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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.

Company

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Database Information type
Amadeus Company profiles (UK & Europe)
Business Source Complete Company profiles (Marketline)
Company Reporting IFRS practices
Factiva Company profiles
Fame Company profiles (UK)
Global Data Power Company profiles (power and renewable energy)
Global Company Intelligence Company profiles
Manifest Corporate governance and voting data
Marketline Company profiles
Supply Chain Analysis Supply chain operations

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
Global Data Power Country reports
Marketline Country reports
OECD iLibrary Economic Surveys
Passport Country reports

Data

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Database Information type
Datastream (on terminal in Library) Economic data (including historical)
Eurostat Socio-economic data
International Historical Statistics Socio-economic data
OECD iLibrary Socio-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

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)
NBER Working Papers US National Bureau of Economic Research
OECD iLibrary OECD publications
ScienceDirect Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)
Scopus Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)
Web of Science Journal articles/academic publications (multidisciplinary)

Financial

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Database Information type
Amadeus Company financials (Europe)
Datastream (on terminal in Library) Company financials & stock markets
Fame Company financials (UK)
Global Company Intelligence Company financials
Global Data Power Company financials
IBFD Guides to European
Taxation
Tax research
Thomson One Banker Company financials & stock markets

Industry

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Database Information type
ABI/Inform Global Industry profiles
Business Source Complete Industry profiles (Marketline)
Factiva Industry profiles
IDS UK Employment information and analysis
Marketline Industry profiles
Mintel Market research reports (retail and leisure sectors)
Passport Industry profiles (consumer industries)
Statista Industry studies
Supply Chain Analysis Supply chain operations

Law

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

Market

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Database Information type
Global Data Power Market research reports (power and renewable energy)
Marketline Market research reports
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
Factiva 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