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.
contains over 300,000 bibliographic references from 500 leading journals in business
and economics. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JLH Enterprises.
(1969-present; updated monthly; some full-text; tutorials
) provides abstracts of journals, books, dissertations, and working papers
about economics. It is produced by the American Economic Association 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.
Financial Statistics) renamed IMF eLibrary
(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.
Insurance Periodicals Index
(1965-present; much full-text; tutorials
) indexes and abstracts over 200 insurance industry journals and magazines. It is useful for researchers in economics, social scientists, and insurance and government organizations. It features a controlled vocabulary of index terms which reflect current industry terminology. It was formerly produced by the NILS Publishing Co., Inc. in cooperation with the
Insurance & Employee Benefits Division (IEBD) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Tthe user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(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
(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.
(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.
Standard & Poors NetAdvantage has been cancelled
Risk Management Reference Center
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) is for risk management professionals, risk analysts, strategic planners, and business students. Hundreds of full-text resources and over one million records address all types of risk, including credit, liquidity, operational, event, and market. It includes background information form scholarly writings with expert commentary from organizations, agencies, and publishers, as well as timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, economic, social, and technical spectrum. It contains books, FAQs, journals, news wires, reports, and summaries. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Thomson ONE Banker has been cancelled.
Value Line Research Center
(updated weekly; all full-text) includes access to
leading investment publications covering stocks, mutual funds, daily options and convertible securities as well
as special situation stocks. It contains ratings and reports on 1,700 companies and more than
90 industries, including stock rankings, screens, statistics, and the latest economic and market
forecasts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Value Line. To begin click the link in the sentence, To continue and log in, please click here. This subscription is limited to 6 simultaneous users.
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.
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.
(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:
Online: Economics & Finance
(all full-text; XLinks
; RefWorks help
) is a cross-searchable collection of electronic
books covering economics and finance. Worldwide authors include classic
thinkers to modern masters, including twentieth century winners of the Nobel Prize for
Economics and authors of the Clarendon series. Subject areas include economic development, growth and systems; history of economics and economic thought; econometrics; environmental, financial, international, monetary, public, and South & East Asian economics; international finance; macroeconomics & microeconomics; and welfare. The cross reference feature allows users to highlight a word or
phrase in a book and retrieve other books containing that word or phrase. It is published by and the user interface is provided by Oxford University Press.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical; exportable data; users guide
) includes datasets from many sources, including the US government, international organizations, and the private sector. It covers all subject areas, including banking and finance, criminal justice and law, education, energy resources and demand, food and agriculture, government and politics, health and vital statistics, housing and construction, industry and commerce, international; labor and employment, natural resources and environment, population and income, prices and cost of living, stocks and commodities, and transportation and travel. Users can search datasets by keyword; browse datasets by subject or source; display datasets by trend, map or ranking; and output datasets in print, PDF, delimited, Excel or SAS formats. Datasets can be limited by date and geographic area (country, state, county). Years available varies by dataset; for example, births 1999-present and breast cancer 1973-present. It also features datasets currently in the news, such as crude oil price, 30-year fixed mortgage rate, airline on-time arrival rate, campaign contributions for both Obama and McCain, gasoline prices, the prime rate and the unemployment rate. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
ProQuest. Users will need to run the Java installation.
Public Affairs Index
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) covers all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues, ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, international commerce, and conflict. It includes scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications, and government documents. Topics include banking, public finance, criminal justice, economic policy, taxation, education, emigration, immigration, energy, government, humanitarian issues, industry, labor, law, legislation, natural disasters, poverty, politics, elections, social policy, and transportation. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
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.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (alternative link; 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.