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Statista includes over 1,500,000 statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. It also contains market forecasts, dossiers, industry reports, infographics, digital market outlooks and consumer market outlooks. Statistics can be downloaded directly in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats.

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Thomson ONE via DSB Virtual Lab (Accessible on and off-campus to users affiliated with the DeGroote School of Business)
Thomson ONE (Accessible on-campus to all McMaster users; Only works with Internet Explorer on a PC)
Thomson ONE (Accessible off-campus to all McMaster users; Only works with Internet Explorer on a PC)
Coverage:1982 to current; some analyst reports can be delayed for approximately three days to a few weeks from publication
  • Thomson ONE is fully funded by McMaster's DeGrooote School of Business (DSB). 
  • Internet Explorer (IE) is required to use Thomson ONE.  It is not compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari or most other web browsers.
  • DSB faculty, staff and students can access Thomson ONE via the DSB Virtual Lab in the library or on your own device.
    • Logging into the DSB Virtual Lab: Guide for Windows | Guide for OSX
      • Once connected to the DSB Virtual Lab, select the Thomson One shortcut on the virtual desktop. The DSB Virtual Lab will automatically open Thomson ONE in a compatible browser.
  • All McMaster users can access Thomson ONE on and off-campus using Internet Explorer (IE) on a PC. Usually works best with IE 8.  
    • To access Thomson ONE on your own device, please consult Thomson ONE browser compatibility for workarounds and technical help.
    • To access Thomson ONE in the libraries, open Internet Explorer from the Programs menu on any public PC.
  • Thomson ONE uses pop-ups. Allow Internet Explorer to accept pop-ups from Thomson ONE. You may have to re-do your search once the pop-up blocker has been disabled. 
  • Please remember to log out (door icon at top right of screen) when finished searching as access to Thomson ONE is restricted to 5 simultaneous users. 

Thomson ONE contains full-text research reports on global companies and industries written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokers and independent research firms. Research contributors include BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, CIBC World Markets, HSBC Global Research, J.P. Morgan, Morningstar, Wells Fargo and hundreds more. The analyst reports include forecasts and opinions from industry experts that provide insight into company strategy, industry trends, company valuation, competitive analysis and market share. Analyst reports can be accessed from the Research menu of the Company Views and Screening & Analysis modules in Thomson ONE.

The Company Views module includes the following menus/content: 

  • Overviews  - Company Overview (includes financial summary, capital structure, business & geographic segments, analyst rating, ownership breakdown, top shareholders, etc.) | Related Indices & Sectors
  • News & Corporate Events - News | Significant Developments | Corporate Events 
  • Corporate Governance - Takeover Defense
  • Price Chart
  • Fundaments - Comparables
  • Estimates - Consensus Estimates | Earnings Surprise
  • Debt Overview
  • Deals - Company Deals
  • Share Ownership - Ownership Summary
  • Research - Company Research (includes analyst reports; SWOT analyses by BMI Research, Canadean, GlobalData, ICD Research, Wealth Insight and World Market Intelligence)
  • Filings - Company Filings
  • Officers & Directors - Officers and Directors | Officer Detail (bios)

​The Market Views module includes the following menus/content:

  • News - Tops News | Market Overview | Significant Developments
  • Deal Activity - M&A | Equity | Bonds | Loans
  • Corporate Events 
  • Economics - Economic Indicators | Economic Events | Economic Calendar
  • Benchmark Bonds

The Screening & Analysis module includes the following search options:

  • Research - search by company | publication date | keywords | page length | report type - company, industry, geographic, investing/economic | industry - SIC or NAICS |  geography | contributor | analyst 
  • Filings - search by company, filing or receipt date | filing category/type
  • Individuals - Officers & Directors - search by name
    • Officers & Directors  | Connections | Corporate Relationships
# of users:5 for Thomson ONE; 80 for DSB Virtual Lab
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Value Line Investment Survey
Coverage:Current year | Previous years (1980 to 2011) available on microfiche at the Innis Library (Business).
  • McMaster only subscribes to the Value Line Investment Survey (VLIS). The other products at the Value Line site are not included in our subscription.
  • A new digital platform for Value Line was adopted July 2014.
  • Our subscription is restricted to 3 simultaneous users, so please remember to log off by selecting Sign Out  from the top right of the screen. The automatic timeout period when there is no activity is 15 minutes.

The Value Line Investment Survey contains investment information and advice. The Standard edition tracks approximately 1,700 companies in over 90 industries. It consists of three parts:

  • Ratings & Reports: Each week, approximately 130 stocks are profiled in one-page reports that contain Value Line’s Timeliness, Safety, and Technical ranks; historic financial data; detailed financial results; 3-5 year price and earnings projections; beta (stock's sensitivity to fluctuations in the market); an analyst’s written commentary; and more. Each stock is re-evaluated four times each year (or every 13th week). Also included are brief industry reviews which assess how the current economic, political and technological environments may affect an industry.
  • Summary & Index: Contains an index of all stocks in the Investment Survey as well as many current statistics. Also includes a variety of stock “screens” designed to identify companies with characteristics matching certain investing goals.
  • Selection & Opinion: Contains Value Line’s latest economic and stock market forecasts, articles about interesting and attractive stocks, model portfolios, and financial and stock market statistics.

The Small and Mid-Cap of the Value Line Investment Survey contains reports on 1,800 companies, most of which are smaller than those in the Standard edition (usually with market values from less than $1 billion to $5 billion). It consists of two main parts:

  • Ratings & Reports: Each page contains current and historical financial information and stock price data. It also contains eight different Value Line ranks, most of which are the same as those in the Standard edition. The one difference is the Performance rank which is designed to predict a stock's relative price performance for the next 12 months. Reports in the Small and Mid-Cap edition contain consensus earnings estimates, if available, but they do not contain analyst commentaries.
  • Summary & Index: Summarizes the latest information about each company, including changes in company or industry ranks, operating results, P/E ratios, dividends, and more.
# of users:3
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Wall Street Journal (ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: Recent) January 1, 2008 to 3 months ago
Wall Street Journal (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) July 8, 1889 to 17 years ago
Coverage:1889 to 3 months ago

Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Other Library subscriptions with full text access to the Wall Street Journal:

  • Wall Street Journal (plain-text) via Factiva: June 13, 1979 to the present
  • Wall Street Journal (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; January 4, 1960 to the present 
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Washington Post (ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: Recent) January 1, 2008 to 3 months ago
Washington Post (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) December 6, 1877 to 17 years ago
Coverage:1877 to 3 months ago

Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Other Library subscriptions with full text access to the Washington Post:

  • Washington Post (plain-text) via LexisNexis: January 1, 1977 to the present
  • Washington Post (plain-text) via Factiva: January 1, 1984 to the present
  • Washington Post (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; 1969 to the present
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Web of Science
Coverage:1976 to the present, but can vary by index

The Web of Science Core Collection consists of several separate multidisciplinary citation indexes that can be searched independently or in combination. Included by default are the:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

​Indexing over 12,000 scholarly journals (including open-access titles) and over 160,000 conference proceedings, the Web of Science contains bibliographic information on all types of documents appearing in journals including articles, citations, letters, corrections, additions, excerpts, editorials and reviews. Information from these indexes can be retrieved by topic (i.e., includes title,abstract and keywords), by author, by publication name, by address, by organization, by cited reference (or bibliography) and more. 

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Web of Science (All Databases) (formerly Web of Knowledge)

The Web of Science platform provides access to the following products and databases:

  • BIOSIS Previews
  • KCI-Korean Journal Database
  • Russian Science Citation Index
  • SciELO Citation Index
  • Web of Science Core Collection:  Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, and Emerging Sources Citation Index

Also includes access to the EndNote web citation manager (see link at top of  Web of Science screen). Accounts must initially be created from within the McMaster IP range.

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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (Login for Individual WRDS Account Holders)
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (Access for all other McMaster Users)
Coverage:Varies by dataset

Individual WRDS accounts allow unlimited access via web, SSH and/or FTP, and include 750MB of permanent disk storage. WRDS account holders will have their own password access which is to remain confidential and is not to be shared with any individual. Only current McMaster faculty, staff, graduate students (Ph.D. and Masters) and research assistants can register for an individual WRDS account

All other McMaster users can request a WRDS day pass using this form. NOTE: An active McMaster email address is required. Once the form is submitted, a WRDS link will be sent to you within minutes via email. To access WRDS off-campus with a day pass, the McMaster libaccess proxy prefix (i.e., needs to be appended to the beginning of the WRDS link sent to you. When the link is proxied, it should look something like this:


Access to WRDS and its datasets has been made possible by the generous support of the DeGroote School of Business.

Wharton Research Data Services (or WRDS) is a Web-based interface which primarily provides access to finance and business related datasets. McMaster subscribes to the following datasets / tools:

  • COMPUSTAT Global & EMDB: COMPUTSTAT Global provides authoritative financial and market data covering publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries, representing over 90% of the world's market capitalization, including coverage of over 96% of European market capitalization and 88% of Asian market capitalization. Hundreds of data items, ratios and concepts and up to 12 years of annual history is included. Standard & Poor's Emerging Markets Database covers 53 markets and more than 2,200 stocks in developing countries.
  • COMPUSTAT North America: Contains U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 24,000 active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items. For most companies, annual and quarterly data is available for a maximum of 20 years and 48 quarters.The files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings.
  • COMPUSTAT Execucomp: Provides executive compensation data collected directly from each company’s annual proxy (DEF14A SEC form). Detailed information on salary, bonus, options and stock awards, non-equity incentive plans, pensions and other compensation items are available.
  • CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) U.S. Stock Database (Annual): Contains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, and mutual fund databases.
  • CRSP U.S. Index History Files - Intraday (Quarterly): Contains second-by-second and end-of-day price and total return levels for market capitalization, value/growth, and sector indexes.
  • EVENTUS: Eventus Software performs event studies that compute abnormal returns for specific corporate action or events using data directly from the CRSP stock database.
  • FISD (Fixed Income Securities Database): Subscription Cancelled. Access will be available until June 30, 2018.
    Mergent's FISD for academia is a comprehensive database of publicly-offered U.S. bonds. It contains issue details on over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities and includes more than 550 data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.
    • Issuer specific information includes:
      • Industry codes, S.I.C. codes and N.A.I.C.S. codes
      • Ticker and exchange listings
      • Issuer names and parent relationships
      • Bankruptcy and default detail
    • Issue specific data includes:
      • Full call, put and sinking fund schedules and call frequency codes
      • Structured security flags and detailed information
      • Floating rate formulas, current rates and coupon schedules
      • Fitch IBCA, Moody's, S&P and Duff & Phelps credit ratings
      • U.S. Treasury auction information
      • Convertible debt information
      • Underwriters, trustees and fiscal agents
      • Unit deals and warrant information
    • Transaction information includes:
      • All bond acquisitions reported since 1994 by insurance companies
      • All bond disposals (sales, redemptions) since 1995 by insurance companies
    NOTE: Access to FISD data is also available via Mergent's BondViewer.
  • I/B/E/S (Institutional Brokers' Estimate System): Provides summary and individual analyst forecasts of company earnings, cash flows, and other important financial items, as well and buy-sell-hold recommendations.
  • IRI (Information Resources, Inc.) - Marketing Fact Book provides aggregate, category-level data across more than 300 different grocery product categories covering the years 1983 to 1997. The data are collected from a representative sample of static qualifying U.S. panelist households. These purchases are continuously tracked across all UPC-coded brand-items in all categories.
  • ISSM (Institute for the Study of Security Markets): Contains tick-by-tick data covering the NYSE and AMEX between 1983 and 1992, and NASDAQ between 1987 and 1992. Each year of data is divided into two files, one for trades and one for quotes.
  • OTC Markets: Contains closing quote, trade and security reference data on the 10K securities trading on the OTCQX, OTCQB, and OTC Pink Marketplaces. Coverage is 2011 to  the present
  • Research Quotient: Analyze and measure the effectiveness of a firm's research and development (R&D)
  • RiskMetrics (through ISS Governance Services): Contains corporate governance data. It includes directors data, voting results data and shareholder proposal data for S&P 1,500 companies (and others) from the mid-1990s to the present.
  • Thomson Reuters Mutual Fund Holdings (s12): Provides access to Mutual Funds Holdings (CDA/Spectrum s12).
  • WIFR (WRDS Industry Financial Ratio):  a collection of the most commonly used financial ratios by academic researchers. Includes over 70 financial ratios grouped into the following 7 categories: capitalization, efficiency, financial soundness/solvency, liquidity, profitability, valuation and others. Ratios for each individual company as well as at industry aggregated level are included in the output. 
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World banking abstracts online
Coverage:1984 to the present
World Banking Abstracts identifies articles published internationally in over 400 banking and finance publications. Includes concise, 75-word abstracts of published information in all areas of finance, classified by subject and fully indexed. The abstracts are drawn from journals, magazines, and hard-to-find research reports such as those from the US Federal Reserve Banks, the EC research institutes and universities throughout the world.
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World DataBank
Coverage:1960s to current, but varies by database and by indicator

International selection of economic, social and environmental indicators from the World Bank. Website includes over 35 databases providing data on a wide variety of subjects. Popular databases include:

  • World Development Indicators (WDI) and Global Development Finance (GDF): WDI is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources. GDF provides external debt and financial flows statistics for countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt under the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS).
  • Gender Statistics: Provides data on key gender topics. Themes included are demographics, education, health, labor force, and political participatio
  • Health Nutrition and Population (HNP) Statistics: Provides key health, nutrition and population statistics gathered from a variety of international sources.
  • Education Statistics: Provides data on education from national statistical reports, statistical annexes of new publications, and other data sources. 
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WorldCat (McMaster only)
WorldCat Open WorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalogue, merging the holdings of over 72,000 institutions worldwide. The database includes books, journals, maps, recordings, films, scores, and other materials located in public, academic, corporate, school and specialized libraries all over the world. McMaster's holdings will be listed first. Items not in our library can be requested via RACER (interlibrary loans).

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Coverage:1975 to present

Provides over 436,000 citations and abstracts indexing approximately 1,432 international serials in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. Includes the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, 1984-2000. Many records from key journals in political science, published since 2000, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. All records added since 2000 are indexed using a thesaurus of over 3,000 terms.

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