Key online resources

The Economist
World news, politics, business and finance. Does not include audio edition or apps.

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

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

EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate
Includes:

  • 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

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

Thomson One
Company analysis containing company overviews, news, prices, financials, estimates, filings, research reports, deals and more. Includes:

  • IBES History detail and Current detail providing estimates for more than 60,000 companies in 67 counties worldwide.
  • Investext broker and equity research reports.

Internet Explorer only. If you are using a Mac off-campus use the new Remote Desktop for Students to log on to a Windows cluster machine where you will have access to IE and Thomson One.

Factiva
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.

Datastream
Current and historical global market and company financial data, including info on equities, unit and investment trusts, market indices, bonds, international macroeconomics, commodities, interest rates, exchange rates, futures and options. Access using specific on-campus terminals only.

PitchBook
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 @imperial.ac.uk) 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.

Bloomberg
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 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.

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.

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.

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