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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Use this popular research database to find business articles from 2,200 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Additional company and industry profiles from Datamonitor are included along with country reports and SWOT analyses.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Full text database of articles and transcripts from news sources, business magazines, and websites with international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
See the vendor spreadsheet Factiva Title List to learn more about sources by geography, language, and years of coverage. However, many sources are not available for academic subscriptions. Look for the "content restrictions" link if your search does not yield any results. This displays a list of excluded titles in Factiva for academic institutions.
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
General Reference Sources
Online reference source with definitions of common insurance terms in the property, casualty, life, or health insurance industries. A reference source to understand insurance products with explanations of coverage for certain types of insurance and examples of how a particular coverage works.
Quarterly compilation of insurance company ratings and analysis
Provides access to in-depth reports on public and private US, Canadian and Non US insurers, reinsurers, and groups. The AMB Credit Reports feature five years of financial analysis and detailed commentary on a company's operating methods and management philosophy. Access corporate changes that impact existing companies and locate surviving insurers associated with companies no longer in business.
General Reference Works
Directory of associations, professional societies, and other nonprofit membership organization. Includes international, national, and state organizations of all types. Brief profiles include contact information, budget, number of employees and specialized publications.
Profiles for hundreds of small businesses with descriptions of their operations, equipment, staffing and highlights levels of risk. Identifies various levels of exposure and lines of liability needed for loss control. Includes the Best's Hazard Index rating that compares risk among businesses and industries.
Manual on insurance policies, disputes, specialities, clauses, liability, reinsurance, acquistions and mergers, and other legal issues.
The Insurance Forum is a monthly newsletter that includes explanations of rating systems, compilations of annual ratings for insurance companies (Best, Titch, S&P, Moodys), news about insurance data and state insurance agencies.
Overviews, rankings and comparative statistics for major industries that provides detailed information on public companies such as stock reports, bonds, stock valuation annual reports, and other detailed fianancial statistics. NetAdvantage also includes investment services such as the advisory newsletter Outlook and screening directories for stocks, bonds and mutual funds. There are also directories for private companies and the Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives
Market Research Surveys
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Trade & Professional Associations
List of insurance organizations and web sites compiled by the Business Reference Services Section of the American Library Association.
Aassist state insurance regulators in research about the insurance industry. Advice for consumers and small business on purchasing insurance. Guides for life insurance, long term care insurance, cancer insurance, home insurance, and property insurance. NICS sells data and research publications but does make their white papers available free of cost.
Statistics and Data
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