Finance & Investment Databases
Learn more about investment opportunities with these resources:
Corporate Capital Histories
Research corporate histories all the way back to the 1800s, including stock splits, mergers, and take-overs Capital Changes Reporter Online. To access this database, please see the Research Center service desk.
Mergent Intellect (incorporating enhanced content for Hoover's and MDDI Global Reach databases) is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®'s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Stock analysis, fund and industry reports, as well as investing tutorials, and sector, industry and index returns.
These newsletters are available in the Research Center at Central Library. Ask at the Research desk for the most recent issues.
Websites for Investors
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all security firms operating in the United States. Check on the background of your broker and/or brokerage firm, read investment FAQs and more.
- Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Development
This web site is for those who want their money to be invested in a socially and environmentally responsible manner while it is returning dividends.
- Get the Facts: The SEC's Roadmap to Saving and Investing
A step-by-step guide to saving and investing, created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
This web site includes a dictionary, tutorials, answers to many basic questions, and more.
Find definitions of need-to-know financial terms.
- Marketplace Money
This is the companion web site to the National Public Radio show of the same name. The program focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets.