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Resources by Topic: Finance and Investment

Frequently Used Sources

Bloomberg

Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and Smith School DC, Baltimore, and Shady Grove campuses.

Contains news, current and historical financial data and analysis for individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.

Morningstar

Note: Licensing restrictions limit use to 4 simultaneous users. If you are unable to access this database, please try again later. Screening for stocks and mutual funds available using many different data points.

Morningstar's data and analyst reports cover more than 20,000 securities, including stocks and mutual funds.

ValueLine (ValueLine Investment Survey)

Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage

Provides reports, forecasts, analysis, statistics and ratios of major industries. Coverage is for current and up to 4 years, depending on the Industry.

Hoover's Online

Provides comprehensive Company and Industry profiles, in-depth financials, Company overviews and histories, information on competitors, Products, services and operations. "Build a List" option allows screening for companies based on several variables.

Factiva

From Dow Jones. Provides full text access to over 8,000 business sources including national and international newspapers, magazines, wire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources. Includes coverage of the Wall Street Journal. NOTE: Licensing restrictions limit use to 12 simlutaneous users. If you are unable to access this database, please try again later.

LexisNexis Academic

Note: Does NOT include access the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The WSJ is contained in Factiva and National Newspapers Core.

Covers business topics from local, regional and national newspapers, some trade publications, business magazines, SEC filings, some reference sources, key accounting sources, legal information as well as SWOT analysis. To find SWOT analysis information: (1) From 'Search by Content Type' (top right side of screen above search box), click on down arrow to select 'Company Profiles'; (2) click on 'Advanced Options'; (3) in the 'Build Your Own Segment' search box, enter the company of your choice and the type of publication in the following form (for example): 'Company(Microsoft) and Publication(SWOT)'; (4) click 'Apply'; (5) click 'Search'.