro offers coverage of 16 policy areas including agriculture and trade, defense, education, energy, health care, technology, transportation, and others. Articles frequently link to source documents stored within Pro's "Document Drawer" (with documents dating back to 2011). http://www.politico.com/pro
Provider: Politico
Updated: Apr 19, 2017 9:51am

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S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ provides real-time data, research, and analytics on both public and private capital markets.

Provider: Standard & Poor (S&P)
Updated: Mar 15, 2017 2:25pm

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UK Data Service

Online portal to open access datasets and databases of social, economic and population data, maintained by the UK Data Service, governments and other parties, as well as related statistical information for U.K. business, academic, NGO and government sector research. https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/about-us.

Provider: UK Data Service
Updated: Oct 14, 2018 4:30pm

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