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Business, Corporate, Finance & Market Data

ALM Legal Intelligence 
ALM Legal Intelligence provides in-depth business and financial information on individual law firms and the legal industry. ALM Legal Intelligence includes access to ALM Law Firm Reports; ALM Lists and Rankings taken from various ALM Media publications, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal; and ALM Surveys & Studies examining key issues impacting the legal market. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Amadeus 
Amadeus is a database of comparable financial information for more than 18 million public and private companies in both Western and Eastern Europe. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
AnythingResearch.com 
AnythingResearch.com provides research reports on "Main Street" companies and industries, including data on market size and forecasts, financials, and competitor dynamics. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
BANKSCOPE 
BANKSCOPE provides financial information on over 28,000 banks worldwide. Up to 16 years of detailed information are available for European banks, North American banks, all Japanese commercial and sogo banks, and over 4,100 other major banks. Content includes balance sheet data (200 items), income and expenses (37 items), ratios (39 items), and other annual financial data. Information on global and country-specific rankings (by total assets) is also available. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.) BANKSCOPE is also available through WRDS. Access to BANKSCOPE on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
BCC Research 
BCC Research provides market research reports, technical publications, and industry analysis on major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Bloomberg Law 
Bloomberg Law provides access to all US primary laws, docket materials, directories, news, proprietary research reports, some foreign law materials, SEC filings, and an amazing set of model forms and contracts, among other resources. Complete this registration form to establish a Bloomberg Law account. Please see Bloomberg Law Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516, for further assistance. (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.)
Bloomberg Terminal 

A Bloomberg Terminal, providing hard financial data, is located near the Reference Desk. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance. (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.)

BNA 
BNA publications cover a wide range of legal and business topics and typically include news and analysis as well as access to relevant laws, regulations, cases and other materials. Use My BNA to search all or selected BNA publications. Register for email updates to keep up to date with a BNA publication. BNA publications are also available on LexisNexis and Westlaw. Access is controlled by HLS IP address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Business Source Complete 
Business Source Complete provides access to financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Business Source Complete also provides access to articles from over 1,200 business-related academic journals, magazines and trade publications. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
CCH IntelliConnect 
CCH IntelliConnect provides access to CCH federal & state securities; banking including credit regulation and mortgage compliance; capital changes; trade regulation; government contracts; federal & state telecommunications; information technology; federal energy guidelines; transportation; and products liability & safety law products. Access to the CCH IntelliConnect is controlled by HLS IP address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Commodity Price Statistics 
Commodity Price Statistics, produced by UNCTAD, provides monthly free-market prices and price indices starting in January 1960 for selected commodities that concern commodity-dependent countries. Price indices are provided for commodity groups (including food, tropical beverages, vegetable oilseeds and oils, agricultural raw materials, minerals, ores and metals), and for all groups in current dollars and SDRs. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Compustat Global & Emerging Markets 
Compustat Global & Emerging Markets, available through WRDS, provides financial and market data covering publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries, representing over 90% of the world's market capitalization. It is possible to access hundreds of data items, ratios and concepts and up to 12 years of annual history. The EMDB, from S&P/COMPUSTAT, is a comprehensive compilation of emerging market information. It covers 60 markets and more than 3,000 stocks. The EMDB includes market performance, indicators, market capitalization, monthly value traded, local stock market price indexes, prices in local currency and US dollars, and more. Access to Compustat Global & Emerging Markets on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Compustat North America 
Compustat North America, available through WRDS, provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and supplemental data items on more than 7500 publicly held companies. For most companies, annual and quarterly data is available for a maximum of 20 years and 48 quarters. Access to Compustat North America on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Conference Board 
Conference Board reports on key issues in business management and economics. Conference Board Business Management and Economic Research and Insights provides news and in-depth analysis of economic topics and annual surveys for executive compensation and corporate contributions. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Corporate Library 
Corporate Library, available through WRDS, is an independent investment research firm providing corporate governance data, analysis and risk assessment tools. It provides one complete online solution for analyzing, modeling and assessing governance, compensation and performance practices. Access to Corporate Library on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
CRSP 
CRSP, Center for Research in Security Prices, available through WRDS, maintains the most comprehensive collection of standard and derived security data available for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. CRSP is a research center at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and maintains historical data from December 1925 to the present. Access to CRSP on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Datastream 
Datastream, available on workstations in the HBS Baker Library Financial Databases Room, is a comprehensive online historical database service providing global coverage of a broad range of financial entities and instruments. Datastream provides historical, global coverage of equities, stock markets, commodities, futures, currencies, options, and bond markets, company financials, and economic data from national governments, OECD, EIU, IMF, Worldscope, and Morgan Stanley Capital (MSCI). Datastream is updated daily and historical equity information goes back to 1973. The HBS subscription also includes financial statement data for non-U.S. companies via Worldscope in Datastream.
Deal Pipeline 
Deal Pipeline provides news coverage, analysis and data for bankruptcy, debt financing, hedge funds, IPOs and offerings, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, risk arbitrage and venture capital. Deal Pipeline focuses on private companies and difficult-to-track middle market deals and includes access to searchable archives, research and statistics. (Harvard University ID required for access.)
DealScan 
DealScan, available through WRDS, provides details on the terms & conditions of commercial loan market deals (US & foreign), including debt issuances and payment schedules. Use DealScan data to test lender compensation by comparing the relation between corporate loan spreads and maturity; use it to test loan covenant language theories; or just use it to determine whether to invest in a company or not. Access to DealScan on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Dow Jones Averages 
Dow Jones Averages, available through WRDS, provides daily data from 1896 to present from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) (30 stocks), the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA)(20 stocks) and the Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) (15 stocks). Access to Dow Jones Averages on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
EIU 
EIU, Economist Intelligence Unit, is a suite of global research and advisory services covering over 200 markets, including country analysis and forecasts, risk assessments, economic and market data, daily news analysis, industry trends and management strategies. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Getting the Deal Through 
Getting the Deal Through provides international guides to laws and regulations in 45 practice areas and more than 150 jurisdictions containing concise explanations of the most important legal and regulatory matters arising in business deals and disputes worldwide. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Global Financial Data 
Global Financial Data (GFD) is a comprehensive economic and financial time-series database covering 150 countries and 6,500 different data series. GFD includes data on stock markets from 1690, exchange rates from 1590, interest rates from 1700, commodities from 1500, and inflation from 1264. Users can download data into spreadsheet format or use the graphing features. The GFD Encyclopedia, available on the GFD web site, provides information on the data series in the database, including time period covered, frequency, sources, historical changes that have affected the series, background information, and other explanations about changes in the composition in the indices. Coverage varies by data series and country. Registration required for advanced features. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Global Insight 
Global Insight provides U.S. economic, financial and demographic statistics, including employment, finance, housing, income, population, production, and trade. Some series are available in daily or monthly frequencies. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.) Global Insight is also available through WRDS. Access to Global Insight on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Global Market Information Database 
Global Market Information Database, an integrated on-line information system, covers over 350 markets in 207 countries. Information is accessible in four modules: statistics (quantitative data and forecasts on consumer lifestyles, retailing, countries, consumer markets), analysis (in-depth market analysis report format), companies (profiles of leading FMCG companies along with financial data, market share and brand information) and sources (lists data providers by specific subject area.) Statistical data goes back as far as 1977 (but most series start in 1990) and is forecast out to 2015. Reports generally stay in the database for 5 years. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
GuideStar 
GuideStar offers information about the missions, programs, and finances of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized organizations, including public charities and private foundations. Federal 990 forms are accessible through this service. Grant activity of both grant makers and grantees is also available. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
I/B/E/S 
I/B/E/S, available through WRDS, provides global summary and individual forecast information as well as buy-sell-hold recommendations for companies globally, plus cash flow, dividend, and pre-tax profit forecasts. Access to I/B/E/S on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
ISI Emerging Markets 
ISI Emerging Markets provides current country and company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Arranged by country, this resource includes country profiles; macroeconomic statistics, forecasts, and analysis; reports on financial markets, companies, and industries; exchange rates; analyst reports; and business news. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Knowledge Mosaic 
Knowledge Mosaic provides timely securities, communications, finance, commerce, and trade related disclosure and regulatory information including news, real-time data, and law firm and accounting firm memos with analysis of securities, M&A, and tax issues. Knowledge Mosaic features suites of data in six areas: disclosure, regulation, enforcement/litigation, SROs, guidance and news. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
MergerMetrics 
MergerMetrics provides analysis on the key aspects of merger agreements, including deal protection mechanisms. Search for precedent transactions and for SEC documents used in the research of the transaction. Access is controlled by HLS IP address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Mintel Reports 
Mintel Reports provides market and consumer research across multiple International markets and U.S. categories. Each study provides a synthesis of both primary and secondary data and analysis. Reports are removed when superseded. Users are required to agree to academic terms of use and to set up personal accounts using a valid email to begin searching and view reports. Registration required. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Morningstar Direct 
Morningstar Direct, available on workstations in the HBS Baker Library Financial Databases Room, is a multi-currency research platform providing performance and holdings analysis of investments. Morningstar Direct includes data on closed-end funds, equity ownership, exchange traded funds, hedge funds, market indexes, money market funds, offshore funds, open-end mutual funds, pension/life insurance, stocks and 529 plans.
OECD Patent Databases 
The OECD Patent Database provides a wide range of patent and trademark indicators. Datasets include, patents by country and technology fields, patents by regions and selected technology fields, and indicators of international cooperation in patents.
OptionMetrics 
OptionMetrics, available through WRDS, is a comprehensive source of historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets. OptionMetrics contains historical prices of options and their associated underlying instruments, correctly calculated implied volatilities, and option sensitivities. Data available from 1996-present. Access to OptionMetrics on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
ORBIS 
ORBIS is a global company database providing extensive data about a company including locations of subsidiaries. ORBIS allows you to screen for companies based on geography, financial performance, industry, deals, ownership structure, number of employees, year of incorporation and other criteria; and compare a company to its competitors along multiple dimensions. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Risk Metrics 
Risk Metrics, available through WRDS, provides impartial, independent research on corporate governance, proxy voting and corporate responsibility issues. Access to Risk Metrics on WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Roubini Global Economics 
Roubini Global Economics (RGE) provides aggregated coverage of news, commentary, research, analysis, data and other information on global economic, macroeconomic and geostrategic issues from a number of sources including blogs. RGE does not provide access to fee-based sources included in its coverage. In order to access RGE, you must first create a personal account. Access is controlled by HLS IP address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
SDC Platinum 
Thomson Reuters SDC Platinum is a software-based tool for analyzing corporate finance and capital markets transaction information. We have subscribed to the SDC Platinum Global New Issues and Mergers & Acquisitions databases. In order to access the SDC Platinum databases, you must first download, install, configure and update the SDC Platinum software. See the HLS SDC Platinum download & installation guide for detailed instructions. SDC Platinum runs on Windows only and is not available for the Mac OS. Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community. SDC Platinum Client Support is available at: 1-888-989-8373. See the HBS Baker Library produced SDC Platinum Guide for helpful information and tips including sample searches and instructions on how to perform common tasks. SDC is installed on a computer in Langdell 408 - located on the HLS library fourth floor - next to the Reference Desk. User login: lu. Please email Lisa Junghahn or contact the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
SharkRepellent 
SharkRepellent is a database of corporate information crucial to takeover defenses of U.S. public companies and encompasses a wealth of materials pertinent to corporate governance research. SharkRepellent.net provides access to thousands of company charters, bylaws and shareholder rights plans (poison pills) and answers to such questions as how the recent IPOs of a corporation have structured its governing board and voting terms or which companies incorporated in a given state have opted out of its takeover law. Access is controlled by HLS IP address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
TableBase 
TableBase, from Responsive Database Services (RDS), specializes exclusively in tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics. It allows you to locate information such as market share, company and brand rankings, industry and product forecasts, production and consumption statistics, imports and exports, usage and capacity, number of users/outlets, and trends. TableBase data is culled from more than 1000 publications, privately published statistical annuals, trade associations, government agencies, non-profit research groups, and industry reports prepared by investment research groups. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
The United States Patent and Trademark Office provides calendar year patent statistics, fiscal year patent statistics, statistics on caseloads and performance, and reexamination statistics.
VCDeal 
VCDeal provides news, investor information, funding activities, analysis, and other relevant data in venture capital. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 
The World Intellectual Property Organization provides a wide range of indicators covering various areas of intellectual property: patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs and microorganisms. It draws on data from national and regional IP offices, WIPO, the World Bank and UNESCO.
WRDS 
WRDS, the Wharton Research Data Service, provides access to key databases in the fields of accounting, banking, economics, finance, management, marketing and public policy from leading information providers, including, among others, COMPUSTAT and CRSP. See the HBS Baker Library WRDS guide for more information on WRDS databases. Access to WRDS is controlled by username and password. Harvard Law School community members may register online for a WRDS account. See the HCL WRDS guide for more information. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance.
Zephyr 
Zephyr is a database of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, initial public offerings (IPOs), joint ventures, and private equity deals. Zephyr includes pan-European transactions from 1997, U.S. deals from 2001, and global coverage since January 2003. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)

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