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CRL gathers and provides information here about commercial and open access digital resources of interest to the CRL community.  This information is intended to inform library decisions on investment in electronic resources and related services.

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The Economist

The online edition of The Economist or Economist.com, provides insight and opinions on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.

Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Apr 1, 2017 12:05am

American Business: Agricultural Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Agricultural Newspapers will reportedly contain nearly 270 historical agricultural newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1788 through 1894. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 12,000 issues from 31 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (Sacramento, CA), Grand Valley Star (Grand Junction, CO), Florida Agriculturalist (Jacksonville, FL), Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (Boston, MA), Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate (St. Louis, MO), Miners...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:58pm

Money.net

The subscription based, online platform Money.net provides access and analysis of real-time financial data for investment and trade. Money.net features:real-time US equity prices, options, international equities, foreign exchange, bond and commodity futures. 

Provider: Money.net
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:56pm

SabinetLaw

An open access database of South African legal information, compiled from information contained in Sabinet's paid legal databases.    

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:56pm

Mergent Online

Mergent Online is a web-based suite of financial information and data offered through various modules including: U.S. Company Data, U.S. Company Archive Data, International Company Data, International Company Archive Data, Global Company Financials, Dun & Bradstreet Private Company Database, Annual Reports, Executive Profiles, Industry Reports, Global Equity Pricing Data, and others. Mergent Online is the flagship project of Mergent, Inc., a major company information publisher.  

Provider: Mergent Inc.
Updated: Mar 23, 2017 3:32pm

Independent Voices

Independent Voices, the initial collection offered by Reveal Digital (a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI), is a set of digitized U.S. newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Digitization of the collection is financed through tiered contributions from participating libraries over four years (2013 to 2017). The collection is available only to subscribers during the funding/digitization campaign, and for a two-year embargo period thereafter. Following this period, the collection reportedly will become open access if the funding threshold is achieved. 

Independent Voices, initially launched in 2013, is accessible via ...

Provider: Reveal Digital
Updated: Mar 22, 2017 5:31pm

PitchBook Platform

PitchBook Platform is the core product of PitchBook Data, Inc. It is a subscription based database that contains information and data on: private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital.

Provider: PitchBook Data, Inc.
Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:28pm

Preqin

Preqin databases contain data on the alternative asset industry. The databases cover: private equity, real estate, hedge fund, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources asset classes in the following areas: funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals, and fund terms. 

Provider: Preqin
Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:50am

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

Electronic Records Archives (ERA) System

The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is NARA's digital repository system for federal agency records management. ERA provides workflow support for transactions that occur between NARA and its agency customers to process and preserve electronic records. Agency records management staff use ERA to draft new record retention schedules for records, submit those schedules for approval by NARA, request the transfer of records in any format to NARA for accessioning or pre-accessioning, and submit electronic records for storage in the ERA electronic records repository. The repository is a digital archive that complies with all laws and regulations that apply to Federal, Presidential, and Congressional records. ERA also makes certain unstructured...

Provider: National Archives and Records Administration
Updated: Mar 20, 2017 1:24pm

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: Mar 20, 2017 12:27pm

FDsys

FDsys is an open access repository of U.S. federal government agency and legislative branch publications. According to a 2006 GPO presentation, FDsys "will be a world class system for managing official Government content. The system will verify and track versions, assure authenticity, preserve content, and provide permanent public access." The system was largely developed by Harris Corporation under a contract let by the GPO in 2006. In 2016 the GPO announced that  "govinfo", a new system in beta, will eventually replace the FDsys website.   
Provider: Government Publishing Office
Updated: Mar 17, 2017 11:21am

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

Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America

Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America is a thematically-driven digitization initiative by Reveal Digital to digitize diverse material along the themes of civil society: items from non-governmental/non-commercial organizations that supported gender and race equality, workers rights, and other issues that challenged social norms in 20th Century America.

The "Civil Society Investment Fund" is a new funding model proposed by Reveal to create a sustainable funding base for projects. Libraries committing to multi-year investments will have a say in nominating and prioritizing projects that fit the thematic focus of the fund. Examples of projects that might be considered under this fund include: Highlander Folk School Records, Hall...

Provider: Reveal Digital
Updated: Mar 3, 2017 2:37pm

East India Company

East India Company is a digital collection of the official records of the East India Company (1595-1858) and the India Office (1858-1947) held at the British Library. Adam Matthew is digitizing the IOR archive over the next five years in conjunction with the British Library, . 

This collection will include the charters and minute books of the East India Company and the minute books of the post-1858 governing agency, the Council of India. 

The  modules are as follows:

Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947 Modules II and III: Factory Records for South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and the...
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Mar 1, 2017 3:47pm

Moody's Products

Moody's analytics is the exclusive distributor of all content produced by Moody’s Investors Service; the products provide investment research and analytics for debt capital markets and risk management professionals.

Provider: Moody's Investors Service
Updated: Feb 23, 2017 12:11pm

Bureau van Dijk Databases

The Bureau van Dijk Databases (BvD) offer comprises of a range of business, financial and economic databases from Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP), which are available either on DVD Rom or via the Internet. Resources available within this agreement include access to: Fame, Amadeus, Orbis, Bankscope, Osiris, Isis, Zephyr, EIU Dataservices, and further country-specific databases.

Provider: Bureau van Dijk Publishing Ltd
Updated: Feb 22, 2017 2:30pm

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

Keesing's World News Archive

An online  subscription database of monthly digests of international news, based on articles reporting world events and developments, from 1931 forward. The archive incorporates Keesing’s Contemporary Archives (1931-1987) and its continuation, Keesing’s Record of World Events (1987 -   ). Events covered include government changes, wars, treaties, diplomatic initiatives, international agreements, security, legislation, budgets, natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.

Provider: Keesing's Worldwide, LLC
Updated: Feb 21, 2017 2:06pm

Corporate Affiliations

Corporate Affiliations is an online business database with information on companies from across the globe, it is provided by LexisNexis. The database includes company profiles, financials, parent and subsidiary company information, and access to business news feeds. 

Provider: LexisNexis
Updated: Feb 20, 2017 3:30pm

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