Course Guide

UGBA 133-1   Investments

Fall 2010

The following online and print resources provided by the Long Business Library are key to finding information required for this course. Use the Library proxy Server to access the electronic resources from off-campus.

Company Information

Business Source Complete Click on SWOT Analyses or Company Profile link.
Hoover's Online Company profiles with current and some historic financial data.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Click on the Business category button for company profiles and financial data/annual reports.
Mergent Online Provides comprehensive financial information for public companies.
Value Line Research Center Provides stock market performance data, betas, and Value Line investment advice for 4,000 U.S. companies. Also performance and investment advice for 100 industries.

News And Articles

Business Source Complete The most comprehensive source for peer-reviewed journal articles. Use to locate articles on companies, industries, and topics related to investments. Provides full text or UC E-links for most articles.
Factiva A large full text database of articles and news from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and wire services. A good source for current company news. Read the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Economist, Financial Times by clicking on the "News Pages" button at the top.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Click on the News category button for access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and wire services.
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) Access full text articles from today's WSJ, as well as an archive back to 1889. Please use Proquest rather than Factiva to read the daily WSJ.

Analyst Reports

Thomson ONE Analyst reports from investment banks via Thomson ONE.
Choose "Screening & Analysis -> Research" on the left sidebar.
Must be accessed using Internet Explorer.

Industry Profiles and Analyses

Business Monitor Online BMO provides quarterly market forecast reports on 14 industry sectors in 55 countries.
IBIS World Industry Market Reports For over 700 U.S. industries, provides 25-30 page reports that include key statistics, segmentation, market characteristics, industry conditions, key factors, key competitors, industry performance and outlook.
MarketResearch Academic This database provides full-text access to hundreds of market studies from Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information.
Mintel Reports Mintel is a good place to find market research reports on consumer industries in the U.S. and Europe.
Standard and Poor's Industry Surveys Major analyses for 52 U.S. industries. Provides overview, outlook, and performance data for key public companies.
Available only in print format - Reference Collection HC101 S77.

Stock Market Data

Global Financial Database Long runs of market data including: corporate bond yields, historical stocks, interest rates, stock market indices, total return indices, treasury yields, etc.

Other Useful Information

Long Library homepage
Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to assist you during these hours:
Monday - Thursday: 1 - 6 pm
Friday: 1 - 4 pm
Where Do I Find? (a brief guide to finding various types of business information)

Questions? Ask your business librarians.