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Journal & News Articles

  • Business Source Complete
    Full-text business journals, including Harvard Business Review.
  • ABI-INFORM Global
    Full-text business/management articles.
  • Factiva  Icon
    Newspapers, magazines, company financials, and stock quotes.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text business, company, financial, and general news information.
  • Stores
    Articles from the Stores magazine. Features the latest ranking lists of the Top Retailers, Specialty Retailers, and Global Retailers, also including online Industry Buying Guide. Also available in print at the Library.

Technologies for Retail Sector

  • Forrester Research  Icon
    For current Stanford community
    Industry Focus on Retail includes reports on US Online Retail Forecast, Multichannel Retail, Online Retail Executive Survey, Online Retail Site Experience, and Retail Marketing: Assessing the Opportunities Presented by Web 2.0 Technologies, etc.
  • Gartner Research  Icon
    For current Stanford community
    Analyst reports covering the IT industry.

Statistical Sources

Industry & Market Research

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage  Icon
    S&P industry surveys and The Outlook.
    Quick Guide [icon - pdf]
  • Mintel  Icon  Icon
    For current Stanford community · Valid Stanford email address required for registration.
    Market research reports mainly for the US and European marketplace.
  • 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.
  • OneSource North America Business Browser
    Includes Datamonitor reports , BMI Industry Reports , Freedonia reports , RMA Industry Norms
    Quick Guide
  • First Research (via ABI/INFORM)  Icon  Icon
    Includes industry overview, recent developments, challenges, opportunities, call prep questions, etc.
  • Business Monitor  
      
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    Industry news & analysis, profiles, and forecast.
    Quick Guide
  • Thomson Investext (via Thomson ONE, IE browser only)
    Analyst reports from investment banks. Includes EIU reports. Go to Company Views > Research; or go to Screening & Analysis > Research.
    20 simultaneous users
    In IE11, you need to enable the compatibility view and add the database to trusted site list:
    1. Click the database link above to open the database
    2. Go to Tools > Compatibility View settings > Add
    3. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security. Click on Internet > Uncheck Enable Protected Mode > Click on Trusted sites > Sites button > Add Thomson site URL > Close > OK. Restart IE > Open Thomson again
    For best performance, increase disk space for temporary Internet files to 1000MB. (In go to Tools > Internet Options > General > Browsing history: Settings > Disk space to use: 1000)

Company Research

  • Capital IQ  Icon
    - Current GSB faculty, students, and staff: use SUNet ID (First time users need to request an account. Usual turnaround is one week.) From 6/30 to 8/31, current 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.

  • OneSource North American Business Browser  Icon  Icon
    Corporate overviews, financials, analyst reports, etc.
    200 simultaneous users
    Quick Guide
  • Orbis  Icon
    (Alternative search interface: Mint Global)
    Profiles public and private companies worldwide.
  • Thomson ONE (IE Browser only)  Icon
    Company financials, earning estimates, market data and stock quotes, PE firms, etc.
    20 simultaneous users
    In IE11, you need to enable the compatibility view and add the database to trusted site list. Follow the instructions under "Thomson Investext".
    Spreadsheet Link (Excel Add-in) available on designated computers in Traders Pit of the Business Library.
    Spreadsheet Link User Guide

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