Business Databases

Business Databases

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ABI / INFORM (ProQuest)
Description: Use this database to find articles gathered from major business publications, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications. Use the drop down choices to search on "company/org" or "NAICS Code" or "product name" among others.
Tip: Read today's online version of the Wall Street Journal via ABI/Inform's publications tab.
Tip: Access updated research reports in industry & market, commodities, or country profiles via the "browse" tab.  Use sub-tabs to see reports in subject or title lists.
Coverage:1985 to current; includes downloadable EIU Country Data Reports and Hoover's FirstResearch Industry Reports.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Academic OneFile (Gale)
Description: Provides access to periodical articles on a variety of academic topics. Updated daily. Also known as InfoTrac OneFile.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Description: Use this multidisciplinary database for general background research on a wide variety of topics.
Coverage: Includes over 10,000 titles, full text for over 5,300 titles, selected coverage from 1975 forward, updated daily.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



See Dallas Business Journal Portal

Description:  Access to real-time and historical market data, charts, pricing, trading, analytics, and news feeds that cover global market sectors. Data in Bloomberg is organized into ten domains (corresponding to function keys) for government securities, corporate, mortgage, money market, municipals, preferred, equity, commodities, index, and currencies.
Tip: Use the Excel Add-In to obtain and organize Bloomberg data in spreadsheets.
Note: Information about the Bloomberg Certification program. To obtain credit, you must attend a Business Library's Basic Bloomberg workshop and create a personal login prior to starting the Bloomberg Certification modules.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [IN LIBRARY ONLY] Available from a limited number of dedicated computers within the Business Library.

Business Insights: Global (Gale)
Description: Access case studies; interactive charts to compare countries, companies, or industries; global company, country and industry overviews; articles from academic journals, business periodicals, newspapers and newswires; and company histories and market share data.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Description: Use Business Source Complete (BSC) to find articles from major national publications, trade journals, and regional sources. Also, find market research reports, industry profiles, and country reports. This database defaults to the advanced search interface.
Tip: Use Business Source Complete to read the Harvard Business Review. BSC includes MarketLine and Datamonitor reports and SWOT analyses.
Coverage: Selected articles prior to 1960, selected full text available from 1965 forward; updated daily.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters)
Description: This database contains a wide-range of sources concerned with accounting standards and tax accounting regulations. Primary sources such as the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, AICPA Statements, FASB, and IASB can be browsed by specific number or searched by keyword. Editorial materials, including Federal Tax Coordinator and SEC Compliance, expand upon and explain the standards and regulations.
Tip: From the homepage, use the Current View dropdown list to choose an area, or click on Search at the top and use the Practice Area dropdown list to choose an area.
Note: FASB allows 10 simultaneous users; GASB allows 10 simultaneous users; IASB allows 2 simultaneous users; all other sections allow unlimited simultaneous users.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Communication Source (EBSCO)
Description: "Communication Source offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to Communication, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Discourse, Speech-Language Pathology, Media Studies and other fields relevant to the discipline." Formerly known as Communication & Mass Media Complete.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Connect (IHS Markit)
Description: International business intelligence database analyzing political, economic, legal, tax, operational and security risk ratings. Obtain advanced forecasts and current ratings analysis at global, regional or country-specific levels.
Tip: Mouse over Geography and select your country. Then, click on View Full Report to see the Country Risk report. Mouse over Industry to find news pertaining to the energy sector.
Coverage: Risk analysis assessments for 204 countries are updated daily.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Cost of Living Index (C2ER)
Description: This database contains city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs across the United States. Use the calculator to compare cities. Historical data is also available for download.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Dallas Business Journal Portal (American City Business Journals)
Description: Provides online access to articles from the Dallas Business Journal, including both the print and digital versions, the Dallas Book of Lists, and People on the Move. Also, use the portal to search business journals published for other cities.
Tip: Chrome is the recommended browser for this database. Choose "Past Digital Editions" to access current and past print versions of the Dallas Business Journal and the Dallas Book of Lists. Choose "View Current Issue" to download and read a PDF version of the current print issue. Use the search box on the right to search across the city business journals for online content.
Coverage: Access to historical online content is included. Digital versions of the Book of Lists and the print issues are available starting from 2009.
Access: Off Campus [EZ] **If you are unable to log in from off campus, try logging in via VPN.**

Dallas Morning News (Newspaper Source Plus)
Description: Search for current and past articles within the last ten years from The Dallas Morning News. Other city and world news sources are available in this database.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Datastream (Thomson Reuters)
Description: Contains economic, company, and financial data. Data series include bonds, commodities, equity, futures/options, economic indicators, and derivatives and are supplied from both national and international markets.
Tip: In Excel in the Thomson Reuters Datastream tab, click on 'Logon' from the menu and then 'Offline' for it to log you into Excel. Use these Quick Reference Guides for help with Times Series Data and the Excel add-in.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [IN LIBRARY ONLY] Access from a dedicated computer within the Business Library. Look for the DataStream icon on the desktop. 

Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
Description: Use this database to find dissertations and theses from around the world. This database defaults to the advanced search interface.
Tip: To refine your results, perform an advanced search for "School name/code," "Department," and/or "Advisor" among others.
Coverage: 1861 to present.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Description: A collection of ebooks on multiple subjects, such as business, management, and economics, provided by ProQuest. Sign in to save books of interest to your bookshelf.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Find books in electronic format that are available in full text for browsing or online checkout.
Note: Users may browse an ebook on a short term basis. For long-term reading, set up a personal account from a computer on campus; thereafter, "check out" and read entire ebooks from anywhere.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Description: A full listing of the EBSCOhost databases to which SMU subscribes. To select a specific database, click on the title. To select multiple databases at one time, check the boxes next to the titles and click Continue.
Access: Off campus [EZ]

EconLit (EBSCO)
Description: The world's most notable economic publications and literature are in EconLit. The American Economic Association’s database includes full text journal articles and citations for books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers, and book reviews in all fields of economics. For example, researchers can access the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), Harvard Business Review, American Economist, Econometrics Journal, Federal Reserve Bulletin, Small Business Economics, African Finance Journal, Review of Accounting Studies, and British Review of Economic Issues.
Coverage: 1969 to present.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Factiva (Dow Jones)
Description: Business news and research solution, integrating content from top national and international newspapers, Dow Jones & Reuters newswires, business journals, market research reports, and websites from around the world.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Films on Demand (Films Media Group)
Description: A web-based digital video delivery service providing streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of documentaries, teaching videos, and other academic materials in the areas of business education, business technology, economics, ethics & business law, finance, accounting & taxation, management, and marketing.
Access: Off Campus [EZ] - Financial Times All Editions (Financial Times, LTD)
Description: The UK, Asia, Europe, India, Middle East, and US editions are all available at Presentation of content varies by region. Default interface is US edition.
Existing Users: Click here to log in and read content.
New Users: Click here if you would like to create an account to use advanced tools, including FT Newslines.
Note: charts and graphs cannot be used in presentations as does not own that content.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Gartner (Gartner, Inc.)
Description: Web site provides access to the research and advisory firm's information technology news, research reports, and business and market analysis, and includes product descriptions and comparisons, information on trends, and a calendar of upcoming conferences and events for IT managers, specialists, and business interests.

Global Road Warrior (World Trade Press)
Description: Learn the business culture, labor force, demographics, money & banking, languages, climate, and social customs via 175 country reports. Get travel logistics, maps, points of interest, and checklists for business trips.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Historical Annual Reports (ProQuest)
Description: Annual reports for over 800 U.S. companies dating back as far as 1844.
Tip: Cross search this database with ProQuest Historical Newspaper products.
Coverage: 1844 - Present
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



IBISWorld (IBISWorld)
Description: IBISWorld produces and publishes online Industry Intelligence covering 98% of the US economy at the level where companies operate. The US NAICS Industry Reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors and industry growth rates. For reports published after 2016, the Key Statistics section includes RMA industry ratios. The US Specialized Industry Reports fall outside of the standard 5-digit level of the NAICS and cover a variety of niche industries.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

IEEE Xplore (IEEE)
Description: Find full text technical literature in electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science. Through IEEE Xplore, SMU users have access to full-text electronic versions of 106 IEEE journals, standards, and transactions. Titles include all IEEE Transactions as well as IEEE Spectrum and Proceedings of the IEEE. The collection does not include IEEE conference proceedings.
Coverage: 1998 to present.
Help: Video
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

IHS Connect
See Connect



Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters)
Description: Journal Citation Reports allows users to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It can show the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field.
Note: Click Continue Without Signing In to access the resource.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Description: Full text searchable archive of research journals in international business, economics, accounting and finance, public policy, marketing and psychology. Plus, contains research collections in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR is an independent not-for-profit organization serving member academic libraries with archived backfiles of journals and other scholarly publications.
Tip: To find business disciplines, click on the Advanced Search link below the main search box and scroll down to see additional disciplines. Click the + sign to expand results. For articles with recent dates of publication, search for the journal title using SMU Library Catalog, the online catalog of the SMU libraries.
Coverage: From original date of publication through three to five years ago.
Help: Tutorials
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Kanopy Streaming Service
Description: Kanopy is a distributor of tertiary educational videos (streaming videos and DVDs) and this database is a portal. Major subjects covered include: the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



LexisNexis Academic
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Description: is a constantly growing library of courses and streaming videos. New material is added every week. Courses are offered at different skill levels in over 140 specialties. Subjects covered range from 3D+ Animation; Audio; Business including Office and Google software; Design; Developer; Photography and Video; and Web and social media. Videos use screenshots, narration, live action, smart boards, charts and graphics, audio and include captioning.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Mergent Archives (FTSE Russell)
Description: Contains the Moody's/Mergent Digital Manuals backfiles to 1909, consisting of the following eight manuals: Industrial, Over the Counter Unlisted, Over the Counter Industrial, Transportation, Bank & Finance, Public Utilities, International and Municipal & Government. Includes more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Mergent Intellect (FTSE Russell)
Description: Real-time access to Hoover’s private and public U.S and international companies including executive bios and family trees, First Research industry profiles, residential data, consumer demographics including Prizm reports, and jobs. Screen for companies and download lists into Excel.
Note: To access First Research industry reports, click the orange Submit button on the left side of the page.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Mergent Online (FTSE Russell)
Description: Contains financial data for publicly traded companies including 15 years of financial statements, 30 years of stock prices and long-term debt information including matured bonds. Portraits, multi-page analysis of equities and bonds for each company, are updated nightly.
Coverage: U.S. and international public companies' data includes industry reports for global regions, competitors, annual reports, equity pricing, insider trades, and executive biographies.
Note: Most data can be exported to Excel. Full company reports and tear sheets are printable in PDF format.
Help: For specific search and usage tips, select that tab and click "Help" in top right corner.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Mintel (Mintel Group)
Description: Business-to-consumer focused market research reports. Find reports covering consumer packaged goods and the finance industry as well as special interest Lifestyle Reports. Mintel reports are mainly US focused but the International section covers Western Europe.
Note: Each time the database opens users must accept the usage policy. Please use your SMU email when setting up a profile on Mintel.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [EZ] (Users will be prompted to log in both on campus and off campus.)

Morningstar Direct (Morningstar)
Description: This advanced financial research software provides asset allocation modeling, qualitative and quantitative global equity analysis, portfolio testing and tracking tools, in-depth mutual fund analysis, and detailed stock reports for the largest 1800 companies.
Tip: Use the Morningstar Excel add-in for additional data functionality.
Coverage: Data on 350,000+ global securities, including indexes and hedge funds.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [IN LIBRARY ONLY] Available from a limited number of dedicated computers within the Business Library. If you have not already been provided with the login/password, ask a librarian for assistance. Look for the orange Morningstar Direct icon on the desktop.



NBER Working Paper Series (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Description: NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) researchers initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists in academic institutions, business, government, and the business media around the world. Nearly 700 NBER Working Papers are published each year (in .pdf format), and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals.
Tip: Click "NBER Program" under the Browse Papers By: heading. Now you can view papers by topic area, such as International Finance and Macroeconomics, International Trade and Investments, or Stocks, Bonds, and Foreign Currency/Asset Pricing.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

NetAdvantage (S&P Capital IQ)
Description: Access data for companies - public and private, industries, and mutual funds/ETFs. This database contains S&P equity research reports, investment research, industry surveys, the ability to create charts using stock data, and screening tools for stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and corporate bonds.
Note: If NetAdvantage asks for a log in, please clear your history, cache and cookies, or use a different browser to access the database.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Description: Provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Nexis Uni (LexisNexis)
Description: Access full-text articles and business publications about companies, industries, legal, or financial topics. Select the companies tab to obtain a profile for 200,000 private companies and 10,000 publicly traded companies. Use the Company Dossier to compare up to five companies' financials or use specific search criteria to build a list of companies.
Coverage: Includes major world publications, newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, wire services and business blogs. Features over one billion documents from 45,000 news sources.
Tip: Use Look up a Legal Case to find the actual text of cases and information surrounding them.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



PANARAY (William O'Neil + Co.)
Description: This institutional investment research tool incorporates ratings and rankings of over 55,000 domestic and international stocks. Includes quarterly company performance and detailed fundamentals data, sponsorship and investor information, over 8,000 securities, and technical data. Equity visualization using datagraphs, pattern recognition, revenue lines, and earnings estimates. The datagraph formatting streamlines the analysis process to evaluate merits of a stock and your portfolio.
Tip: Use the O'Neil Excel add-in for additional data functionality.
Help: Within PANARAY, click on the PANARAY home icon in the lower left to find a help tutorial.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [IN LIBRARY ONLY] Access from a dedicated computer within the Business Library. Look for the green PANARAY icon on the desktop.

Passport (Euromonitor International)
Description: International business intelligence database - from a European perspective. Find market research reports, country or industry profiles, consumer information, forecasts, and more.
Help: Click on the Help link to view a "Getting Started" guide.
Note: Each time the database opens users must accept the usage policy.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [EZ] (Users will be prompted to log in both on campus and off campus.)

PressReader (NewspaperDirect)
Description: PressReader (formerly Library PressDisplay) provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The expanding collection currently includes local U.S. papers, international titles (in a variety of languages) and both Wall Street Journal Europe and Asia. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 90-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

PrivCo (PrivCo Media, LLC)
Description:PrivCo contains private company financials, M&A and venture capital transactions, deal terms and valuation multiples, and ownership breakdowns for more than 900,000 private companies internationally.
Note: Frequent users will want to create an account using your SMU email address.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Project Muse (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Description: Electronic access to the full text of 500 scholarly journals from 120 publishers.
Note: Cox alumni have off campus access to this resource with a current Cox alumni library card.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Description: A definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
Tip: A key resource for organizational behavior and management information researchers.
Coverage: Includes over 100,000 articles in 59 APA journals from 1894-present
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Description: This is the definitive database for psychology and related disciplines with approximately 2.3 million citations. It includes Marketing topics as well as articles that address workplace and workgroup issues and the effectiveness of various management and leadership strategies. Some 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed.
Tip: Follow links that say "Check for other options at SMU" to obtain full text of articles.
Coverage: Journal coverage spans 1887 to the present with international material from over 2,100 periodicals.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



The RedBooks Online (LexisNexis)
Description: The "bible" of the advertising industry. The Agency Database contains detailed profiles of nearly 13,500 U.S. and international advertising agencies including accounts represented by each agency, fields of specialization, breakdown of gross billings by media, and contact information for agency personnel.
Access: Off Campus [VPN]

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Description: Full text coverage for U.S. regional business publications. Coverage includes 75 business publications representing both metropolitan and rural areas. Updated daily.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



S&P Capital IQ (Standard & Poor's)
Description: Access to financials and valuation data, private equity data, public and private company data, global market data, sell-side research and estimates, fixed income data, current news and events as well as stock and equity screening tools.
Tip: Use the S&P Capital IQ Excel add-in for additional data functionality. Available from a limited number of computers.
Note: **IMPORTANT** LOG OUT after using this database each time.
Coverage: 99% of the world’s market cap and approximately 5 million private companies, including several U.S. as well as a good number of international private companies. Private company data is provided via direct feeds from various sources, including D&B.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [IN LIBRARY ONLY] Available from a limited number of dedicated computers within the Business Library.

Science Direct (Elsevier)
Description: Search the entire ScienceDirect database for full-text access to Elsevier journals which are part of the SMU subscription.
Tip: Click on "Group wide login" to begin your search. Users may browse a list of journals covered by this service. Green icons indicate full text electronic access; white icons indicate the journal is not part of the SMU subscription.
Help: If you need the full text of an article in a journal to which SMU does not subscribe, contact a business reference librarian for assistance.
Coverage: Contains all 175 Academic Press journals; citations and abstracts for all Elsevier journal articles; abstracts for non-Elsevier scientific, technical and medical journals.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

SDC Platinum (Thomson Reuters)
Description: Datasets on the Thomson SDC platform include: Global New Issues and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Note: This data is intended (and must be used) solely for academic research projects. 
Tip: Please view this guide for help on searching SDC Platinum.
Access: [RESTRICTED] [IN LIBRARY ONLY] A librarian will log you into the dedicated computer within the Business Library. Look for the SDC Platinum icon on the desktop.

Simmons OneView (Simmons Research LLC)
Description: Survey analysis and planning software that includes data from two-year old Simmons' U.S. consumer studies of 25,000 adults annually within 9 Nielson regions and major cities. Create customized cross-tabs of demographics and psychographics.
Tip: View this online guide that offers some quick start training as well as example research queries.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)
Description: Provides access to resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Contains sample business plans, small business videos, and industry information organized by small business type.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

SNL Financial (SNL Financial)
Description: SNL Financial combines exclusive analysis and in-depth data in real time for US banking, financial services and insurance industries.
Note: New users please use this link to register. When first registering, please select New User and enter your SMU e-mail address to start the registration process. Not accessible on mobile devices and must use Chrome.
Access: Off Campus [RESTRICTED] [EZ]

Statista (Statista GmbH)
Description: Global statistics on over 600 industries. Search by country, industry, topic, digital market, or infographics.
Tip: Click the Source tab to discover the origin of the data which can potentially lead to further information.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)
Description: The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Coverage: 1885 to present.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Thomson ONE (Thomson Reuters)
Description: Access SEC filings current and historical, the Worldscope database, key ratios, LIBOR, and currency exchange rates. View real-time global financial market data, such as, mergers and acquisitions deals, estimates, and company ownership data. Includes private equity/venture capital data formerly available thru VentureXpert (use the Screening & Analysis tab). This database also contains equity screening tools.
Note: Internet Explorer must be used to access this database.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]



Value Line Research Center (Value Line, Inc.)
Description: Value Line Research Center includes research by Value Line analysts on common stocks of small, mid and large-cap companies, stocks of emerging growth companies, mutual funds, stock and stock index options, convertible securities, as well as access to all Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) listed in the United States and Japan.
Tip: Use the Quick Links box to access ETFs, Options, and current issues of the Investment Survey. Within a company page, click on the PDF in the Industry Analysis box to view the current industry report.
Access: Off campus [EZ]

VentureXpert (Thomson Reuters)
Description: VentureXpert data, such as private equities, IPOs, and competitive intelligence to screen deals and support investment decisions, is included in Thomson ONE. Use the Screening & Analysis tab.



Web of Science Core Collection (Clarivate Analytics)
Description: For academic researchers, this citation index makes it possible to see what recent journal articles cite a particular earlier article or author. By tracing citation relationships, it is possible to understand the development of a research field or topic and the collaborators in the topic.
Tip: Within the Web of Knowledge interface, users may select or deselect which databases are searched. The three citation index databases are: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.
Help: Tutorial
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

Wiley Interscience Journals (Wiley)
Description: Full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and professional journal articles searchable in subject fields such as business & economics, management, marketing & sales, accounting, computer science, and engineering. Journal titles include: International Journal of Auditing, Agribusiness, Security and Communication Networks, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing.  Blackwell Synergy journals are included as of June 30, 2008, including titles in Accounting and Taxation, Banking and Finance, Business and Management, Economics, Risk Management and Insurance.
Tip: Use Advanced Search option for keywords, then narrow results by subject or date. Users who create a profile can save searches or set up e-mail alerts (by search topics or journal titles); authors may track their articles or obtain journals' submission guidelines via Wiley.
Access: Off Campus [EZ]

WONDA (William O'Neil Direct Access)

WRDS [Wharton Research Data Services] (The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Description: Business intelligence databases with financial, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing, public policy, and insurance data.
Access: When logging into WRDS, users will be asked to enter an email account which should be their SMU email. WRDS will then send an email message to that email account to verify that the account is valid.
This email will contain an “Access Pass” link which the user can click on to get direct access into WRDS. The “Access Pass” will remain valid for three (3) days.
Note: Subscription datasets include COMPUSTAT North America, CRSP, Eventus, I/B/E/S, IRRC, Mergent FISD, NYSE Daily TAQ, and Thomson Financial Ownership. Click the Tools tab at top for links to specific applications.
Help: WRDS FAQ or WRDS KnowledgeBase



The Business Library at the Cox School of Business serves current SMU students, faculty, staff and alumni. The facility does not serve the general public. If you have questions, please contact the Business Library.

EZ[EZ] EZ Proxy software authenticates access for any SMU student, faculty member, or staff member who has current status. After selecting one of these resources, enter your 8-digit SMU ID number and password (or your last name and 14-digit SMU ID barcode number). Use EZ Proxy for mobile access - anytime, anywhere.

RESTRICTED[RESTRICTED] These resources are restricted to current SMU students, faculty, and staff. Certificate students and alumni do not have permission to use these resources.

IN LIBRARY ONLY[IN LIBRARY ONLY] These resources are available only from a Business Library computer and are not accessible via wireless connections. A current SMU ID card must be presented to receive a placard that must be displayed while using the computer.