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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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Esri Business Analyst

Esri's Business Analyst, also known as ArcGIS Business Analyst, is a database and software that provides tools for mapping, analysis, and work management. The product combines GIS analysis and visualization tools with a data package that provides insight in to markets, customers, and competitors. The software provides a system for analyzing data to reveal patterns in a business and is mainly focused as a solution for market planning and site selection. 

Provider: Esri
Updated: Dec 20, 2017 4:33pm

EIU Country Reports

One title within the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) "Country Analysis and Forecasting" subscription series set is the EIU Country Reports. These provide regular, detailed economic and political forecasts for over 190 countries, and EIU assessments of the business and regulatory environments in those countries.   The reports are updated periodically to reflect significant political and economic developments, and provide data on key economic indicators, and forecasts of economic statistics out to five years. 

Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Dec 12, 2017 11:41am

ArcGIS

ArcGIS is an online, cloud-based mapping platform that enables visualization and access to geographic information system (GIS) data in the form of: base maps, imagery, and demographic data along with analytic and mapping tools. 

Provider: Esri
Updated: Nov 30, 2017 11:51am

EIU Data Solutions

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Subscription Services provide several distinct sources of information on global political and economic trends, including original research and analysis. One group of subscription services products from the EIU is “Data Services,” presented as both regular reports themselves and as distinct, web-based tools.

Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Dec 2, 2017 12:05am

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: Oct 18, 2017 9:39am

iPoll Databank

The iPoll database is a data source for U.S. public opinion questions and answers. 

Provider: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Updated: Oct 6, 2017 3:42pm

IMF eLibrary

IMF publications and data are now fully available online through the IMF eLibrary. The content is divided into three collections: Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals, and Statistics. Statistical data is fully searchable in one database compiled from data going back to the 1940s. Altogether IMF reports that the eLibrary covers more than 13000 titles and five databases.

Provider: International Monetary Fund
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 12:05am

One Atlas

One Atlas is a satellite image library covering the entire Earth's landmass in high resolution images. The library is updated every 12 months and can be integrated with users' data. One Atlas employs Google Cloud Platform for implementation of the images to enable mapping, planning and management capabilities. 

Provider: Airbus Defense and Space
Updated: Aug 24, 2017 1:31pm

Bloomberg Professional Service

A comprehensive, premium financial information platform used by finance and investment professionals, journalists, economists, and other researchers, Bloomberg Professional Service provides access to current and historical news and information relating to financial markets and financial activity worldwide. 

Provider: Bloomberg L.P.
Updated: Jun 12, 2017 9:07am

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

Crimson Hexagon Data Library

Crimson Hexagon is a social media analytics service, based in Boston, MA, that indexes social media posts from a wide range of global sources,and maintains an online repository of social media data and a platform for social media analytics. The data library provides posts from content providers including: Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus, Blogs, Forums, Facebook, Instagram Hashtags, Reviews, News, Comments, and YouTube. 

Provider: Crimson Hexagon
Updated: May 22, 2017 10:54am

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives (previously, Mergent Webreports) is an online database of indexed corporate and industry related documents. Containing 180,000 documents from over 100 countries/industries, the collection includes digitized manuals with global corporate historical data, equity research reports, international annual reports, and archived analyses and forecasts from Mergent, Inc.  

Provider: Mergent Inc.
Updated: Feb 24, 2020 12:00pm

IPUMS Terra

IPUMS Terra (previously known as TerraPop) is an online, open access database that provides users with global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate, and other environmental characteristics. IPUMS Terra also provides tools for integrating, analyzing and visualizing data that have spatial and temporal dimensions.  

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 20, 2017 3:52pm

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

IPUMS USA

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) is an online, openly accessible resource of more than fifty samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-present. IPUMS-USA is composed of microdata and includes a data extraction system that enables users to select the samples and variables they require. 

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 14, 2017 5:09pm

FactSet Databases

Platform providing access to aggregated data and databases of U.S. and international financial data.

Provider: FactSet Research Systems Inc
Updated: Apr 10, 2017 4:48pm

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

Datastream

Thomson Reuter's Datastream is a financial database that provides access to current and historical financial statistics. The database covers U.S. and international stock index data, exchange and interest rates, warrant and commodity data, economic data, bonds, equities, and company accounts. 

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Apr 6, 2017 1:26pm

Morningstar Direct

Morningstar Direct is a cloud-based investment analysis platform. The subscription-based product provides access to Morningstar's data, analytics, and market research. 

The product offers global data covering historical portfolio holdings, equities, separate accounts, hedge funds, ETFs, indexes, and real-time pricing. The product also includes analysis tools for researchers to use in utilizing the data. 

Provider: Morningstar Inc.
Updated: Apr 4, 2017 1:41pm

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

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