Company information is available from many different sources including; news websites and newspapers, a company's own website and online databases. All UK Public Limited companies are required to publish their accounts and annual reports online, so the company's own website is an excellent place to start your search. Private Limited companies are not required to publish their accounts online, but Library Services subscribes to several online databases where this information can be found.
Datastream is a sophisticated financial, accounting and economics database providing access to ten data categories with an archive of 25 years. Students normally use Datastream for stock analysis on UK, European or global companies or for researching economic indicators and country analysis.
Our subscription to Datastream allows a single user accessing the database at any time. We have installed the software on a single computer in the Lbrary Building. The location of the computer is
Aston University Library
1st floor (outside the Library Office)
You can book a research time using the online booking system - view the Datastream page on the Business and Management LibGuide for more information
These resources provide contact details, profit and loss, balance sheets, ratios, equities, market indices, bonds, foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities and derivatives, and news and many other company and financial details.
Compustat uses data from two providers (S&P Compustat & CRSP) delivered through a CRSP platform. Comprehensive financial data of over 5,000 items adjusted for accounting difference. Coverage includes over 28,000 North American active and inactive companies. 20 years on annual data, 12 years of quarterly and period data, 20 years of monthly price and dividend data and 5 years of daily price history.
This research database is purchased by the Business School. If you are interested in using this product please speak to your supervisor.