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Accounting and Finance: Research Databases


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SWOT Resources

Business Insights: Global 

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Business Source Complete 

Click "Company Information" at the top of the page.


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Finance & Business News

Read the latest articles from these leading business sources. Or, visit the websites of the Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal.

Most Helpful Databases

Comprehensive business content including case studies, company profiles & industry research reports, country economic reports, market research reports, SWOT analyses, and video interviews with business executives. (formerly, Business & Company Resource Center)
Company profiles, SWOT analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) where available, industry profiles, stocks & investment info., management-related articles, Harvard Business Review case studies and streaming videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.
Industry research for over 700 U.S. industries plus hard-to-find U.S. "specialized industries," including 60 industries in Australia, China, and the UK. Go to "Key Statistics" to find financials and 7 kinds of "Key Ratios." To limit your search to the countries above, use the link "Global Industry Research", then on the next page link to "Search for international industries."
Citation example:

Turk, S. (2013). Dentists in the US. Retrieved from  

LexisNexis Academic 

Full-text access to international newspapers, SEC filings (annual reports), legal information (federal and state laws), company profiles, and brief biographies of people around the world.

Citation example:

Hasbro, Inc. (n.d.). In LexisNexis Academic. Retrieved from


Financial information on thousands of stocks traded on the major exchanges, plus mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds). Streaming videos feature how-to investment advice (see Articles & Videos tab). Portfolio-planning tools include online calculators to determine how much you need to save for retirement and college costs. NOTE: Only a limited number of people can access Morningstar at the same time. PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON "End Session."

Citation example:

Morningstar. (2013, October 3). Active Health Foods, Inc. [Data File]. Retrieved from StockNet/MLEPDFAccessFrame.aspx?D=ERR&G=Data&N=AHFD


30 different types of company & industry financial ratios have been calculated for you. Compare a U.S. company (either publicly traded on the stock exchange or a private company) against another company or against an industry. Includes 5 years of financial statements for 10,000 U.S. public companies and VentureLine's MBA Glossary of accounting terms in downloadable PDF format. NOTE: Click through any security certificate warnings & pop-up blockers that may appear in order to proceed to the VentureLine website and display all content.

Citation example:

VentureLine. (2014, 17 February). Industry ratios analysis report: PepsiCo. [Data File]. Retrieved from

Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition  

Full-text newspaper articles from 1984 to the present are available from the world's leading financial newspaper. Content covers companies, stock prices, people, and products. Images are not available.

Citation example:

Frangos, A. (2015, Sep 07). China bleeds foreign exchange reserves. Wall Street Journal (Online), Retrieved from

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