Business Databases

Databases by Title

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ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, country profiles, industry reports from Business Monitor International and First Research (under the Browse tab), and key newspapers such as The Wall Street JournalFinancial Times, and The Economist. Covers a wide range of business topics including accounting, finance, management, marketing and real estate. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including approximately 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over 100 journals and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. This resource is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Census data for the United States and Puerto Rico from 2000-present. Includes the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census, among other surveys. Download data or create thematic maps from any table that displays more than one geography of the same type (state, county, etc.).
Access: Available to everyone.

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Bloomberg Professional (In-Library Use Only)
Financial information, data, pricing and analyst reports for all publicly traded companies. Dealer quotes and data for all securities. Key global securities markets including equities, money markets, currencies, municipal, corporate/Euro/sovereign bonds, commodities, mortgage-backed securities, derivative products and governments. Analytic tools for researching and tracking market sectors as well as individual securities. Bloomberg Business News provides up-to-the-minute as well as archived news online.
User Guide: Please see our Using Bloomberg Professional page for information on Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) self-paced training.
Access: Bloomberg Professional is installed on three dual-monitor computers in the Business Library. Available on-campus only.

The Business Journals (American City Business Journals)
Local business news and information from 40 major metropolitan cities across the country. Select a city in the drop-down under Read the Current Weekly Edition to View Current Issue or access Past Digital Editions including Special Publications and the annual Book of Lists.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Business Premium Collection (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive business offering, comprising all content from: ABI/INFORM Collection; Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection; Asian and European Business Collection; Business Market Research Collection; and Entrepreneurship Database. With global coverage in business and economics, the collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and working papers, as well as trade publications, market research reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Scholarly, trade, and popular business publications covering all business disciplines. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. This resource is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

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Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator is a 501 (c) (3) public charity that provides performance metrics, income statements, compensation of leaders, and more. Free registration is required to view expanded features such as organization history and IRS Forms 990.
Access: Available to everyone.

Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters)
Accounting and tax research. The core of this resource is Thomson Reuters’ Federal Tax Coordinator 2nd and United States Tax Reporter. Also includes resources from Warren, Gorham, & Lamont (WGL). (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Registration is required to use the system.

Country Commercial Guides on Export.gov (International Trade Administration)
Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.
Access: Available to everyone.

CountryWatch
Textual and statistical sources on more than 190 countries. Country Reviews include demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information. Subscription also includes CountryWatch Data, Map Gallery, and more. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets (Conquest Systems, Inc.)
Provides simple and refined searching of the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Subjects include Banking, Finance and Insurance including Flow of Funds (Z.1); Energy Resources and Demand; Industry and Commerce; International; Population and Income; Prices and Cost of Living; Stocks and Commodities; and more. Users can search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels. (Dates vary)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Docuseek2
Discover, access, license, stream and share over 800 documentary and social issues films and videos. This database provides educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, MediaStorm, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV, Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films. Topics covered include business and economics, health care, humanities, performing arts, and social sciences. Docuseek2 supports the ability to create clips, playlists, and save searches of the films and videos available through this website.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Doing Business (The World Bank)
Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. The detailed subnational reports provide data on the ease of doing business, rank each location, and recommend reforms.
Access: Available to everyone.

D&B Business Browser (Dun & Bradstreet)
Formerly OneSource Global Business Browser. Provides robust intelligence on companies, executives, and industries, as well as news, analyst reports and SEC filings. Use the search boxes on the database homepage, or use the menu tabs to build custom lists or search for analyst reports by brokerage house, company, or industry.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Licensed for 10 simultaneous users.

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EconLit (EBSCO)
The American Economic Association’s electronic database. Contains more than 1.1 million records from 1886-present covering virtually every area related to economics. Includes journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers, and full-text book reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature. (Updated monthly)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

The Economist: Historical Archive (Cengage Learning)
Provides searchable, full-text access to every issue from 1843 to the present minus 5 years, covering political, business, scientific, technological, and cultural developments in the world. Features full-color images, multiple search indexes, the ability to browse issues by date, a gallery of front covers, and exportable financial tables. (Additional year added annually)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

EDGAR (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval). Anyone can access and download this information for free.
Access: Available to everyone.

Edison Research
The Resources page offers free downloads of all of Edison’s publicly-available research including The Infinite Dial, America’s longest running research series measuring digital platforms and their impact on the media landscape. Other reports include The Podcast Consumer, Moms and Media, and The Social Habit.
Access: Available to everyone.

Europa World Plus (Routledge)
Includes economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250 countries and global regions. Also provides comparative statistics as well as contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials, including 1,900 international organizations. Search or browse by country, region, organization, or people. Archival data since 2006 from the Europa World Year Book may be downloaded. (Updated continually)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Licensed for 4 simultaneous users.

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Factiva (Dow Jones)
Newspapers, trade and scholarly journals, TV and radio transcripts, and news wires from more than 200 countries in 26 languages. Information on publicly traded companies, industry ratios, trade associations, and relevant news articles is under the Companies/Markets tab. (Updated daily, dates vary by title)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Licensed for 3 simultaneous users.

FactSet (In-Library Use Only)
Provides access to financial data and analysis to monitor global markets, public and private companies, and equity and fixed income assets. FactSet Fundamentals provides users with a firm foundation for financial analysis of more than 67,000 public and private companies. FactSet Ownership provides global institutional, mutual fund, stakeholder, and float-related share ownership information with daily updates and history dating back to 1999. FactSet Information and Tools provides currency exchange rate, standard entity, and stock ownership summary.
Content: See our FactSet page for full content and data description.
Access: Restricted to Wisconsin School of Business faculty and currently enrolled students. FactSet is installed on three computers in the Business Library. Available on-campus only. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

Financial Times: Historical Archive 1888-2010 (Cengage Learning)
Complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2010. Every article, advertisement and market listing is included — shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. (Not updated)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.
Access: Available to everyone.

GuideStar
GuideStar is a 501 (c) (3) public charity that gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. Free account creation is required to view IRS Forms 990, Board Chair, and Board of Directors.
Access: Available to everyone.

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IBISWorld: Industry Reports
Market research reports on over 700 different industries in the United States, organized by NAICS code. The reports include key statistics, market segmentation, life cycle, regulation, market share, industry outlook, and more.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

IBISWorld: Procurement Reports
Includes over 900 reports on indirect purchasing lines and products. These reports show information on pricing environments, including key trends and forecasts, product characteristics, market share, supply chain vendors, and purchasing processes. In addition, the reports cover many different markets ranging from “fire doors” and “data mining services” to “explosives” and “language schooling.”
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

IMF eLibrary Data (International Monetary Fund)
Contains a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators including International Financial Statistcs (IFS) since 1948. Available indicators normally include a country’s exchange rate, Fund position, international liquidity, monetary statistics, interest rates, prices, production, labor, international transactions, government accounts, national accounts, and population. (Updated monthly)
Access: Available to everyone. IFS and IMF Data require a free online registration/sign in. You can view the IFS and other datasets without registering, but you only save and download data by registering.

IndustriusCFO Industry Metrics
Industry benchmarks for more than 2,000 industries down to individual counties and metropolitan areas. Median company income statement and balance sheet metrics, and financial ratios in liquidity, profitability, and asset efficiency. Choose the 1-year report for small, medium, and large company size metrics, or the 4-year report for longitudinal analysis with cash flow.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

IntelliConnect (CCH/Wolters Kluwer)
Full-text federal, state, and international tax information including legislation, reporters (Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Guide, U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter, state tax reporters, etc.), journals, treatises, and more. Provides business and finance materials such as Federal Securities Law Reporter, Blue Sky Law Reporter, Trade Regulation Reporter, FERC Reporter, and more. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Registration is required to use the system.

International Newsstand (ProQuest)
A collection of more than 600 of the world’s top newspapers and wire feeds from 1977-present. Includes titles such as The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and The Asian Wall Street Journal. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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J.P. Morgan Research (ProQuest)
The database features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Coverage is 2011 to current with a one week embargo. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive (ITHAKA)
Full-text journal database covering economics, finance, mathematics, political science, population/demography, and statistics. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue, depending on the title. Subscription packages include: Arts & Sciences I-XIV; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany I-II; Health & General Sciences; Ireland; Language & Literature; Music. (Updated irregularly)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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Kanopy
Kanopy is a video streaming platform which offers a broad collection that includes over 26,000 films and videos from 800 top producers such as BBC Active, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection/Janus films, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, The Great Courses, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber Edu, Media Education Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, New Day Films, PBS, Psychotheraphy.net, the DEFA Film Library’s (East) German Film Collection, and many more. Kanopy launches over 300 new releases per month. Films range from documentaries, independent and foreign films, must-see classics, and blockbuster movies. With regard to topic coverage, humanities and the arts represent the largest category, followed by education and media/communication. Other strong categories are the sciences, social sciences, and history. Search for films by title, subject, keywords, or browse by subject. Register with Kanopy to utilize features such as playlists, clips, sharing, embedding, and creating a watch list for future viewing. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact Kanopy and they will try to obtain the film for the database within several weeks.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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LearningExpress Library (EBSCO)
Each of several Learning Centers (elementary to college and graduate school level) offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and e-books for learners of all ages to improve test preparation and test-taking skills. Includes sections on prep for GED, U.S. citizenship, job search & workplace skills, courses for Spanish speakers, and other job market skill-building tools. Sample tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT are included in this database.
Access: This resource is licensed by BadgerLink/Department of Public Instruction for use by all Wisconsin residents. Patrons must create a username and password to access tests. UW-Madison users need to be on-campus to create an account, then can use it off-campus.

LexisNexis Academic
Legal, news, reference, and business sources such as international and U.S. newspapers, ethnic and regional news sources, magazines, wire services, newsletters, trade journals, law reviews, company and industry analyst reports, polls, almanacs, biographical tools, and broadcast transcripts. Use the Search by Subject or Topic drop-down menu for more options. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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Mergent Online
Database of over 10,000 U.S. public companies, over 18,000 international companies, and over 8,000 “dead stocks.” Country reports, custom reports and screening capabilities are also available. Up to the most recent 15 years of data, and up to the most recent 10 years of annual reports. (Updated Monthly)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Mintel Academic
In-depth reports from 2001-present that analyze market size and segmentation, consumer attitudes, and marketing strategies relative to hundreds of consumer products in the United States. Lifestyle reports such as “Green Marketing” and “Spending Habits of the Teen Consumer” are also available. (New reports issued monthly)
Access: All access requires a UW-Madison NetID to log in. You must be a current UW-Madison faculty member, student, or staff to use this database either on or off-campus.

Morningstar Direct (In-Library Use Only)
Provides complete coverage of Morningstar’s global investment database and analytics, including worldwide investment data and global market indexes. It has hundreds of financial variables including portfolio and ownership data for thousands of worldwide hedge-funds, open and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, insurance/life products, U.S. variable annuities and life policies, and 529 plans. It also includes details on 28,000 publicly traded stocks.
Access: Restricted to Wisconsin School of Business faculty and currently enrolled students. Morningstar Direct is installed on three computers in the Business Library. Available on-campus only. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

MyBestSegments (Nielsen)
The free Segment Details and ZIP Code Look-Up tools provide abbreviated snapshots of demographic and psychographic data at the ZIP code level.
Access: UW-Madison does not subscribe to this resource, but the free Segment Details and ZIP Code Look-Up tools are available to everyone.

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NAICS: North American Industry Classification System (U.S. Census Bureau)
NAICS (pronounced “nakes”) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. NAICS replaced the SIC system in 1997. Use the NAICS Search to find the 2-6 digit code for your industry.
Access: Available to everyone.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Mail (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), The San Francisco Chronicle, The Times of London, The Toronto Star, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and others
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. This resource is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

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OneSource Global Business Browser (Avention)
This resource was purchased by Dun & Bradstreet and is now accessible above in the ‘D’ database section as D&B Business Browser.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews (Oxford University Press)
Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks in 14 subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contain in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Subscription includes: Archaeology, Business and Management, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, and Religion.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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Political Handbook of the World (CQ Press)
Contains facts and analysis on the governmental and political makeup of more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world. Detailed profiles of more than 120 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies are also included.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal
Full text, fully searchable, of all issues of The Wall Street Journal from 1889 to the present minus 25 years. (Updated annually, present minus 25 years).
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

PsycINFO (ProQuest)
More than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports in the field of psychology. Covers the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, sociology, education, business, and law. Journal coverage begins in 1887 and includes international material in over 35 languages. (Updated weekly)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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ReferenceUSA (Infogroup)
Provides access to information on U.S. businesses and U.S. consumers. The business database includes data such as employee size, sales volume, geo-codes for mapping, contact details, franchise and brand information, judgments and bankruptcies, and credit rating scores. The consumer database includes comprehensive demographic and lifestyle attributes for any type of marketing or research.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. This resource is also available for use by all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

Richard K. Miller E-Book Collection (RKMA)
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (Updated daily)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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S&P Capital IQ (In-Library Use Only)
The S&P Capital IQ platform combines deep global company information, credit ratings and research, and market research with powerful tools for risk assessments. The web and Excel-based platform provides easy access to both real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions, and people worldwide.
Content: See our S&P Capital IQ page for full content and data description.
Access: Restricted to Wisconsin School of Business faculty and currently enrolled students. S&P Capital IQ is installed on four computers in the Business Library. Available on-campus only. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

Scopus (Elsevier)
Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database that covers science, technology, medicine, social sciences (including Business, Management, and Accounting), and arts and humanities.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification (U.S. Department of Labor)
Last updated in 1987 and replaced by NAICS in 1997, SIC codes are 2-4 digit codes that define specific industries in North America.
Access: Available to everyone.

Simmons OneView (Simmons Research)
U.S. consumer data including demographics, psychographics, product usage, spending behavior and media habits. The data is compiled from the Simmons National Consumer Study of U.S. adults age 18 and older which is conducted each year. (Updated annually)
User Guide: Please see our Tutorials and Help Pages for assistance with creating reports and interpreting the results.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Licensed for 4 simultaneous users.

Social Explorer
Current and historical U.S. census data and demographic information. Create maps and reports at all geographic levels including the state, county, census tract, block group, zip code and census place. Of special interest are the the entire US Census from 1790 to 2010, the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS). (Updated continuously)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Licensed for 3 simultaneous users.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Contains a number of specialized research networks in the social sciences such as Accounting, Corporate Governance, Finance, Management, Marketing, and more. The Abstract Database contains abstracts on over 135,100 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and the Electronic Paper Collection contains over 105,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

SpringerLink (Springer)
Provides full-text online access to Springer’s journals, E-books, reference works, and protocols included in our subscriptions and “preview-only” access to materials outside of our subscriptions. Subjects include: Biomedical Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences and Geography, Economics, Education & Language, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Law, Life Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, and Statistics.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Abstracting and indexing data for more than 5,000 federal statistical publications per year from 1973 to the present contained in ASI (American Statistics Index). Full text of more than 800 U.S. government statistical publications from 1995 to 1997, including the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Includes links to full-text documents on government Web sites (verified daily). (Updated monthly)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

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Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale Group)
Testing & Education Reference Center contains descriptions of 30,000 graduate and professional education programs in more than 300 academic disciplines offered by more than 1500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Corresponds to the six-volume Peterson’s Annual Guide to Graduate Study. Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals. Includes sample tests for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and more. (Updated annually)
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only. Browser compatibility: Use Internet Explorer or Firefox only (not Safari) to take practice tests on this site.

ThomasNet (Thomas Publishing)
Product information for about 157,000 North American manufacturing companies. Includes 135,000 trade names organized into 50,000 product classes. (Updated quarterly)
Access: Available to everyone.

Top Markets Series on Export.gov (International Trade Administration)
Economists and trade experts analyze and rank industry opportunities in key overseas markets. The reports provide a detailed assessment of the competitiveness landscape within a sector.
Access: Available to everyone.

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Value Line Investment Survey (Print Resource)
A comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. The Ratings & Reports section consists of one-page reports containing Value Line’s timeliness, safety, and technical ratings, financial and stock price forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years, an analyst’s written commentary, and more. The Summary & Index contains an index of all stocks in the publication as well as many up-to-date statistics to keep investors informed about the latest company results. It also contains a variety of stock “screens” designed to help investors identify companies with various characteristics. The Selection & Opinion section contains Value Line’s latest economic and stock market forecasts, one-page write-ups of interesting and attractive stocks, model portfolios, and financial and stock market statistics.
Call Number: Business Library Reference Collection HG4921 V3 R3

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Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
A combination of Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index – search the three databases independently or in any combination. Indexes more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing complete bibliographic data and author abstracts. Every item of significance is listed: articles, reviews, letters, notes, corrections, and editorials. Search by author, title, and institution; search by cited authors; or find articles sharing one or more cited reference. Live links to electronic journals with full text are included for some publishers.
Access: Available to anyone on-campus. Available off campus for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff only.

World Bank Data
Comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe, including hundreds of indicators that go back 50 years. Databases include: World Development Indicators; Global Development Finance; Africa Development Indicators; Global Economic Monitor; Doing Business; Education Statistics; Health, Nutrition and Population Statistics, Millennium Development Indicators; Gender Statistic; and Actionable Governance Indicators. (Updates ongoing)
Access: Available to everyone.

World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
Contains overviews of each country in the world, including brief data on geography, people, government, economy, membership in international organizations, communications, and defense forces. Maps and flags may be viewed in various formats. (Updated annually)
Access: Available to everyone.

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