Best Finance Scholarship Databases
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, working papers and dissertations in the field of economics based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification
. Provides access to the full-text of selected journals including all American Economic Association journals. Topics include economic theory and history, monetary theory, labor economics, international, regional and urban economics. Coverage goes back to 1886.
Web of Science (Clarivate)
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Scholar search tips
Provides access to the Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceeding Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus. Search for scholarly articles in any discipline, or for articles that cite a known author or work. Coverage varies. Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database.
Supplementary News & Scholarship Databases
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country-and industry-focused reports. Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection (ProQuest)
Contains scholarly journals and other essential publications for information about the financial services industry, including accounting, tax, banking, and industry trends. Bloomberg Professional Terminal
Library has one terminal available during library service hours. Applied Finance Lab has many more. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. Full-text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965. Financial Times
A UK-based daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. The web edition provides access to the same reporting found in the print edition plus additional content such as multimedia features, company tear sheets, interactive charting, a dictionary of financial terms, and recruitment tools. Digital access to the print edition is available via ABI/Inform and Nexis Uni. JSTOR
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Provides a full-text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included. Nexis Uni
Formerly known as LexisNexis Academic. Provides full-text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies. Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition (ProQuest)
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The Wall Street Journal is available online on the ABI/INFORM Proquest database (which also offers a dizzying array of other exceptional sources). The WSJ is also distributed in print during the school year in Bartley Hall.%uFFFD For access to WSJ.com VSB (only) student may register for access via the Clay Center (email@example.com) or VSB Graduate Programs (mailto:VSBgradstudents@villanova.edu)
Evaluating Journals and Articles
Journal metrics & rankings are imperfect but frequently used ways to gage the quality of research studies. The following tools publish journal level metrics such as impact factor, immediacy index,& H Index to name a few. For definitions and keys to understanding these metrics use the help links.
JCR Journal Citation Reports
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Peer reviewed research articles need to be evaluated for quality by considering the research methods, data used and analysis provided. Nonetheless metrics such as citation counts do suggest which papers are garnering attention. The following business databases offer article level metrics.
Web of Science (Clarivate)
D&B Global Business Browser
Offers public and private company profiles of U.S. & foreign companies EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Company profiles and performance in emerging markets GuideStar Pro
IRS 990\'s for nonprofits Mergent Online
Provides 15 years of detailed financial statements for international and U.S. companies. LIMITED TO 4 SIMULTANEOUS USERS. Morningstar Investment Research Center
Full company profiles for public companies. NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)
Company financials for public companies Value Line Investment Survey
Provides information for investors on individual stocks and companies. Offers forecasting and historical information, as well as detailed financials, charts, and reports. Includes sorting, filtering (screening), graphing, and reporting functions. Mergent WebReports
Historical archive of Mergent Manuals WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)
Offers a data research platform for business datasets including AuditAnalytics, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CBOE, Option Metrics, Risk Metrics, TAQ, TRACE, and Thomson Reuters 13f. Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff. Access and registration approved by James Jablonski of the Finance Lab.
ETFs & Mutual Funds
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio
Includes economic indicator data sets and global macroeconomic time series for economists as well as reports, interviews and studies on leadership, compensation, organizational development, operations, globalization, diversity, sustainability, innovation and more for management and HRD professionals. Coverage varies.BoardEx
The BoardEx database contains biographical information on most board members and senior executives around the world.Mergent Online
Officer and director biographical informationNetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)
Officer and board biographical informationWRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)
COMPUSTAT data includes compensation and biographical dataAuthorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff. Access and registration approved by James Jablonski of the Finance Lab.