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Why would I use a database?
The World Wide Web can be useful for providing some types of information but often research using databases will provide better sources of information. Some sources in databases include trade journals, industry news sources, general business magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.
Accounting and Tax Resources
Accounting Research Manager
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Provides access to expert-written analytical accounting, auditing, governmental and SEC information as well as primary source data. Updated up to five times daily.
Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Off-campus access is restricted to current students and faculty who are affiliated with FAU Tax and Accounting courses in the College of Business.
Off-campus users will need to create an account with the vendor each semester using their FAU email before they can access this resource. Students will need to reregister following the expiration dates of January 1st and July 1st. Click here for instructions on how to access this resource.
The service features in-depth analysis of specific tax topics written by leading experts and supported by an array of easily searchable primary source documents. BNA Copyright Statement
and BNA Terms & Conditions
Provides immediate access to CCH's comprehensive library of federal and state tax publications and coverage of financial and estate planning issues.
Accesses over a billion full-text news, magazine, legal, and business articles and reports, including newspapers, magazines, state and federal laws and regulations, case law, newsletters, and company and industry information.
ABI/INFORM Collection (Global, Archive, Dateline, Trade & Industry)
Includes details on virtually every aspect of business, including company histories, industry news, competitive intelligence, and new product development.
Business Insights: Essentials
Formerly Business & Company Resource Center.
Includes company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and full-text articles.
Offers access to 11,000 U.S. public companies and 17,000 non-U.S. public companies with past and present financial information.
IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research. Reports consist of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants, and more.
Business Source Premier
A business research database with full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics.
Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) Publications
This collection contains 12 biennial market research handbooks including Sports Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook, and Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) NetAdvantage
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage provides nine of its most popular publications: Stock Reports, Industry Surveys, Corporation Records, Register, Stock Guide, Bond Guide, Earnings Guide, The Outlook, and Dividend Record.
SMA: Sports Market Analytics (SBRnet)
Provides market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry, sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship, and sports marketing.
A practical reference guide to the specific operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations in more than 50 countries.
Global Road Warrior
The Global Road Warrior database provides access to country information in various categories such as business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. It also includes maps and photographs.
PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.
Online access to all the books, reports, annuals, working papers, loose-leaf binders, periodicals and databases produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Business Education in Video
Business Education in Video features executive interviews, corporate training video, case studies, "How To" features and documentary films that focus on all aspects of the global business environment. Subjects covered include Globalization, Operations & Logistics, Management, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Business, Negotiations, Ethics, Cross-cultural communication, Technology, and much more.
Locating Full-Text Articles
Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.
Off Campus Connect
Your Owl Card enables you to check out books and to access materials online through Off Campus Connect (EZ Proxy). Make sure to activate your Owl Card at the Service Desk.
Industry Financial Performance
Key Business Ratios
Key Business Ratios (KBR) provides immediate online access to competitive benchmarking data. This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&Bs database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.
The library also subscribes to RMA Statement Studies (1st Floor East -- HF5681.B2R6) to provide access to important industry financial information which allows users to compare financial performance data of individual companies to the industry as a whole.