Business database, company information

The purpose of this article is to give students an overview of what our databases can offer.

During your course, you may need to find out information about companies.  This guide will help you to find some of the key resources to use. The type of things you might want to find out include:

  • Company details – where they are, what they do, who the directors are. What is the structure of the company (e.g. parent companies, subsidiary companies)?
  • Financial data – is the company making a profit?  What is their turnover?  Where is their most recent annual report and accounts?
  • Industry analysis – how does the company compare to its competitors?  Who are its competitors?  What is the market like for this industry?

Company details and financial data

Market data and reports for industries, countries and consumers

Provides quantitative data and statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. Also included are reports, infographics and revenue forecasts on over 400 industries.

Finding news and comments

DOW JONES FACTIVA is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, one of the leading global providers of economic and financial information.

This database combines over 30,000 sources to give students and faculty access to premium content from 200 countries, in 28 languages. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more. The broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on business issues and current events – especially with regard to research requiring current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.

Dow Jones Factiva includes: 

  • National, international, and regional newspapers–current content and archives (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais, The Financial Times, The Guardian, etc.)
  • Magazines, journals and trade publications (e.g., Forbes, Newsweek, etc.)
  • Newswires (e.g., AFP, Reuters, Dow Jones, etc.)
  • TV or radio podcasts (e.g., BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, etc.)
  • Major news and business information websites, blogs and message boards
  • Companies reports
  • Photo agencies (e.g., Reuters, Knight Ridder, etc.)
  • Materials on the EUR-Lex website, giving access to the law of the European Union

For more information about the Dow Jones Factiva, navigate to the Content Page

Multi-disciplinary databases 

Business Source Ultimate is a scholarly business database, providing a collection of bibliographic and full text content in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, conference proceedings, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

More than 27,000 videos from Harvard Business Publishing, IGI Global, Kiplinger Washington Editors, The Academy of Management, and others.

Through the Company View feature students receive detailed company information on finances, subsidiaries, products, employees and industry specifics for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies.

Combines ABI/INFORM; Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection; Asian & European Business Collection; Business Market Research Collection; Entrepreneurship Database and JP Morgan Research. With global coverage in business and economics, the collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and working papers as well as trade publications, market research reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, and Australian Financial Review.

ABI/INFORM includes Business and economics full-text journals and periodicals, dissertations, conference and working papers, country-and industry-focused reports and downloadable data, Newspapers and news content

Asian & European Business provides information on companies, economies, markets, international trade and overall business conditions throughout these regions.

Business Market Research allows users to conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these three sources:

Hoover’s Company Profiles: information about more than 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, financials, competitors, officers, and more.

Ox Research: succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from a network of 1,000 faculty members at Oxford, other leading universities, and think-tanks.

Snapshots: market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.

Entrepreneurship Database is designed to arm entrepreneurs with vital resources for developing and researching their ideas while providing valuable insight to help progress and grow their product or service.

J.P Morgan Research contains in-depth reports for 3,400 companies analyzed by 800 expert research analysts worldwide, covering all industries and all regions with just a 7-day embargo.  The collection is derived from Morgan Markets, J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors.

Market research information

This database offers studies and analyses of different sectors of activity but also company profiles and their Swot analysis.Market data and reports for industries, countries and consumers.

Provides quantitative data and statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. Also included are reports, infographics and revenue forecasts on over 400 industries.

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