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New Library Databases

  • Forrester Research Business technology research and frameworks to gain insights into the changing customer, design business strategies and operations around customers, and prioritize technology investments and decisions. Their technology research is geared towards a variety of technology functions including: CIO/Technology Executives, Infrastructure & Operations, Security & Risk, Application Development & Delivery, Enterprise Architecture, and Sourcing and Vendor management. After clicking the link you will need to create a profile to access these resources. 
  • Statista An online statistics, market research, and business intelligence portal.  It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions in English, French, German, and Spanish.  It consolidates data from over 22,000 sources on 80,000 topics.
  • EPS China Data Provides series statistical data on China. It is a collection of 65 statistical datasets covering China’s macro economy, financial markets, industry, trade, resources and social statistics. EPS China Data provides not only China data resources but also a service platform for data retrieval, processing, analysis and forecasting, visualization display, and data export. The database is in both English and Chinese versions. Click on the Enter the Databases in the upper right to access. 
  • IBISWorld IBISWorld has launched a new website.  Same content, new layout. Our subscription includes both the Industry reports and the ProcurementIQ reports (see below). The Industry reports cover more than 700 U.S. industries, as defined by the 5-digit NAICS number. Each 30-40 page report covers industry conditions, performance, products and markets, key statistics, success factors, the competitive landscape, segmentation, size, trends, and outlook.  We have added the US Specialized Industry Reports and the US Specialized Industry iExpert Summaries.  These reports cover small and new industries, including Advisory & Financial Services; Business Franchises; Consumer Goods & Services; Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals; Life Sciences; Online Retail; Retail Market; Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors; and Technology.
  • ProcurementIQ 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.
  • O'Reilly for Higher Education Used to be called Safari Books Online. Includes tech and business content from more than 250 publishers including O'Reilly, Sams, New Riders, Adobe - along with videos, case studies, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments.
    From the drop-down menu, choose: Not listed? Click here. Then enter UVa email address to access content.
  • ESRI Business Analyst Online Esri Business Analyst (BA) is a complete system for analyzing data to reveal insights and patterns in business. You can perform deep analysis of demographic and consumer data and combine it with your own data to gain greater understanding of your customers, competition, market, and trends. BA can be configured to share data, analysis, and insights. To access the website, you will need an ArcGIS online account, which anyone affiliated with the University can set up.  Click here, click University of Virginia on the Enterprise login, and Login thru NetBadge. Then go the BAO website. Additional information about this software can be found on the UVa GIS Resources guide. Access can only be obtained by following these directions. You must login thru the Enterprise login!! 
  • MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice, particularly those shaped by technology, that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change.  

Library Commerce Databases

  • AccessScience An authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines, including Biology & Biomedicine, Computing & Information Technology, and Food Science & Technology. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.  
  • Access World News This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. It currently contains over 9,600 sources from 160 countries. 
  • BrowZine Web  Provides immediate access to thousands of top scholarly journals in a visually immersive browsing environment.  Subjects include Business and Economics; Engineering and Technology; and Biological Sciences. 
  • Business Source Complete  Large database on business topics such as marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics. Includes scholarly journals plus financial data, books, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, market, industry, and country research.   
  • CCH OmniTax Library  Federal, state and international tax research materials. - Federal: Standard Federal Tax Reporter, U.S. Master Tax Guide, IRS Publications, Internal Revenue Code, U.S. Tax Cases, Federal Estate and Gift Reporter, Internal Revenue Manual, and more.- State: 51 state (+D.C.) tax reporters, State Tax Guide, Multistate Corporation Income Tax Guide, Multistate Sales and Property Tax Guides, State Tax Review.- International: Tax Treaties Reporter.
  • China Academic Journals (中国期刊全文数据库)  A full-text journal database covering the contents of over 7,000 journals published in China. [1915 - present]. The library's subscription covers Literature/ History/ Philosophy; Politics/ Military Affairs/ Law.  This resource is best used with Internet Explorer.
  • CiNii - 論文情報 ナビゲータ  "Citation Information by NII" enables searching of information on academic papers published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete Communication & Mass Media Complete provides coverage of journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. 
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete  Journals and other reference sources covering engineering and the business and social aspects of new technology as well as computer theory and systems. 
  • DBpia Fulltext articles from 1500 academic journals in 11 subject areas (business/economics, arts & recreation, education, engineering, humanities, language & literature, law & public administration, medicine, natural sciences, social sciences, theology).
  • Digital South Asia Library  The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users.
  • EconLit  International coverage of economics in journal articles, books, dissertations, book reviews.
  • Economagic  A collection of more than 100,000 economic time series that can be manipulated to produce forecasts, regression analyses and charts or downloaded to Excel spreadsheets. 
  • Economia y Negocios  Covers business periodicals in Spanish and Portuguese published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.
  • Eldis  Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. It includes over 30,000 summaries and links to free full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers. 
  • EPS China Data Provides series statistical data on China. It is a collection of 65 statistical datasets covering China’s macro economy, financial markets, industry, trade, resources and social statistics. EPS China Data provides not only China data resources but also a service platform for data retrieval, processing, analysis and forecasting, visualization display, and data export. The database is in both English and Chinese versions. Click on the Enter the Databases in the upper right to access.  
  • Euromonitor Passport  This online market research tool monitors industry trends and provides strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for products across key countries. 
  • Factiva  Company and business information from Dow Jones; articles from over 6,000 newspapers and periodicals plus news photographs. Use "and" between search terms. Select "News pages" to browse daily issues of recent newspapers from many countries; use "Search" to find older articles. Logout at the end of a session to avoid problems connecting the next time. 
  • FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)  A database of over 3000 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.  
  • First Research Overviews of specific industries. The database is useful for career planning and job interview preparation and also for assessing investment opportunities. Provides information on the business and economic climate in US states and Canadian provinces. A Mergent database with content from Hoovers. Courtesy of the Darden Camp Library.
  • Forrester Research Business technology research and frameworks to gain insights into the changing customer, design business strategies and operations around customers, and prioritize technology investments and decisions. Their technology research is geared towards a variety of technology functions including: CIO/Technology Executives, Infrastructure & Operations, Security & Risk, Application Development & Delivery, Enterprise Architecture, and Sourcing and Vendor management. After clicking the link you will need to create a profile to access these resources. 
  • Gallup Analytics An online platform that provides subscribers with access to nearly a century of U.S. data and a decade of global tracking data known as the Gallup World Poll. Topics include Business and Economics; Communications and Technology; Food and Shelter; Social Issues; Well-being; and Work.
  • Gartner's Core Research Library  Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to support decision-making in higher education and other industry sectors. Their Core Research library includes white papers, webinars, and more on an array of technology-related topics, including: information technology, administration, medical and healthcare programs, library sciences, industry trends, and analysis. 
  • GreenFILE Find journal articles and other information on environmental issues such as global warming, energy conservation, natural resources and pollution. GreenFILE supports both research and practical steps for individuals.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog (1976-present) List of all types of publications from U.S. Government agencies that are issued by the Government Printing Office 
  • Hein Online  Retrospective, full-text .pdf coverage of hundreds of legal periodicals, U.S. Supreme Court cases, the U.S. Statutes at Large, Congressional Record, hearings and other legislative history materials, Federal Register, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. treaties and agreements, Foreign and International Law, Israel Law Reports, English Reports, Hague Academy Recueil des Cours, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law collection, and the Virginia Law Weekly archive. Searchable by citation, author/title, and keyword. 
  • Historical Business Data  ​This historical collection contains establishment-level data for more than 24 million businesses, including the business name, location, industry classification code, number of employees, and sales volume. Each establishment has a unique identifier to make year over year comparisons easier. Records have also been geocoded for use with GIS software. We currently have files for 1997-2014. 
  • Historical Statistics of the United States  Quantitative historical data covering American population, work and welfare, economic structure, governance, and international relations from colonial times to the present. 
  • Homeland Security Digital Library Database provided by the Homeland Security Agency. Find articles, government documents, research papers, and books on all aspects of homeland security, most with links to online full text.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete  Journals, newsletters, industry reports, and some books covering topics such as culinary arts, development & investment, food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management & administrative practices, leisure & business travel. 
  • IBISWorld Our subscription includes both the Industry reports and the Procurement reports. The Industry reports cover more than 700 U.S. industries, as defined by the 5-digit NAICS number. Each 30-40 page report covers industry conditions, performance, products and markets, key statistics, success factors, the competitive landscape, segmentation, size, trends, and outlook.  The Procurement 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. 
  • IMF Data Provides access to 4 separate IMF datasets:International Financial Statistics – all aspects of international and domestic finance, with history to 1948. Direction of Trade - value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980. Balance of Payments - international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960. Government Finance Statistics - budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990.
  • International Historical Statistics, 1750-2010 Unique collection of statistics covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. IHS is a collection of data sets taken from hundreds of disparate primary sources, including both official national and international abstracts. Content is divided into three geographical areas: (1) Africa, Asia, Oceania, (2) Americas, and (3) Europe. Tables can be downloaded in Excel format.
  • International Strategic Analysis (ISA)  ISA is an international research and consulting firm headquartered in Luxembourg. It provides country intelligence, economic forecasting, and international market analysis to companies, financial institutions, government bodies, and universities.
  • iPoll   Contains nearly a half-million questions from surveys conducted since 1935 by academic, commercial, and media survey organizations, including CNN, Gallup, AP, the Wall Street Journal, and many others.
  • JapanKnowledge  Collection of online dictionaries and encyclopedias. Our subscription also includes other useful databases such as: Nihon Kokugo Daijiten 日本国語大辞典, Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei 日本歴史地名大系 and Kokushi Daijiten 国史大辞典. The site license is for 4 simultaneous users.
  • JSTOR Older issues of scholarly journals, from the start to 3-5 years ago.
  • KANOPY Streaming  Provides access to 7,000 feature films, documentaries, short films, and more. It includes films covering Business - case studies, business skills, economics & globalization and leadership training and Media & Communications - marketing, advertising and PR.
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com) is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Courses include: marketing, digital marketing, online marketing, and email marketing; business, business plan, business analysis, business etiquette and business processes; entrepreneurship; advertising; and many business-oriented software packages.
  • Livingston Survey  It summarizes the forecasts of economists from industry, government, banking, and academia. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia took responsibility for the survey in 1990, although the data began to be collected in 1946. 
  • Mergent Intellect Searchable database of US private and public businesses, Canadian private businesses, global businesses, industry segments, employers and jobs, as well as residents and demographics. Find company information, financial information, corporate “family tree” details, executive and people information, and more. Search results can be exported in CSV and XLS files. 
  • Mergent Horizon  Find a company's customers, competitors, suppliers, and partners; run comparisons of companies in the same product group; find FDA reports on healthcare companies. 
  • 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.
  • MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice, particularly those shaped by technology, that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change. 
  • National Academies Press Reports from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, written by leading researchers on health, science, and engineering   
  • National Population Census of China The NPCC database presents findings for all 31 provinces, 2,782 county-level units, and specially-administered regions. It includes breakdowns by age, sex, nationality, marital status, and educational level, plus employment by industry and occupation, with detail on vital statistics, housing, and migration. Users can download tables into Excel. 
  • NationMaster An extensive compilation of political, social, economic, environmental, etc. data on nations from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Can map and graphically compare data on countries as well as individual country profiles.
  • Newspaper Source Plus Full text of major American newspapers and some foreigh newspapers plus selected stories from other US regional newspapers. Also includes full-text of transcripts for television and radio network news broadcasts.
  • NexisUNI  News and business information from sources around the world; book reviews, biographical, and other reference sources; U.S. Code, constitution, and court cases. Includes many newspapers. Most entries are full-text, some updated daily. 
  • OAlster Links to Open Access digital resources in over 1000 collections - books, images, videos, datasets, theses, technical reports, research papers
  • onlinenewspapers.com Easy to use menu to find newspapers from all around the world. Some newspapers are not available full text for free but may be included in databases the Library subscribes to. Use Find@UVa to check. 
  • Open Knowledge Repository (World Bank) The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Through the OKR, The World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form. 
  • O'Reilly for Higher Education Used to be called Safari Books Online. Includes tech and business content from more than 250 publishers including O'Reilly, Sams, New Riders, Adobe - along with videos, case studies, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments.
    From the drop-down menu, choose: Not listed? Click here. Then enter UVa email address to access content.
  • PolicyMap PolicyMap is an online data and mapping tool that enables government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. Use it for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis. 
  • Polling the Nations  Text of and responses to over 35,000 survey questions from over 14,000 polls taken in the US and 80 other countries since 1986.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Norfolk Journal and Guide, Pittsburgh Courier, NY Amsterdam News, Baltimore Afro-American, and Washington Post.  
  • Public Administration Abstracts Providing up-to-date bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, administration and economy, administration and politics, administration and society, administrative structures and organization, public and social services, public service personnel and theory and methods. 
  • ReferenceUSA  ReferenceUSA provides numerous databases for business and consumer research. It offers access to over 20 million businesses and 222 million consumers. 
  • Routledge Handbooks Online  RHO brings together leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities. They have collections on Business, Management & Accounting; Economics and Finance; and Tourism, Hospitality and Events.  We have limited access - check the Full Access Only box at the top of the left menu before searching. 
  • Sage Research Methods Online  SAGE Research Methods is a methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. 
  • Social Science and Humanities Library  Provides online access to a broad range of journal content across 14 disciplines related to social sciences and humanities, including media and communication studies, library and information science, security and defense studies, business, management and economics, and education. Includes many journals published on behalf of associations, organizations, and societies related to these disciplines.
  • SSRN: Social Science Research Network      Open Access symbol  Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 542,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 445,100 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
  • Statista An online statistics, market research, and business intelligence portal.  It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions in English, French, German, and Spanish.  It consolidates data from over 22,000 sources on 80,000 topics.
  • Statistics Bureau Japan - 統計局 Official statistics related to Japan, including national survey of family income and expenditure, retail price survey, consumer price index, and economic census. 
  • Statistics Korea  Government agency responsible for the dissemination of various statistical data.  Includes retail sales, industrial production, consumer prices and the IMF DSBB NSDP and ARC data.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts Including bibliographic records covering essential areas related to the study of cities and regions, this database explores such topics as urban affairs, community development, urban history and other subjects of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Wiley Online Library  Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers over 6 million articles from over 1,500 journals, over 18,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.
  • World DataBank  Provides direct access to more than 700 data series, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2006, where data are available.
  • Web of Knowledge/Web of Science Includes Science Citation Index (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index (1981-), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1981-) Daily updates make it a good source for very recent information. Citations include number of times the article has been cited. Use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to find impact factors for journals in science, social sciences, and technology.
  • World News Connection Information from thousands of foreign media sources: speeches, radio, television, newspapers, periodicals, and books. Includes unclassified military, political, environmental, sociological, scientific and technical data. All translated into English.  

Additional Commerce Resources

  • USNPL United States Newspaper Listing Official Directory of U.S. newspapers 
  • ABYZ News Links  A directory of links to online news sources from around the world. It is organized on a geographical basis. It contains links to newspapers and other sites with news content such as broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies.
  • arXiv  Preprint service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Hosted by Cornell University.
  • Big Charts - Market Watch  Big Charts is the world's most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Website, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary. Market Watch is a service of Dow Jones & Company. 
  • BITSS Preprint service in the fields of Medicine & Health Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences (including Economics); and Physical Sciences and Mathematics (including Computer Sciences, Statistics and Probability). Hosted by the Center for Open Science for the University of California, Berkeley. 
  • BizStats: free business statistics and financial ratios.
  • Cogprints  Preprint service for Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science.  Hosted by the University of Southampton, UK.
  • Congressional Record The Congressional Record is the official record of proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session.  Publication began in 1873.  The Congressional Research Service is a division of the Library of Congress. The GPO and the Library of Congress have digitized the entire CR.
  • Country Commercial Guides  A series of guides to doing business in individual countries.  Select the country and report type="country commercial guides" for good background. 
  • eMarketer ECommerce Performance Metrics and Research Topics Current data about US retailers and restaurants, sortable by Earnings, Margins, Revenues & Sales, Store Productivity, Same-Store Sales, Real Estate, Employment, Advertising, Digital and Credit Ratings.  Can sort by sectors, and combine them.
  • EveryCRSReport   Congressional Research Service reports (Congress's think tank) provide valuable insight and non-partisan analysis of issues of public debate.  
  • GIGA  German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent research institute based in Hamburg that does research on politics, economy and society in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East as well as on global issues. They provide the Focus series of research and analysis reports, access to 4 peer-reviewed journals, and many other resources. Their library provides access to the online catalog (OPAC) which includes the World Affairs Online database, the largest social sciences bibliographic database in Europe.
  • globalEDGE: Created by the International Business Center and the Eli Broad College at Michigan State University. Knowledge web-portal connecting international business professionals to a wealth of information, insights and learning resources on global business activities. 
  • Google Scholar  Find articles from most online scholarly journals plus some books and Web sites. Use Advanced Search if you get too many results; use Preferences to turn on links to Find@UVa and RefWorks.
  • Philip H. Howard MSU faculty researcher focused on the "food system". Information on the U.S. Beer industry, Global Seed Industry, Meat Processing Industry 
  • WorldData.AI Combine your data with 3.3 Billion external trends