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Financial Ratios Library Guide: Business Databases

Business Databases

Use the databases listed below to search for business articles and other types of business information. Many articles may be found full-text, while others may only be indexed. If you are unable to locate the full text of an article, check Maag Journal Finder to view print & electronic holdings for the journal. If MJF does not lead you to the full text, use the Request Forms to order the article electronically. InterLibrary Loan can locate most articles and will email you with a PDF attachment. This process takes approximately one week.

Click on the database titles below. When off campus, you will be required to authenticate with your last name and YSU ID# (“Y” number found on your YSU ID).

For complete list of available databases, see A-Z Research Databases.


Business Source CompleteBUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE
 Scholarly business database providing full text journals in all disciplines of business. Additional content includes 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, SWOT analyses and more.


LexisNexis Academic LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC
Provides access to news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 7,000 sources, most in full text. Covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal & state court opinions, federal & state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.

>>Click on 
Browse (upper right) → Companies & Organizations → Company Directories & Profiles → Select source(s) from list (Sources that publish ratio data include Hoover's Company & Industry Reports, Hoover's Company Records - In-Depth Records, GlobalDataFinancial Reports, Worldscope - International Company Profiles) → OK-Continue → Enter company name in search box → Search


Mergent Online LogoMERGENT ONLINE
U.S. and international company information, including financial reports, company news and securities data.
>>Company Search: Enter ticker symbol or company name in search box and choose from dropdown menu or click Go → Company FinancialsRatios and/or Analysis
>>Ratios are displayed for the most recent five years. You can create a custom ratio chart using up to the last 15 years of financial information.
>>Includes up to 30 annual financial ratios for U.S. and international companies.


NBER Working Papers NBER WORKING PAPERS
Full subscription to National Bureau of Economic Research working papers.


Standard & Poor's NetAdvantageSTANDARD & POOR’S NETADVANTAGE
Business and investment information with access to S&P research products, such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives.

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Click on Companies tab and search for Company Profile by Company Name or Ticker Symbol → Click on Financials on left and view chart under “Other Financial Data” for last six years of ratios.
>>Click on Stock Reports (HTML or PDF) on left side; Page 3 of Stock Report includes sections on “Expanded Ratio Analysis,” “Key Growth Rates and Averages,” and “Company Financials.”
>>Click on Industries tab and choose an industry (HTML or PDF). There are sections on Key Industry Ratios and Statistics and Comparative Company Analysis with links to Profit Ratios, Balance Sheet Ratios, and Equity Ratios. Ratios are listed for major companies within the industry for 5-6 most recent years.


Value Line Research CenterVALUE LINE RESEARCH CENTER
In-depth financial information plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.