Reference & Statistical Databases

Biographical Information

Biography in ContextFull Text More > A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people throughout history and around the world. It combines biographies from 70 Gale Group publications, the complete Marquis Who's Who, Merriam-Webster's collegiate and biographical dictionaries, and full-text articles from over 250 periodicals. The Biography Research Guide will help you get started doing biographical research.
Coverage: Varies

Career Information & Internships

O*NET (Occupational Network) OnLineFull Text More > "Serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations." You can search the database by either occupations or skills.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Company & Industry Information

Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)Full Text More > A fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories and chronologies. You can also search industry descriptions and for topics in over 4,000 business, economics and technology journals.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Current Industrial ReportsFull Text More > Monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for various industries in the United States. Some reports cover broad sectors of activity (Telecommunications) while others deal with very specific industries (Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware). The reports typically indicate the quantity and value of production, imports, and exports for a particular time period. Narrative/explanatory text is generally not included.
Coverage: 2010-present

Market Research LibraryFull Text More > Detailed, current reports on markets and prospects in particular industries and countries. Includes Country Commercial Guides (which present general information on industry and trade within a particular country) as well as Market Research Reports and Best Market Reports (which present information on particular industries within particular countries). Market Research Reports and Best Market Reports require individual user registration but do not require payment.
Coverage: 2006-present

Mergent OnlineFull Text More > Provides access to a wide range of financial and business information, including U.S. and international company data, industry reports, global company financials, executive profiles, equity research reports, records from private companies, annual reports, risk ratings and information, and global equity pricing data. Offers the ability to build custom financial reports.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Passport (Global Market Information Database)Full Text More > Provides statistics and market reports for 205 countries around the world. The reports include historical trends and forecasts, analysis of key political and economic indicators, company profiles, and consumer market research.
Coverage: Updated continuously

PrivCoFull Text More > The PrivCo database presents business and financial data on major privately-held companies, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. PrivCo covers over 225,000 companies, providing information on finances, M&A and funding activity, ownership structure, and more. PrivCo also has data on more than 12,000 investors.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Survey of Current BusinessFull Text More > Data on GDP and components of GDP for particular geographic areas, sectors, industries, and types of activity (imports, exports, etc.). Also includes selected income data and reports on general economic conditions. Produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Coverage: 1994 to present

ValueLine Investment Survey ReportsFull Text More > Provides the ability to search by Company Name, Stock Ticker or Industry for the most recent reports, analyst commentaries and rankings on the 1,700 stocks covered by the Value Line Investment Survey.
Coverage: Updated continuously

WAND Precision Classification and Search (formerly NTDB Global Trade Directory)Full Text More > Worldwide directory of companies that sell consumer products or component parts internationally. Searchable by geographic region, company name, product or service category, and specific product or service (cinnamon oil, mechanical pencil parts, medical transcription services, etc.). Successor to GLOBUS and the National Trade Data Bank.
Coverage: 2005-present

Yahoo! FinanceFull Text More > Contains stock quotes, historical stock prices and charts, up-to-date news, company reports and financials, company competitors, analyst reports, and international market data.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Country Information

Country Background NotesFull Text More > Basic information on every country. The typical country report is ten pages and covers physical geography, population, history, government and politics, economic conditions, foreign relations, relations with the U.S., trade, travel, and business conditions. Published by the U.S. Department of State.
Coverage: Updated every few months

CountryWatchFull Text More > Provides up-to-date information and news on 194 countries of the world. Includes political, economic, and business information for its clients in the form of Country Reviews and the Country Wire. Country Reviews provides a political and economic survey for each of the 194 countries. Country Wire provides online information updates from ten international news organizations. Country Watch Forecast provides forecasting data for global markets, as well as trends for the six major energy markets. CountryWatch staff provides periodic data updates on the latest political, economic, corporate and environmental topics for individual countries.
Coverage: Updated continuously

International Financial Statistics (IFS)Full Text More > Presents comprehensive data on international and domestic finance: exchange rates, liquidity, international banking, interest rates, prices, production, international trade and investments, government finance, and national accounts. Information is available for individual countries and regions. NOTE THAT TO DOWNLOAD DATA, you'll need to set up a personal registration/account by clicking on "Sign In or Register" near the top center of the eLIBRARY screen. Menlo students, faculty, and staff can set up an account on their own; it requires no action on the part of Menlo College or the database vendor.
Coverage: Updated continuously

World FactbookFull Text More > Basic statistical data on every country. The typical country report is ten pages and covers physical geography, population, health and social welfare, government and politics, economic conditions, natural resources, and physical infrastructure. Published by the Central Ingelligence Agency.
Coverage: Updated annually

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Handbooks

Credo ReferenceFull Text More > Provides full-text reference books in 20 subject areas. It includes over 180 titles and 65,000 images "powered by a network of cross-references that cut across topics, titles and publishers to provide answers - and new connections - in context." All titles are also available using ROSIE's subject, title or keyword search.
Coverage: Varies

Encyclopaedia Britannica OnlineFull Text More > Consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative articles from the print Encyclopedia Britannica and its yearbooks; the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary; plus many other sources. Some special features include a world atlas, country information and statistics, timelines, the "year in review," and famous quotations.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryFull Text More > Allows you to search a single eBook or multiple eBooks at once, including multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and more.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Oxford English DictionaryFull Text More >A comprehensive dictionary that also traces the development of English words from approximately 1150 AD up to the present day. Click on "Simple search" in the lower left corner of the database page to be able to search for words in the definitions, quotations, and more.
Coverage: Updated continuously

Statistical Information

GPO FDsys (formerly GPO Access)Full Text More > "A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. Use GPO FDsys (Federal Digital System) to search or browse official, full-text information from the three branches of the Federal Government. Databases are updated based on their print equivalent and generally date back to 1994."
Coverage: 1994 to present

RAND CaliforniaFull Text More > Provides information on California and U.S. public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics. California Statistics contains nearly 100 statistical databases, ranging from employment to social security payments to SAT scores. Much of the data is available at the national, state, county, city, and zip code levels. All of the data is updated on a regular basis. Online Library indexes recent research and other publications from leading California public policy and research institutions. In most cases, a hyperlink leads users to publications.
Coverage: 1991 to present

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