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Business Databases

Use these databases to find journal articles and other research materials in Business and Economics. Subject guides to additional resources are also available.

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Audit Analytics
Audit Analytics provides detailed research on over 20,000 public companies and more than 1,500 accounting firms in the US. Kent State University subscribes to two Audit Analytics products: Audit & Compliance and Corporate & Legal. Audit & Compliance covers current or past auditor firms, auditor changes, fees, opinions, SOX 302 disclosure controls, SOX 404 internal controls, legal cases, director and officer changes, company history, share price details, income statement and compliance difficulties. The Corporate & Legal module is an integrated collection of databases focused on actions, disclosures and correspondence by companies, advisors, regulators and investors. The module is composed of five data sets: SEC Comment Letters, bankruptcies, litigation, shareholder activism and tax footnotes. Additional information on the modules is available here:
Audit & Compliance Datasheet and Corporate & Legal Datasheet.

Provides detailed research on over 20,000 public companies and more than 1,500 accounting firms in the US. Kent State University subscribes to two Audit Analytics products: Audit & Compliance and Corporate & Legal. Audit & Compliance. Additional information on the modules is available here:
Audit & Compliance Datasheet and Corporate & Legal Datasheet.

The Blockholders dataset contains standardized data for blockholders of 1,913 companies. The data was cleaned from biases and mistakes usually observed in the standard source for this particular type of data. Blockholders' data is reported by firm for the period 1996-2001.

Business & Industry (1994 - 2006)
Multi-industry business database with a strong global focus on company, product and industry information. Available but no longer updated as of June 30, 2006. See Business Source Complete.
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Business Source Complete
Has full text for more than 10,300 serials. Contains scholarly publications covering all disciplines of business including marketing, management, economics, finance, accounting, and MIS. Additional materials include country economic reports, case studies company profiles, SWOT analyses and industry reports. Coverage varies by title, but in general dates back to the mid 1990s. Updated daily.
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Choices 3 / Simmons National Consumer Studies
Survey analysis and planning software that includes data from recent Simmons National Consumer Studies (NCS).
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Compustat North America is a database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items.

The CRSP® US Stock Database provides a unique research source characterized by its unmatched breadth, depth, and completeness. It includes CRSP's unique permanent identifiers allowing for clean and accurate backtesting, time-series and event studies, measurement of performance, accurate benchmarking, and securities analysis. CRSP's unique and permanent security and company identifiers, PERMNO® and PERMCO®, offer uninterrupted time series analysis by tracking securities across time, regardless of identifier changes to CUSIP, ticker, company name, SIC Code, and exchange.

The CUSIP Service Bureau, which is operated by Standard & Poor's for the American Bankers Association, exists for the primary purpose of uniquely identifying issuers and issues of financial instruments within a standard framework, and disseminating this data to the financial marketplace via various media.

EconLit (1969 - Current)
Covers the international literature on economics. Provides bibliographic citations, with selected abstracts of journal articles, books, dissertations, working papers, collected works, conferences, book reviews, and more. Topics include economic development, forecasting, and history; fiscal and monetary theory; business and public finance; international, healthcare, regional and urban economics, and more. Updated monthly.

Factiva
Factiva is a good source for international business and company news. It includes full text news reports from more than 10,000 sources from 159 countries and available in 22 languages.

Use to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Includes articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

I/B/E/S WRDS Access
I/B/E/S International Inc. created their Academic Research Program over 30 years ago to provide both summary and individual analyst forecasts of company earnings, cash flows, and other important financial items, as well as buy-sell-hold recommendations. In 2000, I/B/E/S was integrated with Thomson Reuters / First Call.

I/B/E/S: Institutional Brokers Estimates System (Level II)
The Institutional Brokers Estimates System database includes historical earnings estimates for 35,000 companies around the globe. Forecast items include earnings, sales, revenue, dividends, net income, EBITDA, and more, with US coverage back to 1976 and International coverage back to 1987. The link above will take you to a directory that provides access to several zip files. Please refer to the following guides for more information: Detail History User Guide, Summary History User Guide, Key Performance Indicators Guide and Methodology for Estimates Guide.

IBIS World
Provides detailed information about industries. Offers lengthy research reports on industry markets, brief reports on business environments, and company profiles.

Insurance Periodicals Index
Indexes and abstracts over 200 of the most respected and widely-read insurance industry journals and magazines. Coverage dates as far back as 1965 and features a controlled vocabulary of index terms which reflects current insurance industry terminology.
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LexisNexis Academic
Contains the full-text of newspapers for the past 20 years, federal and state case law and legislative materials, law reviews, company news and financial information, medical and health information, general information sources and much more. Updates and coverage vary by section.
Provides full-text coverage for business news, company profiles and SEC filings. Also provides full text content for Accounting literature and standards.

LexisNexis Country Profiles
Provides access to full text of reports and news about hundreds of countries, including the business and economic situation of a country, analysis of specific industries within a country, export market reports, potential political, financial and economic risks to business investments and trade, and news about a country. Includes global business content on 190 countries, their industries, and consumer trends.

Mintel Market Research Reports (2001 - Current)
Provides research reports covering European, UK-specific, and US consumer markets. The reports analyze market drivers, sizes and trends, market segmentation, along with consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. The reports are supplemented by brief digests of relevant recent events, UK and US demographic and economic statistics and useful lists. Requires Kent.edu e-mail address to create an account.

Regional Business News
A full text database that 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.
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RIA Checkpoint
Collections include United States tax reporter library, Federal tax coordinator library, Public domain library, RIA citator 2nd, RIA tax alerts, WG & L journals (include corporate taxation, Journal of taxation, Practical tax strategies), and State and local tax materials.

Simmons National Consumer Survey / Choices 3
Presents data on the product/service-buying and media-using characteristics of a carefully selected, representative sample of 15,000+ U.S. adults, 18 years of age and over. Sample is projected onto the total U.S. adult population. Offers the capability to crosstab demographic characteristics with types or brands of products.
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Standard & Poor's Netadvantage
An online source of comprehensive business and investment information for librarians, universities and other institutional professionals.

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Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated daily.
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Dow Jones Averages & Total Return Indexes The Dow Jones Averages are comprised of The Daily and Monthly Dow Jones Composite (DJA), as well as The Dow Jones Industrial (DJI), The Dow Jones Transportation (DJT), The Dow Jones Utility (DJU), The Dow 10, and The Dow 5. The Dow Jones Total Return Indexes are introduced by Dow Jones Indexes as part of the Dow Jones Total Market Index Series. The Total Return Indexes account for reinvested dividends. Data for the Total Return Indexes is available after 1987.

Economía y Negocios
This Spanish language database, focuses on business and economics. Search using author keywords supplied in Spanish and English. More than 60,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for over 200 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain and the United States.
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Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
Full-text coverage of selected journals in the areas of arts, humanities, math, medicine, science, engineering, computer science, and social sciences. This link gives the current status of access to EJC titles. For some, links are provided through publishers' web sites.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) datasets contains historical financial data for all entities filing the Report of Condition and Income (Call Report) and some savings institutions filing the OTS Thrift Financial Report (TFR). These entities include commercial banks, savings banks, or savings and loans.

More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

A full-text archive of published articles from over 500 magazines and journals that cover various topics, such as business, health, technology, entertainment, sports, and more.

Gartner Group Research Reports (2001 - Current)
Provides access to the Gartner Group Research Reports, covering information technology (IT) and product evaluations.

JSTOR
JSTOR is an electronic archive of complete journal backruns, current to within 2 to 5 years. The collections include: Arts & Sciences I-VIII, Business Collection I-III, Ecology & Botany, General Science, and Language and Literature. For Kent State University, students and faculty now have access to 381 JSTOR journals representing over 2 million articles.

Masterfile Premier
Provides full text for over 1,900 periodicals, mainly popular magazine titles, covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.
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Newspaper Source
Provides selected full text for over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. This database is updated daily.
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PAIS (1972 - Current)
Contains citations and abstracts to articles, with emphasis on public policy and modern political, social, and economic issues. Updated monthly.
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The Penn World Tables provides national income accounts-type of variables converted to international prices. The homogenization of national accounts to a common numeraire allows valid comparisons of income among countries.

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange founded in 1790 is the oldest organized stock exchange in the nation. As one of North America's primary marketplaces for the trading of stocks, equity options, index options and currency options, the PHLX continues to be a market leader in the development and introduction of innovative new products and services.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1980 - Current)
This "Web of Science" database indexes the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals from 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes selectively from more than 3,300 scientific and technical journals. Updated weekly.
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Vente et Gestion (French Business Source)
Full-text coverage for French language business journals. Includes articles on accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and technology.
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Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries. The collection provides full text coverage for 350 trade and industry related periodicals.
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ArticleFirst (OCLC) (1990 - Current)
Contains citations to journal articles covering the humanities, popular culture, science, technology, business and the social sciences. Updated daily.

The CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices.

Citation Indexes (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
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Direct Marking Educational Foundation (DMEF)
Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) Four individual data sets, each containing customer buying history for about 100,000 customers of nationally known catalog and non-profit database marketing businesses are available through DMEF to approved academic researchers for use within academic situations.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

The Fama-French Portfolios are constructed from the intersections of two portfolios formed on size, as measured by market equity (ME), and three portfolios using the ratio of book equity to market equity (BE/ME) as a proxy for value.

ICPSR
Provides an archive of data sets for analysis in a range of academic disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, history, economics, international relations, gerontology, public health, criminal justice, and education. Data collections consist of raw, unanalyzed data files, and codebooks. ICPSR data sets can be downloaded directly to a user's computer for use with statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.

ISI Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
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Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

Oxford Reference Online
Contains entries from over 100 major discipline-related dictionaries and other publications from Oxford University Press. Coverage includes the sciences, foreign languages, art and architecture, politics, business, literature and more.

PapersFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide, covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop and meeting added to the The British Library Document Supply Centre's collection. Updated monthly.

Polling the Nations
Contains the full text of 400,000 questions and responses from 14,000 surveys/public opinion polls conducted from 1986-present in the U.S. and 80 other countries.

ProceedingsFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at one conference. ProceedingsFirst provides access to the British Library Document Supply Centre's collection of conference proceedings. Updated monthly.

SEC-mandated Disclosure of Order Execution Statistics On November 15, 2000, the SEC adopted new rules aimed at improving public disclosure of order execution and routing practices. As a result of Rule 11Ac1-5, market centers that trade national market system securities must make monthly, electronic disclosures of basic information concerning their quality of executions on a stock-by-stock basis.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

Thomson Reuters is a global provider of data, analysis and information tools offering the most comprehensive range of indispensable, market-leading services and customizable solutions to help clients make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior financial results.

TRACE - Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine is FINRA's over-the-counter (OTC) corporate bond market real-time price dissemination service. Bringing transparency to the corporate bond market, it helps create a level playing field for all market participants by providing comprehensive, real-time access to corporate bond price information.

Web of Knowledge (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
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Web of Science (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Thomson Reuters is a global provider of data, analysis and information tools offering the most comprehensive range of indispensable, market-leading services and customizable solutions to help clients make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior financial results.

WorldCat
Contains records to over 100 million items in most (if not all) subject areas. Materials may include books, computer data files and programs, films, journal and magazine titles, newspapers, manuscripts, musical scores, and more. Not included are individual articles, stories, or book chapters. Updated daily.