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This guide assists you in preparing research evaluating your entrepreneurial venture.
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Journal & News Articles

  • Business Source Complete
    Full-text business journals, including Harvard Business Review.
  • Factiva  Icon
    Full-text newspapers, trade journals, and newswires. Includes Wall Street Journal (Jun 13, 1979-)
  • ABI-INFORM Global
    Full-text business/management articles.

Market Share/Size

Benchmarking

  • Factiva  Icon
    Newspapers, magazines, company financials, and stock quotes.

Associations

Regulatory Barriers

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage  Icon
    Select Industry Surveys, the reference section includes a list of regulatory agencies assign to a specific industry.

Business Plans

Market Research

  • MarketResearch.com Academic  Icon
    Reports by Packaged Facts (consumer goods), Kalorama Information (health science), Specialists in Business Information, Simba Information (media industry), Executive Summaries, and MarketLook Reports.
    Jump-Start Guide
  • Datamonitor Reports (via Business Source Complete)  Icon
    For industry profiles, add "marketline" in your search keyword; For MarketWatch or company reports, add "datamonitor" to your search.
  • First Research (via ABI/INFORM)  Icon  Icon
    Includes industry overview, recent developments, challenges, opportunities, call prep questions, etc.
  • Lux Research  Icon
    For current Stanford community; Not to be redistributed to any 3rd party.
    Market research reports, company information, etc., for following industries: nanomaterials, solar, alternative power & energy storage, water, bIofuels & biomaterials, targeted delivery, green building.
    Note: 4 simultaneous users
  • Alternative Energy eTrack  Icon
    For current Stanford community
    News, deal information, company profiles, and reports.
    Note: No downloading feature for our subscription.
    Jump-Start Guide

Finding Potential Investors

  • Capital IQ  Icon

    - Current GSB faculty, students, and staff: use SUNet ID (First time users need to request an account)
            (NOTE: From 6/30 to 8/31, MBA/PhD student access only available via a shared account in Traders Pit.)
    - Others: Access in Traders Pit of the Business Library
    Provides financial information on companies, private equity, etc.

  • Thomson ONE (IE Browser only)  Icon
    In IE11, you need to enable the compatibility view and add the database to trusted site list. Follow the instructions under "Thomson Investext".
    Company financials, earning estimates, market data and stock quotes, PE firms, etc.
    20 simultaneous users
    Spreadsheet Link (Excel Add-in) available on designated computers in Traders Pit of the Business Library.
    Spreadsheet Link User Guide
  • LP Source Basic
    Access in Makena Capital Traders Pit of the Business Library
    Profiles active limited partners and other investment firms, including investment criteria, allocation targets, preferred industries, fund histories, executives, etc.
    Jump-Start Guide
    Previously published: Galante's Venture Capital & Private Equity Directory and Directory of Alternative Investment Programs.

Patent Search

  • Derwent Innovations Index (Str) Stanford only
    Using information from 41 patent-issuing authorities, DII facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Updated weekly, covers 1963-present.
  • Google Patent Search
    Covers over 7 million patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Also offers an Advanced Patent Search page, which allows one to search by patent number, title, inventor, date, etc.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Database
    Full-text U.S. patents since 1976, full-page images since 1790.
  • Foreign Country Patent Databases
    A listing of databases compiled by the Swain Library, Stanford University.
  • Patent Search Tutorial
    In this tutorial developed by Stanford Biodesign you will learn how to use government and other patent searching sites to ensure that your invention meets the specifications needed to file a patent and succeed.

Targeted Marketing & Advertising

  • Mintel  Icon  Icon
    For current Stanford community; Valid Stanford email address required for registration.
    Market research reports mainly for the US and European marketplace.
  • Ad$pender  Icon
    Advertising expenditures across various media.
    Quick Guide
  • Local Market Audience Analyst (SRDS) (IE browser only)  
      
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    On the opening page, go to the left navigation. Under Other SRDS Services, click Local Market Audience Analyst.
    NOTE: For IE 10 & IE 11, click Tools > Compatibility View Settings; add "claritas.com".
    Provides demographic and consumer lifestyle data for all DMAs and U.S. counties.
    Quick Guide
  • Social Explorer  Icon
    Describes the demography of the U.S. through the use of interactive maps and reports.

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