Databases A to Z

The following databases are available to current Tulane faculty, staff, and students, and are licensed for academic research purposes only.

If connecting from a remote site, use your Tulane mail account ID (w/o the part) and password when prompted. Report database technical problems by email or call the Turchin Library Services desk at 504-865-5376.

ABI/Inform (Proquest)
Indexes 3,000 academic journals, business magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal. Entire database can be searched a number of ways, including by subject, article title, author, keywords, date range, and periodical title.

Bloomberg Academic
Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets.

Access to 12 Terminals with Dual Monitors & printer access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to current A.B. Freeman students and faculty at the Financial Analysis Lab - GW1, Room 342.

Business Insight:  Essentials
This database provides company and industry information, including industry surveys and market share analysis. Also includes links to associations.

Business Plans
A collection of actual business plans in many different areas.

Business Source Complete
Comprehensive index and abstracting of 3,800 journals, magazines, and other publications, 3,000 of which are available in full text. Entire database can be searched a number of ways, including by subject, article title, author, keywords, date range, and periodical title. Includes many core scholarly publications in the fields of marketing, management, accounting, finance, MIS, and international business.

Comperio (PWC)
Content covers the FASB, EITF, AICPA, IASB, IFAC, PCAOB, SEC, FASAB and GASB, as well as the requirements of eight key countries from around the world. Plus, we've added the FASB's new Accounting Standards Codification, which was launched in July 2009 as the single source of authoritative US accounting standards.
Note:  Must be used with Internet Explorer 7.0 or below only ; library use only ; ask Librarian for assistance with login.

The Conference Board
Access to full-text Research Reports, Business cycle Indicators, Consumer Confidence and latest economic indicators from the Conference Board.

Country Watch
Information and news on the countries of the world, and for the public and private sector organizations with global operations and interests.

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Standardized and structured statistical data including key economic indicators. Covers subjects including banking and finance, criminal justice, education, industry and commerce, housing and construction, population and income, stocks and commodities, and more. International data includes China Data Center, International Monetary Fund, imports and exports, international finance statistics, World Bank statistics, and Stats Canada. Also includes EASI Market Planner with 13 data sets covering consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, consumer price index, consumer spending analytics, demographics, gross domestic product, health, industries, life stages, media, quality of life, and retail sales.


Provides historical time series data for a variety of securities and markets worldwide.  Use Datastream to find historical equity, index, commodity, currency, ond, futures, options, economic data, etc.  The Excel add-on allows researchers to download data on multiple securities simultaneously.  Access is available to current A.B. Freeman students and faculty via one dedicated terminal in the Turchin Library.
Dissertation Abstracts & Digital Dissertations
Full-text of dissertations after 1997, citations and/or abstracts prior to 1997.

Ebsco eBooks
Search Ebsco eBooks for access to over 40,000 titles in all subject areas.

Indexes and abstracts economic periodical literature.

Economist Intelligence Unit: Country Reports
Analysis of political and economic trends for almost 200 countries . See also the the EIU Viewswire for country-specific forecasts and risk assessments.

SEC filings including 10K's, 10Q's, and proxy statements.

Emerald Journals

A powerful business research tool that provides critical information when it is most needed.  Users have instant access to over 35,000 full-text articles from Emerald's international management portfolio, complete with full-text archives back to 1994.  Subject coverage spans a spectrum of management disciplines including: strategy, leadership, marketing and human resource management, plus a substantial number of engineering, applied science, and technology titles.

Full-text coverage of 6,000 newspapers, periodicals, and other sources of business and general news compiled by Dow-Jones and Reuters. Searchable by key words.
Note: Factiva allows for a maximum of 8 concurrent users.

Index to publications from the Federal Reserve Banks, including some full text links.

Going Global
Includes job and internship postings, updated daily, for all countries, as well as country guides and an employer directory.

Google Scholar
Search for scholarly articles using Google search strategies.  Guide to configuring Google Scholar to connect to Tulane's eJournal List.


IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of detailed industry research reports. Industry reports include industry analysis, outlook, products and markets, market segments, supply chain, major players, competitive landscape, operating conditions, key statistics, and more. This subscription includes reports for the United States and China, as well as global industry reports. Specialized industry reports are also included along with US business environment data profiles. Reports are typically 35-40 pages in length.

Inside Career Info
Provides inside information regarding jobs.

Full text and image, core journals in social studies and humanities. Adobe (.pdf) format.

LexisNexis Academic Universe
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.

Market Research Library
Includes Country Commercial Guides and Market Research Reports from the U.S. Commercial Service. (formerly part of STAT-USA.)
Note:  Users must register for a free ID and password.  Please call 800.872.8723 to request a student ID and password.

Publications in full text from the OECD including statistics, annuals, and books.

Plunkett Research Online
Industry reports & statistics, trends, and in-depth analysis of top companies.

PrivCo provides business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. The database also includes information on private investors, private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital firms. Users will be asked to create an individual account in order to view or download information.


Index of periodical literature in psychology.

Reference USA
Directory of US businesses.

Regional Business News
Full text articles from regional business journals, newspapers, and news wires.

Social Sciences Citation Index/Web of Science 
Primarily used to track article citations to journal articles, books, essays, and other academic publications.

Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet) 
Provides market research and industry news including coverage of sports participation, sports equipment sales, consumer expenditures, fan market, team research, venue reports, and sports marketing.  SBRnet also includes full-text articles from VNU publications, and magazines and newsletters.

Standard and Poor's Net Advantage
Includes industry surveys, stock and mutual fund reports, corporation reports, dividends, and earnings. Extensive textual analysis of 52 industries, updated twice a year.

Statistical Universe
Select Index to government and private statistical sources, combining parts of the American Statistical Index and Statistical Reference Index .
Thomson One brings together company information from a variety of sources that are provided by Thomson Reuters including:  company financials and filings, mergers and acquisitions data and analyst reports.  Data types include:  private equity, company overviews, company news and price charts, corporate governance (takeover defense), corporate financial fundamentals, estimates (and earnings surprises), debt overview, company deals, share ownership information, company research, company financial filings, officers and directors.

Note:  Must be used with Internet Explorer.  Does not work in Firefox or Chrome.
Thomson One uses pop-ups.  Set IE to accept pop-ups from Thomson One before entering the database to avoid having to redo search steps.  Limit of 20 simultaneous users.  Please remember to log off at the top right of the screen when your research is completed.

Settings for ThomsonOne

Company snapshots and ratings. Includes the traditional Value Line reports in .pdf format.
Career, industry , and company guides.  Note: Users will be asked to create an ID/password once into the website.

Wall Street Journal:
     Proquest ABI/Inform Global (Available from 1984) Click on Link to publications and search for Wall Street Journal.
     Factiva (Current content-Use 'Search Builder' to select Wall Street Journal)
     Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1993)

Westlaw Campus Research
Legal documents, cases, statutes, regulations, and articles.

WetFeet Career Research Center
**Cancelled as of October 2014
Career, company, and industry guides and career strategy and advice.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
Web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at Wharton, the service has evolved to become a common tool for research for over 250 institutions around the world. Graduate students and Faculty are eligible for individual accounts.

A nationwide network of Library catalogs

Last Updated 11/21/14
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