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Which database should I use?

The Library grants you access to a number of different databases; by breaking down the different types of information available, this information serves as a quick guide for identifying the databases most suitable for Business and Economics topics.

Please note: Some databases will appear in more than one list. For a more comprehensive overview, please refer to the Business and Economics tutorial.

Database factsheets - to help you get started with some of the key business resources found here.

Company

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Database Information type
Fame Company profiles (UK)
Marketline Company profiles
Mergent Online Company profiles (Worldwide)
Orbis Company Profiles (Worldwide)
Orbis Bank Focus Company Profiles (banking/financial sector)

Country

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Database Information type
ABI/Inform Global Country reports
Business Source Complete Country reports (Marketline)
Europa World Plus Country information /Country statistics
Marketline Country reports
OECD iLibrary Economic Surveys
Passport Country reports
Statista Country reports
WTO iLibrary Country reports

Data

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Database Information type
Datastream/Eikon (on terminal in Library) Economic data (including historical)
Eurostat Socio-economic data
Global Financial Data Economic data
International Historical Statistics Socio-economic data
OECD iLibrary Socio-economic data
Mergent Online Economic data
Passport Market research statistics
Statista Statistics
UK Data Service Socio-economic data (UK & IGOs)
UNdata Socio-economic data
World Competitiveness Online (IMD) Socio-economic data
World Development Indicators Socio-economic data
WTO iLibrary Country reports

E-journals

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Database Information type
ABI/Inform Global Journal articles/academic publications (business and economics)
Business Source Complete Journal articles/academic publications (business and economics)
EconLit with full text Journal articles/academic publications (economics)
Emerald Journal articles/academic publications (business and economics)
OECD iLibrary OECD publications
ScienceDirect Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)
Scopus Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)
Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) Articles/chapters/case studies (sustainability)
Web of Science Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)
Wiley Online Library Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)

Financial

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Database Information type
Datastream/Eikon (on terminal in Library) Company financials & stock markets
Fame Company financials (UK)
Global Financial Data Economic data
IBFD Guides to European
Taxation
Tax research
Mergent Online Company profiles (Worldwide)
Orbis Company Profiles (Worldwide)
Orbis Bank Focus Company Profiles (banking/financial sector)

Industry

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Database Information type
ABI/Inform Global Industry profiles
Business Source Complete Industry profiles (Marketline)
Marketline Industry profiles
Mergent Online Industry profiles
Mintel Market research reports (retail and leisure sectors)
Passport Industry profiles (consumer industries)
Statista Industry studies

Law

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Database Information type
Gore-Browne on companies UK company law
Lexis Library Legal journals, case law, legislation
Westlaw UK Legal journals, case law, legislation

Market

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Database Information type
Marketline Market research reports
Mergent Online Industry analysis
Mintel Market research reports (retail and leisure sectors)
Passport Market research reports (consumer industries)
Statista Consumer surveys and market research

News

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Database Information type
ABI/Inform Global News (e.g. The Economist, FT)
Business Source Complete News
Nexis News

Standards

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Database Information type
British Standards Online Standards
Company Reporting IFRS
International GAAP Online Financial reporting and accounting standards
XpertHR Human resource management