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Find databases by type, Market research & industry, company information, economic and statistical information, news and articles, and business reference sources

Introduction

Business databases and access

USC Libraries subscribes to over 100 business and economic databases.   The databases below are among the most popular and are listed by type.  We encourage you to explore these databases, but if you are looking for something specific and cannot find what you need, please contact us.  We are happy to help you with your search: Contact Us

  • Additional research guides can be found here: USC Libraries' Research Guides by Subject select Business, Accounting and Economics to see a list of available guides. 
  • Access to the databases below require you to login using your USC password and ID.
  • A brief description of the content can be found by hovering over the information icon. 
  • Marshall students have access to few  additional databases -- see below.

Company databases

FactSet accounts are available to current faculty, staff and students at USC,  consult the FactSet Research Guide for instructions on how to set up your own virtual account.

Journals and Newspapers

WRDS Databases

Marshall subscribes to a number of specialized business and accounting databases via the Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS. These databases are open to all USC faculty, staff and students. 

 

Market Research & Industry information

Statistical information

Marshall Databases available to students, faculty and staff with MyMarsahll logins only

Financial Times subscriptions are available to current Marshall staff, faculty and students. To get a virtual account, go to your MyMarshall account, under the library tile, find Financial Times link to register and get a virtual account. 

PitchBook accounts are available to current Marshall students, faculty and staff. Register for your own account is via one of two, (non-Bloomberg) terminals located in the Gaughan & Tiberti Library. Sign into the terminal using your Marshall ID and password, then, find the PitchBook icon. You will prompted  for you name and e-mail (please use your Marshall e-mail) and PitchBook will send you information to set up your own virtual account

Bloomberg terminals are located in the Gaughan & Tiberti Library and the Accounting Library.  You can recognize the Bloomberg terminals by double displays.  There is no virtual access, so you must come into the library to use Bloomberg.  However, you can create your own account so you can save your work.  Bloomberg basics and commands can be found on the Bloomberg Research Guide.  

You can learn how to use Bloomberg via their course:  Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC).  You will find a tab in the Bloomberg Guide-BMC tab  provide details on the course and how to access this course. 

There are two Capital IQ stations that are located in the Gaughan & Tiberti LIbrary (look for the terminals with a single display). To log onto the terminal you must use your Marshall ID and password, and select the Capital IQ icon. Virtual account are provided when taking a finance class and when the professor requests accounts on behalf of the students in the class or working on special research projects with a professor. 

FactSet accounts are available to all current faculty, staff and students at USC; consult the FactSet Research Guide for instructions on how to set up your own virtual account.

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