Electronic Resources (A-Z)
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These resources are for academic use only and may not be used to benefit employers, companies or any other commercial interests.
AcademicOne (formerly Expanded Academic)
Articles from journals, magazines and newspapers on a wide range of subjects including business. Includes the General Business File ASAP database.
Advertising Red Books
Detailed information on US and international advertising agencies and advertisers. Use Quick Search or Advanced Search to access the Agency database, the Advertiser database or both.
Financial information and much more is available on the Bloomberg terminals which can be found in the Gaughan & Tiberti Library, the Accounting Library (ACC 105) and Popovich Hall (JKP 201J).
Detailed information on board members of publicly-listed firms. Available only to Marshall faculty, staff and PHD students. See library staff for access information.
Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Articles from a wide range of business journals, magazines and newspapers.
Business Expert Press ebooks
A downloadable collection of over 100 concise ebooks on a wide range of current business topics.
Business Insights: Essentials
Research and analyze companies and industries around the world with extensive reference content from Gale's core business collection, easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports, SWOT reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more. This is the successor to Gale's Business & Company Resource Center.
Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Provides indexing and citations to articles from a wide range of historic business journals. Full text of the articles may be available in print or electronic form through the Library collections or Interlibrary Loan.
Detailed company and financial markets information including advanced screening and report-building capabilities. Available on workstations in the Gaughan & Tiberti LIbrary and Popovich Hall (JKP 201J).
Online access to primary law and CCH analysis on Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Banking, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Securities, and other topics.
CompactD / WorldScope (Available through Marshall network)
US and international financial data from company filings, last update July 2006.
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Management and economic research from the Conference Board.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Data-Planet (formerly ProQuest Statistical DataSets) is an interactive database that allows users to create tables, maps, and figures from a variety data sources including areas such as banking, economics, housing, construction, industries, employment, stocks, transportation, and more.
EBSCO Business Source Complete
Articles from business journals, magazines and newspapers including the Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly and many others.
Journals, books and working papers in economics.
EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)
Contains Country Reports, Country Profiles and Country Commerce Reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Browse ejournal subject headings in Business and Economics to find articles from business journals, magazines and newspapers.
Analysis, market data, and statistics on the Internet, e-commerce, online marketing, social media, and emerging digital/mobile technologies around the world.
Articles from key journals in the fields of management, information science and engineering.
EMIS (formerly known as ISI Emerging Markets)
Coverage of countries, industries and companies in the emerging economies of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
The online version of the Annual Statement Studies produced by the Risk Management Association (RMA), includes financial ratios on over 760 industries, industry default probabilities and cash flow measures.
FactSet - Financial data and market analytics
FactSet is installed on terminals located in the Gaughan & Tiberti Library, the Accounting Library and in the Graduate Lab (JKP). To request a personal virtual FACTSET account, fill in the form at: https://advantage.factset.com/academic_idrequest. FactSet will get back to you with instructions on how to access FactSet as well as training videos. Additional details on FactSet can be found on our Research Guide: http://libguides.usc.edu/FactSet
Articles and company information from journals, magazines and newspapers, plus company profile information.
Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006
The complete searchable facsimile run of this authoritative daily business newspaper published in London.
Market, industry and consumer research from the technology consulting firm
Frost & Sullivan
Industry, market and technology research from this global consulting firm covering US and international markets in a wide range of areas including technical, scientific and infrastructure topics and much more. Single-click downloading of entire reports is not enabled for students. Please contact the Crocker Business Library at email@example.com for assistance.
Gale Directory Library
Information from several Gale reference works including Ward's Business Directory, Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations, Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, Directory of Databases, Information Industry Directory, Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Encyclopedia of Associations, National Faculty Directory and the Research Centers Directory.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedias and reference works on a variety of subjects. Includes company histories and business plans handbooks.
Gartner (USC NetID/webmail password required for access)
Technology research and consulting reports. USC does not have full access to all reports.
A free career resource that searches over 20,000 job sites, newspapers, and company career pages, this database also provides access to company reviews and ratings written anonymously by employees and job seekers; salaries; and sample interview questions.
Global Financial Database
An extensive collection of financial and economic data series including interest rates, commodity prices, government debt, economic indicators, exchange rates, stock indexes, and much more. Historical data goes back hundreds of years in some cases. To begin, select the "GFDatabase" search engine and then select "Search My File Permissions." USC does NOT subscribe to the GFD databases for company stock information or real estate. You can search those databases, but you will not be able to retrieve data from the search results.
Global Road Warrior
Business travel guide and country background information.
Historical Annual Reports
ProQuest's compilation of annual reports from over 800 companies dating back to 1844.
Company and industry profiles, business news, biographies and IPO information.
Detailed market research and analysis on U.S. industries as well as Global Industry Reports, China Industry Reports and Business Environment Reports.
IMF International Financial Statistics
Current and historic data on a wide range of economic and financial indicators for most countries of the world.
Full text articles from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and business analytics.
International Historical Statistics
Provides online access to 260 years of data collected between 1750-2010 on the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Topics include population, national accounts, labor force, agriculture, external trade, the environment, and business and industry.
ISI Emerging Markets
Coverage of countries, industries and companies in the emerging economies of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
J.P. Morgan Research
This database features thousands of analyst/investment reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Coverage is 2011 to current with a one week embargo.
Historical archive of scholarly journals in all disciplines.
News articles as well as business, medical and legal information.
Los Angeles Times (Current)
Full text available through ProQuest from 1985.
Los Angeles Times Historical
Full text available through ProQuest from 1881 to 1984.
Selected market research reports for a wide range of industries, services and products. Publishers include Kalorama, Packaged Facts, SBI, Simba Information and Paul Budde Communication and newly added Mind Commerce (digital technologies), Unity Marketing (collectables, giftware and luxury items) and Freedonia Focus reports on a variety of markets and industries.
Collection of digital historical annual reports for U.S. & International companies in PDF format. Also included are Moody's Corporate & Municipal Manuals in PDF format (includes bonds, yields, various agency funds and income statistics by state).
Mergent Online offers key company information, such as financials, basic stock pricing, annual reports and filings. Use the Horizon Tab to search for trade names, industries, products, services, competitors and more.
US and international company information from Bureau van Dijk including Marketlilne market research and company reports (same content as Orbis with a different interface).
Detailed market research reports in the areas of Beauty & Personal Care, Drink, Food, Leisure & Entertainment, Lifestyles, and Retailing and Apparel. Users must create a personal account and reports can only be downloaded one section at a time.
NBER Working Papers
Research from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
New York Times Historical
Full text available through ProQuest from 1851 to 2001.
Full-text news resource covering over 500 global news sources.
Publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Full text access is available for titles published from January 1998 onwards.
US and international company information from Bureau van Dijk including Datamonitor market research and company reports (same content as Mint Global with a different interface).
OSIRIS (Web version)
Publicly listed company information from Bureau van Dijk.
OSIRIS Historical DVD's (Available through Marshall network)
Publicly listed company information with historical data from Bureau van Dijk.
International company, country, industry and market information from Euromonitor.
PrivCo is the premiere source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. You must create an account (USC e-mail address) to login.
Articles from the ProQuest databases including ABI/Inform and others. Includes the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times as well as scholarly articles and trade publications.
Articles more targeted towards business than the general ProQuest database, this collection includes ABI/Inform, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times as well as scholarly articles and trade publications from hundreds of sources.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
ProQuest Statistical Insight abstracts include a detailed description of a publication's statistical contents and primary bibliographic information like title, date, collation, agency report number (if any), and periodicity.
RAND California/State Statistics
Social science data from this influential research organization covering all 50 states including additional detailed data for CA, TX and NY..
Directory database of over 14 million US businesses.
Roper Center iPoll
An archive of public opinion survey data which allows users to search a database of survey questions (iPoll) or download data files directly (RoperExpress). Some of the surveys relate to business issues.
SAGE Research Methods
Includes books, articles, encyclopedias, and videos covering social science research design and methods including the complete Little Green Book series of Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences and the Little Blue Book series of qualitative research. Also includes case studies outlining the research methods used in real research projects.
Find data on M&A's, IPOS's, global new issues and venture capital funding. For access instructions and a step-by-step guide to creating an M&A report, please click here. For additional information, please see the Quick Reference Guide provided by the vendor here.
Company filings with US Securities and Exchange Commission.
SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap)
This database from Geographic Research, Inc. enables non-technical users to quickly create thematic maps, reports, ring studies and location analyses using extensive demographic, social, business and marketing data from many sources including the US Census, Experian Simmons and more. Access to the database is limited to 10 concurrent users.
Allows users to visually display demographic data in the U.S. from 1790 through the present at a variety of geographic levels, create reports, maps and animations that can be downloaded.
SBRNet (Sports Business Research Network)
Market research and industry news for the sports industry.
SNL Kagan provides financial data, analytics, research reports and other information on media and communications companies including wire-line, wireless, cable, satellite, broadcasting, content, distribution, publishing, advertising, and new media. New users are required to create an individual user account using their USC email address. Works best with Chrome and IE; does not work with Firefox. Provided by S&P Global.
Advertising rates and profile information on media properties (print and broadcast), plus audience market analysis from Standard Rate and Data Service.
SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
Access to scholarly articles, abstracts and working papers in the social sciences including many Marshall faculty. No registration is required to view and download most papers.
Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage
A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor's independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries. Content includes detailed stock reports, company profiles, bond reports, corporation records, mutual fund reports, security dealers directory and industry surveys.
Statista is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform and provide companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
Statistical Abstract of the US (ProQuest) 2013-
An online publication of key statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Provides detailed company information including financials, ratios, news, filings, and the company research and analyst reports formerly found in the Investext database.
*Note - Access to Thomson ONE only works with Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9
US Commercial Service Market Research Library
International market research available from the US government. Registration is required for academic users.
Access to Value Line's publications covering industries, stocks, mutual funds.
Wall Street Journal (Current)
The Wall Street Journal offers full page and article images with searchable full text , please see the ABI/Inform or ProQuest databases for additional editions.
Wall Street Journal (Historical)
The Wall Street Journal offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue in 1889 to 1993. For more recent issues, please see the ABI/Inform or ProQuest databases.
Previously known as the World Advertising Research Center, WARC provides a wide range of information on advertising and marketing trends around the world including expenditure data, case studies, industry trends and consumer insight.
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
Collection of databases designed for standardized quantitative analysis. Available datasets include Audit Analytics, Bureau van Dijk, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CUSIP Master File, Corporate Library, EVENTUS, I/B/E/S, IRI, MFLINKS, NYSE TAQ and Thomson Reuters and more.
World Bank Worldwide Development Indicators
Provides direct access to more than 700 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to present. A subset of these data can be viewed graphically within the World Bank's Data Visualizer.
International M&A, IPO and venture capital deals with links to company information from Bureau van Dijk.
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