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.

To gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries via Google Scholar you will now need to set your Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial for details on how to do this). Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Find articles from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business on local companies and other organizations. Search the the local business journals in over 40 metropolitan areas in the United States to find information on regional companies or other urban issues. These business journals will include lists and rankings leading employers that later get published separately as the Book of Lists for various cities. Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users.

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.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Full text coverage for regional business publications; Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis

An online resource of news from around the world, obtained from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports. NOTE: This resource has been discontinued and is now an archive of world news between 1995 and 2013.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.


General Reference Sources

Accounting Standards

A comprehensive financial reporting knowledge base. Updated daily, it aims to help reduce the amount of time you spend conducting accounting and auditing research while enhancing the quality of your results; find insightful interpretations on GAAP, GAAS and Securities and Exchange Commission rules; keep up-to-date on current accounting, SEC, auditing, and government projects that may affect your company. A 20 minute tutorial is available describing the database contents and showing how to use the database effectively.


Corporate Profiles

CB Insights is a National Science Foundation-backed company that uses data to provide VCs, corporate strategy and M&A groups and investment bankers with intelligence on emerging companies and disruptive technology trends. Users have to create an account using a U of M e-mail address.

Includes company and industry information such as ownership,contact information, business descriptions, locations, history, competitors, employment statistics, sales, Fortune 500 rankings, product lines, SIC and NAICS industry codes, executives and other financial information.

Orbis delivers information on over 170 million public and private companies across the globe. The information includes:

  • financial strength metrics and projected financials
  • associated news and independent research
  • extensive corporate ownership structures and beneficial ownership
  • original filed documents
  • individuals associated with companies
  • global M&A deals and rumors
The access to the Royalty agreements is limited to two users.


Directories

Mergent Intellect provides access to private and public U.S. and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more. It also provides access to contact information for over 250 million U.S. consumers using WhitePages Pro data.

Database of financial data on major privately-held companies. Includes private financials and revenues; private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, VC funding, private equity deal history; and private and family ownership data.

Directory information on U.S. and Canadian business, health care, and residential listings. Search by company name, geographic area, business type, SIC code, yellow page listing, revenue, location, number of employees or any combination of the above. In addition to address and phone number, each entry includes officer names and titles, corporate affiliation, business type and size of yellow page advertising. Toll free and fax numbers are given for some companies.


Financial Ratios

Key Business Ratios, from Dun and Bradstreet, help you to assess how a business is doing compared to an industry or a competitor. The 14 key business ratios cover the critical areas of business performance --solvency, efficiency and profitability. They are broken down into median figures, with upper and lower quartiles. Ratios are arranged by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes -a four-digit number that classifies business establishments by defining the industries in which they do business.

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Financial Reports

Bloomberg Professional is a real-time financial services industry data integrator providing news and analytics for over 129 countries and 250 exchanges. Offerings include 24-hour historical and 15-minute delayed securities pricing, news, data, and analysis on companies, markets and economies. Bloomberg Professional market coverage includes: Governments, Preferred, Corporate's, Mortgages, Money Markets, Municipals, Equities, Commodities, Indices, Currency & Derivatives. Also included is Bloomberg Government.

Bloomberg Professional is accessible via a stand alone terminal in the Wilson Library Reference Room. For access details please review Using Bloomberg Professional in Wilson Library. Direct specific questions to the Libraries business specialists: busref@umn.edu.

Profiles of public corporations around the world that includes summaries, company histories, property, financials, subsdiaries, joint ventures, long term, press release and historical annual reports. Licensed for 60 simultaneous users

Database offers corporate annual reports for U.S. companies from 1884 to the present. Key data (financial, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, auditor, and related companies) are indexed in the citation and can be searched. Reports can be browsed by company name, industry or date. Cross-searchable to other historical periodical databases.

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

The SEC requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through this site (formerly called EDGAR). Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available from the SEC and instructions for searching the SEC database.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading, comprehensive, web-based business data research service used by academic, government, and non-profit institutions. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the service has since evolved to become a common tool for research for over 280 institutions around the world.

WRDS supports a global research community of over 20,000 users in 27 countries. This hosted data service has become the locus for quantitative data research and is recognized by the academic and financial research community around the world as the leading business intelligence tool. It provides access to more than 60 terabytes of financial data.

The WRDS databases are not licensed through the U Libraries. They are licensed through the Carlson School of Management. Use of the databases is restricted to Carlson School of Management students and employees.


General Reference Works

Oxford Handbooks contain peer-reviewed scholarly review articles in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion online. Included are classic works of scholarship along with newly-published works. Each handbook offers a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study. Individual articles by leading scholars review key issues and major debates, and discuss how those debates might evolve.

Search all library subscriptions from Sage Publishing including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.


Industry Profiles

BMI Research (formerly, Business Monitor International) is a respected source of specialist news analysis, data and forecasts on Country Risk (political, economic, business and financial risk) and Industry Research (analysis of 22 industry sectors, with company profiles) across the globe, with a strong emphasis on emerging markets. Search by industry or country. The service includes extensive data as well as global development project information.

Overviews for hundreds of industries that describe the competitive landscape, products, operations & technology, sales & marketing, finance & regulations, forecasts, trends, critical issues, challenges and financial information.

Gartner is a leading providers of research and analysis about the global information technology industry. Areas of focus include customer relationship management, business-to-business e-commerce, supply chain management, wireless, emerging technologies, security, IT services and vendors, IT spending and strategies. On-campus access is not allowed for walk-in users

Industry reports for the United States, China, and selected global topics. Each reports provide overviews, leading companies, sales information, and authoritative sources for researching hundreds of industries. Includes Business Environmental Profiles that summarize key drivers for industries in the U.S.


Market Research Surveys

BCC's market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations.

Frost & Sullivan's 1800 analysts and consultants cover more than 300 markets and 250,000 companies for industrial markets organized into categories for Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Chemicals, Materials, Food; Electronics and Security, Energy and Power Systems, Environment and Building Technologies, Healthcare and Medical Devices, Measurement and Instrumentation, Information and Communication Technologies, and Industrial Automation and Process Control.

A source of business intelligence and company information for the healthcare industry. Report areas are: Frontier Pharma, Therapy Analysis, CBR Pharma Insights, and MedTech.

Provides medical device industry intelligence covering 16 therapy areas.

Market research reports on service industries, consumer goods,food and beverage, heavy industry, life sciences, technology and media.

Mintel reports provide market research on consumer products, services, and lifestyles to identify economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and analysis of consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. The library subscription includes
Mintel Trends to analyze consumer trends by sectors, demographics, themes and regions.

Key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. Statistics on brands, companies and consumer products worldwide include market size and market share. Useful for researching global consumer markets with analysis of lifestyles for countries. Includes profiles and strategic information about companies that sell leading consumer goods.


Security Analysts' Reports

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Search for investment research featuring reports written by top analysts at over 1,000 leading investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms worldwide. Nearly 4,000 new reports are added each business day. It also includes market research containing in-depth primary research and statistics, market trends, forecasts, segment analysis, and more. See also Investext Search Guide. This search guide is also available in PowerPoint format .

The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. It has three parts: The Ratings & Reports section contains one-page reports showing Value Line's Timeliness, Safety, and Technical ranks, financial and stock price forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years, an analyst's written commentary, and more. The Summary & Index contains an index of all stocks in the publication as well as many up-to-date statistics. It also contains a variety of stock "screens" designed to help investors identify companies with various characteristics. The Selection & Opinion section contains Value Line's latest economic and stock market forecasts, one-page write-ups about interesting and attractive stocks, model portfolios, and financial and stock market statistics.
Also available in print in Wilson Library Reference, at: HG4501 .V262
Older issues are available on microfiche in Wilson Library Reference at the class number shown above.


Internet Resources

Web Sites

Find the full suite of business research sources here.


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

Current students, faculty, and staff must register and create personal accounts using University of Minnesota e-mail addresses at the link below. Once registered, you can use your account to log in to the FT.com from anywhere on any device by clicking on the "Sign in" link in the upper right-hand corner. Guest access for non-affiliated users is available at the CD-ROM workstation in Wilson Library Reference. Please ask at the Reference Desk.

Includes access to the U.S. and International digital editions of the Institutional Investor Magazine and Research & Rankings for the most recent two years. To access the digital editions of the magazine, click on the Digital Editions link under MEDIA FORMATS located at the bottom of the screen.

This monthly magazine on companies, people, and business in the Twin Cities is available as a digital edition in the American City Business Journal database. It includes the annual Book of Lists with over 100 rankings of organizations and companies in manufacturing, services, real estate, banking and finance, health, construction, education, media, technology, hospitality and entertainment. Special lists are also compiled for minority businesses, best employers, and other categories. Access is limited for 10 simultaneous users.

Access to the articles, photographs, charts, podcasts, videos and other premium content available on the WSJ.COM website back to the 2010. Students and staff set up personal accounts in order to save articles, create alerts, download apps and use other features. Access available only for University of Minnesota Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff. No guest access available.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Guides

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.


Statistical Resources

Provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. There are up to 2 billion charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers powerful capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.

Many of the data sets are available for download as GIS data -- look for the "Map" icon to identify this functionality.

The Global Financial Database is a collection of financial and economic data provided in ASCII or Excel format. There are 20,000 historical or current data series which may be downloaded directly from the web site. Global coverage includes stocks, bonds, treasury bills, interest rates, commodity prices, CPI, GDP, exchange rates, indexes, population and more.Choose "Login Anonymously" for library access.

Guide for finding historical US stock prices using Global Financial Data.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Background on several citation managers, which are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes.


Style Manuals

The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources.


Writing Guides

An excellent resource on APA style guidelines for formatting the paper and creating a reference list.


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Related U of M Web Sites

Links to business databases available from the University Libraries with specialized guides for researching business topics.


Library Information

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