Course Guide

UGBA 233.1 Investments

Fall 2009

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.


Use the OskiCat catalog to search for books. Subject headings, such as the following, will prove useful: asset pricing, financial crises, financial risk management, valuation, etc. Limit the location to BUSI.

Articles in Academic Journals

Business Source Complete Indexes the major journals and finance magazines. Full text is provided for many sources.
EconLIt Indexes over 400 journals in economics, including financial economics. Full text is provided through UC E-links.

Key Journals

Financial Analysts Journal
Financial Markets and Portfolio Management
Journal of Corporate Finance
Journal of Finance
Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis
Journal of Portfolio Management

Company Information

Business Source Complete Click on SWOT Analyses link
Hoover's Online Company profiles / current and some historical 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 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.

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.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Click on the Business category and do a company search. Choose "financial information" and scroll down to analyst reports from Thomson ONE.

Industry Profiles and Analyses

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.
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

Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) Daily, monthly, or annual prices for stocks on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ since 1925-present.
May be used only on the public pcs in Long Library.
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.