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Sources and tools for finding economic and financial literature and quantitative data
Business; economics; journal articles; company information
Find journal articles in scholarly and business journals. The database also includes case studies, working papers, country economic reports and extensive company information such as SWOT analyses. Self-teaching: Tutorial videos
The Bibliographic database of the American Economic Association. You can find scholarly literature in all fields of economics. E.g. macroeconomics, public finance, public economics, state and local government etc. Publications are classified by an international standard developed by the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL). Coverage: Content dates back to 1883 and covers 73 countries Self-education: Advanced Searching Tutorial, JEL Subject Classification
Find articles providing a brief overview on various business topics, providing insight in the implication for businesses or doing business. Articles usually include a description of various viewpoints, a glossary of terms and concepts, a bibliography and a suggested reading list. Written by experts in the fields of business, law, political science, psychology and economics.
RUQuest is a search engine for the collection of the RU University Library, Nijmegen, and for collections of other libraries worldwide.
RUQuest contains printed and digital books, periodicals, journal articles, book chapters and more.
Full text publications can be opened by clicking 'View full text'. Tutorial: RUQuest
The Web of Science by Clarivate Analytics contains references of international journal articles from all scientific disciplines.
It includes data from eight citation indexes:
- Science Citation Index Expanded
- Social Sciences Citation Index
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
- Book Citation Index - Science (BKCI-S)
- Book Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)
- Emerging Sources Citation Index
- Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-EXPANDED)
- Index Chemicus (IC)
Citation indexes offer a unique search method to find later-published journal articles, in which a publication is cited. Coverage: daily updates Self-teaching module: Web of Science Help, Web of Science Platform: Training Resources Related: Journal Citation Reports
Access since December 2020 via WRDS
BoardEx provides company board details for major listed companies in Europe and the United Kingdom and includes data on directors, senior management and non-disclosed earners. Use the BoardEx data e.g. to analyse board interlocks, board composition, compensation and networks. The following datasets are available: company details, director profiles, compensation, director networks, company networks, and announcements. Coverage: 1997 – present Access: is accessible via WRDS, for which you need an account (both staff and students). To get one, register at Register for WRDS. All students can register as 'Masters/Undergrads'. This account is personal and may not be shared with others. Only RU staff and students are permitted to use WRDS. Use your Radboud e-mail address. For more information contact the NSM datasupport (datasupport-NSM@ubn.ru.nl). Self-teaching: 2021_03 Board & CSR/ESG data - support session Introduction to Boardex Data Dictionary
Compustat consists of company financials and market data of more than 47,000 active and 37,000 inactive companies in the US & Canada and other countries worldwide. The data goes back to approximately 1950 for N-America and back to 1987 for Global.
Compustat is accessible via WRDS, for which you need an account (both staff and students). To get one, register at Register for WRDS. All students can register as 'Masters/Undergrads'. This account is personal and may not be shared with others. Only RU staff and students are permitted to use WRDS. Use your Radboud e-mail address.
If you need support you may use the options on WRDS yourself (e.g. Support - Manuals and Overviews), or contact us at datasupport-NSM@ubn.ru.nl (also for questions about accounts). Self-teaching: 2021_02 Financials & equities support session
Comprehensive database that combines economic, financial and business information from many sources worldwide, including Datastream and Refinitiv Eikon. Create your own dataset of e.g. equity, stock markets, bonds, options, commodities, CSR/ESG, and macroeconomic variables. An Excel add-in enables you to search the database directly and generate historical time-series.
Use the Refinitiv Workspace desktop to access company profiles of (mainly) listed companies worldwide, as well as news, broker estimates etc. Request an account by sending an e-mail to datasupport-NSM@ubn.ru.nl using your Radboud email address. A limited number of accounts is available. In consultation with the data team, accounts are assigned for a limited time period. Consult for more information about availability and access the Refinitiv Workspace webpage. Coverage : 1950 – present; daily updates Self-teaching:
See the pdfs at the bottom of the Workshops and presentations (pdf) Refinitiv Workspace training (video)
The Orbis database contains financial and business information on about 275 million companies worldwide, based on annual reports. Use Orbis especially to gather data on private (non listed) companies and ownership structure. The web-based interface enables you to build a customized dataset and filter on specific variables, or to compile a detailed report on an individual company. Some basic charting, analyzing and reporting tools are available, and the datasets can be exported to Excel. Orbis also provides company board and compensation details, information on M&A (more in Zephyr), business news and rumours. Coverage: the last 10 years; daily updates. Self-teaching: See the Help menu and Learning zone (top middle and top right) within Orbis. 2021_02 Orbis - support session
Reliable and tested macroeconomic data. Statistics and indicators are available with regard to a wide range of themes such as education, health and nutrition, and poverty. The data is especially relevant for making comparisons of countries or regions. Time-series data per country is also available. You can go directly to the various indicators as well. Please note, a wide range of Worldbank data is also included in Eikon. 2021_02 Macroeconomics & sector data - support session
Zephyr is a database especially designed for performing event studies and tracking business rumours. Analyse events and deals like Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offerings (IPO's) and equity announcements by criteria or import a predefined set of deals. Please note, Zephyr data is included in Orbis, Orbis Bank Focus and M&A Research Catalyst. Coverage: 1997 – present; updated daily Self-teaching: 2021_02 Event studies / M&A - support session