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Business & Legal Database List 2009

Alphabetical list

Alpha Title IndexA - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z  

(See the Business Information Center for a categorized list of databases, web sites, and selected print sources, with a topical index.)

DATABASES COVERAGE DESCRIPTION
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ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct
  via BNA
Current   A manual of legal ethics. 
ABI/Inform
  ABI Inform Archive Complete
  via ProQuest
1905-present Covers publications in finance, economics, and all business fields.  This is the premier business database, incorporating buiness magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and scholarly journals, as well as selected business newswires.  Many of the articles indexed are available online, and any mention of companies within "fulltext" articles are linked to Hoovers.
Available Subfiles::
  ABI/Inform Global
  ABI/Inform Trade and Industry
Academic
  via LexisNexis
Varies Full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, government, statistical, and reference information.
Access World News
  via NewsBank
Varies Full-text content of over 1480 electronic editions of local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as key international sources.
AccessUN
  via NewsBank
1945-present Indexes United Nations documents and publications.
Accounting & Tax
  via ProQuest
Varies Indexes articles published in nearly 300 accounting and tax publications with official releases from the AICPA and FASB and selective indexing of tax-related information in 2,000+ business journals.
Available subfile:
  Accounting & Tax Periodicals
AGRICOLA
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1970 - present Indexes publications in all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including: food and human nutrition, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, aquaculture, fisheries, and extension and education.
AGRICOLA
  via National Agricultural Library
1970 - present
Aluminum Industry Abstracts
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1972 - present Indexes 2,300+ international scholarly journals and other publications on aluminum, production processes, products, applications, and business developments.
American Accounting Association Journals
  via American Accounting Association
Varies Full text of 12 journals published by the American Accounting Association.  "Teaching Notes" are not available.
America's News Magazines
  via NewsBank
Varies (1991-present) Full-text articles from 27 familiar magazines, such as Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, etc.. Covers U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, science and technology.
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report
  via BNA
Current   Report on case law dealing with trade regulation and antitrust actions. 
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1987 - present Indexes 500+ journals in social services, psychology, sociology, health, economics, politics, race relations, and education.
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Bankruptcies; SDC Platinum
  via UP - ERC
1980 - 1988, limited; 1988 - present, full Based on SEC documents, bankruptcy court filings, reorganization plans, and news sources, provides data searchable by various factors, from company name to creditors, securities, financial profile, etc. Includes U.S. companies with assets of $1million (1980-88) or, after 1988, public with $10 million or private with $50 million in assets.

Available through computers near windows in ERC (Green Library, 2nd floor).

BankSource
via Highline Financial Services
CurrentUsed for researching and analyzing the banking industry.  Content includes Company Analysis, Market/Branch Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions Data, Publicly Traded Banking Data, Regulatory Banking Data, Branch Deposit Data and News and Research.

FIU only has access to the Bank and S&L segments of Company Analysis.  This can also be used as a bank directory.

bepress Journals
  via Berkeley Electronic Press
Varies Electronic journals in economics, business, marketing, law, political science, public affairs, humanities, health, medicine, science and technology. FIU subscribes to most titles.
Berkeley Electronic Press Journals
  via Berkeley Electronic Press
Varies Electronic journals in economics, business, marketing, law, political science, public affairs, humanities, health, medicine, science and technology. FIU subscribes to most titles.
BNA Core Plus
  via BNA through the College of Law Library
Varies   A collection of databases through shared access with the College of Law Library.  These include limited access to:
BNA Environment Library
  via UP - ERC
2000 - 2002 Major federal and state environmental, chemical, and hazardous laws and regulations.

Available at the Electronic Research Center, Green Library, 2nd floor, University Park Campus.

Books in Print
  via Bowker
Current Directory of current and forthcoming books published or distributed in North America. Includes books declared out-of-print since 1979.
Business and Company Resource Center
  via GaleNet
Varies Indexes 1000+ scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, and newspapers in business and industry. Also includes company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and more.
Business and Industry
  via RDS
1994 - present Indexes 1200+ trade journals and selected industry-related documents.
Business File ASAP, General
  via InfoTrac
1980 - present Indexes 1000+ scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, and newspapers in business and industry.
Business Full Text
  via WilsonWeb
1982 - present Indexes 600+ major magazines in business. Full text coverage begins in 1995.
Business NewsBank
  via NewsBank
1993-present Articles from 400+ U.S. newspapers, newswires, and local business journals covering companies, industries, executives, and products.
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CCH Health and Human Resources
  via CCH Internet Research NetWork
Current Laws, regulations, industry news, cases, and other information on health care and human resource management, with practical explanations and procedures to keep personnel policies within the law.

Click Enter on the left-hand side under Log In. You will be asked to enter your e-mail address.

CCH OmniTax
  via CCH Tax Research NetWork
Current Includes unlimited access to CCH's complete federal and state tax libraries, including federal, state and local primary source material, CCH's explanations, analysis and practice tools.

Click Enter on the left-hand side under Log In. You will be asked to enter your e-mail address.

Checkpoint, RIA
  via RIA**


Log in to RIA with your personal account

Current Designed for tax research, includes indexes tax regulations and cases. Includes seven WG&L tax-related treatises.
ACCESS INFORMATION: The RIA Checkpoint link on the left provides direct access to this resource without the ability for personal customizations. Register for a student course-related account and use personalization features. (See registration instructions). Student accounts expire on January 1 and August 1. If you already have your personal account, follow this link: RIA Checkpoint log in page. You do not need to "Connect from Home" if you have your personal account.
CIRR (Corporate and Industry Research Reports)
  via UP - ERC
1979 - 1991 Provides hundreds of investment house reports on companies and industries.
Continued by Investext Plus.

Available at the Electronic Research Center, Green Library, 2nd floor, University Park Campus.

CIS (Current Index to Statistics)
  via ASA and IMS
1975 - present Indexes 100+ core journals and books in statistics.
Collection of Ethnography, eHRAF
  via Human Relations Area Files
Historical to present Contains descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups of the world. Documents (books, articles, and dissertations) have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's culture and subject classification systems: the Outline of World Cultures (OWC), and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).
The OCM topics are crucial in performing powerful searches in the eHRAF databases. You will find the list of OCM topics at: http://2008library.fiu.edu/files/elibrary/OCM_topics.pdf.
Compact D/SEC
  via UP - ERC
1989 - 1996 Includes financial and textual data from 10000+ U.S. companies, searchable by multiple factors. See Global Researcher (available at the University Park Library, ERC) for information from 1996 to 2000 and Thompson ONE Banker - Analytics for current information.

Available at the Electronic Research Center, Green Library, 2nd floor, University Park Campus.

Compustat/Research Insight
  (CD-ROM)
  via Standard & Poor's
Current Provides reliable financial data and company reports, performance graphs and textual documents.  Accesses more than 160 predefined reports and company performance charts including financial statements, market summaries, forecasts, total returns, sales growth and price and earnings momentum.

NOTE:  Contact Library Systems Department to arrange for use.

Corporate and Industry Research Reports (CIRR)
  via UP - ERC
1979 - 1991 Provides hundreds of investment house reports on companies and industries.
Continued by Investext Plus.

Available at the Electronic Research Center, Green Library, 2nd floor, University Park Campus.

Criminal Law Reporter
  via BNA
Current   Case law reporter of criminal law. 
CRSPaccess
(CD-ROM)
  via Center for Research in Security Prices, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Current Covering securities traded on The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), The American Stock Exchanges (AMEX), and the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ).

NOTE:  Contact the Library's Systems Dept. for use of this title.

Current Index to Statistics, CIS
  via ASA and IMS
1975 - present Indexes 100+ core journals and books in statistics.
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DataStream
  via UP - ERC
Current Statistics and time series in the areas of business, economics, and finance.

Available at the Electronic Research Center, Green Library, 2nd floor, University Park Campus.

Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Collegiate
  via Merriam-Webster
Current Definitions and etymology for thousands of words. Audio pronunciation is provided for some words.
Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries; and
Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States;
See:  Uniworld Database
via Uniworld
Database: current   Database can be searched by U.S. state, region, or ZIP code, foreign country, NAICS industry, revenue, and number of employees.  Continues 2 works previously purchased in print form, Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, Green Library GEN HG4538.A1D5 and The Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States Green Library GEN HG4057.A155.
Dissertation Abstracts
  via ProQuest
1861-present Indexes doctoral dissertations and masters' theses in all areas of academic research.
Dissertations & Theses @ Florida International University - FCLA
  via ProQuest
1986-present Indexes dissertations and theses from Florida International University. Full text is available from 1996.
Dun & Bradstreet Private Company Database
  via Mergent/D&B
  (part of Mergent Online database.)
Current "Mergent Online is an internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research."  The private company database can be accessed separately or included in searches of the public companies, U.S. and/or non-U.S.
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EconLibrary.com
  via JLH Enterprises
Varies Indexes 500+ leading journals in accounting, economics and finance. FIU has access to Economic Literature and Finance Literature Databases.
EconLit
  via EBSCOhost
1969-present Indexes 400+ international publications in economics.
Economia y Negoicio
  via EBSCOhost
c1980-present A collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados).  This bibliographic database for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.  Searches can be conducted in Spanish and English.  More than 74,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for more than 320 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.
Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU
  via EIU
Current Analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment for countries.  Provides instructions on how to conduct business in many countries, including handling financial affairs.  Includes 4 regional newsletters:  Business Asia, Business Eastern Europe, Business Europe, and Business Latin America.
eHRAF Collection of Ethnography
  via Human Relations Area Files
Historical to present Contains descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups of the world. Documents (books, articles, and dissertations) have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's culture and subject classification systems: the Outline of World Cultures (OWC), and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).
The OCM topics are crucial in performing powerful searches in the eHRAF databases. You will find the list of OCM topics at: http://2008library.fiu.edu/files/elibrary/OCM_topics.pdf.
EIU.com (Economist Intelligence Unit)
  via EIU
Current Analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment for countries.  Provides instructions on how to conduct business in many countries, including handling financial affairs.  Includes 4 regional newsletters:  Business Asia, Business Eastern Europe, Business Europe, and Business Latin America.
Electronic Commerce & Law Report
  via BNA
Current   Case law reporter of e-business concerns. 
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
  via Britannica
Current Encyclopedia of multidisciplinary articles, including internet links and images.
Environment Reporter
  via BNA
Current   Case law reporter of environmental concerns. 
Europa World (Year Book)
  via Routledge
Current Online version of the Europa World Year Book. Covers political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including governmental, business, and other contacts.
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Family Law Reporter
  via BNA
Current   Case law reporter of family and children's concerns. 
FILRD (Foreign & International Law Resources Database)
  via HeinOnline
Varies Full text of international law research documents, including international yearbooks and periodicals, U.S. law digests, international tribunals/judicial decisions, and other significant works related to foreign and international law.
Foreign & International Law Resources Database (FILRD)
  via HeinOnline
Varies Full text of international law research documents, including international yearbooks and periodicals, U.S. law digests, international tribunals/judicial decisions, and other significant works related to foreign and international law.
Foreign Legal Periodicals, Index to
  via Ovid
1985 - present Indexes 450+ international legal journals and other publications.

Only 1 user at a time can access this database.

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GDF (Global Development Finance)
  via The World Bank Group
1970 - forward Statistical database of developing countries' finance, including debt and financial flows for 147 countries.
General Business File ASAP
  via InfoTrac
1980 - present Indexes 1000+ scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, and newspapers in business and industry.
GILS (Government Information Locator Service)
  via GPO Access
Varies by Agency Use this database to identify, locate, and describe publicly available U.S. federal information resources, including electronic resources.
See also: FirstGov.gov
GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)
  via Library of Congress
Current Index of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources from member nations.
See also: World Law Index.
Global Development Finance (GDF)
  via The World Bank Group
1970 - forward Statistical database of developing countries' finance, including debt and financial flows for 147 countries.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
  via Library of Congress
Current Index of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources from member nations.
See also: World Law Index.
Global Market Information Database, GMID
  via Euromonitor
Varies An online business information system providing business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources. 205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52. Primary emphasis is on consumer impact rather than investors. Search by industries, countries, companies, or regions.

Please read the agreement and select button ACCEPT to enter GMID.

Global NewsBank
  via NewsBank
1996-present English-language articles from 1,000+ translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, magazines, and government documents. Covers politics, economics, culture, business, science, technology, and the environment from Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, and the Middle East.
Global Researcher
  via UP - ERC
1996-2000 See Compact D/SEC for backfiles and Thomson Banker One for current information.

Available at the Electronic Research Center, Green Library, 2nd floor, University Park Campus.

GLOBUS & NTDB (National Trade Data Bank)
  via STAT-USA
1990 - present U.S. import and export statistics, Country Commercial Guides, Market Research reports, Best Market reports, and other reports related to international commerce.
GMID: Global Market Information Database
  via Euromonitor
Varies An online business information system providing business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources. 205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52. Primary emphasis is on consumer impact rather than investors. Search by industries, countries, companies, or regions.

Please read the agreement and select button ACCEPT to enter GMID.

Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
  via GPO Access
Varies by Agency Use this database to identify, locate, and describe publicly available U.S. federal information resources, including electronic resources.
See also: FirstGov.gov
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Health and Human Resources, CCH
  via CCH Internet Research NetWork
Current Laws, regulations, industry news, cases, and other information on health care and human resource management.

Click Enter on the left-hand side under Log In. You will be asked to enter your e-mail address.

Health Law Reporter
  via BNA
Current   Case law reporter of family and children's concerns. 
HeinOnline
  via HeinOnline
Varies Includes several library collections, such as the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register Library, the Treaties and Agreements Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, and others. The Law Journal Library includes older issues of many journals.

Select SUBSCRIBERS, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER link to use database.

Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest
  via ProQuest
1884-present Business resource covering information on companies, including financial performance, key officers, competitors, and market trends. Includes more than 800 U.S. companies.
Hoover's Company Records
  via ProQuest
Current Covers more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Contains in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, company overview, summary financials, top competitors, rankings, company history, products and operations, auditors, top officers, and more.

Note:  For more comprehensive treatment, search ABI Inform and access Hoovers through the links from the company names in the articles from ABI.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
  via EBSCOhost
1965 - present Full text for 200+ publications. Indexes 500+ titles covering scholarly research and industry news in hospitality and tourism, including hotel management & administrative practices, development & investment, demographics & statistics, culinary arts, food and beverage management, leisure and business travel, hospitality law, market trends and more.
Human Relations Area Files: eHRAF Collection of Ethnography
  via Human Relations Area Files
Historical to present Contains descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups of the world. Documents (books, articles, and dissertations) have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's culture and subject classification systems: the Outline of World Cultures (OWC), and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).
The OCM topics are crucial in performing powerful searches in the eHRAF databases. You will find the list of OCM topics at: http://2008library.fiu.edu/files/elibrary/OCM_topics.pdf.
Human Resources (and Health, CCH)
  via CCH Internet Research NetWork
Current Laws, regulations, industry news, cases, and other information on health care and human resource management.

Click Enter on the left-hand side under Log In. You will be asked to enter your e-mail address.

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
  via Ovid
1985 - present Indexes 450+ international legal journals and other publications.

Only 1 user at a time can access this database.

Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text
  via WilsonWeb
1981-present Indexes 850+ legal journals and other publications. Full text of nearly 200 periodicals, as far back as 1994.
Index to United Nations Documents (AccessUN)
  via NewsBank
1945-present Indexes United Nations documents and publications.
INFORMS (Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences) journals
  via INFORMS
2001-present Full-text access to 12 INFORMS electronic journals. Following journals are available: Decision analysis, INFORMS Journal on Computing, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Information Systems Research, Interfaces, Management Science, Manufacturing & service operations management, Marketing Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Organization Science, Transportation Science.
Intellectual Property Library
  via BNA
Current    
International Trade Reporter
  via BNA
Current   Case law reporter concerned with international business law. 
Investext Plus
  via InfoTrac
No longer available Provides hundreds of investment house reports on companies and industries.
ISI Web of Science
  via ISI Web of Knowledge
1977-present Web of Science gives access to the ISI Citation Databases. This is the online equivalent of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Art & Humanities Citation Index.
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Jane's Intelligence Review
  via Jane's Information Group
1993 - present This publication identifies transnational security risks before they hit the headlines. First-hand reports from correspondents across the world are combined with analysis from technical and subject experts to give you advance warning of step-changes in risk.

Only 10 users at a time can access this database.

You can not browse this publication by date. In order to take advantage of the archive (1993-present) you need to use Search feature.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
  via ISI Web of Knowledge
2000 - present Citation analysis data of 8,400+ journals, including impact factors. Includes Science Edition and Social Sciences Edition.
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Labor and Employment Law Library
  via BNA
Current    
Legal Periodicals Full Text
  via WilsonWeb
1981-present Indexes 850+ legal journals and other publications. Full text of nearly 200 periodicals, as far back as 1994.
LegalTrac
  via InfoTrac
1980-present Indexes major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers for most legal subjects.
Leisure Tourism Database (Leisuretourism.com)
  via CABI Publishing
1974 - present Indexes 400+ journals, books, conference proceedings, research papers, and other publications in leisure, recreation, sport, tourism, and hospitality.
LexisNexis Academic
  via LexisNexis
Varies Full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, government, statistical, and reference information.
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Materials Business File
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1985 - present Indexes 2,000+ scholarly journals and other publications on issues related to the metals and materials industries.
Mergent Active
  via Mergent
current "Mergent Active™ combines Mergent's extensive research database - including as-reported and standardized financials - with equity information and pricing databases to offer clients comprehensive modeling and analysis capabilities through Microsoft Excel®.  Active offers both easy and advanced financial analysis functionality while providing total data transparency utilizing Mergent's Active Audit™ data validation tool"  [caajaf]
Available in Electronic Research Center (GL246); contact Business Librarian to use elsewhere.
Mergent Bondviewer
  via Mergent
Current Includes Corporate Bonds (ratings, historical pricing, offering documents, portfolio tracking), Municipal Bonds (ratings, historical pricing, portfolio tracking), and Retail Notes (ratings, historical pricing, offering documents, portfolio tracking.)  [caajaf]
Mergent EventsData
  via Mergent
current "Mergent EventsData.com is a web-based solution that combines proven data gathering and processing capabilities with advanced online syndication technology and a powerful suite of knowledge management tools.  From dividend declarations to corporate milestones and leverage acquisitions, EventsData delivers real-time and historical, authoritative, first-source business intelligence about events affecting public corporations."  [caajaf]
Mergent Horizon
  via Mergent
current "Mergent Horizon is an online research application that includes the most comprehensive database of US-traded companies organized by the goods and services from which they derive their revenues as well as their key business relationships."  This database allows the researcher to discover competitors, commercial customers, and suppliers for an individual company.  [caajaf]
Mergent InvestorEdge
  via Mergent
current This is an investor's advisory tool available through Dec., 2010, as a complimentary subscription.  "Mergent InvestorEdge provides a powerful business research tool, access to the documents and financial information you need for each individual company - incorporating the latest research technology for comprehensive investment research. Look up all corporate documents including annual, industry and equity reports as well as general contact information for each domestic and international company in our database."  [caajaf]
Mergent Online
  via Mergent
1994-present/td> Corporate and EDGAR reports on 20,000+ U.S. & international corporations plus financial search engine.  This database now has the option to include c1.5 million private companies from the Dun & Bradstreet Private Company database.       [caajaf]
  Formerly FIS Online.
Mergers & Acquisitions, SDC Platinum: Worldwide
  via UP - ERC
US: 1979-present; Intl: 1985-present Covers both public and private transactions involving at least 5% of the company value (prior to 1993, value must => $1mm.) Transactions include, mergers, acquisitions, LBOs, stake purchases, tender offers, stock swaps, privatizations, spinoffs, etc. Data includes over 1,400 data elements.  Instructions available at:  http://www.fiu.edu/~morriss/Guides/WMA07.htm

Available through computers near windows in ERC (Green Library, 2nd floor).

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
  via Merriam-Webster
Current Definitions and etymology for thousands of words. Audio pronunciation is provided for some words.
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National Trade Data Bank (NTDB)
  via STAT-USA
1990 - present U.S. import and export statistics, Country Commercial Guides, Market Research reports, Best Market reports, and other reports related to international commerce.
NewsBank, Global
  via NewsBank
1996-present English-language articles from 1,000+ translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, magazines, and government documents. Covers politics, economics, culture, business, science, technology, and the environment from Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, and the Middle East.
NTDB: National Trade Data Bank
  via STAT-USA
1990 - present U.S. import and export statistics, Country Commercial Guides, Market Research reports, Best Market reports, and other reports related to international commerce.
NTIS: National Technical Information Service
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1964 - present Summaries of the unclassified, publicly available U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. Additionally, information is available from international government departments and other international organizations including those from Canada, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Western and Eastern European countries.
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ODS: Official Documents System of the United Nations
  via United Nations
Varies Covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
Does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.
OECD, Source
  via OECD
1998-present Provides full-text access to OECD's (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) monographs, periodicals, and statistical databases.  This site does not include data in the OECD's free website:  OECD Statistics Portal.
OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary Online)
  via Oxford University Press
Current It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world. Shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
OmniTax, CCH
  via CCH Tax Research NetWork
Current Includes unlimited access to CCH's complete federal and state tax libraries, including federal, state and local primary source material, CCH's explanations, analysis and practice tools.

Click Enter on the left-hand side under Log In. You will be asked to enter your e-mail address.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
  via Oxford University Press
Varies Collection of 150+ language and subject reference works from Oxford University Press. Includes English and bilingual dictionaries, quotations, full-colour maps and illustrations, timelines, weblinks, and bibliographies. It is a cross-searchable resource.
List of available titles: http://oxfordreference.com/pages/Subjects_and_Titles__2F
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PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1972 - present Indexes 2,000+ international scholarly journals, government and other publications, and websites, on current events in the political and social sciences.
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal©
  via BNA
Current    
ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
  via ProQuest
1884-present Business resource covering information on companies, including financial performance, key officers, competitors, and market trends. Includes more than 800 U.S. companies.
Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS International)
  via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
1972 - present Indexes 2,000+ international scholarly journals, government and other publications, and websites, on current events in the political and social sciences.
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Ready Reference Shelf, Gale's
  via GaleNet
Current Compilation of numerous reference resources published by the Gale Group. Includes Encyclopedia of Associations, Directory of Databases, Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Research Centers Directory, and more.
Research Insight (Compustat)
  (CD-ROM)
  via Standard & Poor's
Current Provides reliable financial data and company reports, performance graphs and textual documents.  Accesses more than 160 predefined reports and company performance charts including financial statements, market summaries, forecasts, total returns, sales growth and price and earnings momentum.

NOTE:  Contact Library Systems Department to arrange for use.

RefWorks
  via RefWorks
N/A RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to import references from text files or online databases. These references can then be used to easily create bibliographies for research papers.
RIA Checkpoint
  via RIA


Log in to RIA with your personal account

Current Designed for tax research, includes indexes tax regulations and cases. Includes seven WG&L tax-related treatises.
ACCESS INFORMATION: The RIA Checkpoint link on the left provides direct access to this resource without the ability for personal customizations. Register for a student course-related account and use personalization features. (See registration instructions). Student accounts expire on January 1 and August 1. If you already have your personal account, follow this link: RIA Checkpoint log in page. You do not need to "Connect from Home" if you have your personal account.
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida
  via PALMM
1860-1923 Includes more than 3000 map sheets illustrating the development of more than 130 Florida cities. The maps were mainly designed to help fire insurance agents determine the degree of damage to a property and show accurate information to help them determine risks and establish premiums. The maps included street names, property boundaries and lot lines, and house and block numbers.
SDC Platinum: Bankruptcies
  via UP - ERC
1980 - 1988, limited; 1988 - present, full Based on SEC documents, bankruptcy court filings, reorganization plans, and news sources, provides data searchable by various factors, from company name to creditors, securities, financial profile, etc. Includes U.S. companies with assets of $1million (1980-88) or, after 1988, public with $10 million or private with $50 million in assets.

Available through computers near windows in ERC (Green Library, 2nd floor).

SDC Platinum: Worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions
  via UP - ERC
US: 1979-present; Intl: 1985-present Covers both public and private transactions involving at least 5% of the company value (prior to 1993, value must => $1mm.) Transactions include, mergers, acquisitions, LBOs, stake purchases, tender offers, stock swaps, privatizations, spinoffs, etc. Data includes over 1,400 data elements.  Instructions/help sheet available at WM&A

Available through computers near windows in ERC (Green Library, 2nd floor).

Securities Regulation & Law Report
  via BNA
Current   Regulations and case law reported for trade securites and related corporate matters. 
Social Sciences Citation Index
  via ISI Web of Knowledge
1977-present Indexes 1,700+ multidisciplinary scholarly journals and other publications in the social sciences, with cited references.
SourceOECD
  via OECD
1998-present Provides full-text access to OECD's (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) monographs, periodicals, and statistical databases.  This site does not include data in the OECD's free website:  OECD Statistics Portal.
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
  via Standard and Poor's
Varies Full text of 12 Standard & Poor's investment publications covering managment, corporation data, industry data, mutual funds, investment analysis, and the backgrounds of corporate officers.  The Register of Corporate Executives includes both public and private companies; all other sources are related to publicly-traded companies and their securities.  Security Dealers of North America ("security dealers") is a directory of brokerage offices in the U.S. and Canada.
Statistical
  via LexisNexis
Current Indexes statistical data from U.S. government, international, professional, and other organizations.
STAT-USA
  via STAT-USA
Current Financial and economic data, daily trade leads, important statistics and International trade documents. Access to "State of the Nation" and "Globus & NTDB".
STAT-USA : CD-ROM
  via UP Gov Docs
Current
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TableBase
  via RDS
1996-present Contains tabular data on companies, industries, markets, products, and demographics. It is international in scope and covers more than 90 industries.
Tax Management® Library
  via BNA
Current   A collection of tax research materials, selected issues of the Tax Management Portfolios series.. 
TWST: The Wall Street Transcript
  via TWST.com
July 1997 - present Provides transcripts of investment-related roundtables and CEO presentations.
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U.S. Law Week®
  via BNA
Current   A weekly publication with summaries of important cases dealing with the U.S. laws. 
U.S. State Export Edition Online (World Trade Atlas)
  via Global Trade Information Services
1996-present Contains official statistics on goods exported from each U.S. state (and U.S. territory) to more than 240 countries worldwide.
Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory
  via Bowker
Current Directory of scholarly journals, popular magazines, and other serials.
United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)
  via United Nations
1951-present Includes more than 450 statistical series for countries from around the world covering a wide range of economic and socio-demographic topics.

To use the database, choose any option from the menu on the left of the initial page.

United Nations Treaty Collection
  via United Nations
Varies Full text collection of the United Nations treaties, treaty handbook, titles of treaties in the UN official languages, photographs of signature ceremonies.

Available only at the Green Library, FIU University Park Campus.

Uniworld Database
via Uniworld
Database: current   Database can be searched by U.S. state, region, or ZIP code, foreign country, NAICS industry, revenue, and number of employees.  Continues 2 works previously purchased in print form, Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, Green Library GEN HG4538.A1D5 and The Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States Green Library GEN HG4057.A155.
UNStat (United Nations Common Database (UNCDB))
  via United Nations
1951-present Includes more than 450 statistical series for countries from around the world covering a wide range of economic and socio-demographic topics.

To use the database, choose any option from the menu on the left of the initial page.

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Value Line Research Center
  via Value Line
Current and one previous year Contains investment reports on companies and industries, with evaluations and recommendations. Includes access to the following publications: Investment Survey, Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap Edition, Mutual Fund Survey, Daily Options Survey, Special Situations Service, Convertibles Survey, Exchange Traded Funds Survey (ETFs).
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Wall Street Journal
  via ProQuest
1986-present Contains citations, abstracts, and full-text articles.  All materials indexed here are also included in ABI Inform, above.
Wall Street Journal: Historical File
  via ProQuest
1889-1989 Full-text digital archive of articles from the Wall Street Journal.
Wall Street Transcript, TWST
  via TWST.com
July 1997 - present Provides transcripts of investment-related roundtables and CEO presentations.
Web of Science, ISI
  via ISI Web of Knowledge
1977-present Web of Science gives access to the ISI Citation Databases. This is the online equivalent of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Art & Humanities Citation Index.
Westlaw Campus Research
  via West
Varies Covers U.S. laws, regulations (administrative law), court cases, law reviews, and citation searching. Also has some European Union materials.

Please read the agreement and select button GO to enter WestLaw Campus.

Wilson Business Full Text
  via WilsonWeb
1982 - present Indexes 600+ major magazines in business. Full text coverage begins in 1995.
World Almanac
  via FirstSearch
Current Facts, data, tables, charts of general information in all topics.
World Bank e-Library
  via The World Bank Group
1990-present 3400+ full text World Bank publications and Policy Research Working Papers comprehensively covering the area of social and economic development.
World Development Indicators
  via The World Bank Group
1960-present Includes approximately 800 indicators of development for more than 220 countries. Organized in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.
World Law Index, Part I: Index to Hispanic Legislation
  via RLG/Eureka

Continued by: Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
via Library of Congress

1976-1997 Describes laws and regulations of Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations.
World Tourism Organization (WTO) elibrary
  via World Tourism Organization
2001-present Includes all publications (750+ books), reports and documents published by the UNWTO since 2001. Includes Tourism Factbook.
World Trade Atlas: U.S. State Export Edition Online
  via Global Trade Information Services
1996-present Contains official statistics on goods exported from each U.S. state (and U.S. territory) to more than 240 countries worldwide.
Worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions; SDC Platinum
  via UP - ERC
US: 1979-present; Intl: 1985-present Covers both public and private transactions involving at least 5% of the company value (prior to 1993, value must => $1mm.) Transactions include, mergers, acquisitions, LBOs, stake purchases, tender offers, stock swaps, privatizations, spinoffs, etc. Data includes over 1,400 data elements.  Instructions/help sheet available at WM&A

Available through computers near windows in ERC (Green Library, 2nd floor).

WTOelibrary
  via World Tourism Organization
2001-present Includes all publications (750+ books), reports and documents published by the UNWTO since 2001. Includes Tourism Factbook.
               
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Business  and  Legal  Research  Specialist,
Reference & Instructional Services Dept.
Steven and Dorothea Green Library
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33199
 

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