Highly Recommended Databases
(1971-present; much full-text; RefWorks
; title list
is a scholarly business periodicals database. It covers nearly 1,400 North American sources, providing information on advertising, economics,
human resources, finance, marketing, computers and more. It includes access to the Wall Street Journal
and information on over 60,000 companies. The user
intereface is provided by ProQuest.
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.
(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.
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) is a database for professionals and researchers in entrepreneurship and small business, covering topics such as business planning, communications, innovations, management, marketing, organizational behavior, product development, raising capital, and risk taking. It provides users with the full-text of 125 periodicals and 135 reference books, numerous case studies, and thousands of company profiles. In addition, 600 videos with transcripts and related articles are available from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs. It
is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
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.
(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.
(all full-text; RefWorks
; Shepardize handout
) covers a wide variety of subjects including law, government, international affairs, politics,
business and medicine. Legal research provides federal and state cases, Shepard's citations, federal and state
codes, tax law, Canadian court cases and legislation, law reviews, and patents. Business research allows users to create company profiles, lists, and comparisons, as well as SEC filings, account and country profiles. Company reports can be created and data can be downloaded into spreadsheets. The People
tab allows users to find obituaries, elected officials, and industry contacts. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
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.
Business Book Summaries
(1981-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides comprehensive, yet concise summaries of the best business books
available. Using stringent criteria, only the top 1% of the more than 6,000
business books published each year in the United States is selected for
inclusion in this database. Summaries and reviews are provided for more than 700
of the top business books from the last 20 years. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
provides full-text directory information for business, education, psychology/psychiatry, and computer science/information systems journal publications. Each journal entry includes submission information (editor’s name, address, phone, fax, email, web address); publication guidelines (manuscript length, copies required, format, fees, style, computer submission); circulation data (reader type, frequency, number of subscribers, publisher, price); review information (type of reveiws, number of in-house and external reviewers, acceptance rate, time it takes to review, percent of invited articles, reviewers coments, publishing fees); manuscript topics included; and manuscript guidelines. To begin searching click Member Area
in the menubar. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cabell Publishing, Inc.
(formerly CCH Tax Research Network) covers
tax news, research, preparation, accounting, audit, estate planning and practice management. It includes federal, state and international tax information. Search results can be limited by document type and jurisdiction. Document types include laws, regulations, IRS materials, agency materials and legislative documents. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Wolters Kluwer Business.
(1980s-present; updated continuously; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides coverage for more than 200 Spanish and Portuguese language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere. This bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics. Search functionality is enhanced through the incorporation of author keywords supplied in Spanish and English. It is produced by the ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados)and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(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.
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
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.
Regional Business News
(last 30 days; updated daily; much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
), formerly Business wire News
, contains newswire information from all
over the world. It indexes over 65 publications and provides full-text for over 50. It includes
, Africa News Service
, Inter Press Service
, South American Business
, M2 Communications
, Business Newswire
, Canadian Corporate News
News Bytes News Network
and Phillips Business Information Highlights
. It covers
business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(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.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (1980-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks Help; tutorial; citation alerts; saving searches & creating alerts; journal titles) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science and then change Current Limits to search this database separately. It provides bibliographic information and
cited references for over 1,700 social sciences journals. It covers anthropology, business,
communication, demography, economics, education, ethnic studies, family studies, health policy,
history, information & library science, international relations, law, management, nursing,
political science, psychology, public administration, rehabilitation, social work, sociology,
substance abuse, transportation, urban studies, women's studies. Click Sign In to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your topic in the text boxes provided. Type your academic discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, social work, nursing) in the next available text box. Type research in the next available text box. Click the down arrow adjacent to the last two text boxes and select Topic.
Vente et Gestion
(much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
provides full-text coverage for French language business journals serving both
the academic and the professional researcher. It covers topics such as accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and technology. Formerly French Business Source
, the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
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.