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ABI/Inform Global  - access to business and management journals and trade publications.      
ABI Inform Trade and Industry - trade publications across all industries      
Amadeus - financial data for both public and private companies in Europe.      
BankScope - detailed accounting information for world wide banks         
Bloomberg - comprehensive financial and economics data. Accessible on PCs in the Sainsbury Library for SBS members. Non-SBS university members please contact the Bodleian Social Science Library for access. How to access  
British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Contact for log-in details) How to access       
Business Source Complete - access to business and management journals and trade publications, including the full-text of Harvard Business Review.      
Capital IQ - information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with tools for analysis. Register via MySBS.
For information regarding use of the Excel Plug-in, contact the library staff.
How to access    
Datastream - global economic and equities data including bonds, commodities, futures and options. Accessible only on PCs in the Sainsbury Library for SBS members and the Bodleian Social Science Library for non-SBS University members. How to access       
Ebrary - access to 84,000 ebooks from over 500 academic publishers. - management thinking and latest global reports for the automotive; consumer goods; energy; financial services; healthcare; and telecoms & technology sectors.      
EMIS - news and reports on 70 emerging markets, including China and the Arab world. For off-campus access instructions click here.      
Factiva - a news database providing daily, up-to-date articles from thousands of newspapers, trade journals and newswires from across the globe.      
Fame - financial information for companies in the UK and Ireland. Including balance sheets, ratios, credit score and price information.      
Financial Times Archive - scans of every page of every edition of the FT from the first edition in 1888 to the end of 2006    
Financial Times Online - access to (Please register to use this website using this guide.)      
Global Forecasting Service - access to the Economist Intelligence Unit's world economic outlook. 
Historical Annual Reports - annual reports from 1844 for over 800 companies.
IBIS - market and industry reports for industries in the UK and global markets. We also have access to US market reports.      
Index to Theses - abstracts of theses from the UK and Ireland.    
JSTOR - electronic back issues of older issues of academic journals      
Key Note - UK market reports      
Mergent Online - financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive global companies. It also has over 300,000 historical annual reports and executive profiles.      
Mergent Archive - International market and industry reports, company annual reports from 1900 – 1996, and Moody’s corporate manuals from 1909.      
Mintel - UK market reports, strong for the retail, leisure and industrial industries. Includes market reports for China.    
Nexis UK  - newspaper database which also includes websites, and company filings and other registered company and financial reports.      
OECD iLibrary - books and research papers published by the OECD and international statistics. A trial of UN iLibrary is now also available though OECD iLibrary.    
Oxford Reference Online - online access to Oxford University Press reference publications.
Passport - statistics, overviews and comment on industry, country and consumer trends.    

Planet Retail - global insight, analysis, news and data covering more than 9,000 retail operations across 211 markets.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - access to the abstracts of dissertationan and theses worldwide. 
Retail Analysis - market reports and analysis on the 50+ most important global grocery markets. It also has news and reports about individual grocery retailers. 
SCOPUS - access to the full text of a wide range of social science journals as well as other disciplines.    
SSRN - access to social science research papers.    

Thomson ONE - financial data for companies and analyst reports. Thomson One only works on Internet Explorer.

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Vault Career Insider - comprehensive careers guide including company profiles and advice for job seekers    
Web of Science - access a wide range of social science journals. Includes cited reference searching.      
Wet Feet - careers guide with careers advice and employer profiles.    
WRDS - access to a number of datasets for financial research and analysis. Click here to register for an account. How to access  
Zephyr - information on M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals.      
ZETOC - table of contents alerts for academic journal and confrence proceedings.