The chart below displays databases with financial information that BIS subscribes to annually. The chart provides the broad topics which are available within each database. To access the database desired, click on the database title to take you to the database. If you are off campus, you will be required to type your Illinois Net ID and password first for authentication.
Note: WRDS is available only to Gies College of Business.
|Database||Venture Capital/ Private Equity||Analyst Reports||Data Matching||Balance Sheet & Income Statement||M&A||Markets||IPOs/ Earning Estimates||SEC Filings/ Governance/ Audit|
|Mergent Online||✔Via Investext||✔Ticker
(under Advanced Search > Private Companies)
|✔Private Companies only||✔||✔|
|SDC||✔New Issues||✔CUSIP- 6 Digit
(under New Issues module)
|Thomson One (use Internet Explorer)||✔Private Equity||✔Ticker
✔NAIC (under Screening & Analysis)
|WRDS||✔CUSIP- 9 digit; if only have 6 digits, use NCUSIP (under Tools)
✔Linking Suite (CRSP-Compustat)
|✔US Equity Priace (CRSP)
✔Options (US only)
✔13F (Thomson Reuters)
Available in the Margolis Market Information Lab (MIL) in the Business Instructional Facility (BIF).
Search the Digital Contracts Library provided by (CORI) by keyword, company name, or contract attribute. Please note that you will be required to register your email address before searching, but access to the database is free.
Mergers and Acquisitions
This resource provides comprehensive information on all announced, completed or pending transactions that involve a change of 5% or more in ownership. U.S. deals from 1979 to date, and non-U.S. deals from 1985 to date are covered. Supplies up to 1,400 data elements for each transaction.
This database is available for Business School Doctoral students and Faculty through Business Information Services. If one needs in-depth navigation assistance, please make an appointment with a BIS faculty member by emailing BIS@library.illinois.edu and specifying dates and times available to meet.
The Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) resource consists of many datasets in the areas of accounting, economics, and finance available in a web interface and can be downloaded into many formats, including SAS. WRDS acts as a subscription gateway or a shell to other subscription datasets. The data are maintained and supported by Wharton staff. The data modules
ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services)- provides executive compensation performance metrics, goals and payout structure. Includes peer data for benchmarking.
(Note: Some wording for databases borrowed from the Thomas J. Long Library at Berkeley and from Capital IQ.)
|The following resources below contain mainly economic indicators and other data.|
The Global Financial Database (GFD) is an unparalleled collection of financial and economic data covering more than 200 countries and 60,000 companies. The GFD has been compiled from original data sources such as historical archives, academic journals and news periodicals. The data have been verified and cross-referenced prior to being included in the database. This is a great source for looking for time-series on exchange rates, total return, and daily stock indexes.
You can type the keywords in the search box on the top; browse by countries or indicators; see indicators by categories listed on the right side; search indicators in the quick search search box.