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Key Resources


  • Mergent Online
    Provides current and historical financial data, links to extensive lists of SEC filings, and several years of annual reports for over 10,000 U.S. companies and 17,000 non-U.S. companies. Special strengths of this database include its detailed company histories, discussions of debt and equity structure and hard-to-find annual reports for international companies.
  • Thomson One (with Investext)
    Brings together multiple sources including Worldscope, Thomson First Call, NewsEdge, Datastream and Extel to provide current financial and market information for U.S. and international public companies. Deal information covers mergers & acquisitions, equity & bond issues, and major loans. Price and constituent information on major indices and government economic data is also included. Additionally, contains the full text of over 3,000,000 analysts’ reports.
  • PrivCo
    This is an invaluable resource for private company data including limited financial figures, M&A and funding data as well as company overviews. Also includes some foreign private companies (UK, France, Italy, etc.). Very difficult data to find elsewhere.
  • DataStream
    One of the largest historical numerical financial databases in the world, with data on stock prices, market indices, bonds, interest and exchange rates, commodities, options and futures going back, in some cases, as far as 1950. Data are available on approximately 170 countries. Updated continuously. NOTE: Some Excel macro features only available in the West Campus Library, Barclay Reference Center. Remote users must download a Citrix client program to access this database.
  • Business Source Complete
    Full text articles and abstracts from leading peer-reviewed journals, trade publications and conference proceedings in management, MIS, marketing, economics, finance, and accounting. Includes the Harvard Business Review and MIT's Sloan Management Review in full text. The "Company Profiles" section provides access to Datamonitor reports on thousands of companies worldwide. In addition, one can find Country Reports, Industry Profiles and many SWOT analyses.
  • Securities Data Company (SDC) - via Thomson One
    Mergers & Acquisitions - Worldwide M&A data from 1979 for U.S. firms; from 1985 from non-U.S. firms. Covers more than 273,000 transactions. Find target and acquirer profiles, deal terms, financial and legal advisor assignments and fees, deal value and stock premiums, deal status and more.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
    EIU provides country profiles and reports for 200+ countries. Also allows access to key economic and market data for the countries of your choice. Country Data package provides a comprehensive database of macroeconomic indicators and forecasts.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Mutual fund and stock database updated continously that offers information on approximately 16,000 mutual funds and another 6,000 stocks. Includes Morningstar fund and stock screeners, fund and stock Analyst Reports, Portfolio X-Ray and other interactive features.
  • Factiva
    Offers flexible searching of a collection of news and business information from over 14,000 authoritative sources from more than 150 countries. This collection includes the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, and the Associated Press. Factiva is the only database in the library that offers Dow Jones and Reuters news wire stories.
  • ABI/Inform Complete
    Business and industry research; both scholarly and trade publications.

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  • Bloomberg  
    Bloomberg terminals located in the WCL Barclay Center and Reliant Energy Trading Center at Mays Business School. Cannot overemphasize just how MUCH information is available from these terminals.

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