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Databases, research tools, and other useful resources related to Commerce.

Quick Access to Popular Resources


To access top news publications, sign on to Factiva, then click on "News Pages." You'll find the WSJ at the top; keep scrolling for the NYT, WaPo, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Barron's and more. Click on the titles to read the articles or use the drop-down menu to view other sections of the paper.


  • Business Search Complete - Find articles plus financial data, books, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, market, industry, and country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
  • Factiva - Articles from over 6,000 newspapers and periodicals, plus company and business information.
  • IBISWorld - 700+ industries through accurate and current business information focused on economic, demographic and government data. Also see Procurement IQ (formerly IBISWorld Procurement) below.
  • Procurement IQ - Procurement Research Reports: (formerly IBISWorld Procurement). The ProcurementIQ reports provide research on nearly 1,000 goods and services. They are presented in a standard format that includes an overview, characteristics of the product or service, supply markets and suppliers, and RFP and negotiation strategies.
  • Euromonitor Passport - Data and analysis on consumer markets, industry sectors, consumer lifestyles, companies and brands in over 200 countries – current, historical, and forecast.
  • JSTOR - Historical collections of important academic journals that include economics, finance, marketing, operations research, statistics and management.
  • LexisNexis Academic -  News business information, legal information, statistics, and more.
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly - Offers video training on business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Mergent Online Information on over 35,000 current and former publicly traded companies, both from the US and from around the world. Company histories and over 200,000 annual reports in pdf, 30 years of stock prices, etc.
  • O'Reilly for Higher Education (formerly Safari Books Online) - Thousands of best-selling, top-rated IT, computing, technology and business books by leading authors.
  • Statista - Consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources.
  • Video and Media Resources - The library has over 50,000 videos on DVD, VHS, and LaserDisc and more than 25,000 streaming videos online. The collection is about 65% feature films and 35% documentaries.


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VPN: A VPN scrambles data as it is transmitted between a server and a mobile device (phone or tablet), a desktop computer (at your home), or a laptop computer (when you are traveling). This allows you to access UVa Library resources, including Virgo and databases, as if you were on-grounds. Library subscription databases don't require an individual login to access them. They authenticate through the IP address.  Using a VPN ensures that the database "sees" your computer as being on an acceptable IP address.  Be sure you are also using the database link that is in this guide, or the Library's A-Z database list. 

UVa offers four types of VPNs for accessing UVa resources: the UVaAnywherethe UVa More Secure Network (MSN), the Joint VPN, and the High Security VPN.

  • UVaAnywhere VPNProvides an off-Grounds connection to resources that normally require you to be on Grounds to use them such as Library resources, the UVA Home Directory Service, the Exchange Server, servers restricted by departments, etc. It provides an on-Grounds IP address for all applications on your computer, thereby protecting all network traffic, whether or not it is Web-based, between your machine and the UVa network.

  • UVa More Secure Network (MSN): The MSN uses a firewall, a network security device designed to help protect your computer from hackers and other malicious people on the Internet. Your computer can make outbound connections to access resources on the internet, but the firewall blocks inbound connections from remote computers.
  • Joint VPN: Enables academic users access to resources protected by the highest security using a UVA Identity Token from on- or off-grounds.
  • High Security VPN: Enables users access to systems that are approved for handling highly sensitive data using 2-Step Login from on- or off-Grounds.