Answered By: Valerie Weis
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For a comprehensive list of all business research databases for companies, use the Baker Library Database search page.

Choose the database that best fits your needs:

Database

Availability

Strengths/Unique Features

Learning Curve

Hoover's

Visit Baker Library (not open)

Nice in-depth company histories

short

EMIS

Harvard Key

Current company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Includes some Global and North American reports.

medium

Intrinio

Visit Baker Library (not open)

Provides access to financial and market data via API, Excel add-in and Google Sheets add on for securities traded in the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges.

medium

Orbis

Harvard Key

Global company database produced by Bureau van Dijk that is unique in its breadth of geographies and extent of companies covered as well as the availability of private company financial information.

medium/long

FactSet

Harvard Key

A comprehensive platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets, and public and private companies.

medium/long

Thomson ONE

Temporary access until libraries reopen

Company filings, analyst reports, private equity and deal information. Use IE browser only. Follow instructions on Baker Library site.

medium/long

WRDS

Requires registration

Uniform web-based platform with access to financial, accounting, banking, economics, marketing databases. Strengths include deep archives of historical data and a variety of output file formats.

medium/long

S&P Global Intelligence

Requires individual account- choose applicable sector

News, data, transactions, filings and analysis covering financial, real estate, insurance, energy, media, consumer and industrial industries.

long

Capital IQ

Requires individual account

Market intelligence platform that includes company news, stock prices, financial statements, valuation, research estimates, qualitative data, global market data, credit ratings and analyst reports. Includes people intelligence screen for executives and boards members.

long

 

If you have difficult registering for access or using the databases, contact an HKS Librarian for help at library_research@hks.harvard.edu