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Finance Lab- Limited alternative arrangements are available for the following databases: Bloomberg; Eikon; Datastream; Thomson One
To request access please contact Hub@business-school.ed.ac.uk
You may find that your project or dissertation involves finance sources which are available via the Business School directly, rather than the University Library.
Datastream. This is now a legacy product and the closest replacement is Eikon but you may find the data you need is available in S&P Capital IQ. Capital IQ can be accessed via DiscoverEd, Eikon is limited to selected terminals in the Business School Finance Lab.
The resources below are available from terminals in the Business School Finance Lab. During the COVID-19 closure, alternative arrangements are in place. To request access to the Finance Lab databases email Hub@business-school.ed.ac.uk including details of the data you need.
Self-registration required. To register visit: www.capitaliq.com and click on New User?. Enter your university email address and follow the instructions to complete registration.
Capital IQ is widely used in industry and combines deep global company information, credit ratings and research and market research with tools for risk assessments. It provides access to both real-time and historical information and:
Detailed financial information of all UK and Irish companies updated monthly with up to 10 years of data.
Company information from regulatory and other sources data for companies worldwide. Companies covered are Very Large (VL) operating revenue >= $130 million US; total assets >= $260 million US; number of employees >= 1000
Financial data for global listed companies.
Access to a range of databases in fields including finance, accounting, banking, economics and marketing. Subscription includes CRSP and Computstat.
Note: Access is limited to staff and students of the Business School and requires either registration with WRDS or a class account login.
EMIS: Emerging Markets Information Service
Leading aggregator with top sources such as BMI, Global Data, Dun & Bradstreet, Allied Research, Buddecom, Grandview as well as data sourced locally in each emerging market.
Access on and off campus. For off campus access please use the University VPN - Access to the University network via the VPN
Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings for UK and US.
Global company, industry and country business information.
Market research reports on a range of UK consumer and industrial products and services. Coverage: Reports on Beauty and Personal Care; B2B: Finance; Drink; Retail Overview; Technology.
Mintel Trends provides reports on shifts in consumer behaviour by industry, demographic, theme and region.
Mintel Market Sizes. Global data on market size, market share and forecast data for thousands of consumer goods categories worldwide.
Global market research database providing statistics, market reports and comment on emerging industry, country and consumer trends.
Provides data from market and opinion research institutions. as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Focus on the United Kingdom, United States and China. Gives access to statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics downloadable in formats including Powerpoint, Excel, PDF and PNG.
UK Data Service
The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC and delivered by the UK Data Service to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.
Ecoinvent database version 3.3 offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), is an international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioural sciences. It hosts collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
More data listings at the Research Data Service
The print collection for Business is held in the Main Library with most books available on the second floor and the ground floor HUB.
The Main Library also provides open-access computing, printing and a range of study spaces.
Resource Lists are online reading lists that can signpost you to key reading materials. Some of your courses may have a Resource List embedded in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) but you can also access them directly. Full details are available on the Resource Lists: Information for Students webpage.
Subject Guides from other disciplines can be a useful source of ideas and information. Some focus on a topic such as newspapers as well as others that are more subject specific e.g. Business, Medicine economics etc. A full list of subject guides is available on the university website.
A wide range of courses are available throughout the year delivered either classroom based or online. These include finding library resources for your studies, referencing and reference management tools.
Institute for Academic Development (IAD) for academic and study skills.
Digital Skills and Training for digital, information literacy and IT skills.