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Finance: Start

This guide

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


Financial News Sources

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

S&P Capital IQ

In-depth financial/valuation data resource, including information on equities, credit ratings, transactions, and more. Use hundreds of data points to generate lists of companies, markets, executives. Includes an Excel plug-in for data analysis. Use this guide for more info!

NOTE: Now available both on and off-campus! Must create an account using your CMU credentials. 

**This resource can not be used during internships. It can only be used for academic and research purposes.** 


Financial Data

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks

Financial Services Companies - directories and listings

League Tables: ranking of investment banks

Analyst Research

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