SMU Online Resources

Subject: Business and Economics

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ABI/INFORM complete
Description:  ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry: Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
American FactFinder
Description:  American FactFinder is a data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retrieve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
BBC news, country profiles
Description:  "Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives." -- Home page
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Bigcharts
Description:  An online charting and investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools like interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, intraday stock screeners, as well as market news & commentary.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Board analyst
Description:  Provides a range of screening tools and access to comparative data across firms and individual directors previously impossible with any other tool, along with a unique, investment oriented rating system that ties it all together.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Budget of the United States Government
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Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Business insights global
Description:  Gale Business Insights: Global contains the following content and features: Case studies from Gale CaseBase and from additional publishers; Interactive LiveCharts for economic and business indicators; Inline article content; Global company, country, and industry overviews, as well as interactive rankings and stats, with quick links to associated news, case studies and academic journal articles; Global industry research reports for specific industries within specific countries; Academic journal articles, periodical articles, news articles, newswires and other news media; Topic overviews on major areas of international business; Company histories and market share data.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Business source complete
Description:  Collection of bibliographic and full text content, including ndexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals back to 1886. Also includes searchable cited references for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
BuyUSA.gov
Description:  A site to assist U.S. companies in finding international business partners in worldwide markets. Also serves companies located outside of the United Stataes looking for U.S. suppliers of products and services. Offers resources including market research, trade bulletins, newsletters, seminar information, local contact data, and export assistance center partners.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Catalog of federal domestic assistance
Description:  Identifies and describes specific government assistance opportunities such as loans, grants, counseling, and procurement contracts available under many agencies and programs.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Checkpoint
Description:  RIA Checkpoint is a tax and accounting research system that includes primary legal sources, selective secondary news sources, the complete Warren Gorham & Lamont Treatises Library, tax calculators, and many other resources related to the study and practice of taxation, accounting, and corporate finance.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Congressional Research Service reports
Description:  Site includes selected Congressional Research Service reports. Reports may be accessed through subject listings, or may be located through keyword searching.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
EconLit
Description:  EconLit is the American Economic Association's electronic bibliography of economic literature. EconLit is an expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) indexes of journals, books, and dissertations. In addition, EconLit includes citations to articles in collective volumes indexed in the annual volumes of the Index of Economic Articles, articles from over 250 journals not indexed in JEL, and the full-text of JEL book reviews. EconLit also incorporates the Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics (AWPE) database licensed from Cambridge University Press.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Economía y negocios
Description:  Economía y Negocios is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados). This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics. Search functionality is enhanced through the incorporation of author keywords supplied in Spanish and English. More than 60,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for over 200 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere. Active titles include Revista de la CEPAL, Revista de Administraçao, Estudios Empresariales, and Agroeconómico.
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Factiva
Description:  Provides worldwide full text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich Web sites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, historical market data.
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Fed in print
Description:  "A database of Federal Reserve System economic research."
Access:  Internet (General Access)
FedBizOpps
Description:  "FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet ... commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community."
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
FITA
Description:  Links to trade associations and boards of trade and information about services of the Federation; also has links to the site in Spanish and French and links to translations into other European languages.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Description:  Presents the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), based in Rome, Italy. Notes that the international organization is devoted to raising levels of nutrition and standards of living, improving agricultural productivity, and bettering the conditions of rural populations. Provides access to various statistical databases compiled by the FAO, including agricultural production indices, international trade statistics, and commodity balances. Offers access to FAO reports on agriculture, economics, fisheries, forestry, nutrition, and sustainable development. Discusses FAO partnership programs and includes a calendar of conferences, summits, and related events. Contains a site search engine, news items, a photo file, job listings, and information on FAO publications. Links to regional offices and French, Arabic, and Spanish versions of site information.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Foreign consular offices in the United States
Description:  
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
FRASER
Description:  Web site maintaining scanned images of historical serial business and economic statistical publications, and individual monographs. A companion to the FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) database, both maintained under the auspices of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
FRED
Description:  FRED provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, and regional economic data for the United States.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
GAO reports
Description:  Index to abstracts and full-text of GAO reports and testimony from January 1, 1970 to the present, with links to available electronic reports. These reports contain the findings, audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs done at the request of congressional committees or members, or to fulfill GAO specifically mandated or basic legislative requirements.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Gartner
Description:  Provides access to thousands of up-to-date research articles written by analysts from Gartner, a premier Information Technology research and advisory firm. Articles available include technology news, research reports, and business and market analysis, product descriptions and comparisons, information on trends, and a calendar of upcoming conferences and events for IT managers, specialists, and business interests.
Access:  Internet (valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Global insight
Description:  Provides comprehensive coverage of regional, national, and global economic, financial, and commodity information. Includes historical data on macroeconomic variables such as national income accounts, balance of payments, foreign debt, interest and exchange rates, money supply and employment. Access is provided to the "Country Intelligence" and "Data Applications" services.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Global road warrior
Description:  Provides international travelers with information on 175 countries. Topics include country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Historical annual reports
Description:  Database offers corporate annual reports for U.S. companies from 1884 to the present. Key data (financial, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, auditor, and related companies) are indexed in the citation and can be searched. Reports can be browsed by company name, industry or date. Cross-searchable to other historical periodical databases
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Hoover's online
Description:  Provides company profiles, corporate directory (searchable by company name, industry, ticker symbol, sales, location), market quotes, and business news. Includes Hoover's company profile database. Also provides hypertext links to over 5000 company Web sites.
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International data base (IDB)
Description:  An online data bank containing statistical tables of demographic data for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. Allows users to download aggregated or parsed data, types of which reflect population, fertility, birth, growth, age, gender, migration, life expectancy, and mortality. Covers 1950 to present with projections to 2050.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Job & career accelerator
Description:  Job & Career Accelerator is an integrated online career and job search platform. Comprehensive Career Information: A fully integrated interest assessment, career exploration, and job search platform that helps job seekers explore careers that match their interests and expectations. Powerful Resume Creation: Resume Builder, packed with more than 120 model resumes.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
LearningExpressLibrary
Description:  Online guide to test preparation in basic skills and career advancement. Access to over 800 online practice tests. Prepare for college and graduate school admissions test including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Also includes preparation tests for US citizenship.
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LexisNexis academic
Description:  Provides access to various databases, including current news, business information, company directories, federal and state laws, regulations, legal cases, medical and reference publications.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Library of economics and liberty
Description:  Includes classic and modern economics books online, columns and articles, suggested readings, and related works in history, political theory and philosophy, fully searchable. Includes data sets, brief articles, annotated bibliographies, and links to online resources.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent bank & finance news reports
Description:  "Coverage of more than 3,000 banks, savings and loans, mutual funds, insurance companies, and real estate investment trusts, as well as 6,500 unit investment trusts."--Mergent News Reports page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent dividend record (Tuesday)
Description:  Report of dividends from publicly traded stocks.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent industrial news reports
Description:  Comprehensive business and financial information on nearly 2,000 top industrial corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and regional U.S. exchanges.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent international news reports
Description:  "A wide-ranging collection of information on more than 13,000 non-U.S. companies in 97 countries ."--Mergent news reports page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent municipal & government news reports
Description:  "A broad compendium of financial profiles and bond data for nearly 9,000 U.S. municipal entities, including states, cities, counties, towns, universities, hospitals and other local authorities."--Mergent news reports page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent online
Description:  Subscription includes: U.S. Company Data; International Company Data; U.S. Company Archives; International Company Archives; U.S. Annual Reports; International Annual Reports; U.S. HSD Equity Pricing (20+ Years History); International HSD Equity Pricing (20+ Years History); Unadjusted Equity Pricing; Research Reports; Standardized Financials; Standardized Financial Transparency; Factsheets Plus; Institutional Holdings; Insider Trades; Expanded Long-Term Debt; Executive Biographies; Competitor Reports; Industry Reports (North America); Industry Reports (Asia Pacific); Industry Reports (Europe); Industry Reports (Latin America)
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Mergent OTC industrial news reports
Description:  "A directory covering over 2,500 industrial NASDAQ (National Markets System) companies."--Mergent news reports page, viewed July 8, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent OTC unlisted news reports
Description:  "Concise reports on more than 2,200 public unlisted companies."--Mergent news reports page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent public utility news reports
Description:  A "comprehensive resource for business and financial information on U.S. public utilities."--Mergent news reports page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mergent transportation news reports
Description:  "A unique and definitive resource on major public air, rail, freight, shipping and oil pipeline companies."--Mergent news reports page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Mintel reports
Description:  Offers research reports covering European, UK-specific, and US consumer markets. The reports analyse market drivers, sizes and trends, market segmentation, along with consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. The reports are supplemented by brief digests of relevant recent events, UK and US demographic and economic statistics and useful lists.
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Nations of the world
Description:  Annotated compendium of sources accessible on the Web. Links, compiled by the Law Library of Congress, provide access to primary documents, legal commentaries, and general government information about specific nations and associated jurisdictions. These legal resources include information on the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
NBER working paper series
Description:  NBER researchers initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists in academic institutions, business, government, and the business media around the world. Nearly 700 NBER Working Papers are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals.
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NetAdvantage
Description:  Brings together through a single interface nine of the most popular Standard & Poor's publications: Stock Reports, Industry Surveys, Corporation Records, Register, Stock Guide, Bond Guide, Earnings Guide, The Outlook, and Dividend Record.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Passport GMID
Description:  Euromonitor International's Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an online business information system providing business intelligence on industries, countries, and consumers. It offers integrated access to statistics, reports, insightful comment and business information sources. Coverage is global, more than 200 countries are researched.
Access:  Internet (valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Patent full-text databases
Description:  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Web Patent Full-Text Databases include the full text of all patents granted since 1976, and the patent number, issue date, and current US classification for all patents granted from 1790 through 1975. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
PRARS
Description:  PRARS provides company financials, including annual reports, prospectuses or 10k's on over 3,600 public companies without charge to the investing public.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Project Muse
Description:  Provides full-text online access to all journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
RAND Corporation (Reports and bookstore)
Description:  Search over 10,000 reports published by the RAND Corporation since 1946 and purchase documents published since 1998 through their bookstore along with a free download option. Catalogs and subject area bibliographies available for download and are commonly used by libraries and other institutions to review RAND's extensive inventory.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Redbooks
Description:  Database contains detailed profiles of nearly 18,000 U.S. and international advertising agencies, including accounts represented by each agency, fields of specialization, breakdown of gross billings by media, contact information on agency personnel and more. Users can research advertising trends and find jobs or internships in advertising and related fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Regional business news
Description:  Collection of full text newswires which incorporates news information from all over the world. Included in this database are A&G Information, Africa News Service, Inter Press Service, Resource News International, South American Business, M2 Communications, PR Newswire, Business Newswire, Canadian Corporate News, News Bytes News Network and Phillips Business Information Highlights. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
RePEc
Description:  RePEc is a collaborative effort of over 100 volunteers in about 25 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. At the heart is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Social sciences citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Statistical abstract of the U.S
Description:  The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Coverage: 1885 to present.
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Texas Secretary of State
Description:  Features state election resources (results going back to 1992, election law opinions, etc.), State business filings, State regulatory resources and information made available by the Texas Border and Mexican Affairs Division.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Thomas register of American manufacturers
Description:  This basic source for identification of U.S. manufacturers is arranged by product in a large multi-volume set.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Thomson ONE
Description:  Allows searching across multiple electronic financial databases to access key financials, ratios, earning estimates, market data and source documents for over 65,000 active and inactive global companies. Requires use of Internet Explorer.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
Description:  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, presents the U.S. Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), a searchable database that allows users to perform basic, Boolean, and free form searches for U.S. trademarks. The database contains pending, registered, and dead U.S. federal trademarks. TESS contains more than 3 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC Filings & forms (EDGAR))
Description:  Contains electronic filings from 1994 to the Securities and Exchange Commission that are available to the public.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Description:  Contains global and internationally comparable statistics on education, literacy, science, technology, culture and communication. The Data Centre contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Value Line (Research center)
Description:  The Research Center encompasses a suite of Value Line's information services covering the following types of securities: Common stocks of small, mid and large-cap companies, Stocks of emerging growth companies, Mutual funds, Stock and stock index options, and Convertible securities. SMU also subscribes to the Value Line ETF Survey.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
World Bank (Data & Statistics)
Description:  Includes tables with basic information extracted from the World Development Indicators relating to the population, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance for 206 countries. Also includes full-text reports produced by the World Bank.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
World heritage
Description:  Web site for the World Heritage Centre, a UNESCO organization devoted to the protection of the cultural and natural heritage.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
World history collection
Description:  Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Contains cover-to-cover full text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964. Information sources cover a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, and more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Searchable cited references are also included in this database.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
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