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Data Centers at Bentley

The following table provides links to the lists of the databases and tools that are available for use at Bentley, my home institution.

Data CenterLink
ATC Databases
ATC Applications
ATC Equipment / Facilities
Library Databases
Library Guides

Specific Databases and Data Sources

I put together the searchable list below to have easy access to the weblinks for a number of different data sources related to company financials, market data, media coverage, academic resources, citation reports, and more.

A few notes that I’ve learned along the way regarding the typical financial databases that are available at Bentley.

  • S+P Capital IQ NetAdvantage (available through the Library): Good for quick searches that don’t require detailed history. The depth of information, particularly at the industry level, is pretty good. You have access to firm level information, but only going back 5 years. For more robust data and longer reporting periods, you need to go to the Trading Room to access the Full version of Capital IQ.
  • Capital IQ (Trading Room): My favorite platform since it has excellent access to company fundamental information and the Excel tools are very potent. You can also trace back calculations to source documents which can be very handy when auditing figures and calculations. The big downside is that you need to go to the trading room to use it.
  • FactSet (available online with a license): A close competitor to Capital IQ, they share many commonalities but they go about things a little differently. I have grown to like it, and it does provide solid access to fundamentals, too. There is a nice little comparison article on Wall Street Prep between FactSet / Capital IQ compared to the other major players (e.g., Bloomberg). Using the web interface requires a somewhat clunky 2FA, so keep that in mind.
  • Bloomberg: Since I don’t need up to the second market data for my work and I am not in fixed income, many of Bloomberg’s charms are lost on me – not to mention the terminal takes some time to get used to and you need to be in the Trading Room to access unless you get special dispensation. However, for people requiring those features, Bloomberg is the only player in town.

BloombergData Aggregator / Source On Campus Only
Bond Tutor    ToolOn Campus Only
Capital IQData Aggregator / Source On Campus Only
CAPM TutorToolOn Campus Only
DataStream AdvanceData Aggregator / Source On Campus Only
Financial Trading System   Data Aggregator / Source On Campus Only
EDGAR: SEC Filings and Forms Government Data
JSTOR Academic Database
S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage Data Aggregator / Source
B Impact AssessmentNot examined
Macro Finance SocietyData Aggregator / Source
WRDS InsidersNot examined
WRDS BacktesterData Aggregator / Source
WRDS Supply ChainNot examined
Contributed DataData Aggregator / Source
Toyo KeizaiNot examined
Clarivate AnalyticsNot examined
FTSE/RussellData Aggregator / Source
Linking Suite by WRDSTool
EurekahedgeNot examined
Intraday Indicators by WRDSNot examined
WRDS Bond ReturnsNot examined
ProPublicaNot examined
ktMINENot examined
Option Suite by WRDSTool
IMS – SK&ANot examined
World Indices by WRDSData Aggregator / Source
SustainalyticsNot examined
InfogroupNot examined
CalcbenchNot examined
Efficient Frontier by WRDSTool
SAS Visual AnalyticsTool
Beta Suite by WRDSTool
American Hospital AssociationNot examined
Peters and Taylor Total QData Aggregator / Source
2iQNot examined
ETF GlobalNot examined
Financial Ratios Suite by WRDSTool
LevinNot examined
MSRBData Aggregator / Source
Research QuotientData Aggregator / Source
RavenPack News AnalyticsNot examined
ZacksNot examined
WRDS SEC Analytics SuiteNot examined
WRDS Quant AlphaNot examined
Event Study by WRDSTool
TRACEData Aggregator / Source
Thomson Reuters Insider FilingData Aggregator / Source
Thomson Reuters Institutional (13f) HoldingsData Aggregator / Source
Thomson Reuters Mutual Fund HoldingsData Aggregator / Source
Thomson ReutersData Aggregator / Source
TAQNot examined
SEC Order ExecutionData Aggregator / Source
RepRiskNot examined
RentBureauNot examined
PublicData Aggregator / Source
PHLXData Aggregator / Source
Penn World TablesData Aggregator / Source
PACAPNot examined
OTC MarketsData Aggregator / Source
Ivy DB OptionMetricsData Aggregator / Source
NastraqNot examined
MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI) / KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. (KLD)Data Aggregator / Source
Morningstar CISDMNot examined
MFLINKSNot examined
Mergent FISDNot examined
MarkitNot examined
LSPDNot examined
ISSMNot examined
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)Data Aggregator / Source
IRINot examined
IHS Global InsightNot examined
I/B/E/SData Aggregator / Source
Hedge Fund Research (HFR)Not examined
GSIOnlineNot examined
GovPXNot examined
Federal Reserve BankData Aggregator / Source
Fama French & Liquidity FactorsData Aggregator / Source
EventusData Aggregator / Source
Dow JonesData Aggregator / Source
DMEF Academic DataData Aggregator / Source
CSMARNot examined
CRSP/Compustat (North America) Merged DatabaseData Aggregator / Source
ComscoreNot examined
Compustat GlobalData Aggregator / Source
S&P Executive Compensation Data (Execucomp)Data Aggregator / Source
CENTRISNot examined
CBOE IndicesData Aggregator / Source
Bureau van DijkData Aggregator / Source
BoardEXData Aggregator / Source
BlockholdersData Aggregator / Source
Bank RegulatoryData Aggregator / Source
Audit AnalyticsData Aggregator / Source
PrivCO Data Aggregator / Source
Dissertations and Theses: Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Database
FactSet     Data Aggregator / Source
Factiva -- 6 user limit News / Media
FREDGovernment Data
U.S. Census Data Data Aggregator / Source
LexisNexis Academic (Nexis Uni) Academic Database
ResearcherIDCitation Database
Web of Science (Core Collection) Citation Database
Matlab (Matrix Laboratory)    Tool0
Mergent Horizon     Data Aggregator / Source 0
Morningstar Direct     Data Aggregator / Source 0
Option Tutor     Tool0
Palisade Statistical Suite  Tool0
Portfolio AnalysisData Aggregator / Source 0
RiskMetrics (formerly IRRC)Data Aggregator / Source 0
S&P CompustatData Aggregator / Source 0
SDC PlatinumData Aggregator / Source 0
SeekEdgarData Aggregator / Source 0
Style, Performance and Risk (SPAR)Data Aggregator / Source 0
Thomson One Analytics     Data Aggregator / Source 0
William O'Neil Direct Access (WONDA)Data Aggregator / Source 0
WorldscopeData Aggregator / Source 0
ABI/Inform Dateline (ProQuest) Academic Database
ABI/Inform Global (ProQuest) Academic Database
ABI/Inform Trade & Industry (ProQuest) Academic Database
Academic OneFile (Infotrac) Academic Database
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Academic Database
Accessible Archives: Early Historical Publications Not examined
Accounting Research Manager (CCH) -- 8 user limit Not examined
Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection (ProQuest) Not examined
ACM Digital Library Not examined
Ad$pender Not examined
AGRICOLA Not examined
Ancestry Library Not examined Citation Database
BAS Library - Biblical Archaeology Society Not examined
BioCentury Not examined
Biography in Context  Not examined
Bloomberg Tax Not examined
Books and Authors Not examined (Business & IT Books) Not examined
Boston Globe (ProQuest) News / Media
BrowZine Not examined
Business Insights: Essentials Academic Database
Business Source Complete (EBSCO) ACademic Database
Cabell's Directories Not examined
Canadian Business & Current Affairs (ProQuest) Not examined
Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)  Not examined
CCH IntelliConnect (formerly CCH Tax Network) Not examined
Chronicle of Higher Education Not examined
CIAO -- Columbia International Affairs Online Not examined
CineFiles Not examined
College Source College Catalogs Not examined
Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO) Not examined
Consumer Expenditure Survey Not examined
Contemporary Authors (InfoTrac) Not examined
Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select (InfoTrac) Not examined
Country Commercial Guides Not examined
CountryData Online (CDO, PRS Group) Not examined
CQ Researcher Not examined
Criminal Justice Collection Not examined
Culinary Arts Collection Not examined
D&B Global Business Browser (formerly OneSource) Not examined
D&B Key Business Ratios Data Aggregator / Source
D&B Million Dollar Directory Data Aggregator / Source
Deloitte International Tax and Business Guides Not examined
Demographics Now Not examined
Dictionary of Literary Biography (InfoTrac) Not examined
DiversityInc Not examined
Doing Business Project from the World Bank and IFC Not examined
Early American Newspapers 1690-1900 (Readex)  Not examined
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Academic Database
EBSCOHost Academic Database
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO) Academic Database
EconPapers Academic Database
Educator's Reference Complete Not examined
Elsevier ScienceDirect Academic Database
Emarketer Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- Climatewire Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- E&E News PM Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- E&E TV Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- Energywire Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- Environment and Energy Daily Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- Greenwire Not examined
Environment and Energy Publishing -- Reports Not examined
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Not examined
ERIC (EBSCO) Not examined
Euromonitor Passport GMID Not examined
Expanded Academic ASAP Not examined Market Intelligence Not examined
FASB Accounting Standards Codification (On-Campus Only) Not examined
Films on Demand Not examined
First Search Not examined
Forrester Research Not examined
Foundation Center Directory Online (Registration Required) Not examined
Gale Virtual Reference Library Not examined
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection Not examined
Gartner Group Resources Not examined
General Business File ASAP (InfoTrac) Not examined
General OneFile Not examined
General Reference Center Gold Not examined
GeoScience World Not examined
Global Issues in Context  Not examined
Google Books General Search
Google Scholar General Search
GreenFile (EBSCO) Not examined
GuideStar Not examined
Health and Wellness Resource Center Not examined
Health Reference Center Academic Not examined
Hoover's Company Profiles Not examined
Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Collection Not examined
IBIS World Industries and Markets Report Database
IEEE Xplorer Digital Library Not examined
IHS Connect Not examined
Infotrac Not examined
International Encyclopedia of Ethics Not examined
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Online Not examined
International Newsstream (ProQuest) Not examined
International Statistical Agencies (U.S. Census) Not examined
Internet Movie Database (IMDB) Not examined
Investext from Mergent Data Aggregator / Source
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Citation Database
JSTOR Health and General Sciences Academic Database
Kanopy Not examined
Library of Congress Digital Collections Not examined
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) Not examined
LinkedIn Learning Not examined
Literature Resource Center  Not examined
Management & Organization Studies from SAGE Academic Database
MarketLine Reports via Business Source Complete (EBSCO) Report Database
Masterplots (Salem Press) Not examined
MathSciNet Not examined
Mediamark/MRI+ University Internet Reporter (Registration Required) Not examined
MEDLINE (EBSCO) Not examined
Mergent Archives Report Database
Mergent Intellect Report Database
Mergent Online Report Database
Mintel Reports Report Database
MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCO) Not examined
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) Not examined
Morningstar Investment Research Center  Not examined
National Center for Education Statistics Not examined
Nature Not examined
NBER Working Papers Not examined
New York Times (ProQuest) News / Media
New York Times Historical 1851-2014 (ProQuest) News / Media (Registration Required) News / Media
Nielsen (Claritas) Segmentation & Market Solutions  Report Database
Nursing and Allied Health Collection Not examined
Nursing Resource Center Not examined
OECD Country Profiles Not examined
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Not examined
Overdrive Downloadable Books Not examined
Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) Not examined
Oxford English Dictionary Not examined
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection Not examined
Plunkett Research Online Not examined
Project Euclid Not examined
Project MUSE Not examined
ProQuest Asian and European Business Collection Academic Database
ProQuest Biology Journals Academic Database
ProQuest Career and Technical Education Academic Database
ProQuest Central Academic Database
ProQuest Computing Academic Database
ProQuest Criminal Justice Academic Database
ProQuest Education Journals Academic Database
ProQuest Family Health Academic Database
ProQuest Health and Medical Complete Academic Database
ProQuest Military Collection Academic Database
ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Academic Database
ProQuest Psychology Journals Academic Database
ProQuest Religion Academic Database
ProQuest Research Library Academic Database
ProQuest Science Journals Academic Database
ProQuest Social Science Journals Academic Database
ProQuest Telecommunications Academic Database
ProQuest US Newsstream Academic Database
PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) Academic Database
PubMed Citation Database
ReferenceUSA Academic Database
RefWorks (Registration Required) Not examined
RefWorks Legacy (Registration Required) Not examined
Regional Business News (EBSCO)  Not examined
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) Not examined
RIA Checkpoint Not examined
Richard K Miller and Associates (RKMA) Not examined
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Not examined
Safari Books Online: Tech Books Not examined
Sage Sociology Full-text collection Not examined
Salem Press Health Not examined
Salem Press History Not examined
Salem Press Literature Not examined
Salem Press Science Not examined
Science in Context Not examined
Sports Market Analytics (SBRNet) Not examined
SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service Data Aggregator / Source
Statista Not examined
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest) Not examined
Swank Digital Campus Not examined
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (U.S. State Dept.) Not examined
U.S. History in Context Not examined
Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory Not examined
United Nations Data Not examined
UniWorld: Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (On-Campus Only) Not examined
UniWorld: Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States (On-Campus Only) Not examined
Value Line Historical Reports Not examined
Value Line Research Center Not examined
Vocations and Careers Collection Not examined
Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) News / Media
Wall Street Journal Historical 1889-2000 (ProQuest) News / Media
WestlawNext Not examined
World Development Indicators (WDI) Not examined
World Factbook Not examined
World History in Context Not examined
World News Digest Not examined Data Aggregator / Source
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  Not examined (Registration Required) News / Media (Research Guide for First Time Users) News / Media
A list of available data sources at Bentley and elsewhere

Other General Purpose Databases of Interest