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Periodical Indexes, Articles, and Business Press

All library databases can be found on the JCKL website at http://library.ucmo.edu under the Databases A-Z list. All online databases can be accessed from off-campus with a UCM ID and password unless otherwise noted.

Academic Search Complete :: Multidisciplinary database of scholarly and peer reviewed journals dating back to 1975

Article 1st :: Index of articles from nearly 13,000 journals, 1990-present

Business Source Complete :: Indexes journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more

Business and Company Resource Center :: Research and comparisons with of companies; includes stock quotes, news, reports, and other current information

LexisNexis :: Provides a variety of legal, reference, medical, and governmental resources

NewsAbs :: Newspaper abstracts from over 50 national and regional papers, 1989-present; ONLY at JCKL Reference

Global Market Information Database :: Comprehensive resource for international market analysis; includes global research reports, statistics and consumer market size data

Hoover's Online Directory :: A corporate directory for more than 16 million public and private companies; Includes company profiles and financial data

Plunkett Research Online :: Business industry specific resesarch portals covering trends, research, and profiles


Forbes Magazine (Annual Report on American Industry in January issue)

Wall Street Journal Index (1958-2001) :: Print indexes; UCM Reference Alcove, 3rd Floor.

Wall Street Journal Abstracts (1989-current) :: Searchable online abstracts via LexisNexis.

The Wall Street Journal (1963-current) :: UCM Newspaper and Microform Collections, 2nd Floor. Recent issues available in paper, back issues on microfilm.


Industrial and Financial Ratios

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (Ref HF5681 R25 T68 & Reserve Desk)
Financial and operating ratios for about 160 industries are given in this almanac (also known as the Troy Almanac). Information is arranged by a 4-digit industry classification similar to the SIC code.

Financial Studies of the Small Business (Ref HD2346 U5 F55a)
Includes financial and operating ratios for about 50 lines of small businesses.

Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations

RMA Annual Statement Studies (Ref HF5681 B2 R6 & Reserve Desk)
This annual publication contains financial and operating ratios for over 360 lines of businesses by 4-digit SIC numbers.


General References - Industry Overviews

Dun & Bradstreet's Industry Handbook (Ref HF5035 D86 2000)

Encyclopedia of Global Industries (Ref HD2324 E53) Chronicles the history, development and current status of 115 of the world's most lucrative and high-profile industries

Manufacturing USA (Ref HD9721 M364) Provides statistical data on the performance of 458 manufacturing industries

Manufacturing Worldwide (Ref HD9720.1 M33) Provides detailed statistics and comparative information on manufacturing activities worldwide

Market Share Reporter (Ref HF5415.2 M35) Gives market share data on companies, products, and services and is arranged by industry (SIC codes)

Service Industries USA (Ref HD 9981.3 S47) Provides statistics on 151 U.S. service industries

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (Ref HC106.6 S74) Provides basic data on 20 industries, with financial comparisons of the leading companies in each industry

Standard & Poor's Statistical Service (Ref HG4915 S68b) Contains sections on employment and production figures for major industries

Statistical Abstract of the United States (online) Prime source for U.S. industrial, social, political, and economic statistics (also available in print: Ref HA202 S83 - Reference Desk)

U.S. Industry Profiles USIP: The Leading 100 (Ref HD2771 U8) Covers the current status and predicted future for 100 U.S. industries

U.S. Industry and Trade Outlook (Gov Docs C61.48) Information on U.S. industries and how they affect the economy

Value Line Investment Survey (Ref HG4501 V26 & Reserves) Reports on close to 2,000 companies in about 95 industries on a rotating basis. Provides valuable statistics and forecasts on various industries


Internet Resources

Current Industrial Reports Timely data on the production, inventories, and orders for 4,400 products, which represent 30% of all manufacturing

Economic Census This census is taken every five years (in years ending with 2 and 7), and includes data from: construction industries, financial industries, manufacturers, mineral industries, retail trade, service industries, transportation, and wholesale trade.

IndustryLink Gives links to industry web sites


Classification Schema

OSHA-Standard Industrial Classification Search Online

NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) (Ref HF1042 N67)



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