Finance Databases

For a subject overview: Finance Guide

Key databases for Finance  
Business Source Premier via Ebsco (1922 to present)
Aggregation of business and management journals, indexes and abstracts. Includes many full text scholarly journals. Provides company profiles for the world's 5,000 largest companies.
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Proquest Central (formerly Proquest 5000) (1923 to present)
Multidisciplinary database ,indexes and abstracts over 10,090 publications, full-text coverage beginning as early as 1986. This is a combination of Proquest's selected databases including ABI/INFORM,ProQuest Asian Business & ProQuest European Business.
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Econlit Fulltext via Ebsco (1886 - present)
Includes Econlit indexing from 1886 - present, and fulltext for some journals from 1969, bibliographic references, abstracts to articles in journals, books, higher degree theses, articles from collective volumes (eg conference proceedings, research papers), book reviews and economic working papers.
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A database for scientific research in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences including economics & business.
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Expanded Academic ASAP via Infotrac (1980 to present)
Contains an index and abstracts to over 1500 journals including the full-text of 520 journals indexed. Topics covered include economics & business related issues.
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Web of Science
Contains Science Citation Index Expanded 1945 - present, Social Sciences Citation Index 1956 - present, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index from 1975. Enables cited reference searching for tracking a paper's influence.
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JSTOR (Dates vary - many from the 1800s)
Access to the full text of journals from a wide range of disciplines including economics & business.
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Factiva provides Australian and international news, commentary, pictures in addition to company information and share price data. The database contains more than 8,000 overseas and Australian newspaper and newswire publications.
For Australian news sources, the Fairfax publications archive includes The Sydney Morning Herald 1986+, Australian Financial Review 1987+, BRW 1989+, and the News Limited archive includes The Australian 1996+.
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15 concurrent users only. Also use Proquest Newsstand databases for international & recent Australian news coverage.
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Proquest Newsstand databases
Search a wide range of international and Australian newspapers in ANZ Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand, and Proquest Newsstand. ANZ Newsstand covers Australian and New Zealand newspapers published by Fairfax Australia and News Ltd, AAP newswires and ABC transcripts.
Key titles included: The Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Australian (2001- ), Canberra Times (21/5/2007 -), Courier Mail (Feb 2001 -), Sun Herald (1/9/1996 - ), Sunday Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Sydney Morning Herald (1/8/1996). Content list.
Use Factiva for access to ANZ titles prior to these dates. Australian content
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Google Scholar
Free to all, but much of the material it finds is not freely available without a subscription. By using this link to Google Scholar, you can get access to the full-text of articles in journals to which the Library subscribes.
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More databases useful for Finance (A-Z)  
ABS Statistics
The Statistics section of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) web site provides access to the full range of ABS statistical and reference information. Australian content
Annual Reports Online via Aspect Huntley (1995 - present)
Annual reports dating back to 1995 for all ASX listed/de-listed companies. All ASX-lodged announcements from October 1998, including prospectuses. Australian content
Connect 4
Australian publicly listed company information. Access to New Issues 1998 - present, Boardroom, , and Bidder & target statements 1997 - present. Australian content
DatAnalysis Premium
Provides fundamental equity data for listed and delisted companies including revenue and expense breakdowns, financial ratios, growth rates, balance sheet and cashflow data, director buying and selling announcements, company appointments and resignations, merger and acquisition activity and annual reports. All data can be downloaded to Microsoft Excel.Australian content
Hoovers Company Records
Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leading provider of corporate data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more. Access to International Financial Statistics package only
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Major provider of Australian & global industry market research. Access to four modules -
Industry Market Research tab: Australia Industry Reports (ANZSIC,) Global Industry Reports, Australia Specialized Industry Reports.
Industry Risk Ratings tab: Australia Business Environment Profiles Australian content
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IMF eLibrary Data
Time series database produced by the International Monetary Fund. It provides statistics for a wide range of economics and financial indicators. Data covered includes: national accounts, balance of payments, interest rates, government finance, exchange rates & commodity prices (Australian and global information). The International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics online databases are now freely accessible online.
Registration required to save and download data
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OECD iLibrary
Comprises full text access to book collections, journal articles, reference titles and statistical databases in School of Business
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OECD iLibrary Getting Started [pdf]
Company, Industry, and Country information.
Content is produced by an internal team of analysts, drawing on primary and secondary research and prepared under an established methodology thats been tried and tested over 10 years.

New Premium Analytical Tools: Company Report Generator, Financial Deals Tracker, Investment Tracker and Company Prospector. How-to videos
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Passport (Euromonitor)
Personal registration required
Global market research database, providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.
Use Firefox, Chrome or Safari as your browser, as Internet Explorer 7 & 8 is not supported, and higher versions of IE are not supported on Windows touch-screen devices. Accessing Passport from mobile devices is also not currently supported.
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WARC: World Advertising Research Centre
Case Studies that reveal campaign strategies, Topics & Trends articles and best practice guides, in-depth reports on major brand owners, News & Opinion conference reports from all key events influencing the market world, major news & industry trends ,Forecast & Data comprehensive historic & forecast advertising expenditure data with global media cost data.
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