Key online resources

Bloomberg contains current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures. Access using specific on-campus terminals only.
Business reference source for global business news and analysis of the markets, business strategy, tech, and politics. Provides business intelligence and serves a business audience with data-based journalism. In comparison to the Bloomberg terminal, is designed more for accessing news content, rather than quantitative data-gathering. NOTE: First time users of need to register via

Business Expert Press e-books collection
The Business Expert Press collection provides over 1000 e-books focussed on applied business topics covering fields including big data, corporate risk management, economics and public policy, human resources and organisational behaviour, quantitative approaches to decision management, finance, accounting, portfolio and project management, public relations, and marketing strategy.

EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate

  • Academic journal articles: major source
  • Company Profiles: International Datamonitor Profiles from the world’s largest companies
  • Country Reports: Including economic competitiveness reports, political risk yearbooks and emerging markets monitor
  • Market Research Reports: market research handbooks and Datamonitor Marketwatch reports
  • Industry Profiles: Country and geographic areas analyses, including market forecast data and reports from EIU covering key industries
  • SWOT analyses from Gartner Inc, working papers, case studies and analyst and executive interviews

The Economist
World news, politics, business and finance.

Economist Intelligence Unit reports
The Economist Intelligence Unit is the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports. Imperial College London subscribes to EIU reports on the following countries: China; France; Germany; Italy; India; Poland; Greece; Spain; the United Kingdom; and the United States of America.

Provides access to 3,500 newspapers, 4,200 journals and magazines, up to 700 updated newswires (Dow Jones, Reuters, etc.), 25 million company profiles, industry profiles, quotes and charting for stocks, funds, markets, indices and currencies and the EUR-Lex Database.  Library subscription does not include access to the Factiva app.

Financial Times online (
FT news and comment, FT reports & analyses and five year archive. Includes Lex column on business and finance and markets and funds data.

Harvard Business Review Management magazine covering strategy, innovation and leadership for business and management professionals.  Available from 1922 onwards.

MarketLine Advantage
MarketLine Advantage is a leading source of market research information. It contains company, country and industry intelligence, with research and data extending across every major marketplace in the world. 

Mergent Online 
Mergent Online (MOL) is a fully searchable database with financial details on over 95% of the global market capitalisation universe.  Additional details include executive profiles, family tree and annual reports.  The library subscription includes Mergent Basic and the Investext Broker Research add-on module.  Investext Broker Research covers embargoed research of over 18 million reports, with history back to 1982.  Around 4,000 new reports are added daily, and there is no download cap. IMPORTANT NOTE: For broker research reports, select the Investext tab from the Mergent Online homepage.

New York Times
Our subscription to the New York Times provides access to its news content dating back to 1851. We have access to the International, Chinese and Spanish editions, and access to all New York Times website and app content (with the exception of NYT Games, NYT Cooking, The Athletic, and Wirecutter).  N.B.: First time users are required to register with their Imperial email address.

PitchBook delivers data, research, and technology covering private capital markets, including global venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions.  When logging on for the first time, you need to supply your College email (ending in and then log in with your College username and password when prompted.  IMPORTANT NOTE: Your personal PitchBook account allows for 10 DAILY and 25 MONTHLY rows of data downloads.  (One tabled search result of company, deal, fund or person entities exported into Excel, regardless of columns, represents one download.)  Please do not attempt to bypass these download limits.

S&P Capital IQ
Provides data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Offers sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create bespoke reports.

Wall Street Journal
News and analysis for the US and around the world. Includes politics, economics, markets, life and arts.

WARC is a leading provider of evidence-based strategic marketing information.  It provides updated research from across the marketing industry, case studies, expert guidance on best practice, industry data, benchmarks and rankings, and assorted guidance to help marketers.

Databases and resources A-Z list The full list of all business databases and resources.