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Research datasets

Dataset / Service Equity, returns, distributions Accounting data Macroeconomic data Fixed income (bonds, preferred stock, etc) Derivatives (futures and options) Executive compensation Financial transactions (mergers, acquisitions, IPOs) Mutual funds Demographic, individual level data Sectoral, industry level data Marketing
Arca EQ                    
Audit Analytics EQ AC                  
Bloomberg EQ AC   FI DE     MF      
Board Analyst   AC       EC     DM    
BoardEx           EC          
Bureau Van Dijk   AC               IN  
California Hospital Financial Data   AC               IN  
California Hospital Inpatient Data                 DM IN  
CDA/Spectrum EQ AC                  
CBOT Treasury Package         DE            
Chicago Research Data Center     MA           DM IN  
CIK to GVKEY link file                      
CISDM Hedge Fund DB         DE            
CME Selective Time and Sales         DE            
Compustat Global EQ AC                  
Compustat North America EQ AC                  
CRSP EQ     FI       MF      
Datastream EQ AC MA FI DE            
DealScan       FI     FT        
DRI Basic Economics     MA FI DE       DM IN  
Economática EQ AC   FI       MF      
Emerging Markets Data Base EQ                    
Execucomp           EC          
First Call Historical Database EQ AC                  
Fixed Investment Securities Database       FI     FT        
Forrester Research North American Consumer Technographics Survey & Data                 DM   MK
Global Access (now Thomson Research) EQ AC         FT        
Global Financial Database EQ   MA FI         DM    
Health and Retirement Study                 DM    
I/B/E/S Earnings Estimate History                 DM   MK
The Institute for Financial Markets         DE            
International Financial Statistics     MA                
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)     MA           DM IN  
IRI Panel Data     MA           DM IN  
IRRC Dilution Data EQ AC       EC          
IRRC Directors Data EQ AC       EC          
IRRC Governance Data EQ AC       EC          
IRRC Governance Shareholder Proposals EQ AC       EC          
ISSM Transactions File Databases EQ                    
KLD Social Ratings EQ AC                  
Lancer Analytics Insider EQ AC                  
LIFFE Tick data         DE            
LSTA/LPC Mark-to-Market Pricing       FI     FT        
Moody's Default Research Services       FI              
Mutual Funds Historical Files EQ AC           MF      
Mutual Fund Links (MFLINKS)               MF      
NAIC Property/Casualty InfoPro   AC                  
Nielsen Marketing Data                     MK
OptionMetrics' Ivy DB EQ       DE            
R&C Futures Data         DE            
Riskmetrics Corporate Environmental Profiles DAtabase (faculty and PhD students only)                      
Riskmetrics Intangible Value Assessment (faculty and PhD students only)                      
Sand Hill Econometrics EQ                    
SDC Platinum             FT        
Social Science Data Services     MA           DM IN  
Trade and Quote (TAQ) database EQ                    
Value Line Historical Estimates & Projections EQ AC                  
Wharton Research Data Services EQ AC MA FI   EC   MF      
World Bank Open Data     MA           DM IN  
World Trade Analyzer     MA             IN  
Zacks History Files EQ AC                  

Important web sites

Web site Equity, returns, distributions Accounting data Macroeconomic data Fixed income (bonds, preferred stock, etc) Derivatives (futures and options) Executive compensation Financial transactions (mergers, acquisitions, IPOs) Mutual funds Demographic, individual level data Sectoral, industry level data Marketing
10k Wizard EQ AC           MF      
Bank for International Settlements     MA                
Bureau of Economic Analysis     MA             IN  
Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S.)     MA     EC     DM IN  
Census Bureau (U.S)     MA           DM IN  
CID / World Bank Data Surfer     MA                
Current Population Survey (CPS) Utilities on the web (Unicon Corp.)                 DM IN  
EDGAR, Securities and Exchange Commission EQ AC           MF      
Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases   AC MA             IN  
FRED Economic Time Series Database (St. Louis Fed.)   AC MA           DM IN  
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (US Census 1850-1990)                 DM    
Living Standards Measurement Studies (World Bank)                 DM    
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)     MA           DM IN  
National Survey of Small Business Finances   AC             DM IN  
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)                 DM IN  
Penn World Table     MA                
Polling the Nations                 DM    
Standard & Poor's Indices EQ                    
Survey of Consumer Finances                 DM    
                     

Full text sources

Note: This list does not include all the full text resources. Please check the Northwestern University Library pages for additional resources. For bibliographic citation databases, please check our Reference & Papers page. Many of the resources listed below require IP authentication -- if your computer is not in the northwestern.edu domain, activate VPN.

Database / Service Equity, returns, distributions Accounting data Macroeconomic Fixed income (bonds, preferred stock, etc) Derivatives (futures and options) Executive compensation Financial transactions (mergers, acquisitions, IPOs) Mutual funds Demographic, individual level Sectoral, industry level Marketing
ABI/Inform (Pro Quest) EQ AC MA     EC FT MF   IN MK
Academic Universe (now LexisNexis Academic) EQ AC       EC FT MF   IN MK
Business & Industry Database EQ AC   FI   EC FT MF   IN MK
Business Source Premier EQ AC   FI   EC FT MF   IN MK
Capital IQ EQ AC   FI   EC FT MF   IN MK
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)     MA             IN MK
EDGAR Pro EQ; AC       EC FT MF      
Euromonitor Global Market Information Database (GMID)                 DM IN MK
Factiva (formerly Dow Jones Interactive) EQ AC MA FI   EC FT MF   IN MK
Mergent Online (FISonline) EQ AC                  
Gartner IntraWeb                   IN MK
Hoover's Online EQ AC               IN  
Investext Plus (Thomson ONE Banker) Internet Explorer required EQ AC                  
ISI Emerging Markets EQ AC MA FI           IN MK
LexisNexis at lexis.com EQ AC       EC FT MF   IN MK
MarketResearch.com Academic                 DM IN MK
Mergent Webreports EQ AC   FI           IN  
OxResearch (Oxford Analytica)     MA           DM IN  
Policy File (PQ): Public Policy Research and Analysis     MA           DM IN  
S&P Netadvantage EQ AC   FI           IN  
SourceOECD   AC MA           DM IN  
SSRN, Social Science Research Network EQ AC MA FI DE EC FT MF DM IN MK
Statistical Universe (now LexisNexis Statistical)   AC MA           DM IN  
Value Line Investment Survey EQ AC                  
                     

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