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Subject Librarian: Mary E. Schoenborn

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The Carlson School of Management's Finance Department focuses on understanding financial decisions, markets, and institutions.

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Bloomberg BNA's coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

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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.

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To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

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Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 197,700 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers (preprints) and an Electronic Paper Collection containing downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. SSRN was acquired by Elsevier in 2016.

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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.

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General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Full text articles and transcripts from news sources, business magazines, and websites with international and foreign language coverage. Includes daily newspapers, television 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.

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Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Provides access to news from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

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Indexes, Other

Publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

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

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General Reference Sources

Corporate Profiles

Mergent BondViewer is a financial industry database for US taxable and municipal bonds. We have access to these modules: Corporate Bonds, Municipal Bonds and Retail Notes. Use it to search for bond ratings (including ratings from Moody's, Standard and Poor's and Fitch), issuer name, issue description, ticker, coupon, and maturity date.

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Directories

Learn about the history of companies and their brands. Annual updates cover thousands of major corporations.

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Financial Ratios

BizMiner offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Their market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Bizminer is a great resource to use when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry.

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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 on the first floor in the Wilson Library. For access details please review Using Bloomberg Professional in Wilson Library. Direct specific questions to the Libraries business specialists: busref@umn.edu.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Security Analysts' Reports

Includes investment research reports on companies and industries, prepared by analysts at investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms worldwide. It can be found as a tab within the Mergent Online platform.

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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.

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Internet Resources

Web Sites

Yahoo Finance has stock analysis, recent headlines, and profiles of company research. Search for tickers and recent news.

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Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

Access to the articles, photographs, charts, podcasts, videos and other premium content available on the WSJ.COM website back to the 2010. Each user must set up a personal account 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.

WSJ.COM will transition to a new platform on March 15th, 2018. If you are already a registered user, you will be asked to reactivate your WSJ account by visiting the link below. You will have the option to log in with existing credentials to streamline the process. You will not be able to access paid articles on WSJ.COM directly until you have reactivated your account.

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Primary Source Materials

Reports

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.

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Statistics and Data

Corporate Financials

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

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Documents covering public corporations in over 100 countries. MergentWeb contains all the historical information recorded in Moody's Manuals dating back to the early 1900s. This archive is an excellent source of corporate history, business descriptions and financial statements.

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Data Resources

Search thousands of private equity and venture capital deals by hundreds of criteria. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, find real time data on deals, identify and analyze comparables, and search investor details. Each user must create a personal account while on campus using their valid @umn.edu e-mail address. Accounts expire in August of each year. Detailed instructions on how to create a personal account are available at this link. Walk in users please contact busref@umn.edu ahead of your visit to arrange for login access.

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Data Downloads are available to faculty. Forward Pitchbook download requests to business librarian, Mary Schoenborn - hawki003@umn.edu.

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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.

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Statistical Resources

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.

To access the database, click on the red LOGIN link located closer to the top of the page. In the next page, select "Login Anonymously" for library access. Note that there is a monthly download limit of 2,000 series on the anonymous log-in. Students, Faculty, staff can create a personal account using University of Minnesota e-mail address.

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

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IFS (International Financial Statistics) Online provides statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance from 1948-. It reports, for most countries of the world, current data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.

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WDI (World Development Indicators) Online contains statistics for over 550 indicators from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Subjects include: social welfare, economies, natural resources, and the environment. Data may not be available for all years for all countries.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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Style Manuals

A selected list of sources available in Wilson Reference Services.

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Library Information

Business & Government Publications

Basement Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
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Business Reference Service

Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus

Map

Business & Government Publications

Basement Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
612-624-5073
Map