At the Law Library

Bloomberg Law's Transactional Intelligence Center and Business Intelligence Center are databases in Bloomberg Law dedicated to business & securities law research.  If you enter a company name in the menu box on the right-hand side in Business Intelligence Center, for example, you will get a company profile that includes links to Edgar filings, financials, management profiles, litigation analytics, and recent company news. 

If you cannot find what you want in Bloomberg Law, check out the business databases at the Business Library that collects information on private companies, industry statistics, stock prices or start up trends.

The Business Library has a research database guide that is helpful for locating resources quickly.  Most databases at the business library are accessible online campus-wide if you have a netID.  

How to use the business database research guide

The databases are listed alphabetically on the home page of the guide, but there is a subject guide on the right-hand side of the screen that will help you locate databases by subtopic.  Each subject tab provides a description of the resources and links to " best bet" databases.  The guide also includes additional resources under "also helpful" in each category.  

A few databases of note:

Pitchbook features real time data to research and analyze private and public companies, startup trends, private equity & venture capital financing deals, VC and PE investment funds, investors, and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle.

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets (Conquest Systems, Inc.)
Provides simple and refined searching of the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Subjects include Banking, Finance and Insurance including Flow of Funds (Z.1); Energy Resources and Demand; Industry and Commerce; International; Population and Income; Prices and Cost of Living; Stocks and Commodities; and more. Users can search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels. (Dates vary)

Provides company profiles, industry reports, financial deal reports and,country reports. Also contains case studies. Industry profiles include Porter’s Five Forces.

Mintel Academic
In-depth reports from 2001-present that analyze market size and segmentation, consumer attitudes, and marketing strategies relative to hundreds of consumer products in the United States. Lifestyle reports such as “Green Marketing” and “Spending Habits of the Teen Consumer” are also available. (New reports issued monthly)

Submitted by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian on February 7, 2024

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