Business Portal

Click the tabs below - Companies, Industries & Markets, and Business Functions/Other Subjects - to see relevant databases, descriptions, and short video tutorials or user guides. Most also can be accessed from the Rod Library home page Databases A-Z link.

Some of these databases can be searched as a group using the OneSearch! search box in the upper middle of the Rod Library home page.

Off-campus access to many of these tools is limited to UNI students and employees;  you will be prompted to enter your UNI CatID information in such cases.

 

  Database Description User Guides
ABI/INFORM Global ABI/INFORM Complete, from ProQuest
-articles in journals and magazines
-Wall Street Journal articles, 1984-
-Data & Reports tab leads to company profiles, annual reports, and articles
-check "Peer Reviewed" box to limit to academic sources
ABI/INFORM Guide (vendor)
Business Source Elite Business Source Complete
-articles in journals and magazines
-company profiles may contain SWOT analysis
-check "Scholarly Journals" box to limit to academic sources
User Guide (vendor)


EDGAR EDGAR
-U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
-government site for required corporate filings
-major form is 10-K Annual Report
-search by company name, ticker, industry, and in full text
-limit search results by form such as 10-K
Researching Companies Through EDGAR (vendor)
Google Google
-find links to corporate websites
-news and articles about companies
-ticker symbol search for public companies
-some sources free, others not
-leads to good sources and bad, including fake pages
Basic Search Help (vendor)
Hoovers Hoovers, from ProQuest
-company overview, history, people, products, operations
-subsidiaries, competitors, financials
-also available via LexisNexis Academic
-some additional data free at Hoovers.com
 ABI/INFORM ProQuest Guide (vendor)
LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic
-company profiles, financial reports, comparisons
-covers U.S. and international companies
-enter company name on initial search form or click Companies link in lower left
-see options such as Company Dossier, Create a Company List, Company Profiles, etc.
-US Legal for court cases involving company
Introduction Video (vendor)
Mergent Online Mergent Online
-U.S. and international publicly-held firms
-more than 20 years of financials in some cases
-annual reports to shareholders
-links to EDGAR SEC filings
-reports comparing companies in industries
Quick Tips (vendor)
Morningstar Investment Research Center Morningstar Investment Research Center
-data & analysis on stocks, funds, ETFs, and industries
-analyst note, thesis, risk, strategy, etc.
-"bulls say/bears say" evaluations
-screens for stocks, funds, ETFs
-portfolio X-ray analysis, see how stocks & funds work together
Quick Guide  (vendor)

 

NetAdvantage NetAdvantage
-data/analysis from Standard & Poor's
-stock & debt rating, financials, beta, bond issues
-stock reports, competitors, industry position
-includes S&P STARS company analysis
-publication search by company name/ticker on home page or companies tab
User Guide (vendor)
ReferenceUSA ReferenceUSA
-profiles on 14 million U.S. companies, 89 million U.S.  households
-company entries include: contact info, number of employees and sales estimates, credit rating, primary business, expense estimates, competitors
-custom searches available for residential and company, such as businesses with x miles of an address
RUSA Search Features (video tutorials from vendor)
 ESG Manager on Campus
-corporate social responsibility ratings
-issues such as: governance, diversity, environment, supply chain 
-involvement in areas such as: firearms, gambling, nuclear power
-look up specific companies and industries
-look up issue and identify companies involved
 
UNISTAR UNISTAR
-Rod Library collection contains items about specific companies
-books, dissertations, videos, government documents, etc.
-use Keyword or Subject indexes
User Guide (Rod Library)
Value Line Investment Survey Value Line Investment Survey
-financial data, betas, analysis of covered firms
-evaluates stock and makes 6-year forecasts
-compares competitors
-Value Line stock screener
-use Company Lookup on left side of screen
Getting Started Guide (vendor)

 

  Database Description  User Guides
ABI/INFORM Global ABI/INFORM Complete, from ProQuest
-articles in journals and magazines
-Data & Reports tab leads to Industry/Market Research reports, industry trends, commodity reports, country reports, etc.
-search results tabs for publication types
-checkbox for "Peer Reviewed" journals
-Use thesaurus for term ideas

ABI/INFORM Complete (vendor)

American FactFinder American FactFinder
-U.S. Census Bureau demographic data
-gender, age, race, income, occupation, etc.
-for U.S., states, counties, cities, zip codes, etc.
-surveys done more often, less detail
-Fast Access to Information for quick summary of area
Accessing Local Data (Community Economic Development Data Series)
Economic Census Economic Census
-U.S. Census Bureau
-industry and geographic area reports
-number of establishments, sales, payroll
-materials consumed in manufacturing
-surveys done more often; less detail
User Guide (vendor)
Google Google
-web sites for trade associations, industry portals, trade journals, more
-leads to good sources and bad, including fake pages
-focus searches with exact phrases, title limits
-Advanced Search shows more options
Basic Search Help (vendor)
IBISWorld IBISWorld
-detailed industry market research reports
-covers all major sectors of economy
-key sensitivities, recession updates for each industry
-skim report titles by economic sector
-search by keyword, NAICS code, company name

LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic
-articles in trade journals, magazines, newspapers
-do General or News search; pick a type of  Source by Category from results
-or select Sources, then click radio button for Industry, then folder for industry
Introduction Video (vendor)
Mintel Reports Mintel Oxygen
-market reports on consumer products:
-market drivers, trends, segments, promotion, consumer
-some reports include Simmons data
-must register with email and password to print or download
-browse reports by category, or use search box in upper right
User Guide (vendor)
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
-Industry Surveys analyze industries and competitors
-industry profile, trends, how industry operates
-key ratios, how to analyze company in industry
-use Industries tab at top or Quick Links
-also provides very strong company coverage
User Guide (vendor)
UNISTAR UNISTAR
-Rod Library collection contains items about specific industries/markets
-books, dissertations, DVDs, government publications
-use Keyword or Subject indexes
-use other databases to find articles on industries/markets
 User Guide

 

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing
  Database Description User Guides
ABI/INFORM Global ABI/INFORM Complete, from ProQuest
-articles in journals and magazines
-covers all major business topics

ABI/INFORM (vendor)

BNA Tax Library BNA Tax Library
-contain U.S. Income Portfolios
-Portfolios explain and analyze federal tax topics
-only highlighted headings included in our subscription
-click Federal Tax tab to see Portfolios
Quick Start Card (vendor)
Business Knowledge Research Business Knowledge Research
-Conference Board research & executive reports
-some short, some book-length studies
-economic research, consumer confidence, etc.
-search text of reports
-browse by topics: accounting, compensation, risk, supply chain, etc.
Help (vendor)
Business Source Elite Business Source Complete
-articles in journals and magazines
-search results tabs show publication types
-check "Scholarly Journals" box to limit to academic sources
-use Thesaurus for search term ideas
User Guide (vendor)
EconLit EconLit
-from American Economics Association
-indexes journals and other publication types
-Find it! links to full text and UNISTAR
-covers all areas of economics
User Guide (vendor)
Google Scholar Google Scholar
-articles in journals and magazines, reports, etc.
-some documents free
-Find it!@UNI on top line of citation usually leads to text licensed by Rod Library
-if off campus, go to Preferences and add UNI to Library Links to see Find it!
-focus searches with exact phrases, title limits
-Advanced Search shows more options
Search Tips (vendor)
CCH Internet Tax Service IntelliConnect (CCH Tax)
-must enter email address and create password to access
-state, federal, and international coverage
-statutes, regulations, and cases
-publisher commentary and analysis
Tour (vendor)
LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic
-Legal tab for various laws
-state and federal court cases (judicial)
-state and federal statutes (legislative)
-federal rules and regulations (executive)
-some Canadian, European Union, and other international law
-See also tabs for News, Companies, Subject Areas
-Subject Areas tab includes various accounting pubs
Introduction Video (vendor)
PsycINFO PsycINFO
-indexes psychology-related journals, dissertations, books
-Find it! links to full text and UNISTAR
-topics include industrial and consumer psychology
-use thesaurus for search term ideas
User Guide (vendor)
RIA CheckPoint RIA CheckPoint
-state and federal tax coverage
-statutes, regulations, and cases
-publisher commentary and analysis
-also contains FASB Codification & related documents under Accounting Practice Area
Quick Reference (vendor)
UNISTAR UNISTAR
-Rod Library collection contains items about all aspects of CBA curriculum
-books, dissertations, videos, government documents
-some books provide overviews, some specialized or narrow
-use Keyword or Subject indexes
-use Title or Journal Title indexes for known publications
-use other databases to find articles
User Guide