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In the Indexes and Databases listed below, you may locate information about a particular company by searching on the company's name or in some instances its stock ticker number. A wide variety of information can be found in these sources.

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MNCAT Discovery Duluth

Library Catalog
Search for books, government documents, reference books, videos and periodicals available in the Kathryn A. Martin Library using MNCAT Discovery. 


Find over 300 MILLION books, government documents, videos found in thousands of libraries. THIS IS OUR BEST SOURCE FOR FINDING AND ORDERING MATERIALS THROUGH OUR FREE INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE. Interlibrary Loans often require 1-3 weeks or more to fulfill.

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Google Book Search
With this exciting service, search for any keywords and discover which books are highly ranked for them. You may be able to find and read a few pages of the the scanned book in context.


Amazon Books
Find new and used books to buy, often with "look inside" and reviews and ratings.


eBooks on EBSCOhost
Access thousands of recently published books in electronic format, many business related. Each book is listed in the Library Catalog with a link to its location in eBooks on EBSCOhost. Only one person at our institution can view a particular book at a time—another user trying to view the same book will get a "busy" message—and readers can check out an electronic book for 48 hours. The first time you try to check out eBooks on EBSCOhost you must create a free account. On the main eBooks on EBSCOhost screen proceed to "Create Account" and follow the on-screen instructions.

MNCAT All Campus Catalog

All-University Catalog Book Search
Search all U of MN campuses just as you would our campus. You can mark "Get-It" for any circulating book held at any campus, including UMD, and it will be pulled and held for you at our Circulation desk. You will be notified by email. UMD requests are usually filled within one day and requests from other campuses can take 2 to 4 working days. This is faster than Inter Library Loan as there is no intermediary processing your request. This is available for faculty, staff and students. FREE! All University of Minnesota book resources are now at your finger tips!

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Business and Company Resource Center

Business & Insights Essentials
Company & industry news linked to electronic reference books. Contains histories, market shares, rankings, industry surveys, and investment reports.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier
Full text of over 3,400 business periodicals. This is our largest business database. It provides our best access to scholarly journals. It also has special reports, including "SWOT" analysis. Note the green "company profiles" tab, which will allow you to access over 5,000 Datamonitor Company Profiles.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar
Indexes scholarly literature. Strong in the areas of medicine, engineering, the sciences, and business. Provides relevancy rankings based on the citation patterns of the articles.  Sources are linked to Library electronic holdings via "Find It."


Westlaw News
Offers searching of court rules, statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, and U.S. Supreme Court briefs, among others. Search by keywords or browse by content, materials or topic. Westlaw also contains more than 4,900 News and business information publications. This is a key source for news and trade publications. Also, be sure to look at the Hoover's Company Profiles, in the news section of Westlaw.


ProQuest News
Contains the full text of newspaper articles from over 350 titles. Provides our only source of electronic access to the Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)
Contains the full-text Wall Street Journal which has extensive coverage of stock markets, finance, investments and business-oriented news. This database version from Proquest includes business news and analysis, company news, regular columns, special reports, articles on the national and world economy, editorials and opinion, interviews, and Reuters news stories. Excludes charts and free standing tabular data, such as stock tables and other exchange listings.  
Full text coverage: Jan 2, 1984 - current

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Academic Search Premier
An interdisciplinary index to academic journals; provides full-content for over 3400 titles. Many business topics can be researched here in cross disciplinary literature.

Duluth News Tribune

Duluth News Tribune
A searchable archive of the Duluth News-Tribune, with complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local businesses, business people, state industries, and economic issues. Covers 11/1995 - present.

Expanded Academic Index

Expanded Academic Index
An interdisciplinary index to approximately 1,896 scholarly and general-interest journals covering the humanities, social sciences and non-technical general science subject areas. It includes some business sources. Bibliographic citations, some with abstracts, approximately 47% of articles are full-text.
1980 - Present 

MasterFile Premier

MasterFile Premier
Contains popular and general interest magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. Many business topics can be researched here as well. Over 2600 titles are indexed, with over 1950 titles available in full text.

top Financial Databases

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Google Finance
Google Finance is an early beta product that offers a broad range of information about North American stocks, mutual funds and public and private companies along with charts, news, and fundamental financial data. FAQ

Mergent Online

Mergent Online
Provides business and financial information for 23,000 U.S. and international companies. Financials for 15 years, balance sheets, income statements "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet. Includes company overviews, histories financial ratios, and much more. Mergent Online IS OUR BEST SOURCE FOR COMPANY ANNUAL REPORTS.

Mergent/Moody's Manual Collection

Mergent/Moody's Manual Collection
Mergent / Moody's Online Manuals Collection provides extensive historical and current information for public companies worldwide, including history, chronology, acquisitions, mergers, spinoffs, properties, joint ventures, subsidiaries, officers and directors, consolidated income and balance sheets, long term debit, options, and other financial data. Includes the following manuals:

* Industrial Manual since 1920
* OTC Industrial Manual since 1970
* OTC Unlisted Manual since 1986
* Bank & Finance Manual since 1928
* Public Utility Manual since 1914
* Transportation Manual since 1909


Provides independent investment analysis of 1500 stocks and 2000 mutual funds. Includes current analyst reports for both particular companies and funds with an eye to what is happening in the industry. This is a highly regarded and unique source of financial information.

MSN Money

MSN Money
MSN Money is the comprehensive source for your money and personal finance needs. Read business news, get stock quotes, research investments, track your portfolio and manage your accounts in one place. MSN Money has personal finance planning centers for retirement, college, taxes, insurance, savings, and more.


Contains large Industry Surveys (and overviews of markets) for leading companies in 52 industries. Search by company or industry. Standard & Poor’s stock analysis is available for public companies.

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Research Insight (“COMPUSTAT”)
A database with approximately 10,000 active and 8,000 inactive North America companies. Its financial data can download to Excel. Research Insight is an electronic resource available only on the UMD campus via the Novell Network. It is not a Web based information services. Special software from the network must be downloaded to your PC in order to connect and work with this database. PCs on the Library's 2nd floor can access Research Insight.

Value Line

Value Line
Provides the current relative rating for performance and safety together with estimated yields, the latest earnings, dividends and p/e data, guidance on current investment policy, analysis and forecasts of the national economy and the stock market. Value Line offers views on the economy and the stock market as well as on stocks of special interest. This is a highly regarded and unique source of financial information.


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Yahoo! Finance
Yahoo! Finance provides users with a broad range of comprehensive online financial services and information. It has access to up-to-date, international market data, real-time stock quotes, portfolio management resources, and community tools such as message boards. Yahoo! Finance Help

top Marketing Databases

Passport GMID

Passport from Euromonitor (formerly GMID)(Passport GMID)
An integrated on-line information system providing key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. The GMID contains over a million demographic, economic, and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. To access thousands of international company profiles in the GMID, click on "Browse Reports," and then click on "Company Profiles."

Mintel Reports

Mintel Reports
Database containing over 600 consumer product and service marketing reports. Most are US and UK based. They are full of amazing detail and analysis.

Reference USA

Reference USA
Directory of U.S. business. Lists size of company, year established, type of business, credit rating, top personnel, yearly sales and more. Data can be searched by name of company, name of officers, geographic area, SIC, size, revenue or any combination.

SRDS Media Solutions

SRDS Media Planning Platform (Kantar)
Find advertising rates and circulation information for more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties including magazines, newspapers, radio, tv/cable, and more. ALSO INCLUDES CURRENT ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE "LIFESTYLE MARKET ANALYST" WITH DEMOGRAPHICS AND PSYCHOGRAPHICS OF DMAs AND COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

NOTE: This database  requires the use of the Internet Explorer web browser. Instructions for specific versions of Internet Explorer: 
IE 7, 8, 9, 
IE 10, 
IE 11

SRDS Service Guides
SRDS PRIZM Groups Definitions
SRDS Claritas Prizm

Ulrich's Periodical Directory

Ulrichs Periodical Directory contains nearly a quarter-million serial records, including: academic and scholarly publications, consumer magazines, electronic publications, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, trade publications, 'zines, and many other types of serial publications. Contact information and advertising rates are also provided.

topOther Databases


Alibaba.com is the world's largest marketplace for global trade and the leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters. It is the place for buyers and sellers to find trade opportunities and promote their businesses online. Alibaba.com is not a trading company but rather an online business platform, where you can search or post information to find potential business partners


the Hoover's Company Profiles contain information for more than 40,000 major public and private companies worldwide. It includes overviews and histories, financial and employment data, lists of products and key competitors, names of key officers, and contact information. We urge you to view the unique business information presented in this source.


Manta: Find Companies Home
Browse 63,778,867 companies in the U.S. and Worldwide by Business Category or LocationManta is the largest free source of information on small companies, helping business professionals promote their business, sell faster and make business connections.

Manta: Companies by Category
Manta: Companies by Location
Manta: U.S. Companies
Manta: World Wide Companies


A multilingual encyclopedia that is collaboratively edited and maintained by thousands of users via wiki software, and is hosted and supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. In addition to typical encyclopedia entries, Wikipedia includes information more often associated with almanacs, gazetteers, and specialist magazines, as well as coverage of current events. It has over 4 million entries, and is constantly growing. Many articles are long, detailed, with sources and related links. Wikipedia has been controversial because of its open collaborative nature, however it has received good marks in recent scholarly journals. This may be a good place to get an overview of business related definitions, topics or issues.

This is a good place to get an overview of business related definitions, topics or issues. The Wikipedia can help you to find and understand the “keywords” you will need to search our library’s many databases . You may not want to cite the Wikipedia as a source, but it may lead you to sources you can cite. Learn how to make the best use of this wonderful resource.

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