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Business

Useful resources for finding academic literature for Business.

ABI/INFORM Complete

Access information: Available on campus. Off campus access available using the VPN.
Description: Approximately 5,000 full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, and key newspapers, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. It is one of the most comprehensive business databases offering nearly 3,900 full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.
Coverage: 1950s onwards.

 

 

 

Bankscope is a key resource

Bankscope

Access information: Access on and off-campus. Choose University of Edinburgh from list then click Select button
Description: Bankscope combines widely-sourced data allowing searching and analysis of banks - comprehensive information on banks - across the globe. It can be used to research and analyse individual banks, and find banks with specific profiles.
Coverage: Bankscope has up to 16 years of detailed accounts for each bank.
 

 

 

 

Business Source Complete is a key resource

Business Source Complete

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: The world’s largest full text business database, Business Source Complete provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1000 peer-reviewed business publications. This database provides full text for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals. Updated daily.
Coverage: 1922-present.

 

 

Datastream Advance

Access Information:

Available in the uCreate suite on the first floor of the Main Library.

Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access: datalib@ed.ac.uk.

Business School students and staff should contact the Business School Hub: Hub@business-school.ed.ac.uk.

Description:

Historical share price and other market, economic and accounting data for listed companies and macroeconomic data. Datasets from developed and emerging markets with coverage most complete for the UK.

Datastream Advance information from the Data Library

Coverage: 1965 - present (varies).

 

Dissertations & Theses A&I: Business

Access information: on and off campus
Description: Business sub-section of the full-text database of doctoral dissertations and master's theses from more than 500 North American and worldwide institutions.
Coverage: From 1861 to date.

 

Ecoinvent

Access Information: Access on and off campus via username and password
Description: Ecoinvent - an association supported by the Swiss Federal Offices is the world’s leading supplier of consistent and transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) datasets. Ecoinvent database version 3.2 offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services.
Note: This database will upgrade during Summer 2016 to v3.3 which will include a first part of the World Food LCA Database.  http://www.quantis-intl.com/microsites/wfldb/

 

Econlit

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The database version of Journal of Economic Literature and Index of Economic Articles indexing international literature in the field of economics. Abstracts are included.
Coverage: From 1886 to date.

 

Access information:

Available via Economist.com.

Available via Factiva: click on ‘Source’ and select Economist from A-Z list.

Description: Full text of the weekly publication which covers international politics and business news and opinion.
Coverage:

Economist.com: Full text from July 19 1997 to the present.

Factiva: Full text from 4th January 1981 to present.

 

 

 

Emerald Intelligence is a key resource

Emerald Intelligence

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description:

Access to over 130 MCB University Press journals. Full text available for many journals. Option to search subscribed content only.

The journals cover general management, human resource management, information management, library & information services, marketing, operations, production & economics, property, quality, training and education and engineering & material science.

 
 

 

 

Factiva is a key resource

Factiva

Access information:

Available on campus.  Edinburgh College of Art must use VPN or wireless access due to a technical issue 17/11/16.    Also available off campus via the VPN - see link above.

Cookies must be enabled on your browser.

Description: Provides business news and information together with Reuters Fundamentals and D&B company profiles. It contains more than 35,000 authoritative sources including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires. Also includes most world press including UK national and regional press and trade magazines. Content by freelance writers, some features and supplements may not be available.
Coverage: Click on the info icon next to each publication for coverage information and update schedules.
Additional Information: User Guide

 

 

 

FAME is a key resource

Fame

Access information: Access on and off-campus.  Choose University of Edinburgh from list then click Select button.
Description:

Detailed financial information of all UK and Irish companies updated monthly with up to 10 years of data.

FAME allows you to search by any combination of over 300 criteria including: geographic location, SIC code or activity description, number of employees, statement items, ratios, credit score/rating, legal form, year of incorporation, holding company/subsidiary.

Company comparisons can be achieved using the Peer Analysis option whilst the Statistical Analysis option allows you to produce market sector reports.

 

 

Finance and market datasets

Access information: Varies with resource/product.
Description: Annual reports and company accounts; stock exchange and banking analysis; current and historical global information.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Business and Management Collection.  The collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes, and may be included in Moodle, Blackboard and other Online Learning Environments.

 

IBISWorld

Access information:

Access on or off campus.

Description:

IBISWorld is an online industry intelligence solution.  Each of its industry reports provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market; supply chain information; forecasts; risk scores; operating strengths and weaknesses; analysis of external drivers; major player market strategies; and industry profit and costs benchmarks. Reports are updated 1-4 times per year depending on how fast moving the industry is ensuring the most up to date research possible.  In addition to coursework/assignments, these reports would be of use to students researching industries for placements, future careers (including start up research) and interview preparation.  A user guide can be downloaded here.

Coverage: Covering over 400 UK industries at SIC L5, over 700 US industries at NAICS L5 and over 250 China industry reports.
Trial Access:

We are trialling access to this database during 2016 please continue to complete the trial feedback form if you would like the subscription to continue beyond 2016.  Access in 2016 has been funded by the Careers Service, the Business School and the Library.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Produced by the British Library of Political and Economic Science, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research focusing on the four core social science subjects of anthropology, economics, politics, and sociology. IBSS includes over 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 book and chapter records are included each year. Abstracts are provided for around 80% of all current journal articles and users can link to the full text of articles in journals subscribed to by the University of Edinburgh.

Userguide: http://proquest.libguides.com/IBSS

 

Access Information: Freely available
Description: Access to RePEc's (Research Papers in Economics) collection of about 1.2 million on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software from 75 countries. Freely available full-text download for many.
 

 

 

JSTOR is a key resource

Access information: Access on campus or off campus.
Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
  Each title is listed in DiscoverED.
  The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1-15; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland.  The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.

 

 
Access information: Access on and off-campus. Choose University of Edinburgh from drop down list to login.
Description: Market intelligence information. Key Note Ltd is a long-established market research publisher providing business information to corporate and academic customers throughout the UK. 
Note: No new content has been added since May 2016.  The Library is trialling similar content via Mintel between August and November 2016.

 

 

Description: Marketline Advantage, now owned by Informa, aims to sort through data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries and countries across the world. with great breadth of coverage. It claims to cut the data padding and present information in easy to digest formats, so users can absorb key facts in minutes rather than hours. 34,000+ companies, updated annually, 5,000+ Industry Profiles, updated annually 110 Country Profiles, updated annually, Country Statistics Database covering 205 countries and 46 political and geographic groupings 50,000+ financial deals published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 60,000+ news articles published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 75+ company-focused Case Studies added annually.
   
Access information: On and off campus. Login via Academic Sign In and UK federation.
Description: Access to over 23,000 UK and international news and business sources, financial and market reports, biographical data and thousands of legal and regulatory services. Includes Company Dossier which delivers company information on 100 million international companies and executives.

Nikkei Telecom

Access information: 2 concurrent users.  Access on and off campus.
Description: Nikkei Telecom is an essential resource for various kinds of studies such as economics, politics, sociology and Japanese language. It gives access to a great number of Nikkei newspaper articles from 1975 to the present. The database also contains hundreds of daily news articles in English published by Nikkei Inc. and Dow Jones & Company Inc. An English Archive Search is available for Nikkei Asian Review and major Nikkei newspaper articles. In addition to news articles, Nikkei Telecom offers various aspects of business information related to Japanese economy, such as profile information of major Japanese companies, personnel information of executives, Nikkei's survey data, macroeconomic statistics, etc.
Coverage: 1975 to the present

Orbis

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: Orbis is an umbrella product that incorporates data held on Fame, Amadeus, Bankscope, Zephyr. Orbis contains comprehensive information on companies worldwide, with an emphasis on private company information. Use it to research individual companies, search for companies by profile, analyse companies. Orbis contains information on both listed and unlisted companies.
Coverage: The University subscription for Orbis is limited to information for companies in the category 'Very large company' that have operating revenue >= $130 million US, total assets >= $260 million US, employees >= 1000

Osiris is a key resource

Osiris

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides financial information on 55,000 listed and major unlisted/delisted companies worldwide (43,000 are non-US companies). The information includes: standardised and "as reported" financials (including restated reports), SEC filings, detailed earnings estimates including recommendations, ownership, stock data, news and ratings.
Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: Complete text of scholarly books published by Oxford University Press in the subject areas below.
Coverage: Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion, Social Work and Sociology. We have access to over 10,700 e-books.

Passport (Euromonitor International) is a key resource

Passport (Euromonitor International)

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides online access to business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources, with breadth and depth of international coverage. It is especially useful for studying entry into new country markets, the launch of new products and services targeted to new consumer market segments, benchmarking companies against competitors or investigating the growth potential of specific industry sectors. Complete reports can be generated.
Coverage: 205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52.
Note: First time users will be asked to register

ProQuest Business Package is a key resource

Access information. Access on and off campus.
Description. Based on ABI/INFORM Complete, this database has speciality business subject resources for accounting / tax, public finance, investment/financial management, banking, compliance / governance, enterprise / innovation, economics and Asian business.

PsycINFO

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description:

American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

Detailed information about PsycINFO

Coverage: Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 25 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1987 to the present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network
Access information: Access on campus.
Description: ReportLinker is a professional search engine which gives you access to an exclusive database of 1.2 million market reports. Find and download unlimited official industry reports, company profiles and market statistics.
Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Online collection of approximately 8000 papers drawn from around 600 books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
Coverage: All content published to end of 2016.
Access information: Available on and off-campus. Choose Login via UK federation. Also requires separate registration with UK Data Service
Description: The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC and delivered by the UK Data Service to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.
Coverage: 1971 - present

Additional information:

Please refer to the Data Library for more information on statistics and data.

WARC - World Advertising Research Center

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Services provide intelligence from more than 50 international sources including Admap, Advertising Association, IPA, Account Planning Group, Effie Worldwide, ESOMAR, Euromonitor and Futures Company/Yankelovic. In all areas of marketing communications the service has over 25,000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries, best practice papers, practical guides, daily news and more.
Note: Userguide located at http://www.warc.com.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/UserGuide.info

Web of Science is a key resource

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