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For help with databases please contact Jennifer Freer, Business Librarian.

LIBRARY DATABASES CONTAINING COMPANY & INDUSTRY INFORMATION

ABI INFORM-VIA PRO-QUEST

Search here for current company and industry news. Includes access to New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Use Advanced Search for effective searching. Online help guides are available here for ABI.

Business & Company Resource Center

Industry Overviews, market share, news, investment reports.

Hoovers

In-depth information on 15,000 small, medium and large public and private companies worldwide. Use Hoovers to find a company’s id, whether it is public or private, the history, industry, competitors, NAICS code,10-K's from the SEC.

Mergent

Use Mergent to find company ratios, income statements, balance sheets etc in downloadable Excel format.

NetAdvantage

Industry Surveys source for selected large industries.

SAUNDERS DATABASES CONTAINING COMPANY, INDUSTRY, STOCK MARKET INFORMATION AND ANALYTICAL TOOLS

CRSP

CRSP provides monthly, quarterly, or annual updates of end-of-day and month-end prices on all listed NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ common stocks with basic market indices. 

Compustat Research Insight/Global database

Compustat Research Insight provides balance sheets, income statements and other company-based financial items for existing and historical firms. The data set includes annual/quarterly/monthly business, industry segments, price, dividends, and earnings information.

Compustat Global database provides current and historical company information and indexes.  It has extensive historical currency translation capabilities for historically translating balance sheet data, income statements and cash flow statements and stock prices.  It also includes S&P international quality ranking and financial services company data items on insurance companies and banks.

AUDIT ANALYTIC

Audit Analytics provides detailed research on over 20,000 public companies and more than 1,500 accounting firms. Access to Audit Analytics data is available via an online user subscription, enterprise data-feed subscription, daily e-mail notifications and custom research reports. Below are examples of several of the key features that are available with an on-line user subscription, auditor information, SOX disclosures, compliance disclosures, litigation and corporate governance.

EVENTUS

Eventus® performs event studies using data read directly from crsp stock databases or pre-extracted from any source. Eventus can also read raw returns, prices, bid and ask quotations, trading volume, number of trades and shares outstanding from the crsp database. Eventus can print the raw data or store them in several file formats.

SAS

From traditional statistical analysis of variance and predictive modeling to exact methods and statistical visualization techniques, SAS/STAT software is designed for both specialized and enterprisewide analytical needs. SAS/STAT software provides a complete, comprehensive set of tools that can meet the data analysis needs of the entire organization.

WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is an Internet based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at Wharton. At the Saunders College of Business WRDS currently provides access to CRSP and Saunders College has a plan to access Research Insight, Global Insight, and Audit Analytics through WRDS in the near future. Through the common interface to a variety of databases WRDS simplifies the extraction and increases research productivity. As a result there is no need to spend countless hours programming and decoding tapes or writing Fortran access programs. The information is easily retrievable over the Internet anytime, anywhere via point-and-click web query pages, SAS/PC Connect, or a secure shell (SSH) login session, whichever method best suits researcher’s needs.

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