Nottingham University Business School

Database Resources

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) is committed to high-quality teaching and research. Staff and registered students can access a range of databases which provide detailed historical and current information on companies and financial markets. Below is the list of databases that NUBS currently subscribe to.

Databases subscribed and managed by the Business School

 Database Description
AuditAnalytics Audit and Compliance datasets covers all SEC registrants.
BoardEx BoardEx provides time series data on Compensation, Committee Structures and Board Composition from 1999 to present, and Board Announcement from 2002 to present, plus Organization Summary and Company Details.
Bloomberg A leading global provider of data, news and analytics, providing real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools.
Capital IQ Detailed financials for over 100,000 active and inactive companies. Capital structure of over 82,000 public and private companies. Information on fixed income terms and conditions, as well as current corporate issuers, S&P Global Ratings, and key credit
ratios. Major macroeconomic indicators.
The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) Contains security level historical descriptive information, and market data, on more than 20,000 stocks (for active & inactive companies) from the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ markets.
China Securities Market and Accounting Research (CSMAR) Access to four CSMAR datasets including Stock Market Trading & Financial Databases and China Fund Market Research (open end and close end) fund data.
The CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks The CNKI China Statisical Yearbooks database is a digital repository of statistical data published officially by the mainland Chinese government.
Compustat  More than 300 annual and 100 quarterly income Statements, balance sheets, cash flow, and supplemental data items on more than 24,000 publicly held companies financial data on over 14,000 North American companies.

A global research solution that enables sophisticated analysis across a broad range of financial instruments and statistics. Share price and other market and economic data, and accounting data for listed companies.


A financial database covering 3.4 million companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Company accounts, ratios, activities, ownership and management are available for the largest 2.4 million UK and Irish companies, with summary information for the remaining smaller businesses. The financial breakdown of the companies in this module (FAME A) is as follows: Turnover > £1.5 million or Profits > £150,000 or Shareholder Funds > £1.5 million

FitchConnect Access comprehensive credit intelligence, including the world’s leading bank fundamental data set, ratings and research covering the fixed-income universe, as well as financial data on insurance firms, corporates and sovereigns

IBISWorld provides comprehensive, independent and current research on more than 400 industries at the 5-digit level of the UK SIC code. Users can also access iExpert Summaries and China Industry Reports.

Mintel Produces approximately 600 reports into European, UK-specific and US consumer markets every year. Available report categories are Market Intelligence Essentials, Food and Drink, Country Reports and Travel and Tourism Analyst. Market research reports cover market drivers, market size and trends, market segmentation, supply structure, new product development, advertising and promotion, distribution, and the consumer.
Orbis Bank Focus A database of banks worldwide. The information is sourced by Bureau van Dijk from a combination of annual reports, information providers and regulatory sources.
Orbis Global currently contains detailed information on 38,000 banks (28,000 US
and 10,000 Non-US). By the end of 2016 coverage reached 12,700 active Non-US
Banks, with 5 years’ history for listed banks and 3 years’ for unlisted.


A powerful reference tool for any business researcher. It is a one-stop source to find statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources for country, market, consumer and lifestyle profiling.
S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas,
understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation, and assess
Thomson ONE Reuters Thomson ONE provides access to relevant real-time global market data news and authoritative content from industry-leading sources. It  provides  quick  and  easy  access  to  quotes,  earnings  estimates,  financial  fundamentals,  market moving news, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research.
Thomson Reuters Institutional Holdings (13F) Access Institutional Common Stock Holdings and Transactions, as reported on Form 13F filed with the SEC by institutional managers with $100 million or more Assets Under Management.
Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) WRDS provides instant access to important databases in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing and public policy.



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