Stock market data

“Stockmarket,” Public Domain, source: Wikimedia.

A number of library business resources got a refresh for fall.  Here’s a roundup of some additions and changes:

Mergent Online

Mergent Online from FTSE Russell has added content to our campus subscription.  The descendant of the well-worn Moody’s Handbooks and Dun & Bradstreet reports covering industries and stocks, and bonds, Mergent Online offers both numeric data and narrative analysis of companies and industries.  Researchers have long trusted Mergent Online for:

  • In-depth and up-to-date analysis of 30 industry sectors, including media, renewable energy, health care, biotechnology, and retail.
  • U.S. and international public and private company profiles, including details such as the number of employees and shareholders, subsidiaries, and corporate financials and earnings ratios.
  • A powerful executive search with criteria such as compensation tenure, education, and age.

FTSE Russell has just added the following resources to our campus subscription, expanding your access to international companies and markets:

  • Global company financials
  • Global equity pricing
  • Global company data
  • Global annual reports
  • News and web content
  • Ownership data
  • Executive profiles
  • SEC and SEDAR filings
  • Mergent macroeconomic database is now a subsidiary of FTSE Russell.  You may know the “FTSE” (Financial Times Stock Exchange) or “Footsie” index of the top 100 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange.  FTSE Russell publishes analytics on markets worldwide and is itself a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.  So we anticipate even more changes to Mergent Online as it develops more of a British accent and international flavor.  Er, flavour.

Henry Stewart Talks Videos

The Walton College of Business provides a subscription to the Henry Stewart Talks: Business and Management Collection of video lectures and case studies to campus.  Covering six main topic areas of finance and accounting; global business management; management, leadership and organization; marketing and sales; strategy; and technology and operations, HSTalks videos feature interviews with leading industry experts as well as faculty from around the globe.

The Libraries have recently added records for more than 1200 of these videos to the online catalog, making it easy for you to locate specific videos in the catalog or in QuickSearch.  Try a keyword search for a topic such as “business ethics” or “consumer research” and limit your search to video to find these and other videos.

Limit to video in online catalog

Limit your search to the video collection for these and other films on your topic

So – we had to know – who exactly is Henry Stewart and why is he doing all this talking?  Well there was a Henry Stewart who married Mary, Queen of Scots but in this case Henry Stewart is a UK publishing firm specializing in business and management books and journals.

Business Market Research Collection

The ProQuest database may have slipped by you as it is a component of the gigantic ProQuest Central database.  But the Business Market Research Collection is worth a separate look-see as it offers some important information sources not readily available in other library databases.

Hoover’s Company Records are easy to browse or search in this database.  If you are not familiar with Hoover’s,  this Dun & Bradstreet  service offers detailed, current, pithy, and even witty reports on more than 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, summary financials, competitors, officers, and more.  Reports average about 15-20 pages in length and offer an extremely useful list of key competitors with gross revenue data.

Hoover's Company Profile excerpt for Whatburger

Hoover’s Company Profile excerpt for a certain hamburger stand

You will also find briefings and reports prepared by OxResearch in the Business Market Research Collection. These daily briefings, country studies. individual profiles, and research studies cover trade, political, and economic developments worldwide.  And yes, they are produced by Oxford Analytica, a company whose name you may recognize from social media news.

Like many other ProQuest databases, Business Market Research Collection is supported in part by the Arkansas State Library Traveler Project. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

And so much more…

Explore our business and economics databases by browsing our database offerings by subject or check out our research guides for specific class assignments or broad topic areas.  Not finding the information you need?  Ask a librarian by text, phone, chat, email, or in-person. We can’t wait to do business with you.