Resources: CRL Reviews
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.
Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX) provides access to reference data from 54 African economies. According to East View Information Service, data is collected from local and regional African sources as well as international sources.
Amadeus is a database of comparable financial and business information on approximately 14 million public and private European companies by total assets covering 43 countries. Amadeus is published by Moody's Analytics and Bureau van Dijk.
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.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Subscription Services provide several distinct sources of information on global political and economic trends, based on original EIU research and analysis. One set of subscription service products,“Country Analysis and Forecasting,” consists of data, reports and analysis from in-house researchers, freelance contributors from a range of countries worldwide, and from open sources such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Country Analysis and Forecasting includes five main titles.
A selection of databases included in this resource are:Country Commerce Financial Services Reports Country Reports Country Data
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Global Financial Data Series, the publisher (GFD) provides deep historical data on a wide variety of securities, price indices, exports, imports and more from around the world. This resource is unique in that it is the only resource, at this point, that provides easy access to many historical time series.
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.
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.
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.
The PrivCo database provides extensive private company financial information for over 500,000 companies. It includes data on private company investors, M&A deals, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructuring, and more.
S&P Capital IQ provides real-time data, research, and analytics on both public and private capital markets.
Slave trading records from William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797 provides access to 1,890 from The papers of William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797.
The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.
Digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal provides unlimited access to www.wsj.com, a business-focused, international online newspaper. It is published by Dow Jones & Company.
National Digital Edition of www.washingtonpost.com provides national and world news on the web for computers, tablets and smart phones.
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a business research platform and intelligence tool widely used by academic, corporate, government, and nonprofit researchers.WRDS provides users a single online location for access to terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including: accounting, banking, economics, finance, ESG and statistics.
WRDS aggregates and retains content from a variety of data sources, and serves as a source of historical data from a number of vendors that themselves maintain only current information. Sources of data aggregated by WRDS include CRSP, S&P Global Market Intelligence, NYSE, and Thomson Reuters, as well as more specialized sources such as BoardEx, FactSet, Hedge Fund Research, Markit, Ravenpack and GSIOnline.
World Bank Open Data is an online database that provides free and open access to global development, statistical data.
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