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Database Library





The UNC BizHub Collaborative has access a library of databases. As a BizHub member, you will not only have access to the databases, but you will have a specialist on hand to assist you in analyzing and interpreting the data provided.

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ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest)
Articles from nearly 3,000 worldwide business periodicals, including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal

Accounting & Tax (ProQuest)
Articles from professional and scholarly accounting and tax publications

AdAge DataCenter
Features marketing data, including profiles of top advertisers, media, agencies, and more

Associations Unlimited
Search associations in the US by name or acronym, location or subject


Business Dateline (ProQuest)
Search regional business publications; 1971 to present

Gain valuable insight into markets, customer behaviors, and support the planning process

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)
Industry reports, company profiles, country reports, and full-text articles from over 2,710 scholarly business journals


Cabell's Directories - Business Directory
Includes business directory, education directory, and psychology directory which list scholarly journals, providing information such as manuscript guidelines, review information, and circulation data

CCH Internet Research NetWork - SEC Accounting Rules
Current Securities and Exchange Commission accounting rules and regulations for security transactions

Tax and financial research

Colorado Grants Guide Online
Fundraising resource for nonprofit and community-based organizations in Colorado; contains hundreds of profiles on local foundations and trusts; corporations; government agencies; and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations

Conference Board Research
Database of management and economic research


Demographics Now
Identify competitors in your area or help relocate your business; develop targeted, accurate customer leads and mailing lists for campaigns


EconLit (EBSCOhost)
Produced by the American Economic Association; EconLit indexes and abstracts journal articles, essays, research papers, books, dissertations, book reviews, and working papers from 1969-present

ESRI Business Analysis Online
Perform market analysis from anywhere; create maps and reports in minutes; get insights about businesses and people and their lifestyles for locations that matter most


Provides unrivaled business analysis and financial benchmarking tools to professional service firms, financial institutions, privately held businesses and many other clients based on the largest and most reliable financial benchmarking database of privately held companies in the US


More than 700 U.S. industry research reports updated an average of 3 times a year and include information on industry performance, outlook, operating conditions, and supply chain linkages
(UNC’s subscription to IBISWorld only includes the US Industry Research Reports (the reports under the Industry Market Research tab). A preview is provided for other content, but the full reports are available for purchase only.)

IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL)
Provides online access to 29 IEEE Computer Society peer-reviewed periodicals with all available archives and access to more than 300 annual conference titles


JSTOR's Arts & Sciences Collections I through X, Life Science Collection and Mathematics & Statistics Collection provide complete backfiles of approximately 1500 core scholarly journal titles starting with the first issues
(Note that there is a gap, usually 1 to 5 years, between the most recent issue and the back issues available in JSTOR)


Legal Forms
Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues

Legal Source
Provides full-text coverage of the world's most respected scholarly law journals; the authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world

LexisNexis Academic
News, business, legal, and reference information; full-text newspapers include the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Times (London), Financial Times (London), and many others


Mergent InvestorEdge
Access documents and financial information for individual companies; corporate documents including annual, industry and equity reports as well as general contact information for each domestic and international company

Mergent Online
Information on 10,500 U.S. companies and 15,000 international companies; includes histories, financial statements, business descriptions, properties, officers, directors, SEC filings, annual reports, institutional and insider holdings and subsidiaries

Morningstar Investment Research Center
All-inclusive investment research database featuring data and analysis on over 13,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 1300 exchange traded funds

Backed by industry-leading data and the largest community of SEOs on the planet; builds tools that make inbound marketing easy


Electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database; each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community

NewsBank Special Report: Economics
A collection of newspaper and magazine articles covering global economic conditions and issues

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online
Includes signed articles by 1,506 eminent contributors providing a current overview of economics


Oxford Handbooks Online
Includes signed articles by 1,506 eminent contributors providing a current overview of economics


PrivCo focuses its coverage on major private companies in the U.S, providing private company financials and revenues, private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and more

Develops financial analysis and risk management solutions, powered by one of the largest databases of private-company financial information in the United States

Search several business-related ProQuest databases at once, including ABI/INFORM Global, Accounting & Tax, Banking Information Source, Business Dateline, ProQuest Asian Business & Reference, ProQuest European Business, and ProQuest Newspapers

ProQuest Computing
Includes over 310 journals and magazines for computer research, 1998 to present


Brief entry for most small private businesses; some entries have information on sales and number of employees; helpful for identifying regional competitors

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)
Full-text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world

Research Insight
Research Insight and the Excel add-in for Research Insight are only available on computers in Kepner; students should be able to access the application from the Windows start menu

Richard K. Miller & Associates E-Book Collection
Wide range of market research handbooks that focus on various consumer-related markets; each comprehensive assessment includes market forecasts, sector trends, and statistics


Safari Books Online
A collection of technology-related online books

Produces a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized by industry and geographic location

SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network)
Combines market research from the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce; various sports governing bodies; and full-text articles from magazines and newsletters; subjects covered include sporting goods industry, sports sponsorship and marketing, broadcasting, facilities, broadcasting and new media

SEC Accounting Rules - CCH Internet Research Network
Current Securities and Exchange Commission accounting rules and regulations for security transactions

An application that lets users develop maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables

Shows how your business compares to competitors; identifies best places to advertise; and maps competitors, customers, and suppliers

Social Explorer
Provides easy-to-use tools for visual exploration of demographic information, from census and economic data to election and religion data, and more; users can visually explore change over time and understand the patterns behind the raw numbers

A full-text database for journals and books published by Springer, including over 1,250 peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books online

Find, consider, and understand ad opportunities in any market, media type, or geography


Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Full-text articles from the Wall Street Journal

Web of Science
Includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2004-present), Science Citation Index (1999-present), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1965-present); offers bibliographic citations and cited references from a broad range of disciplines, and is useful as a citation analysis tool

In-depth website analysis learn how to improve your website rankings and online visibility through SEO, social media, usability and much more


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