Last Updated: Sep 3, 2013
Search these recommended key databases for your research projects, dissertations and theses. An extensive range of databases can also be accessed via the Databases tab.
- Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Business Source Complete is the upgraded version of Business Source Premier. If you are a student wanting business information, we recommend that you use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface (BSI). BSI is EBSCO's highly focused user interface created especially for business researchers. It provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry market trends or potential, and market research. Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics is covered.
Fame is the best starting place for financial statements on specific UK companies containing data on 7.5 million British and Irish companies. The database contains up to 10 years of detailed financial history depending on the company and covers small medium and large companies with a turnover of more than £150,000, recently formed companies and companies where financial information is not available. The database has been compiled by Jordans from Companies House records, and supplemented from data in the London and Edinburgh Gazette.
Orbis is a global financial database which provides information in standardised report format which reflect organisation types and global accountancy practices. Aston University members have access to information on large and very large companies within Orbis so companies with an operating profit of more than $13 million US (10 million EUR) and more than 150 employees.
The Proquest platform hosts the following databases: ABI/INFORM Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, Accounting & Tax, Banking Information Source, British Periodicals, ebrary, Periodicals Archive Online, ProQuest Asian Business & Reference, ProQuest Entrepreneurship, PsycARTICLES.