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covers resources in finance, banking, and investments used for coursework, research, and understanding


Financial research and news

Four top academic journals:

Financial news sources:

    Financial research and news - databases - many sources in one place

    • Google Scholar
      searches over thousands of scholarly journals in all fields; full text for our subscriptions is here if you're on campus or using the VPN (see above.
    • Academic OneFile
    • Business Source Premier
      contains thousands of journals and trade publications, international.
    • LexisNexis Academic
      the most wide-ranging international, national and local news.
    • eJournals A-Z
      If you have a specific article you're looking for, use this to see if we have a subscription and link to it. If it's not there, give Google Scholar (linked above) a try - you never know!

    Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks


    Financial Services Companies - directories and listings

    • Hoover's
      find a company you are interested in, then check “competitors” on left hand side; has selected international companies - or, use the Build a List feature and enter your criteria: industry, location, etc.
    • Thomson ONE (formerly VentureXpert/Private Equity)
      reports on venture capital funds, private equity firms, funded companies, and their executives in the US, Europe, and Asia. Click on "Private Equity" on the left to start. Must use Internet Explorer.
    • Barclay Hedge Fund Directory
      (you will need to log in with your Andrew ID and PW.) A.pdf directory covering over 3000 international hedge funds. Also includes ranking tables grouped by hedge fund strategy. Works best if you download the .pdf to your PC.
    • Corporate Finance Sourcebook
      guide to financial services firms worldwide, including venture capital firms, securities analysts, accounting firms, pension managers, business brokers, commercial and investment banks, and corporate real estate services. In print in the Hunt Library reference collection
    • ReferenceUSA/OneSource
      (choose 2nd database on list) - covers over 5 million global firms, with industry overviews, ratios, market research and analyst reports. - excellent starting point for getting a lot of information quickly.

    League Tables


    Books on finance

    Use the library catalog to find related books.  In the "Subject" box, type in:

    • finance
    • banks and banking
    • capital
    • investments
    • global financial crisis
    • etc.


    Annual Reports and SEC filings

    • SEC database
      public company and mutual fund (though not hedge fund) filings, including many international companies.
    • Investor Relations section of any company's website
      should have links to both the actual filings, the printed annual report, and conference call/executive presentations.
    • Mergent Online  
      links to company filings for US and international companies
    • Investext/Thomson Research
      (best with Internet Explorer) offers detailed conference call transcripts
    • Historical Annual Reports
      in print, for over 800 companies from 1844 to the present.

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