Business Databases A-Z

  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.

  Ad$pender (Kantar Media)
Creates custom reports on advertising expenditures across twelve media channels including TV, cable, magazines, newspapers, radio, outdoor and internet display on the level of industries, categories, brands, products and advertisers going back to 2007.

  Advertising Age Datacenter (AdAge)
Features news, reports and statistics about the advertising industry. For off campus access follow these instructions.

  Audit Analytics
Provides access to data and information about public company audits, compliance and governance.

  Bloomberg Professional Terminal
Through the Applied Finance Lab, SBI students have access to Bloomberg terminals and on-site certification. The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer system provided by Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in finance and other industries to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform. The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network.

Contains biographical information on board members and senior executives around the world from 1999-2015. Current Villanova faculty, students and staff contact for access.

  Business Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes business magazines and scholarly journals. Includes abstracts and selected full-text. Coverage goes back to 1995.

  Business Market Research Collection (Proquest)
This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots

  Business Regional News (Ebscohost)
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  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.

  China Data Online (China Marketing Research Co.)
Provides national, provincial, city and regional data series including national accounts, prices, employment, income, industry, foreign trade, agriculture, construction, transportation, telecommunication, and education in monthly and annual time series.

  Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, magazines, books and book reviews in the fields of communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields. Includes abstracts and full-text for selected journals. Coverage goes back to the early 20th century.

  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.

  D&B Global Business Browser
Offers public and private company and industry information including company profiles, market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles and analyst reports. Formerly known as Onesource/Avention.

  Data-Planet (Sage)
Provides access to a wide variety of economic, social, and political indicators including data sets from the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the OECD, Eurostat, the United Nations, the world’s stock exchanges, and Zillow. Offers customized graphing and mapping.

  EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Delivers company and industry information together with relevant news, research and analytics for developing markets.

  ESRI Business Analyst Online
Provides geographic analysis tools. Includes demographic, consumer spending, and business data.
For username & password contact Look for an email from ArcGIS Notification to confirm the invitation (check your junk folder). Account administration may take up to 3 days.
Access courtesy of the Department of Geography & the Environment.

  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.

  Economist Intelligence Unit
Features commerce reports, country reports and market indicators and forecasts with monthly and annual in-depth analysis, data and ratings. Covers infrastructure, demographics, political scene, domestic economy, foreign trade, including regional and industrial sector breakdowns of over 200 countries.

  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.
Register with your Villanova email address. For mobile access via iPad or iPhone visit For mobile access via Android devices visit
Subscription courtesy of Villanova School of Business.

  First Research Industry Profiles (ABI/Inform Collection - ProQuest)
Provides industry profiles with critical analysis, statistics, and forecasts. Coverage extends back to 2009.

  Foundation Directory Online Professional (Foundation Center)
Offers information on foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making charities. Grantmaker profiles include private and independent foundations, corporate foundations, U.S. federal funders, public charities, and international foundations.

  Gale Directory Library
Presents a collection of directories including Business Rankings Annual, Market Share Reporter, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S., and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

  Gale Virtual Reference Library
Offers access to a collection of digital encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and directories in the arts, social sciences, business, and sciences.
A self-paced interactive tutorial is available for those new to this resource.

Features analyses, forecasts, and market statistics on IT products and services.
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff. Subscription courtesy of Villanova UNIT.

  Global Financial Data
Features historical data on worldwide stock exchanges, bond indices, intraday data, futures, interest rates, population, and much more. All data is clearly defined, easy to read, and readily downloadable into Excel.
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.

  Global New Products Database (Mintel)
Monitors new product activity in consumer packaged goods markets worldwide.
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.

  GuideStar Pro
Provides detailed information about nonprofit organizations including IRS Form 990 with financial statements. Also offers self-reported information about programs and activities.
Partially funded by Villanova School of Business.

  Hoover's Company & Industry Reports (Lexis-Nexis)

Provides access to U.S. and global industry market research reports.

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.

  Leadership Directory

  Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier
Provides full-text access to company profiles and dossiers.

  Lexis-Nexis Market & Industry Reports
Features BMI, Canadean, IDC, and Hoover industry profiles.

  MarketLine Company Profiles (EBSCO)
Offers detailed reports on U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of industries. These reports provide a description of the business, company history, key personnel, products and services and competitors. MarketLine Industry Reports are available from D&B Global Business Browser. Academic
Provides marketing reports for many industries and demographic reports on a variety of age groups. Documents are formatted as Adobe Acrobat or PowerPoint files. 
Licensed for academic uses only. May not be used for commercial uses.

  Mergent Online
Provides detailed financial statements for U.S. and international public and private companies, including SEC filings and current and historical annual reports for U.S. and International public companies. Data can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Also includes country profiles.
Access limited to 4 simultaneous users.

  Mergent/Moody's Manuals (Mergent Archives)
Offers the full text of all of Mergent/Moody's Corporate Manuals, including Mergent/Moody's Industrial Manual, from 1909 to the present. Search by company name, or browse by manual or year.

  Mintel Reports
Offers product and industry market research reports covering U.S. and International marketplaces. Each report combines data and analysis of the competitive landscape, supply chain, market-share size and trends, and consumer profiles.
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.

  Morningstar Investment Research Center
Contains information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Provides independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, portfolio building tools, and web-based educational tutorials.

  NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)
Offers market information, company quotes, equity index information, industry information (including the S&P Industry Surveys), and economic data.

  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.
LexisNexis online services and the materials contained therein are under copyright by LexisNexis. All rights reserved. No part of these Services may be used except for research purposes, and the Services may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the LexisNexis Academic Library Solutions. Materials retrieved from the Services may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for individual use by the Authorized User or internal distribution within the Subscribing Institution in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unless further limited or prohibited by the Copyright Act of 1976. Under no circumstances may the Materials or any portion thereof be used to create derivative products or services.

  Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines. Villanova University has access to the following bibliographies: Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Communication, Criminology, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Medieval Studies, Political Science, and Psychology.
Tutorial available at

  PRS International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) Tables
Reseacher Dataset Table 3B.  PRS ratings for 146 countries in a time series from 1985-2015 covering government stability, socioeconomic conditions, investment profile, internal conflict, external conflict, corruption, military in politics, religious tension, ethnic tension, democratic accountability, and bureaucracy quality.

  Passport (Euromonitor International)
Provides lifestyle statistics and reports, market data and analysis, and market forecasts for selected countries. Includes 6-year historic market size data for selected consumer products plus 5-year forecasts.
Authorized access (on- and off-campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.

  Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)
Offers full text access to the Philadelphia Business Journal and their Book of Lists with a 10 year archive of content. Also provides access to Business Journal content from many additional U.S. cities.

  Polling the Nations
The database includes 18,000 surveys and 600,000 questions on more than 7,000 topics. Scope is international, from the United States to more than 100 other countries.

  ProQuest Computing
Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PsycINFO Tutorial.

  RIA Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters)
RIA has federal, state and international tax codes, regulations, cases, and administrative rulings with explanations and commentary. Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.  Individual registration required for Villanova community members

Directory with US private and public company reports. Also includes household data.

  Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (iPOLL)
The Roper Center is to collect, preserve, and disseminate public opinion data; to serve as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and around the world. (Brief registration is often required to download survey questions and/or datasets.)

  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.

  Simmons OneView
Provides access to the results of a National Consumer Study (most recent studies embargoed) encompassing demographics, lifestyle statements and consumption behaviors. Supports the creation of custom cross tabulations or quick reports. Compatible with Chrome and Firefox and requires Adobe Flash.
Services shall NOT be used for commercial purposes, consulting, or outside research projects

  Sports Market Analytics (formerly Sports Business Research Network)
Statistics, articles and reports on sporting goods, participation, fans and facilities.

Portal for statistics and reports on countries, industries and product categories.

  Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Indexing and abstracting (with select full text from 2007) of statistical resources from U.S. state government, business and research institute statistical publications. Tables for U.S. government and business reports.

  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.

Offers career, school, and industry guides; internship information and reviews; company rankings and profiles; and job search advice. (Previous title: Vault Online Career Library) Provided by the Villanova Career Center.

  Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms (Grey House Publishing)
Presents an international directory of venture capital and private equity firms. Profiles include information about each firm's mission, industry and geographic preferences, portfolio companies, and more; also includes background information about each firm's executives.

Offers information on global advertising and marketing trends including case studies, articles, reports, opinion pieces, and expenditure data. (Previous title: World Advertising Research Center)

  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.

  Web of Science (Clarivate)
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.

Offers data and reports related to digital marketing. Topics include advertising spending, digital marketing, social media, media usage, e-commerce, e-mail marketing, and device usage. Coverage is global.