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Accounting

  • RIA Checkpoint: Accounting, auditing and tax database that provides access to a variety of tax information, including complete tax law, analysis, journals, news, cases, and rulings. It covers all aspects of tax law.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • AuditAnalytics [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Contains primary data for "tracking and analysis of public Company disclosures related to the audit, compliance, governance, corporate actions and federal litigation." Audit and Compliance datasets cover all SEC registrants.
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance: Business reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; Marketing; management; and information systems. Designed for the non specialist.
  • S&P Capital IQ's Compustat North America [Note: Access via WRDS or SmithApps — CRSPSift. WRDS access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research.) Access is available by account only — request account at wrds.wharton.upenn.edu. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items. Find profiles of public and private firms worldwide including financials, officers and directors, ownership, advisory relationships, transactions, securities, key developments, estimates, key documents, credit ratings and research, filings, news and more. Generate comparables analysis and market analysis using Capital IQ's analytical and screening tools.

Advertising

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Mintel: Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.
  • Standard Rate & Data Service: SRDS online locate ad rates and circulation for magazines, newspapers, TV and radio, and find demographic profiles of DMAs. Also includes audience analytics for websites that sell ads and the local Market Audience Analyst, containing demographic and life style information on consumers by geographic regions; this data comes from Experian Simons and Nielsen Claritas PRIZM
  • Ad*Access: From Duke University, 7000 digitized ads published between 1911 and 1965.
  • Ad Council: Includes public service campaigns. Click on PSA Central to screen for type of media ads of interest.
  • Ad View: From Duke University, digital collection of old TV ads, 1950s to 1980s.
  • Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920: From Duke University, over 3300 ads "illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of the advertising industry in the US."
  • AdFlip: Database of classic print ads, searchable by year.

Agricultural Economics

  • AgEcon Search: Archive of full text articles in agricultural and applied Economics. Note: Most of these journals are also in Econlit.
  • Annual Review of Resource Economics: Provides authoritative critical reviews evaluating the most significant research developments in the field, focusing on agricultural Economics, environmental Economics, renewable resources, exhaustible resources, and economic development.

Analyst Reports

  • 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.
  • ThomsonOne.com [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides a wealth of individual company financial information including broad selection of analyst reports.
  • Morningstar Direct [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: "Global investment analysis uniting all of Morningstar's data and institutional research"; software allows for the creation of customized reports and presentations. Morningstar Direct provides complete coverage of Morningstar's global investment database and analytics, including worldwide investment data and global market indexes. It has hundreds of financial variables including portfolio and ownership data for thousands of worldwide hedge-funds, open and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, insurance/life products, U.S. variable annuities and life policies, and 529 plans. In addition, it includes details on 28,000 publicly traded stocks.

Annual Reports

  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • EDGAR: From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Contains all of the filings required of public companies by the SEC.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • ThomsonOne.com [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides a wealth of individual company financial information including broad selection of analyst reports.

Associations

Auditing

  • RIA Checkpoint: Accounting, auditing and tax database that provides access to a variety of tax information, including complete tax law, analysis, journals, news, cases, and rulings. It covers all aspects of tax law.
  • 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.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • AuditAnalytics [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Contains primary data for "tracking and analysis of public Company disclosures related to the audit, compliance, governance, corporate actions and federal litigation." Audit and Compliance datasets cover all SEC registrants.

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Bank Loans

  • Thomson Reuters LPC DealScan [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: "Provides extensive information on the global syndicated bank loan market. These transactions finance M&A activity, working capital needs and other corporate purposes for loan participants world-wide". Sources include regulatory filings, bank submissions and journalist contributions.

Biography

  • 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.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index: Index to more than 13 million biographical sketches, to works which cover individuals from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
  • 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'.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Great American Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century: From the Harvard Business School, this resource is "an effort to identify and chronicle the lives of 20th century men and women whose business leadership shaped the ways that people live, work, and interact". Data is available in Excel format by request.

Bonds

  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • Standard & Poor's: Official Company website — provides some investment data including bond ratings. (MUST REGISTER TO USE - FREE SUBSCRIPTION.) For bond ratings, after registration, click on United States, under Task Selector, select 'Find a rating'. Follow directions to get available S&P ratings.

Brands

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.

Business Financing

  • An Overview of Financing Options: This section will help entrepreneurs to explore different financing options. It lists descriptions of some of the major sources of financing options and when to use them.
  • vFinance.com: Frequently updated list of venture capital firms in the United States.
  • Pratt's Guide to Venture Capital Sources [Note: Print only.]: [Wellesley Hills, Mass. : Venture Economics, Inc., c1984- . Annual.]
    "Directory of over 800 American and Canadian venture capital companies"
    Mck Reference HG65.P73
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: MoneyTree Report: The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States providing information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it.

Business Opportunities (Government)

Business Planning

  • American FactFinder: From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides U.S. population, housing, economic and geographic data.
  • County Business Patterns (CPB): From the U.S. Census Bureau. County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series providing subnational economic data by Industry.
  • Economic Census: From the U.S. Census Bureau, Provides a detailed portrait of the United States economy once every five years from the national to the local level covers most of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics such as sales receipts revenue annual payroll number of employees. Related programs include statistics on minority and women owned businesses. Site contains data on most recent economic census, held in2007.
  • Economy at a Glance: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site provides data on unemployment rates, average hourly earnings,the consumer price index and producer price index. Historical data is available from 1999 to the present. Data is available by state or at the national level.
  • Porter's Five Forces: Assessing the Balance of in a Business Situation: Explanation of Michael Porter's Five Forces
  • Small Business Administration: Small Business Administration information about how to start, finance, and manage small business
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Leading source of data about the nation's people and economy. It provides social, demographic, housing and economic statistics mainly for the U.S. Click on headings top of screen to find data sources of interest.

Business Plans

  • Gale Business Plans Handbooks: A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
  • BPlans.com: Free site from Palo Alto Software, Inc. Use this web site to locate sample business plans or Marketing plans for specific business sectors.
  • Small Business Administration: Small Business Administration information about how to start, finance, and manage small business
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE): Retired professionals who are available to advise.
  • FindLaw Small Business Center: Contains an extensive offering of featured articles about how to start up a small business including legal issues, business plans and funding.

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Career

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on a variety of occupational categories - starting salaries, working conditions, nature of the work, training, and more.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • 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.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center: Testing and Education Reference Center provides in depth information on colleges and universities graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards and preparatory entrance tests. Available online practice tests include entrance exams certification and licensing tests. Graduate school online practice tests include GRE LSAT MCAT and MAT. There are even international tests covering TOEFL and TOEIC. The Career Module consists of the Career Assessment the Resume Builder and the Virtual Careers Library. The Career Assessment helps users map a Career path through a brief multiple choice exam which matches their answers to job categories industries and occupations that are most suitable to them. The Resume Builder helps build resumes based on the stage of user Career and type of position applying for. The Virtual Careers Library provides resume cover letter and interviewing tips.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Volunteer Today: The electronic gazette for volunteerism.

Case Studies

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.

Citation Database

  • Science Citation Index Expanded – Web of Science: A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. Use for finding what journals have cited other journals. Cited references can be traced forward in time.
  • Social Science Citation Index – Web of Science: A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the social sciences. Use for finding what journals have cited other journals. Cited references can be traced forward in time.
  • Web of Science: World's leading citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of over 17,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool. Note: Currently works with the following browsers: IE 7 and 8, Firefox 3.6, and Safari 5.0.

Citations

  • RefWorks: Users must sign up for an individual account. Online bibliographic management program allows users to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats.For information on how to use and log into RefWorks use - RefWorks: Online Tool for Managing Citations

Company Profiles and Research

  • 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.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wall Street Journal (Factiva): Factiva provides access to over 8,000 business sources, including national and international newspapers, magazines, newswire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources, click on News Pages (top of screen) to get access to major business newspapers. Licensing restrictions apply. Access limited to 12 simultaneous users. If you are unable to access, please try again.
  • 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'.
  • Morningstar Direct [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: "Global investment analysis uniting all of Morningstar's data and institutional research"; software allows for the creation of customized reports and presentations. Morningstar Direct provides complete coverage of Morningstar's global investment database and analytics, including worldwide investment data and global market indexes. It has hundreds of financial variables including portfolio and ownership data for thousands of worldwide hedge-funds, open and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, insurance/life products, U.S. variable annuities and life policies, and 529 plans. In addition, it includes details on 28,000 publicly traded stocks.
  • Mergent Online [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a wealth of detailed company information: history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt, fixed income and capital stock for U.S. and international companies. Mergent Online also has economic data and information on over 20 million private companies from Dun & Bradstreet's Private Company Database. Financial statements going back 15 years are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies. Also includes the D&B Private Company database.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • S&P Capital IQ [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Find profiles of public and private firms worldwide including financials, officers and directors, ownership, advisory relationships, transactions, securities, key developments, estimates, key documents, credit ratings and research, filings, news and more. Generate comparables analysis and market analysis using Capital IQ's analytical and screening tools. Access to both "real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide"

Compensation

  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • S&P ExecuComp [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Tracks executive and director compensation in S&P 1500 firms from 1992.

Competitors

  • 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.
  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • Mergent Online [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a wealth of detailed company information: history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt, fixed income and capital stock for U.S. and international companies. Mergent Online also has economic data and information on over 20 million private companies from Dun & Bradstreet's Private Company Database. Financial statements going back 15 years are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies. Also includes the D&B Private Company database.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • Mintel: Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Porter's Five Forces: Assessing the Balance of in a Business Situation: Explanation of Michael Porter's Five Forces
  • 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.

Consumer Analysis

  • Mintel: Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.
  • American FactFinder: From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides U.S. population, housing, economic and geographic data.
  • Mediamark (MRI+): Raw data about the demographics and lifestyles of consumers and media audiences. Information includes consumer demographics, psychographics/lifestyles, Product and brand usage, media preferences. Note: First time users must register using UMD email domain. To register, go to Mediamark, click on Register for a FREE Account, and follow instructions. A brief tutorial, (http://www.gfkmri.com/PDF/University%20Internet%20Reporter%20Tutorial.pdf) is available from Mediamark Research.
  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • Passport [Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.]: Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.

Consumer Price Index

  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference: Same data as the Data-Plant Statistical Datasets, but designed for quick lookup. Link directly to Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to compare and contrast multiple indicators.
  • Economagic: Free, easily available mostly government economic time series data useful for economic research and economic forecasting.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: From the U.S. Department of Labor, provides economic indicators, labor statistics, and other measures of economic and social performance.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.

Controversial Issues

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Fulltext database covering social issues with topic overviews and pro/con viewpoints. Sources include news journal articles magazines media maps websites and statistics.

Corporate Culture

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • 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.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.

Country Background

  • Background Notes: From the U.S. Department of State facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, etc.
  • Coface: Country Risk and Economic Research: Presents country risk findings in three main sections: Country Risks, Sectors (contain ratings of industries), and Business Climate.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Country Studies: From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, covers 102 countries and regions. Country Profiles are also available. Information is not updated on a regular basis.
  • Country Commercial Guides: From the United States Commercial Service - U.S. Department of Commerce, comprehensive look at a country's commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. Select "Country Commercial Guides" in the "Report Type" field.
  • Enterprise Surveys: Provides the world's most comprehensive firm-level data in emerging markets and developing economies for over 120,000 countries. Data are used to create indicators to benchmark quality of the business and investment climate across countries.
  • One World – Nations Online: A portal to the countries of the world - each country listed contains a country profile with facts and figures, geography, flag, statistics, maps, images, plus links to sources that provide more information such as: official government web sites, newspapers, tourism, travel advice, etc.
  • CIA World Factbook: From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, provides overviews on most countries of the world.
  • Country Data (PRS): Economic, financial, political and social data for over 140 countries, in most cases back to 1984. Note: You must turn off your pop-up blocker or permit pop-ups from this site in order to retrieve data.
  • EIU Country Commerce: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, "A practical guide to regulations, operating conditions and corporate practices in 60 countries." A good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a regulatory perspective.
  • Everything International: Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research web sites.
  • Global Development Finance: From the World Bank provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.
  • Human Development Report: From the United Nations an annual "In depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development", includes statistical factsheets on many of the world's countries.

Country Data

  • Global Development Finance: From the World Bank provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • Human Development Report: From the United Nations an annual "In depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development", includes statistical factsheets on many of the world's countries.
  • International Comparison Program: From the World Bank, provides a collection of comparative price data and detailed expenditure values of countries gross domestic Products (GDP), and purchasing power parities (PPPs) estimates of the world's economies.
  • International Financial Statistics: From the International Monetary Fund. Covers all aspects of international and domestic finance, includes full-text statistical data from 1996-present.
  • Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH): From the World Bank. Provides external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources.
  • LANIC: Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Network Information Center provides access to country information for Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • OffStats – Official Statistics on the Web: Collection of "free statistics from official sources" from around the world. Can be searched by country, region and topic or Industry.
  • One World – Nations Online: A portal to the countries of the world - each country listed contains a country profile with facts and figures, geography, flag, statistics, maps, images, plus links to sources that provide more information such as: official government web sites, newspapers, tourism, travel advice, etc.
  • Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS/SDDS/GDDS): Provides detailed external debt data that are published individually by countries that subscribe to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) as well as GDDS participating countries that are in a position to produce the external debt data prescribed by the SDDS.

Country Research

  • Doing Business Database: Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
  • Everything International: Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research web sites.
  • Human Development Report: From the United Nations an annual "In depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development", includes statistical factsheets on many of the world's countries.
  • Kwintessential Country Profiles: Guide to international etiquette, culture, customs and protocol.
  • LANIC: Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Network Information Center provides access to country information for Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Market Research Library: From the U.S. Commercial Service, provides market research reports searchable by Industry, region or country. Note: You must create a free account in order to access these reports.
  • Media Freedom: Freedom House - Nations in Transit - Country Reports: Comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study of reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia - tracking the reform record. [Note: Formerly called Freedom of the Press.]
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • OffStats – Official Statistics on the Web: Collection of "free statistics from official sources" from around the world. Can be searched by country, region and topic or Industry.
  • One World – Nations Online: A portal to the countries of the world - each country listed contains a country profile with facts and figures, geography, flag, statistics, maps, images, plus links to sources that provide more information such as: official government web sites, newspapers, tourism, travel advice, etc.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History: Over 900 articles from leading scholars with extensive bibliographies. Covers all time periods of human history and includes strong coverage of individual countries, regions, industries and economic concepts.
  • Passport [Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.]: Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
  • World Business Culture: Contains country profile information on a range of topics of immediate commercial relevance to anybody working in a global organisation, or studying international trade. The information has been compiled by some of the world's leading experts on global business culture.
  • World Development Indicators: From World Bank Group provides direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960, where data are available. Time covered from 1960 - present in a wide range of areas, including social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Data export options in Excel or ASCII.
  • World Economic Outlook: From International Monetary Fund (IMF), time covered from 1993 to present. Coverage similar to World Development Indicators data, but more limited in scope and history, includes commodity price data and regional data that's not easily available in World Development Indicators.
  • World Investment Report: From United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report focuses every year on the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development.

Culture

  • Kwintessential Country Profiles: Guide to international etiquette, culture, customs and protocol.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • International Business, Etiquette and Manners:
  • World Business Culture: Contains country profile information on a range of topics of immediate commercial relevance to anybody working in a global organisation, or studying international trade. The information has been compiled by some of the world's leading experts on global business culture.
  • Culture Crossing: A community-built guide to cross-cultural etiquette and understanding.
  • LANIC: Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Network Information Center provides access to country information for Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

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Debt

  • Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH): From the World Bank. Provides external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources.
  • Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS/SDDS/GDDS): Provides detailed external debt data that are published individually by countries that subscribe to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) as well as GDDS participating countries that are in a position to produce the external debt data prescribed by the SDDS.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.
  • Global Development Finance: From the World Bank provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.
  • Mergent Online [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a wealth of detailed company information: history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt, fixed income and capital stock for U.S. and international companies. Mergent Online also has economic data and information on over 20 million private companies from Dun & Bradstreet's Private Company Database. Financial statements going back 15 years are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies. Also includes the D&B Private Company database.

Demographics

  • American FactFinder: From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides U.S. population, housing, economic and geographic data.
  • Data and Statistics: USA.gov: Data and statistics listed by topic from U.S government agencies.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference: Same data as the Data-Plant Statistical Datasets, but designed for quick lookup. Link directly to Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to compare and contrast multiple indicators.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.
  • Fedstats: From the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides access to Federal government statistics from more than 100 Federal agencies.
  • Population and Household: [U.S. Census Bureau] Statistics on births, education, income, immigration, Industry, language use, occupation, etc.
  • RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet: Organized links to valuable online resources in Economics from the American Economic Association, including data resources, professional contacts for students and scholars, reference and teaching resources.
  • State Data Centers: Provides access to U.S. Census Bureau data and information through a wide network of agencies in each state.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States: The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • Statistical Sites of the World Wide Web: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US and other country statistical web sites.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Leading source of data about the nation's people and economy. It provides social, demographic, housing and economic statistics mainly for the U.S. Click on headings top of screen to find data sources of interest.

Dictionaries

  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: Considered one of the most extensive and authoritative Economics reference resources available. It contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.

Direct Investment

  • World Investment Report: From United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report focuses every year on the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development.

Dissertations

Distributors

  • Wholesale Distributors Net: Directory provides links to domestic and international wholesale distributors and manufacturers direct.
  • ThomasNet: A directory of manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers.

Doing Business In

  • Country Commercial Guides: From the United States Commercial Service - U.S. Department of Commerce, comprehensive look at a country's commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. Select "Country Commercial Guides" in the "Report Type" field.
  • Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries/Foreign Firms Operating in U.S: Two directories — one lists American companies with a substantial investment in overseas operations; one provides information about foreign-owned companies in the U.S.
  • Passport [Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.]: Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
  • Doing Business Database: Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
  • EIU Country Commerce: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, "A practical guide to regulations, operating conditions and corporate practices in 60 countries." A good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a regulatory perspective.
  • EIU Country Finance: From the Economist Intelligence Unit, A "Comprehensive guide to the world's main financial systems, covering banking and associated services, government policies and regulations for 47 countries." Good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a financial perspective.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • Background Notes: From the U.S. Department of State facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, etc.
  • Balance of Payments Statistics – IMF eLibrary – Data [Note: To download data, authorized users are required to create a free personal account.]: From the International Monetary Fund, includes full-text statistical data from 1996 to present on total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world.
  • Baseline Scenario.com: Authoritative news blog "dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy ..."
  • CIA World Factbook: From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, provides overviews on most countries of the world.
  • Coface: Country Risk and Economic Research: Presents country risk findings in three main sections: Country Risks, Sectors (contain ratings of industries), and Business Climate.
  • Corruption by Country/Territory (Transparency International): From Transparency International, a "global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption." The Global Corruption Barometer explores general public opinion around the world on corruption. Note: Formerly called Global Corruption Report.
  • Country at a Glance Tables: From the World Bank. Presents key indicators tracing the trends in social and economic development from the last three decades.
  • Country Data (PRS): Economic, financial, political and social data for over 140 countries, in most cases back to 1984. Note: You must turn off your pop-up blocker or permit pop-ups from this site in order to retrieve data.
  • Country Studies: From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, covers 102 countries and regions. Country Profiles are also available. Information is not updated on a regular basis.
  • Enterprise Surveys: Provides the world's most comprehensive firm-level data in emerging markets and developing economies for over 120,000 countries. Data are used to create indicators to benchmark quality of the business and investment climate across countries.
  • Everything International: Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research web sites.
  • Global Development Finance: From the World Bank provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.
  • Human Development Report: From the United Nations an annual "In depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development", includes statistical factsheets on many of the world's countries.
  • International Business, Etiquette and Manners:
  • Kwintessential Country Profiles: Guide to international etiquette, culture, customs and protocol.
  • LANIC: Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Network Information Center provides access to country information for Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History: Over 900 articles from leading scholars with extensive bibliographies. Covers all time periods of human history and includes strong coverage of individual countries, regions, industries and economic concepts.
  • World Business Culture: Contains country profile information on a range of topics of immediate commercial relevance to anybody working in a global organisation, or studying international trade. The information has been compiled by some of the world's leading experts on global business culture.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.

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E-Books

  • Springer eBooks (2005-2011): Reproductions of over 30,000 Springer print book publications, with search capabilities and bookmarks, also includes Springer journals.

E-Commerce

  • Encyclopedia of E-Commerce: Internet commerce focus. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, etc. Features essays, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and covers events and legislation related to e-commerce.

E-Journals

  • Springer eBooks (2005-2011): Reproductions of over 30,000 Springer print book publications, with search capabilities and bookmarks, also includes Springer journals.

Econometrics

  • EconLit: The source for economic research from major scholarly economic journals, working papers, over 400 books and dissertations.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.

Economic Data: International

  • IHS Global Insight – DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • Passport [Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.]: Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
  • RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet: Organized links to valuable online resources in Economics from the American Economic Association, including data resources, professional contacts for students and scholars, reference and teaching resources.

Economic Data: United States

  • FRB Beige Book: Provides an assessment of the economic performance of each of the 12 regional Federal Reserve districts. The report examines economic activity, specifically employment trends, construction and housing activity, retail sales, consumer confidence, and any other relevant information. Archival data is also available.
  • IHS Global Insight – DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet: Organized links to valuable online resources in Economics from the American Economic Association, including data resources, professional contacts for students and scholars, reference and teaching resources.

Economic Indicators

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: From the U.S. Department of Labor, provides economic indicators, labor statistics, and other measures of economic and social performance.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Focus on developing "new statistical measurements, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals."
  • Economagic: Free, easily available mostly government economic time series data useful for economic research and economic forecasting.
  • FRB Beige Book: Provides an assessment of the economic performance of each of the 12 regional Federal Reserve districts. The report examines economic activity, specifically employment trends, construction and housing activity, retail sales, consumer confidence, and any other relevant information. Archival data is also available.
  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • Enterprise Surveys: Provides the world's most comprehensive firm-level data in emerging markets and developing economies for over 120,000 countries. Data are used to create indicators to benchmark quality of the business and investment climate across countries.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.
  • Community Economic Development HotReport: From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides detailed information for local and regional areas on a wide variety of topics.
  • Handbooks in Economics: Survey articles by leading Economics scholars arranged into 28 volumes by broad topic. NOTE: To access volumes, click on "full text access" below the title, NOT on the volume number.
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • Source OECD: Source OECD is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It comprises book collection, periodicals and the OECD statistical databases.
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance: Perspectives from the U.S. Department of Commerce [Note: statistics: united states, business planning]: Bureau of Economic Analysis Accounts (BEA) produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions of government, business and individuals, providing a comprehensive, current picture of the U.S. economy.
  • World Development Indicators: From World Bank Group provides direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960, where data are available. Time covered from 1960 - present in a wide range of areas, including social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Data export options in Excel or ASCII.
  • World Economic Outlook: From International Monetary Fund (IMF), time covered from 1993 to present. Coverage similar to World Development Indicators data, but more limited in scope and history, includes commodity price data and regional data that's not easily available in World Development Indicators.
  • World Bank Data Catalog: World Bank Group datasets organized with "pointers to social, government, economic, financial, etc., statistics. Many of the time-series tables of key indicators by country can be downloaded.

Economics Research

  • AgEcon Search: Archive of full text articles in agricultural and applied Economics. Note: Most of these journals are also in Econlit.
  • Annual Review of Economics: Authoritative critical reviews evaluate the most significant research developments in the field of Economics.
  • Annual Review of Resource Economics: Provides authoritative critical reviews evaluating the most significant research developments in the field, focusing on agricultural Economics, environmental Economics, renewable resources, exhaustible resources, and economic development.
  • Conference Board: Conference Board is a online database with full-text information about strategic management research issues and economic research analysis, reports and data. The Conference Board is a non-profit, global and independent membership organization that creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performances. They conduct research, convene conferences, make forecasts, assess trends, publish information and analysis, and bring executives together to learn from one another. They also provide access to the online journal: Across the Board, which provides articles about leading-edge business issues, ideas and opinions, discussing them before they become "the common currency of mass-circulation business magazines." Their target audience are the senior executives of the Fortune 500 companies.
  • County Business Patterns (CPB): From the U.S. Census Bureau. County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series providing subnational economic data by Industry.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • E-Stats: Measuring the Electronic Economy: Site managed by the U.S. Census Bureau and devoted exclusively to "Measuring the Electronic Economy."
  • Economic Census: From the U.S. Census Bureau, Provides a detailed portrait of the United States economy once every five years from the national to the local level covers most of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics such as sales receipts revenue annual payroll number of employees. Related programs include statistics on minority and women owned businesses. Site contains data on most recent economic census, held in2007.
  • EconLit: The source for economic research from major scholarly economic journals, working papers, over 400 books and dissertations.
  • Economic and Financial Crisis – MSU LibGuide: From Mississippi State University, this comprehensive guide provides an "introduction to resources and research available from the federal government and academic community concerning the recent Economic Stimulus Plans and ongoing economic and financial crisis." Includes sections on "Understanding the Crisis" - with a timeline of events, as well as on housing and foreclosures and the global impact of the economic crisis.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.
  • Global Economic Monitor (GEM): From the World Bank provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily. It provides analysis of current economic trends, economic, financial and commodity data indicators, an extensive database including growth and commodity forecasts.
  • International Comparison Program: From the World Bank, provides a collection of comparative price data and detailed expenditure values of countries gross domestic Products (GDP), and purchasing power parities (PPPs) estimates of the world's economies.
  • 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'.
  • Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850: The most comprehensive and valuable collection in existence for researching the literature of Economics and business dating from the last half of the 15th century to the early 20th century. The collection combines two pre-eminent collections: the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: Considered one of the most extensive and authoritative Economics reference resources available. It contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History: Over 900 articles from leading scholars with extensive bibliographies. Covers all time periods of human history and includes strong coverage of individual countries, regions, industries and economic concepts.
  • Source OECD: Source OECD is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It comprises book collection, periodicals and the OECD statistical databases.
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance: Perspectives from the U.S. Department of Commerce [Note: statistics: united states, business planning]: Bureau of Economic Analysis Accounts (BEA) produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions of government, business and individuals, providing a comprehensive, current picture of the U.S. economy.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Balance of Payments Statistics – IMF eLibrary – Data [Note: To download data, authorized users are required to create a free personal account.]: From the International Monetary Fund, includes full-text statistical data from 1996 to present on total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world.
  • Baseline Scenario.com: Authoritative news blog "dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy ..."
  • Coface: Country Risk and Economic Research: Presents country risk findings in three main sections: Country Risks, Sectors (contain ratings of industries), and Business Climate.
  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • Fedstats: From the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides access to Federal government statistics from more than 100 Federal agencies.
  • FRB Beige Book: Provides an assessment of the economic performance of each of the 12 regional Federal Reserve districts. The report examines economic activity, specifically employment trends, construction and housing activity, retail sales, consumer confidence, and any other relevant information. Archival data is also available.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • IHS Global Insight – DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • International Financial Statistics: From the International Monetary Fund. Covers all aspects of international and domestic finance, includes full-text statistical data from 1996-present.
  • Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH): From the World Bank. Provides external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.
  • Metropolitan New Economy Index: Provides metropolitan rankings list by population, income, unemployment rate, federal funds and grants, and housing, etc. Report uses a set of 16 economic indicators to assess the 50 largest metropolitan areas' progress.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Focus on developing "new statistical measurements, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals."
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • Regional Economic Conditions (RECON): From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Provides "an overview of economic conditions in the United States," offering 40,000-plus charts, maps, and tables of data at the state, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and county levels. Select the state of interest first, then select MSA and or/County of interest. Areas covered are Industry Activity, Labor Markets, Income, and Real Estate Activity.
  • RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet: Organized links to valuable online resources in Economics from the American Economic Association, including data resources, professional contacts for students and scholars, reference and teaching resources.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Leading source of data about the nation's people and economy. It provides social, demographic, housing and economic statistics mainly for the U.S. Click on headings top of screen to find data sources of interest.

Employment

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • 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.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities): A single point of entry for announcements of federal contract opportunities over $25,000, both in both the civilian and military sectors.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.
  • Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For ®: Workplace rankings by Great Places to Work
  • FRB Beige Book: Provides an assessment of the economic performance of each of the 12 regional Federal Reserve districts. The report examines economic activity, specifically employment trends, construction and housing activity, retail sales, consumer confidence, and any other relevant information. Archival data is also available.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.
  • 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'.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on a variety of occupational categories - starting salaries, working conditions, nature of the work, training, and more.
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The PSID began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been obtained through various data collection efforts. Data includes employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics. A majority of data is publicly available for free.
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance: Perspectives from the U.S. Department of Commerce [Note: statistics: united states, business planning]: Bureau of Economic Analysis Accounts (BEA) produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions of government, business and individuals, providing a comprehensive, current picture of the U.S. economy.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.

Encyclopedia

  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance: Business reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; Marketing; management; and information systems. Designed for the non specialist.
  • Encyclopedia of E-Commerce: Internet commerce focus. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, etc. Features essays, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and covers events and legislation related to e-commerce.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History: Over 900 articles from leading scholars with extensive bibliographies. Covers all time periods of human history and includes strong coverage of individual countries, regions, industries and economic concepts.
  • Reference Universe: Best place to start research for an overview or background information on a topic. Searches more than 43,000 subject encyclopedias and scholarly compendia.

Entrepreneurship

  • BPlans.com: Free site from Palo Alto Software, Inc. Use this web site to locate sample business plans or Marketing plans for specific business sectors.
  • Community Economic Development HotReport: From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides detailed information for local and regional areas on a wide variety of topics.
  • County Business Patterns (CPB): From the U.S. Census Bureau. County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series providing subnational economic data by Industry.
  • Economic and Financial Crisis – MSU LibGuide: From Mississippi State University, this comprehensive guide provides an "introduction to resources and research available from the federal government and academic community concerning the recent Economic Stimulus Plans and ongoing economic and financial crisis." Includes sections on "Understanding the Crisis" - with a timeline of events, as well as on housing and foreclosures and the global impact of the economic crisis.
  • Economic Census: From the U.S. Census Bureau, Provides a detailed portrait of the United States economy once every five years from the national to the local level covers most of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics such as sales receipts revenue annual payroll number of employees. Related programs include statistics on minority and women owned businesses. Site contains data on most recent economic census, held in2007.
  • Economy at a Glance: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site provides data on unemployment rates, average hourly earnings,the consumer price index and producer price index. Historical data is available from 1999 to the present. Data is available by state or at the national level.
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business: Designed to provide entrepreneurs with information that can be applied to their own business. Contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners — financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues etc.
  • FindLaw Small Business Center: Contains an extensive offering of featured articles about how to start up a small business including legal issues, business plans and funding.
  • Franchise Direct: A comprehensive franchise opportunity listing, providing views, news and advice to entrepreneurs and franchisors alike. Browse through their profiles or read about the latest featured franchises.
  • Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship: "Purpose to advance social Entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress." Publications link provides access to reports and case studies dealing with social Entrepreneurship.
  • Small Business Administration: Small Business Administration information about how to start, finance, and manage small business

Ethics

  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Corruption by Country/Territory (Transparency International): From Transparency International, a "global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption." The Global Corruption Barometer explores general public opinion around the world on corruption. Note: Formerly called Global Corruption Report.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • 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.

Export

  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • U.S. Customs and Borders Protection: Provides information on export documents, licenses and requirements.
  • U.S. Commercial Service: The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Its focus is to help U.S. companies export or increase sales to new global markets. For details, see: Information for Exporters of U.S. Goods and Services http://export.gov/worldwide_us/index.asp and the Market Research Library http://www.buyusainfo.net/adsearch.cfm?search_type=int&loadnav=no.
  • Federation of International Trade Associations: Searchable database of international trade Web resources includes over 8,000 annotated links to International Trade/Import-Export Web sites.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States (Schedule B): From the U.S. Census Bureau, the Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities, also known as Schedule B, is a 10-digit identification code assigned to every Product exported from the United States. It is the official schedule of commodity classifications to be used by shippers in reporting export shipments from the United States and in compiling the official statistics on exports of merchandise from the United States.
  • Top U.S. Trading Partners: Ranked by U.S. Total Export Value for Goods (in millions of U.S. dollars). The Office of Trade and Industry Information (OTII), as part of the International Trade Administration, seeks to provide a solid foundation of trade and Industry data to support the development of national trade policy rankings.

F

Financial Information

  • EDGAR: From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Contains all of the filings required of public companies by the SEC.
  • 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.
  • D&B Key Business Ratios: Provides key business ratios for industries searchable by Industry name and SIC code.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • 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.
  • ThomsonOne.com [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides a wealth of individual company financial information including broad selection of analyst reports.
  • CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices [Note: Access via WRDS or SmithApps — CRSPSift. WRDS access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research.) Access is available by account at wrds.wharton.upenn.edu. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains daily and monthly historical stock data on more than 20,000 stocks (inactive and active companies) from the NYSE (from 1926), AMEX (from 1962), and NASDAQ (from 1972) markets. Includes U.S. market indices, treasuries, mutual funds.
  • Mergent Online [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a wealth of detailed company information: history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt, fixed income and capital stock for U.S. and international companies. Mergent Online also has economic data and information on over 20 million private companies from Dun & Bradstreet's Private Company Database. Financial statements going back 15 years are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies. Also includes the D&B Private Company database.
  • 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.
  • IHS Global Insight – DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.
  • Institute for the Study of Security Markets (ISSM) [Note: Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu]: NYSE/AMEX/NASD Trade and Quote Database covering 1983-1992.
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon [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 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, as well as business and financial news.
  • Thomson Reuters SDC Platinum [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Lab (1318 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides a common front end retrieval system for a collection of databases. They contain detailed information on new issues, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, private equity, venture capital, and more for the global financial marketplace.
  • Thomson Reuters Institutional Holdings (13F) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Provides data as reported on Form 13F filed with the SEC, i.e. ownership information by institutional managers with $100 million or more in Assets Under Management (Section 13(F) Securities)
  • Thomson Reuters Insider Filing Data Feed [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Designed to capture all U.S. insider activity as reported on SEC forms 3, 4, 5 and 144
  • Thomson Reuters Mutual Fund Holdings [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Formerly known as CDA/Spectrum, referred to as Spectrum 1 2, this source "provides holdings information for all registered mutual funds that report their holdings with the SEC, plus 3,000 global funds".
  • ValueLine (ValueLine Investment Survey): Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.
  • 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.
  • WRDS SEC Analytics Suite [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Provides information from all SEC filings which can be customized for specific dataset retrieval.
  • Wachowicz's Web World: Websites for Discerning Finance Students: Divided into eight sections: Introduction to Financial Management; Tools of Financial Analysis and Planning; Working Capital Management; Investment in Capital Assets; The Cost of Capital; Capital and Structure, and Dividend Policy; Intermediate and Long-Term Financing; and Special Areas of Financial Management.
  • Wall Street Journal (Factiva): Factiva provides access to over 8,000 business sources, including national and international newspapers, magazines, newswire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources, click on News Pages (top of screen) to get access to major business newspapers. Licensing restrictions apply. Access limited to 12 simultaneous users. If you are unable to access, please try again.
  • Wall Street Journal, National Newspapers Core (Proquest): Major US newspapers covered including the Wall Street Journal which provides in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as political news.
  • Wall Street Journal Historical (1889-1991): In addition to the printed stories, researchers also can study the charts, stock tables, graphics, and illustrations featured in the publication.

Foreign Direct Investment

  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.

Franchising

  • Franchise Direct: A comprehensive franchise opportunity listing, providing views, news and advice to entrepreneurs and franchisors alike. Browse through their profiles or read about the latest featured franchises.
  • Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition: Franchising: This site has links to franchisor Company homepages where you will find franchising opportunities information.

Fundraising

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Provides the "latest news, trend analysis, and fundraising strategies" for nonprofits; lists grants and jobs. The "Facts and Figures" section provides survey data.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.

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Globalization

  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Global Issues in Context: Portal pages organize and present full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, encyclopedia entries, primary resources such as podcasts and speeches, videos, maps, images, websites, and statistics.
  • Brookings Institution — Globalization Page: Links to current papers and articles on globalization from the Brookings Institution — a "non-profit public policy organization" based in Washington, D.C.
  • Baseline Scenario.com: Authoritative news blog "dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy ..."
  • 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.
  • Globalization Website: From Emory University. Developed by sociology faculty. Use the table of contents to find news items as well as information on people, issues and organizations related to globalization.
  • Source OECD: Source OECD is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It comprises book collection, periodicals and the OECD statistical databases.
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • EconLit: The source for economic research from major scholarly economic journals, working papers, over 400 books and dissertations.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Media Freedom: Freedom House - Nations in Transit - Country Reports: Comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study of reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia - tracking the reform record. [Note: Formerly called Freedom of the Press.]

Grants

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Provides the "latest news, trend analysis, and fundraising strategies" for nonprofits; lists grants and jobs. The "Facts and Figures" section provides survey data.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • Economagic: Free, easily available mostly government economic time series data useful for economic research and economic forecasting.
  • International Comparison Program: From the World Bank, provides a collection of comparative price data and detailed expenditure values of countries gross domestic Products (GDP), and purchasing power parities (PPPs) estimates of the world's economies.

Gross National Income (GNI)

  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • Economagic: Free, easily available mostly government economic time series data useful for economic research and economic forecasting.

H

Human Resource Management

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business: Designed to provide entrepreneurs with information that can be applied to their own business. Contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners — financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues etc.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.
  • Porter's Five Forces: Assessing the Balance of in a Business Situation: Explanation of Michael Porter's Five Forces
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.

I

Import

  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Federation of International Trade Associations: Searchable database of international trade Web resources includes over 8,000 annotated links to International Trade/Import-Export Web sites.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • Top U.S. Trading Partners: Ranked by U.S. Total Export Value for Goods (in millions of U.S. dollars). The Office of Trade and Industry Information (OTII), as part of the International Trade Administration, seeks to provide a solid foundation of trade and Industry data to support the development of national trade policy rankings.

Industry Analysis

  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • 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.
  • Gartner Group: The Gartner Group is a leading provider of market research reports, specializing in the information technology (IT) industries. Gartner provides statistics, forecasts and market analysis on all categories of Information Technology. It covers vendors, end-users, technology, markets and trends. NOTE: Use of the Gartner Group database is restricted to UMCP current faculty, staff and students and requires a secondary authentication.
  • 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.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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'.
  • Passport [Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.]: Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • Overview of BLS Statistics by Industry: An overview of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
  • Porter's Five Forces: Assessing the Balance of in a Business Situation: Explanation of Michael Porter's Five Forces
  • Regional Economic Conditions (RECON): From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Provides "an overview of economic conditions in the United States," offering 40,000-plus charts, maps, and tables of data at the state, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and county levels. Select the state of interest first, then select MSA and or/County of interest. Areas covered are Industry Activity, Labor Markets, Income, and Real Estate Activity.
  • Wall Street Journal (Factiva): Factiva provides access to over 8,000 business sources, including national and international newspapers, magazines, newswire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources, click on News Pages (top of screen) to get access to major business newspapers. Licensing restrictions apply. Access limited to 12 simultaneous users. If you are unable to access, please try again.

Industry Classification

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): [U.S. Census Bureau] NAICS is the current Industry classification that was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America. There is a 2002 version of NAICS and the initial 1997 version of NAICS.
  • Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC): From the U.S. Census Bureau. SIC Industry classification system was used for many years, replaced in 1997 by the NAICS system. The SIC classification is still used in some business databases and for historical Industry comparisons.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • Correspondence Tables Between SIC and NAICS: U.S. Census Bureau. To facilitate time series use, the U.S. Census Bureau has prepared correspondence tables of NAICS to SIC. See also: SIC Codes (from U.S. Department of Labor) — http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html and NAICS — http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html

Industry Overview

  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • Gartner Group: The Gartner Group is a leading provider of market research reports, specializing in the information technology (IT) industries. Gartner provides statistics, forecasts and market analysis on all categories of Information Technology. It covers vendors, end-users, technology, markets and trends. NOTE: Use of the Gartner Group database is restricted to UMCP current faculty, staff and students and requires a secondary authentication.

Industry Ratios

  • D&B Key Business Ratios: Provides key business ratios for industries searchable by Industry name and SIC code.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.
  • CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices [Note: Access via WRDS or SmithApps — CRSPSift. WRDS access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research.) Access is available by account at wrds.wharton.upenn.edu. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains daily and monthly historical stock data on more than 20,000 stocks (inactive and active companies) from the NYSE (from 1926), AMEX (from 1962), and NASDAQ (from 1972) markets. Includes U.S. market indices, treasuries, mutual funds.

Industry Trends

  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • 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.
  • Mintel: Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.
  • Gartner Group: The Gartner Group is a leading provider of market research reports, specializing in the information technology (IT) industries. Gartner provides statistics, forecasts and market analysis on all categories of Information Technology. It covers vendors, end-users, technology, markets and trends. NOTE: Use of the Gartner Group database is restricted to UMCP current faculty, staff and students and requires a secondary authentication.

International Affairs

  • CIAO : Columbia International Affairs Online: International affairs focus - range of scholarship includes working papers from research institutes, occasional paper series from NGOS, policy briefs, etc.
  • Global Issues in Context: Portal pages organize and present full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, encyclopedia entries, primary resources such as podcasts and speeches, videos, maps, images, websites, and statistics.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.
  • Media Freedom: Freedom House - Nations in Transit - Country Reports: Comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study of reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia - tracking the reform record. [Note: Formerly called Freedom of the Press.]
  • WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources: "Two-thousand annotated links to high quality English language sources in a wide range of international affairs, international studies and international relations topics." Topics include media, organizations, country/regions, business/Economics, relations, etc.

International Business

  • LANIC: Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Network Information Center provides access to country information for Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries/Foreign Firms Operating in U.S: Two directories — one lists American companies with a substantial investment in overseas operations; one provides information about foreign-owned companies in the U.S.
  • Everything International: Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research web sites.
  • WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources: "Two-thousand annotated links to high quality English language sources in a wide range of international affairs, international studies and international relations topics." Topics include media, organizations, country/regions, business/Economics, relations, etc.
  • Africa Development Indicators, World Bank: Detailed collection of data on Africa — includes social, economic, natural resources, infrastructure, governance and environmental indicators.
  • Coface: Country Risk and Economic Research: Presents country risk findings in three main sections: Country Risks, Sectors (contain ratings of industries), and Business Climate.
  • Corruption by Country/Territory (Transparency International): From Transparency International, a "global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption." The Global Corruption Barometer explores general public opinion around the world on corruption. Note: Formerly called Global Corruption Report.
  • Country at a Glance Tables: From the World Bank. Presents key indicators tracing the trends in social and economic development from the last three decades.
  • Country Commercial Guides: From the United States Commercial Service - U.S. Department of Commerce, comprehensive look at a country's commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. Select "Country Commercial Guides" in the "Report Type" field.
  • Country Data (PRS): Economic, financial, political and social data for over 140 countries, in most cases back to 1984. Note: You must turn off your pop-up blocker or permit pop-ups from this site in order to retrieve data.
  • Export.gov: Managed by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Covers U.S. Government resources helpful to American businesses planning international sales strategies.
  • Financial Times Historical Archive (1882-2006): An interdisciplinary, global resource that provides knowledge and understanding of global history, business, finance and politics over the last 120 years. The archive includes all articles, advertisements, photographs and market listings as shown in the context of the regular full page and issue of the day.
  • Global Development Finance: From the World Bank provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.
  • Global Economic Monitor (GEM): From the World Bank provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily. It provides analysis of current economic trends, economic, financial and commodity data indicators, an extensive database including growth and commodity forecasts.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • Globalization Website: From Emory University. Developed by sociology faculty. Use the table of contents to find news items as well as information on people, issues and organizations related to globalization.
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTF) Codes: From the United States International Trade Commission. HTS codes are 6-digit identification codes assigned to all Products imported into the United States.
  • Human Development Report: From the United Nations an annual "In depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development", includes statistical factsheets on many of the world's countries.
  • Kwintessential Country Profiles: Guide to international etiquette, culture, customs and protocol.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • S&P Capital IQ [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Find profiles of public and private firms worldwide including financials, officers and directors, ownership, advisory relationships, transactions, securities, key developments, estimates, key documents, credit ratings and research, filings, news and more. Generate comparables analysis and market analysis using Capital IQ's analytical and screening tools. Access to both "real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide"
  • World Business Culture: Contains country profile information on a range of topics of immediate commercial relevance to anybody working in a global organisation, or studying international trade. The information has been compiled by some of the world's leading experts on global business culture.
  • World News Connection: This is the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports online - coverage focus - political, economic, environmental, social issues and events include translations from around the world of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, non-classified technical reports, and local media sources going back to 1994.
  • World Trade Organization - WTO: This "international body deals with rules of trade between nations".

International Law

  • WorldLII: Information provided by the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) a non-profit global legal research facility in partnership with other legal organizations from around the world aiming to provide free, independent access to worldwide laws.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.

International Trade

  • 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.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Global Insight (IHS) DataInsight Web [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides coverage of U.S. and international financial, economic, and Industry data, covering 120 industries and 200 countries. Data available covers balance of payments, cyclical indicators, finance and financial markets, government finance, housing and construction, output/capacity/capacity utilization, merchandise trade, national accounts, labor market, population, prices, and wholesale and retail trade.
  • Export.gov: Managed by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Covers U.S. Government resources helpful to American businesses planning international sales strategies.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • Federation of International Trade Associations: Searchable database of international trade Web resources includes over 8,000 annotated links to International Trade/Import-Export Web sites.
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTF) Codes: From the United States International Trade Commission. HTS codes are 6-digit identification codes assigned to all Products imported into the United States.
  • Logistics Performance Index (LPI): An interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance of trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.
  • Top U.S. Trading Partners: Ranked by U.S. Total Export Value for Goods (in millions of U.S. dollars). The Office of Trade and Industry Information (OTII), as part of the International Trade Administration, seeks to provide a solid foundation of trade and Industry data to support the development of national trade policy rankings.
  • U.S. Commercial Service: The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Its focus is to help U.S. companies export or increase sales to new global markets. For details, see: Information for Exporters of U.S. Goods and Services http://export.gov/worldwide_us/index.asp and the Market Research Library http://www.buyusainfo.net/adsearch.cfm?search_type=int&loadnav=no.
  • U.S. Customs and Borders Protection: Provides information on export documents, licenses and requirements.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.
  • World Trade Organization - WTO: This "international body deals with rules of trade between nations".

Investment and Securities

  • 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.
  • S&P Capital IQ [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Find profiles of public and private firms worldwide including financials, officers and directors, ownership, advisory relationships, transactions, securities, key developments, estimates, key documents, credit ratings and research, filings, news and more. Generate comparables analysis and market analysis using Capital IQ's analytical and screening tools. Access to both "real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide"
  • 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.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.
  • Institute for the Study of Security Markets (ISSM) [Note: Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu]: NYSE/AMEX/NASD Trade and Quote Database covering 1983-1992.
  • Mergent Online [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a wealth of detailed company information: history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt, fixed income and capital stock for U.S. and international companies. Mergent Online also has economic data and information on over 20 million private companies from Dun & Bradstreet's Private Company Database. Financial statements going back 15 years are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies. Also includes the D&B Private Company database.
  • Mergent WebReports [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Offers a comprehensive library of documents that includes Company annual reports, prospectuses, Industry reports and other Company related documents. Also covers 50,000 global companies from over 100 countries. Data begins in 1910.
  • Morningstar Direct [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: "Global investment analysis uniting all of Morningstar's data and institutional research"; software allows for the creation of customized reports and presentations. Morningstar Direct provides complete coverage of Morningstar's global investment database and analytics, including worldwide investment data and global market indexes. It has hundreds of financial variables including portfolio and ownership data for thousands of worldwide hedge-funds, open and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, insurance/life products, U.S. variable annuities and life policies, and 529 plans. In addition, it includes details on 28,000 publicly traded stocks.
  • OptionMetrics [Note: Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu]: "Comprehensive source of historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets".
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon [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 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, as well as business and financial news.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC DealScan [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: "Provides extensive information on the global syndicated bank loan market. These transactions finance M&A activity, working capital needs and other corporate purposes for loan participants world-wide". Sources include regulatory filings, bank submissions and journalist contributions.
  • Thomson Reuters Institutional Holdings (13F) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Provides data as reported on Form 13F filed with the SEC, i.e. ownership information by institutional managers with $100 million or more in Assets Under Management (Section 13(F) Securities)
  • Thomson Reuters Insider Filing Data Feed [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Designed to capture all U.S. insider activity as reported on SEC forms 3, 4, 5 and 144

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Jobs

  • Idealist: Links to nonprofit, volunteering, Career, and funding resources, includes job and internship opportunities.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Provides the "latest news, trend analysis, and fundraising strategies" for nonprofits; lists grants and jobs. The "Facts and Figures" section provides survey data.
  • FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities): A single point of entry for announcements of federal contract opportunities over $25,000, both in both the civilian and military sectors.
  • Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For ®: Workplace rankings by Great Places to Work
  • 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.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on a variety of occupational categories - starting salaries, working conditions, nature of the work, training, and more.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.

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Law

  • Congressional Publications (ProQuest) [Note: Formerly called LexisNexis Congressional.]: Congressional documents from 1789 to the present, with much of the material from the 1980's forward available full-text, includes legislative histories, laws, regulation.
  • FindLaw Small Business Center: Contains an extensive offering of featured articles about how to start up a small business including legal issues, business plans and funding.
  • Laws and Regulations: General Reference Sources: Links to federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Legal Information Institute at Cornell University: The Legal Information Institute (LII) provides electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law both online and packaged for download.
  • 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'.
  • LexisNexis State Capital: Full-text of bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership, newspapers of record, for all 50 states. May be searched by individual state, any combination of states, or all 50 states at once.
  • U.S. Customs and Borders Protection: Provides information on export documents, licenses and requirements.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.
  • WestlawNext Campus Search: Access to a comprehensive collection of legal sources, i.e., cases, statutes, law encyclopedias, US Code, law reviews and legal periodical articles, as well as news and business information.

Leadership

  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Education Source: Field of education focus. Covers journals (full text), books, monographs, conference papers, book reviews.
  • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson): Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-Language journals published in the social sciences.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.

Lifestyles

  • Mintel: Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.
  • Mediamark (MRI+): Raw data about the demographics and lifestyles of consumers and media audiences. Information includes consumer demographics, psychographics/lifestyles, Product and brand usage, media preferences. Note: First time users must register using UMD email domain. To register, go to Mediamark, click on Register for a FREE Account, and follow instructions. A brief tutorial, (http://www.gfkmri.com/PDF/University%20Internet%20Reporter%20Tutorial.pdf) is available from Mediamark Research.

Logistics

  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson): Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-Language journals published in the social sciences.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • Logistics Performance Index (LPI): An interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance of trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.
  • PortFocus: Ports Harbours Marinas Worldwide: Comprehensive listing of marine transportation links by country.
  • TIDE'S Directory of Transportation Information: Provides a directory of ground and air transportation resources, as well as listings of organizations and companies involved in the transportation Industry. [The New Jersey TIDE Center is a multi-disciplinary, multi-university research center comprised of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Rutgers University.]

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Management

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Conference Board: Conference Board is a online database with full-text information about strategic management research issues and economic research analysis, reports and data. The Conference Board is a non-profit, global and independent membership organization that creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performances. They conduct research, convene conferences, make forecasts, assess trends, publish information and analysis, and bring executives together to learn from one another. They also provide access to the online journal: Across the Board, which provides articles about leading-edge business issues, ideas and opinions, discussing them before they become "the common currency of mass-circulation business magazines." Their target audience are the senior executives of the Fortune 500 companies.
  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance: Business reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; Marketing; management; and information systems. Designed for the non specialist.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.

Manufacturing

  • ThomasNet: A directory of manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers.
  • 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.
  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.
  • Wholesale Distributors Net: Directory provides links to domestic and international wholesale distributors and manufacturers direct.

Market Share

  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.

Market Size

  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.
  • Mintel: Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.

Marketing

  • Market Research Library: From the U.S. Commercial Service, provides market research reports searchable by Industry, region or country. Note: You must create a free account in order to access these reports.
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance: Business reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; Marketing; management; and information systems. Designed for the non specialist.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.

Marketing Plans

  • BPlans.com: Free site from Palo Alto Software, Inc. Use this web site to locate sample business plans or Marketing plans for specific business sectors.

Master's Theses

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 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.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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'.
  • Thomson Reuters SDC Platinum [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Lab (1318 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Provides a common front end retrieval system for a collection of databases. They contain detailed information on new issues, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, private equity, venture capital, and more for the global financial marketplace.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.

Mutual Funds

  • ValueLine (ValueLine Investment Survey): Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.
  • CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices [Note: Access via WRDS or SmithApps — CRSPSift. WRDS access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research.) Access is available by account at wrds.wharton.upenn.edu. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains daily and monthly historical stock data on more than 20,000 stocks (inactive and active companies) from the NYSE (from 1926), AMEX (from 1962), and NASDAQ (from 1972) markets. Includes U.S. market indices, treasuries, mutual funds.
  • 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.
  • Morningstar Direct [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: "Global investment analysis uniting all of Morningstar's data and institutional research"; software allows for the creation of customized reports and presentations. Morningstar Direct provides complete coverage of Morningstar's global investment database and analytics, including worldwide investment data and global market indexes. It has hundreds of financial variables including portfolio and ownership data for thousands of worldwide hedge-funds, open and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, insurance/life products, U.S. variable annuities and life policies, and 529 plans. In addition, it includes details on 28,000 publicly traded stocks.
  • Thomson Reuters Mutual Fund Holdings [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Formerly known as CDA/Spectrum, referred to as Spectrum 1 2, this source "provides holdings information for all registered mutual funds that report their holdings with the SEC, plus 3,000 global funds".

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NAICS Code

  • Correspondence Tables Between SIC and NAICS: U.S. Census Bureau. To facilitate time series use, the U.S. Census Bureau has prepared correspondence tables of NAICS to SIC. See also: SIC Codes (from U.S. Department of Labor) — http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html and NAICS — http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): [U.S. Census Bureau] NAICS is the current Industry classification that was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America. There is a 2002 version of NAICS and the initial 1997 version of NAICS.

News

  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • Financial Times Historical Archive (1882-2006): An interdisciplinary, global resource that provides knowledge and understanding of global history, business, finance and politics over the last 120 years. The archive includes all articles, advertisements, photographs and market listings as shown in the context of the regular full page and issue of the day.
  • Wall Street Journal, National Newspapers Core (Proquest): Major US newspapers covered including the Wall Street Journal which provides in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as political news.
  • Wall Street Journal (Factiva): Factiva provides access to over 8,000 business sources, including national and international newspapers, magazines, newswire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources, click on News Pages (top of screen) to get access to major business newspapers. Licensing restrictions apply. Access limited to 12 simultaneous users. If you are unable to access, please try again.
  • Wall Street Journal Historical (1889-1991): In addition to the printed stories, researchers also can study the charts, stock tables, graphics, and illustrations featured in the publication.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • WestlawNext Campus Search: Access to a comprehensive collection of legal sources, i.e., cases, statutes, law encyclopedias, US Code, law reviews and legal periodical articles, as well as news and business information.
  • World News Connection: This is the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports online - coverage focus - political, economic, environmental, social issues and events include translations from around the world of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, non-classified technical reports, and local media sources going back to 1994.
  • Baseline Scenario.com: Authoritative news blog "dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy ..."
  • CEOExpress: News portal for executives.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • Global Issues in Context: Portal pages organize and present full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, encyclopedia entries, primary resources such as podcasts and speeches, videos, maps, images, websites, and statistics.
  • Globalization Website: From Emory University. Developed by sociology faculty. Use the table of contents to find news items as well as information on people, issues and organizations related to globalization.
  • LANIC: Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Network Information Center provides access to country information for Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Market Research Library: From the U.S. Commercial Service, provides market research reports searchable by Industry, region or country. Note: You must create a free account in order to access these reports.
  • National Newspapers: Covers Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Sun (Baltimore), and The Washington Post.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO): Comprehensive coverage for regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon [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 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, as well as business and financial news.

Nonprofits

  • Foundation Directory: The Foundation Directory online is the leading resource in the world of philanthropy. It provides everything about U.S. foundations and their millions of grants around the world. Search up to nine databases at once — grantmakers, companies, grants, 990s, RFPs, philanthropy news, foundation-sponsored publications, nonprofit literature, and jobs. Includes descriptions of more than 100,000 Community Foundations; Corporate Giving Programs, Operating Foundations, Private Grantmaking Foundations (independent and company-sponsored foundations); and Grantmaking Public Charities.
  • GuideStar: Searchable database with information on nonprofits, including their "mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs."
  • Foundation Center: Leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The "Find Funders" section links to funding and statistics data; the "Gain Knowledge" links to reports on global issues and trends.
  • American Institute for Philanthropy: A "nonprofit charity watchdog" that "provides donors with information to make more informed giving decisions".
  • Nonprofits: USA.gov: "information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management and more".
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS): National clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
  • National Council of Nonprofits: The National Council of Nonprofits serves as the national voice for its nonprofit members before Congress and within the Administration. The council conducts research and analyzes information to improve the public's understanding about nonprofits.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Provides the "latest news, trend analysis, and fundraising strategies" for nonprofits; lists grants and jobs. The "Facts and Figures" section provides survey data.
  • Idealist: Links to nonprofit, volunteering, Career, and funding resources, includes job and internship opportunities.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Catalog of Nonprofit Literature: From the Foundation Center. A searchable database of the literature of philanthropy.
  • Independent Sector: Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. Helps organizations maintain the highest standards of ethics and accountability in a new online Resource Center for Good Governance and Ethical Practice; Offers organizations hundreds of free examples of effective practice and tools, as well as other resources from around the country to guide their work; Collects data on nonprofit organizations.

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Operations Management

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.

Options

  • OptionMetrics [Note: Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu]: "Comprehensive source of historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets".

Outsourcing

  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • CREDO: Online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also links search to results in USMAI, Ebrary, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier.

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Patents and Trademarks

  • Patents and Trademarks: [Compiled by James C. Miller, Patent and Trademark Librarian at UMD] Lists University of Maryland collections, Internet resources, and DVD/CD-ROM databases on patent and trademark.

Philanthropy

  • American Institute for Philanthropy: A "nonprofit charity watchdog" that "provides donors with information to make more informed giving decisions".
  • Catalog of Nonprofit Literature: From the Foundation Center. A searchable database of the literature of philanthropy.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Provides the "latest news, trend analysis, and fundraising strategies" for nonprofits; lists grants and jobs. The "Facts and Figures" section provides survey data.
  • Foundation Center: Leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The "Find Funders" section links to funding and statistics data; the "Gain Knowledge" links to reports on global issues and trends.
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The PSID began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been obtained through various data collection efforts. Data includes employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics. A majority of data is publicly available for free.

Polls

  • Gallup Brain: Searchable database of Gallup Poll questions and answers, with data from 1935-present.
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The PSID began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been obtained through various data collection efforts. Data includes employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics. A majority of data is publicly available for free.

Ports

Product Codes

  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTF) Codes: From the United States International Trade Commission. HTS codes are 6-digit identification codes assigned to all Products imported into the United States.
  • Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States (Schedule B): From the U.S. Census Bureau, the Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities, also known as Schedule B, is a 10-digit identification code assigned to every Product exported from the United States. It is the official schedule of commodity classifications to be used by shippers in reporting export shipments from the United States and in compiling the official statistics on exports of merchandise from the United States.

Product Development

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • CeBIT: Important trade show website, provides latest Industry trends and innovations in information technology, telecommunications and networks, etc.

Public Policy

  • Academic Search Premier: Very broad coverage, includes many topics of interest to business researchers.
  • CIAO : Columbia International Affairs Online: International affairs focus - range of scholarship includes working papers from research institutes, occasional paper series from NGOS, policy briefs, etc.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Focus on developing "new statistical measurements, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals."
  • WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources: "Two-thousand annotated links to high quality English language sources in a wide range of international affairs, international studies and international relations topics." Topics include media, organizations, country/regions, business/Economics, relations, etc.

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Rankings

  • Fortune 500: Annual ranking of America's largest companies.
  • Forbes Lists: Includes listings of popular business topics.
  • GuideStar: Searchable database with information on nonprofits, including their "mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs."
  • Top U.S. Trading Partners: Ranked by U.S. Total Export Value for Goods (in millions of U.S. dollars). The Office of Trade and Industry Information (OTII), as part of the International Trade Administration, seeks to provide a solid foundation of trade and Industry data to support the development of national trade policy rankings.
  • Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For ®: Workplace rankings by Great Places to Work

Regional News

  • Regional Business News (EBSCO): Comprehensive coverage for regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Regulations

  • LexisNexis State Capital: Full-text of bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership, newspapers of record, for all 50 states. May be searched by individual state, any combination of states, or all 50 states at once.
  • Laws and Regulations: General Reference Sources: Links to federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Regulations.gov: Online access to U.S. government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies. Browse by Category, or by topic.
  • WestlawNext Campus Search: Access to a comprehensive collection of legal sources, i.e., cases, statutes, law encyclopedias, US Code, law reviews and legal periodical articles, as well as news and business information.
  • EIU Country Commerce: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, "A practical guide to regulations, operating conditions and corporate practices in 60 countries." A good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a regulatory perspective.
  • Congressional Publications (ProQuest) [Note: Formerly called LexisNexis Congressional.]: Congressional documents from 1789 to the present, with much of the material from the 1980's forward available full-text, includes legislative histories, laws, regulation.
  • EIU Country Finance: From the Economist Intelligence Unit, A "Comprehensive guide to the world's main financial systems, covering banking and associated services, government policies and regulations for 47 countries." Good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a financial perspective.
  • Legal Information Institute at Cornell University: The Legal Information Institute (LII) provides electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law both online and packaged for download.
  • U.S. Customs and Borders Protection: Provides information on export documents, licenses and requirements.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.

Risk

  • Country Data (PRS): Economic, financial, political and social data for over 140 countries, in most cases back to 1984. Note: You must turn off your pop-up blocker or permit pop-ups from this site in order to retrieve data.
  • Coface: Country Risk and Economic Research: Presents country risk findings in three main sections: Country Risks, Sectors (contain ratings of industries), and Business Climate.
  • IBISWorld: Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.

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S&P 500

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.
  • EconLit: The source for economic research from major scholarly economic journals, working papers, over 400 books and dissertations.

SEC Filings

  • EDGAR: From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Contains all of the filings required of public companies by the SEC.
  • 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.
  • WRDS SEC Analytics Suite [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: Provides information from all SEC filings which can be customized for specific dataset retrieval.

SIC

  • Correspondence Tables Between SIC and NAICS: U.S. Census Bureau. To facilitate time series use, the U.S. Census Bureau has prepared correspondence tables of NAICS to SIC. See also: SIC Codes (from U.S. Department of Labor) — http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html and NAICS — http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html

Small Business

  • Encyclopedia of Small Business: Designed to provide entrepreneurs with information that can be applied to their own business. Contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners — financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues etc.
  • FindLaw Small Business Center: Contains an extensive offering of featured articles about how to start up a small business including legal issues, business plans and funding.
  • Small Business Administration: Small Business Administration information about how to start, finance, and manage small business
  • Franchise Direct: A comprehensive franchise opportunity listing, providing views, news and advice to entrepreneurs and franchisors alike. Browse through their profiles or read about the latest featured franchises.

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Ashoka: Global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs.
  • Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship: "Purpose to advance social Entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress." Publications link provides access to reports and case studies dealing with social Entrepreneurship.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.

Statistics: International

  • Africa Development Indicators, World Bank: Detailed collection of data on Africa — includes social, economic, natural resources, infrastructure, governance and environmental indicators.
  • Country at a Glance Tables: From the World Bank. Presents key indicators tracing the trends in social and economic development from the last three decades.
  • EIU Viewswire: From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
  • International Financial Statistics: From the International Monetary Fund. Covers all aspects of international and domestic finance, includes full-text statistical data from 1996-present.
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) At-A-Glance Tables: From the World Bank, provides key data on information and communications technologies, with sections on economic and social context, ICT sector structure, and ICT sector performance.
  • NationMaster.com: National statistics for just about any country in the world, presented in over 20 categories and 10 regions, including Asia and South East Asia.
  • OffStats – Official Statistics on the Web: Collection of "free statistics from official sources" from around the world. Can be searched by country, region and topic or Industry.
  • Source OECD: Source OECD is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It comprises book collection, periodicals and the OECD statistical databases.
  • World Bank Data Catalog: World Bank Group datasets organized with "pointers to social, government, economic, financial, etc., statistics. Many of the time-series tables of key indicators by country can be downloaded.
  • World Development Indicators: From World Bank Group provides direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960, where data are available. Time covered from 1960 - present in a wide range of areas, including social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Data export options in Excel or ASCII.
  • World Investment Report: From United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report focuses every year on the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development.
  • Balance of Payments Statistics – IMF eLibrary – Data [Note: To download data, authorized users are required to create a free personal account.]: From the International Monetary Fund, includes full-text statistical data from 1996 to present on total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference: Same data as the Data-Plant Statistical Datasets, but designed for quick lookup. Link directly to Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to compare and contrast multiple indicators.
  • Enterprise Surveys: Provides the world's most comprehensive firm-level data in emerging markets and developing economies for over 120,000 countries. Data are used to create indicators to benchmark quality of the business and investment climate across countries.
  • Foundation Center: Leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The "Find Funders" section links to funding and statistics data; the "Gain Knowledge" links to reports on global issues and trends.
  • Global Economic Monitor (GEM): From the World Bank provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily. It provides analysis of current economic trends, economic, financial and commodity data indicators, an extensive database including growth and commodity forecasts.
  • GlobalEdge: From Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Contains a wealth of information on all countries, in-depth analysis of selected industries, teaching resources, etc. Free access, but registration will provide additional information.
  • Human Development Report: From the United Nations an annual "In depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development", includes statistical factsheets on many of the world's countries.
  • International Comparison Program: From the World Bank, provides a collection of comparative price data and detailed expenditure values of countries gross domestic Products (GDP), and purchasing power parities (PPPs) estimates of the world's economies.
  • Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH): From the World Bank. Provides external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources.
  • One World – Nations Online: A portal to the countries of the world - each country listed contains a country profile with facts and figures, geography, flag, statistics, maps, images, plus links to sources that provide more information such as: official government web sites, newspapers, tourism, travel advice, etc.
  • Passport [Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.]: Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
  • Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS/SDDS/GDDS): Provides detailed external debt data that are published individually by countries that subscribe to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) as well as GDDS participating countries that are in a position to produce the external debt data prescribed by the SDDS.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest) [Note: Formerly called Lexis/Nexis Statistical Insight.]: Provides access to statistical reports produced by the U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities.
  • Statistical Sites of the World Wide Web: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US and other country statistical web sites.
  • World Economic Outlook: From International Monetary Fund (IMF), time covered from 1993 to present. Coverage similar to World Development Indicators data, but more limited in scope and history, includes commodity price data and regional data that's not easily available in World Development Indicators.

Statistics: United States

  • American FactFinder: From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides U.S. population, housing, economic and geographic data.
  • Big Charts: Provides access to interactive charts, quotes, Industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, market news and commentary.
  • County Business Patterns (CPB): From the U.S. Census Bureau. County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series providing subnational economic data by Industry.
  • Community Economic Development HotReport: From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides detailed information for local and regional areas on a wide variety of topics.
  • Data and Statistics: USA.gov: Data and statistics listed by topic from U.S government agencies.
  • E-Stats: Measuring the Electronic Economy: Site managed by the U.S. Census Bureau and devoted exclusively to "Measuring the Electronic Economy."
  • Economic Census: From the U.S. Census Bureau, Provides a detailed portrait of the United States economy once every five years from the national to the local level covers most of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics such as sales receipts revenue annual payroll number of employees. Related programs include statistics on minority and women owned businesses. Site contains data on most recent economic census, held in2007.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States: The standard source for quantitative indicators of American history, includes statistics from over 1000 sources.
  • Overview of BLS Statistics by Industry: An overview of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States: The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • Statistical Sites of the World Wide Web: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US and other country statistical web sites.
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance: Perspectives from the U.S. Department of Commerce [Note: statistics: united states, business planning]: Bureau of Economic Analysis Accounts (BEA) produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions of government, business and individuals, providing a comprehensive, current picture of the U.S. economy.
  • Zanran: Key Source for Data and Statistics, Graphs, Charts and Tables: Zanran is the Google for data searches. Provides numerical data as graphs, tables and charts. This huge amount of info can be difficult to find using conventional search engines. Registration (FREE) is Required to access data.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: From the U.S. Department of Labor, provides economic indicators, labor statistics, and other measures of economic and social performance.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference: Same data as the Data-Plant Statistical Datasets, but designed for quick lookup. Link directly to Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to compare and contrast multiple indicators.
  • Economagic: Free, easily available mostly government economic time series data useful for economic research and economic forecasting.
  • Economy at a Glance: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site provides data on unemployment rates, average hourly earnings,the consumer price index and producer price index. Historical data is available from 1999 to the present. Data is available by state or at the national level.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED is a database of over 45,000 U.S. economic time series in such areas as money, banking, finance, population, employment, labor markets, business activity, national debt, and prices. Data are also available via an Excel download add-in.
  • Fedstats: From the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides access to Federal government statistics from more than 100 Federal agencies.
  • Metropolitan New Economy Index: Provides metropolitan rankings list by population, income, unemployment rate, federal funds and grants, and housing, etc. Report uses a set of 16 economic indicators to assess the 50 largest metropolitan areas' progress.
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS): National clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The PSID began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been obtained through various data collection efforts. Data includes employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics. A majority of data is publicly available for free.
  • Population and Household: [U.S. Census Bureau] Statistics on births, education, income, immigration, Industry, language use, occupation, etc.
  • Regional Economic Conditions (RECON): From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Provides "an overview of economic conditions in the United States," offering 40,000-plus charts, maps, and tables of data at the state, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and county levels. Select the state of interest first, then select MSA and or/County of interest. Areas covered are Industry Activity, Labor Markets, Income, and Real Estate Activity.
  • State Data Centers: Provides access to U.S. Census Bureau data and information through a wide network of agencies in each state.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest) [Note: Formerly called Lexis/Nexis Statistical Insight.]: Provides access to statistical reports produced by the U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Leading source of data about the nation's people and economy. It provides social, demographic, housing and economic statistics mainly for the U.S. Click on headings top of screen to find data sources of interest.

Stock Exchange

  • NASDAQ: The official web site for the Nasdaq electronic stock market.
  • NYSE – New York Stock Exchange: Official website of the New York stock exchange.
  • CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices [Note: Access via WRDS or SmithApps — CRSPSift. WRDS access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research.) Access is available by account at wrds.wharton.upenn.edu. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains daily and monthly historical stock data on more than 20,000 stocks (inactive and active companies) from the NYSE (from 1926), AMEX (from 1962), and NASDAQ (from 1972) markets. Includes U.S. market indices, treasuries, mutual funds.
  • 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.
  • Institute for the Study of Security Markets (ISSM) [Note: Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu]: NYSE/AMEX/NASD Trade and Quote Database covering 1983-1992.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.

Stocks

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices [Note: Access via WRDS or SmithApps — CRSPSift. WRDS access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research.) Access is available by account at wrds.wharton.upenn.edu. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains daily and monthly historical stock data on more than 20,000 stocks (inactive and active companies) from the NYSE (from 1926), AMEX (from 1962), and NASDAQ (from 1972) markets. Includes U.S. market indices, treasuries, mutual funds.
  • 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.
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream Advance [Note: Access via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to: helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: Contains historical financial data on individual companies, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, economics, and derivatives for both international and domestic markets.
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) [Note: Access via WRDS. Access ONLY for Masters and Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored undergraduate class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.]: From the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business this Internet based business data and business intelligence service provides via a single interface, access to data across several disciplines, including Accounting, Banking Economics, Finance, Marketing and Public Policy. Databases include: AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, CISDM Hedge Fund, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CSMAR, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Eventus, FDIC, FAMA French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, IBES, IHS Global Insight, ISSM, KLD, MFLINKS, Markit Trial, Option Metrics, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, Thomson Reuters, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, Zacks Trial.
  • Big Charts: Provides access to interactive charts, quotes, Industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, market news and commentary.
  • Institute for the Study of Security Markets (ISSM) [Note: Access ONLY for Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty-sponsored class research. Access is available by account only — request account at https://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu]: NYSE/AMEX/NASD Trade and Quote Database covering 1983-1992.
  • Morningstar Direct [Note: Access available in Van Munching Hall Financial Markets Labs (1318 and 3505 Van Munching Hall), and via SmithApps. If not affiliated with or taking courses at the Smith School, e-mail a request for access to SmithApps to helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.]: "Global investment analysis uniting all of Morningstar's data and institutional research"; software allows for the creation of customized reports and presentations. Morningstar Direct provides complete coverage of Morningstar's global investment database and analytics, including worldwide investment data and global market indexes. It has hundreds of financial variables including portfolio and ownership data for thousands of worldwide hedge-funds, open and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, insurance/life products, U.S. variable annuities and life policies, and 529 plans. In addition, it includes details on 28,000 publicly traded stocks.
  • NASDAQ: The official web site for the Nasdaq electronic stock market.
  • NYSE – New York Stock Exchange: Official website of the New York stock exchange.
  • 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.
  • Standard & Poor's: Official Company website — provides some investment data including bond ratings. (MUST REGISTER TO USE - FREE SUBSCRIPTION.) For bond ratings, after registration, click on United States, under Task Selector, select 'Find a rating'. Follow directions to get available S&P ratings.
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon [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 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, as well as business and financial news.

Supply Chain — Use Logistics

Surveys

  • Gallup Brain: Searchable database of Gallup Poll questions and answers, with data from 1935-present.
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The PSID began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been obtained through various data collection efforts. Data includes employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics. A majority of data is publicly available for free.

SWOT

  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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'.

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Taxation

  • Tax Policy Center: From the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, provides a comprehensive overview of US tax policy for the public, government officials, journalists, and researchers. Major projects deal with "revenue and distribution estimates for the latest tax proposals and bills." Also provides issue briefs, discussion papers, summaries of facts published by government agencies, a primer on the tax system, and a blog discussing tax legislation.
  • RIA Checkpoint: Accounting, auditing and tax database that provides access to a variety of tax information, including complete tax law, analysis, journals, news, cases, and rulings. It covers all aspects of tax law.
  • CQ Researcher: Provides comprehensive analysis of popular topics, including history, current status, relevant pro and con arguments, bibliographies, contact information.
  • EIU Country Finance: From the Economist Intelligence Unit, A "Comprehensive guide to the world's main financial systems, covering banking and associated services, government policies and regulations for 47 countries." Good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a financial perspective.
  • Business Source Complete [Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.]: Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • 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.
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business: Designed to provide entrepreneurs with information that can be applied to their own business. Contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners — financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues etc.

Technology

  • CeBIT: Important trade show website, provides latest Industry trends and innovations in information technology, telecommunications and networks, etc.
  • E-Stats: Measuring the Electronic Economy: Site managed by the U.S. Census Bureau and devoted exclusively to "Measuring the Electronic Economy."
  • Gartner Group: The Gartner Group is a leading provider of market research reports, specializing in the information technology (IT) industries. Gartner provides statistics, forecasts and market analysis on all categories of Information Technology. It covers vendors, end-users, technology, markets and trends. NOTE: Use of the Gartner Group database is restricted to UMCP current faculty, staff and students and requires a secondary authentication.
  • Google Scholar: Searches selected scholarly information across many disciplines and sources, including books, articles, theses. Use the "FindIt@UMCP" link to obtain full text of an article or to find out how else to access it. See also: Making Google Scholar Work for You.
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) At-A-Glance Tables: From the World Bank, provides key data on information and communications technologies, with sections on economic and social context, ICT sector structure, and ICT sector performance.
  • JSTOR: Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, covers journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years.

Tests

  • Testing and Education Reference Center: Testing and Education Reference Center provides in depth information on colleges and universities graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards and preparatory entrance tests. Available online practice tests include entrance exams certification and licensing tests. Graduate school online practice tests include GRE LSAT MCAT and MAT. There are even international tests covering TOEFL and TOEIC. The Career Module consists of the Career Assessment the Resume Builder and the Virtual Careers Library. The Career Assessment helps users map a Career path through a brief multiple choice exam which matches their answers to job categories industries and occupations that are most suitable to them. The Resume Builder helps build resumes based on the stage of user Career and type of position applying for. The Virtual Careers Library provides resume cover letter and interviewing tips.

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Trade Agreements

  • U.S. Commercial Service: The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Its focus is to help U.S. companies export or increase sales to new global markets. For details, see: Information for Exporters of U.S. Goods and Services http://export.gov/worldwide_us/index.asp and the Market Research Library http://www.buyusainfo.net/adsearch.cfm?search_type=int&loadnav=no.
  • U.S. Trade Statistics: The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, provides national and international trade statistics, laws, regulations and trade agreements.
  • World Trade Organization - WTO: This "international body deals with rules of trade between nations".

Training

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on a variety of occupational categories - starting salaries, working conditions, nature of the work, training, and more.
  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center: Testing and Education Reference Center provides in depth information on colleges and universities graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards and preparatory entrance tests. Available online practice tests include entrance exams certification and licensing tests. Graduate school online practice tests include GRE LSAT MCAT and MAT. There are even international tests covering TOEFL and TOEIC. The Career Module consists of the Career Assessment the Resume Builder and the Virtual Careers Library. The Career Assessment helps users map a Career path through a brief multiple choice exam which matches their answers to job categories industries and occupations that are most suitable to them. The Resume Builder helps build resumes based on the stage of user Career and type of position applying for. The Virtual Careers Library provides resume cover letter and interviewing tips.

Trains

  • RAILIndustry.com: A-Z index of industrial rail companies and organizations, listings of suppliers and vendors, and links to industrial railroad related web sites.

Transportation Modes

  • Freight World: Web links to all of the different transportation modes and services related to these modes.
  • PortFocus: Ports Harbours Marinas Worldwide: Comprehensive listing of marine transportation links by country.
  • RAILIndustry.com: A-Z index of industrial rail companies and organizations, listings of suppliers and vendors, and links to industrial railroad related web sites.
  • TIDE'S Directory of Transportation Information: Provides a directory of ground and air transportation resources, as well as listings of organizations and companies involved in the transportation Industry. [The New Jersey TIDE Center is a multi-disciplinary, multi-university research center comprised of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Rutgers University.]

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Venture Capital

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: MoneyTree Report: The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States providing information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it.

Volunteerism

  • PsycInfo: Provides comprehensive coverage in psychology and psychology-related fields: brand preferences, consumer attitudes and behavior, decision making, leadership, management, training - are just some business related topics.
  • Volunteer Today: The electronic gazette for volunteerism.

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Wall Street Journal

  • 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.
  • National Newspapers: Covers Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Sun (Baltimore), and The Washington Post.

Wholesale

  • Wholesale Distributors Net: Directory provides links to domestic and international wholesale distributors and manufacturers direct.

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