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MSF/MSFE Guide to Library Research Sources

guide to databases and other resources related to the MSF/MSFE practicum projects.

Mergent Online

Mergent Online

Includes U.S. Company Data and International Company Data. Rich textual descriptions offer a wealth of detail on items including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock.
(Annual reports for most companies are available back to 1996.)

To find specific industry reports, go to Mergent Online and search Investext (located in the red box). 

While in Investext, select the date and in the box below the dates, select any criteria. You can select different criteria and in this example, a region and keyword are searched. Once the criteria has been selected, click on view on the right hand side. 


The search results showed a research report on the sensor market. To view this research report, click on the PDF file on the right hand side. In this report, there is a PESTLE analysis, which could be beneficial to your research. 

Bloomberg Financial Markets

Bloomberg terminals are in the market information lab and have analyst reports.  However, downloading/screen grab of data is limited.