Use this guide for articles that contain statistics. For articles about statistics as an academic discipline, see Database Guides: Statistics.
African American Experience
(African-American origins to the present; all full-text) is a cross-searchable collection of African-American history and culture. It covers the arts, biography, business, civil rights, education, folklore, history, literature, music, politics, pop culture, science, slavery, sports, and technology. This collection includes the African-American Greenwood encyclopedias, other references books, and 67 Negro University Press texts from the late 1700s to the early 1970s. Primary sources include 4,000 interviews with former slaves (the WPA slave narratives), as well as manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, and statistics. Special features include a timeline dating from the 1400s to the present, In their Own Voices
audio clips of slave interviews and music, lesson plans, and hundreds of photographs, maps and images. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Greenwood Publishing Group.
Business Abstracts with Full-Text
(1981-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 880 publications and the full-text for nearly half. It provides product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more. It includes over 600,000 corporate names with cross references to specific industries and countries as well as access to charts, graphs, photographs, and other graphical content. Users can find Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry and product codes for over 190,000 terms. All business topics are covered as well as many industries, such as construction, cosmetic, entertainment, gas, health care, oil, paper, pharmaceutical, publishing, tourism, and transportation. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Business Insights: Global
(Formerly Business & Company Resource Center; All full-text; RefWorks help
) provides full case studies; industry research reports for specific industries within specific countries; interactive and customized charts for economic and business indicators; comparisons of countries, companies and industries; and company and country overviews.This database includes Business Insights: Essentials. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the Gale Group.
Business Source Complete
(some from 1886-present; updated daily; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for the most
important scholarly business journals. It contains far more peer-reviewed, business-related journals than any
other database currently available. It contains searchable cited references for 1,200 journals and 20,000 detailed
author profiles. It covers all subject areas related to business, including management, marketing, economics,
finance, accounting, and international business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial
data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research
reports, product reviews, industry profiles (Datamonitor reports), market research reports,
company profiles (including Life Science Analytics (LSA) company profiles from the MedTRACK database),
and SWOT analyses. This database also includes 55 digital videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Capital IQ (on-campus only database on the Trading Floor of Smith Hall, Williams College of Business) provides information on public and private companies worldwide, company financials, M&A/financing transactions, public offerings, corporate executives' and board of directors' compensation, news, filings, screening tools, chart builder, real-time market data, relationship tree, macroeconomic data, industry analyses, and investment research. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Standard & Poor's.
CIA's World Factbook
provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The reference tab includes maps of major world regions, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world ocean map, standard time zones of the world, flags of the world, and a country comparison search. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Database (updated quarterly; systematic reviews full-text; RefWorks help; XLinks) contains systematic
reviews providing high quality evidence for people providing and receiving care.
It includes citations to controlled trials, effectiveness reviews, methodology
register, economic evaluations of health care interventions, and healthcare technology
assessments. It is produced by the Cochrane Library and the user interface is provided by Wiley InterScience. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: Click Advanced Search. Under Restrict Search by Product uncheck All of Cochrane and check either Cochrane Reviews or Clicnial Trials. All articles in this database should have some level of evidence.
(all full-text; data) allows users to analyze the demographic and market potential of any geographic area in the U.S. It creates summary, comparison, ranking and radius-based reports by geographic area. Summary reports contain multiple user-defined variables for a single geographic area;
comparison reports offer side-by-side comparisons of up to 16 geographic areas;
ranking reports rank multiple geographic areas by the performance of specific
user-defined variables such as gender, income, employment, housing value or
household composition; radius reports makes it possible to summarize the
entire area of a given radius or to compare multiple radii. Reports can be emailed or printed as an HTML page or PDF file. It also generates interactive and radius-based maps. It is produced by Thomson Gale and the user interface by
SRC. To begin searching click the Get Started button.
Euromonitor (Passport GMID)
includes 8 million exportable business statistics, about 18,000 reports, research on more than 200 national markets, emerging trends, and easy to use powerful data analysis functions. It permits industry, country, and consumer group searches. Advanced searching allows users to select a company or brand and then limit by packaging and package closure. It also includes spotlights and latest research. It is compiled by and the user
interface is provided by Euromonitor International.
Historical Statistics of the United States
(most from 1800s-1990s; full-text essays & introductions; downloadable data)
provides quantitative data on population, work & welfare, economic structure & performance, economic sectors, and governance & international relations. It covers social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. It permits users to search and download data as well as create customized tables, spreadsheets and graphs. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cambridge University Press.
(formerly IFS - International Financial Statistics; time series from 1948-present; all full-text & data) provides
statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It provides tabular data that can be displayed in spreadsheet
format. It includes exchange rates, liquidity, money, banking, interest rates, prices, production, transactions, balance
of payments, investment position, government finance, and national accounts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
LANDSAT 7 Satellite Images
(1972-present; Updated every 16 days; User's handbook
) is available from six satellites in the Landsat series. These satellites have been a major component of NASA's Earth observation program, with three primary sensors evolving over thirty years: MSS (Multi-spectral Scanner), TM (Thematic Mapper), and ETM+ (Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus). Landsat supplies high resolution visible and infrared imagery, with thermal imagery and a panchromatic image also available from the ETM+ sensor.
Landsat satellites have collected measurements of Earth’s continents and surrounding coastal regions that have enabled people to study forests, food production, water and land use, ecosystems, geology, and more. The long data record allows scientists to evaluate the dynamic changes caused by both natural processes and human practices. It is jointly produced by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey and the user interface is provided by the Global Land Cover Facility.
(All full-text; Tutorials: Accessing
, Getting Started
, & Reading Reports
Formerly called Internet Reporter) provides comprehensive data on the uses of various
consumer products, including Teenmark reports. The studies include demographic
information on the persons surveyed, their use of consumer products, and their
use of various forms of advertising, including television, radio, and print media.
is produced by Mediamark Research, Inc. (MRI). Users have to register first and are then sent an email message with a validation link. Please use your Xavier email address when registering. This subscription is limited to 10 simultaneous users.
(all full-text), formerly FIS Online, includes EDGAR documents,
financial reports, industry reports by country, country profiles, company news and Moody's securities data. Industry reports include Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin American countries as well as those in North America. Each country's industry report includes a sector overview, leading companies, market outlook, sector performance, and mergers and acquisitions. Advanced searching permits users to target US, international, or private companies. It provides the ability to export company
reports and financial data into Microsoft Excel, to search across multiple databases on different
variables, and to compare reports of multiple companies. It is produced by and the user
interface is provided by Mergent.
(formerly Mintel Reports) offers international market research reports covering US, EU & UK
marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market share
analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand
sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market. Each report
includes an introduction, abbreviations, executive summary, market drivers, market size & trends,
market segmentation, supply structure, advertising & promotion, retail distribution, the consumer
and future & forecast. There are three types of reports: consumer, life style and travel. Each report provides news updates and related reports. To access, click I Agree
to Academic Conditions of Use
and then users need to register and create a
profile using their Xavier email account.
(updated weekly; much full-text and other digital content; RefWorks help
) serves as a portal for more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). It includes digital items such as books and articles, audio files, images, videos, and datasets (downloadable statistics files). Users can search by keyword, title, creator, subject or resource type (audio, dataset, image, text, or video). Searches yield a detailed and well-organized description of the resource and a
persistent/stable link to the resource itself. Indexed content includes the Library of Congress'
American Memory Project, various pre-print and e-print servers, and digital
thesis and dissertation collections. It is produced by University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services and the user interface is provided by OCLC (Online Computer
Statistical Abstract of the U. S.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical Publications & DataSets and then ProQuest Statistical Datasets) includes authoritative and comprehensive statistics collected from associations, federal agencies, and research organizations. It covers social, political, and economic statistics representing conditions in the United States from 1940-2020. Total, region, or state data can be downloaded as pdf or xls (spreadsheet) files. Data is provided by the US government and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
PubMed (mid1950s-present; updated daily; some full-text; RefWorks help; XLinks)
provides free access to the bibliographic information contained in MEDLINE and OLD MEDLINE. It provides abstracts and indexing for over 5,000 periodicals in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care and preclinical sciences. Coverage is worldwide with extensive links to genomic information. It also includes the MEDLINE subsets AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HEALTHSTAR - search these subsets separately by clicking Topic-Specific Queries and then selecting the subset you want. It is produced
by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the user interface is provided by the Entrez retrieval system of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Click Clinical Queries in the left sidebar. Select an appropriate Category and Emphasis. Use a broad Emphasis to retrieve more articles. If necessary, select other limits (e.g., English language or date) to reduce retrieval.
(campus only database; all full-text; tutorials for industry ratios
Compustat, provides financial, statistical, and market data for U.S. and Canadian companies,
business segments, geographic areas, and industry composites. It only includes information for
publicly traded companies, both current and historical. It porvides 10 years of daily stock price data. Data can be exported and imported into MS Excel and is compatible with MS Vista & Office 2007. Produced by and the user interface provided by Standard & Poors. Users can access from any computer workstation (except laptops) in the library or in academic computing labs by clicking START | All Programs | Library Campus Databases.
Spanish Reference Center
(all full-text; XLinks
is the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language. It includes PlanetaSaber and Enciclopedia Juvenil. PlanetaSaber contains over 145,000 articles, more than 9,100 images, maps, timelines, an atlas, a dictionary, and tables. It is a Spanish language reference resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Enciclopedia Juvenil provides a Spanish language encyclopedia, images, videos, and learning materials specifically designed or younger learners. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Encyclopaedia
Standard & Poor's (S&P) NetAdvantage
can be searched by a company's name or ticker number. Each company includes a company profile, compustat analytics, bonds, records, fund reports, industry survey, subindustry review, executives, security dealers, and stock reports. It features market investment news, market snapshots, company quotes, equity indexes, Outlook's market insight, S & P stock picks and pans, economic calendar, economic insight, industry in focus, and Stovall's sector watch. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by Standard and Poor's.
U. S. News College Compass
(formerly America's Best Colleges & America's Best Graduate Schools) features the latest rankings of top colleges and universities as well as graduate schools. It includes all major areas of study such as business, law,
medicine, engineering, allied health professions, fine arts, and education. It also includes Ph.D. programs in specific
fields. The site is searchable and contains articles as well as the rankings. It is produced by and the user interface is
provided by US News Online. Contact the research help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513 745-4808 for the username and password. This subscription permits users to log in from no more than 4 computers in a 24-hour period.
World Development Indicators (WDI) Online
(1960-2005; all full-text) provides free access to over 600
development indicators with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960-2005. Generated data can be
imported into spreadsheets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the World Bank Group.
World Book Web
(all full-text; XLinks
includes World Book Dictionary
, World Book Atlas
, World Book Advanced
, World Book Kids
, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
. This suite of online research tools delivers encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, tabular data, research guides, maps, audio and video, as well as encyclopedia articles, special reports, back-in-time articles, periodical articles and related Web sites. Special features include Explore Ohio
, Feature of the Month
, Behind the Headlines
, Surf the Ages
, Today in History
, and Media Showcase
. Educator's Tools includes Ohio Content Standards, Lesson Plan Links, and Professional Links. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by World Book, Inc.
World Data Analyst
(all full-text; XLinks
) offers detailed comparative and ranked statistics for countries around the world, using both the most
recent statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables and charts, and can export data into spreadsheets.
It also provides links to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.
It is produced by and
the user interface is provided by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.