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This is a selective list of databases for Finance topics. Also see our list of Financial Data resources.

Contact Mark Bodnar, Business Liaison Librarian, if you need assistance.

Top Resources

  1. Thousands of scholarly business journals, industry magazines, company profiles, and industry & market reports. This database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science, economics and many more.
  2. Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs
  3. Real-time and historical information on bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds in international markets. Bloomberg also provides company and executive profiles, analysts' forecasts, and news on worldwide financial markets.

    Access to this database is restricted to current SFU faculty, staff, and students only.

    Access: Available at the standalone computer 1 on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  4. Datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, and economics, such as Compustat, CRSP, and NYSE TAQ. SFU undergraduate students should use this access option. SFU faculty members or graduate students who don't want individual WRDS accounts may also use this option.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  5. Financial & economic data on companies, commodities, countries, markets, and industries, and analytic and charting tools.
    Access: Eikon + Datastream access guide.
    Available in selected locations at each SFU campus. Click here for details.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Databases for regulated depository financial institutions. These databases provide accounting data for bank holding companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and savings and loans institutions. The data comes from required regulatory forms filed for supervising purposes.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  3. A tool to calculate stocks loading on various risk factors in a timely way. The tool is capable of handling monthly, weekly and daily rolling regression on common set of market risk factors.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  4. Contains standardized data for blockholders of 1,913 companies. Blockholders' data is reported by firm for the period 1996-2001.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  5. Comprehensive financial information on companies across Europe with a focus on private company information. Includes company financials, directors, reports and accounts for listed companies, stock prices, detailed corporate structures, business and company-related news, M&A deals and rumours, and maps.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  6. Detailed reports on public and private insurance companies around the world. Each company report typically contains income statements and balance sheets, ratios, shareholder, and subsidiaries.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  7. Detailed information on listed, and major unlisted/delisted, companies around the world. Includes company financials, restated reports, ratings, regulatory filings, corporate actions and dividends, earnings estimates and buy/sell recommendations, directors and contacts, annual and interim reports, corporate and social responsibility documents, stock data, and corporate structures.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  8. Detailed daily and monthly trading data for securities traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX); price and total return data for composite and sector-level TSX indices; annual risk premia for market returns compared to returns on corresponding Government securities.
  9. Formerly called Microlog, this index covers publications of research value put out by the Canadian Government. This includes publications produced by federal, provincial, territorial & municipal governments, government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories. It also contains theses and dissertations(1990 - 1998 only) from Canadian universities.
  10. Please note, as of March 14th, access to CANSIM via the Statistics Canada website is currently unavailable. We will update this record when access is restored. Collection of time series covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life, via Statistics Canada.
  11. Comprehensive Canadian periodical collection for reference and current events. Publications include scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
  12. In depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals, including trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, and topical journals.
  13. The CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a measure of market expectations of 30-day volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  14. Executive compensation data on S&P1500 company officers, covering current, historic and total compensation, executive options and compensation of industry peers, and objective executive compensation data.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  15. Compustat North America and Compustat Global provide fundamentals and market data covering public companies in more than 80 countries. North American data includes income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  16. The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) provides access to daily and monthly security prices, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX, Arca and NASDAQ stock markets; and daily and monthly US indices data from 1925 - present.
  17. The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) provides access to security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  18. The Dow Jones Averages are comprised of The Daily and Monthly Dow Jones Composite (DJA), as well as The Dow Jones Industrial (DJI), The Dow Jones Transportation (DJT), The Dow Jones Utility (DJU), The Dow 10, and The Dow 5.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  19. Historical data on spot FX transactions (2004-Feb 2013 only).
    Access: Available at the standalone computer on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  20. Event studies create instant visualization of the effect of events. They are used to analyze the market reaction to firm specific and market-wide events using either returns or volume around the time when event occurred.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  21. Event studies using data read directly from CRSP stock databases or pre-extracted from any source. The Eventus system includes utility programs to convert calendar dates to CRSP trading day numbers, convert CUSIP identifiers to CRSP permanent identification numbers, and extract event study cumulative or compounded abnormal returns for cross-sectional analysis.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  22. Factiva provides a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, and company reports. The global range of publications provides both local insight and international perspective on business issues and current events especially with regard to current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.
  23. The Fama-French Portfolios are constructed from portfolios formed on size and value. Returns from these portfolios are used to construct the Fama-French Factors. This dataset also includes the Pastor-Stambaugh Liquidity series and the Sadka Liquidity measures.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  24. Foreign Exchange rates for over 30 world currencies and trade-weighted indices and selected interest rates for U.S. Treasuries and private money market and capital market instruments.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  25. Delivers pre-calculated financial ratios for U.S. companies across eight different categories (Valuation, Liquidity, Profitability, and etc).
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  26. Detailed data on over 7500 investment funds based in Canada.
  27. Downloadable data for over 7500 active funds from almost 440 sponsor companies. Information includes fund status, type, RRSP indicators, sales/redemption charge, currency, dividend frequency, management fees, expense ratios, and percentage foreign invested.
  28. Historical intraday options data for all US listed equity options contracts: futures and index data (variable start dates present). Data timestamps: before July 1, 2008 by seconds; from July 1, 2008 by milliseconds
    Access: Contact Mark Bodnar (mbodnar@sfu.ca) for access.
  29. The I/B/E/S (Institutional Brokers Estimates System) contains international stock analysts' estimates of company financial performance and Buy/Hold/Sell recommendations.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  30. Access to the International Monetary Fund's statistical databases, including International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics.
  31. Published monthly since 1948, International Financial Statistics (IFS) is the International Monetary Funds principal statistical publication and is the standard source for all aspects of international and domestic finance. This resource is current to 2016 and allows researchers to perform more complex queries then the web-based version.
    Please use the web-based version for current data.
    Access: Available at the standalone computer beside the Bennett Reference Desk.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  32. Contains accounting data for regulated depository financial institutions, such as bank holding companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and savings and loans institutions. The daily stock market indicators are obtained from NYSE TAQ data.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  33. International news coverage, business news, legal cases and law reports from early 1970's to present. Content is strongly American with significant coverage of Canadian and international topics.
  34. Quantitative performance data on live Hedge funds and graveyard funds. Content coverage is 1977-2014.
  35. Reviews and abstracts of books, articles and conference proceedings on mathematics, statistics, and computing science.
  36. Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 275 million private companies from 225 countries. Advanced search options for the same data is available through the ORBIS database.
  37. The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is the primary regulator of the US municipal security market. The trades represent transactions by investors and dealers in the over-the-counter market for municipal securities issued by municipal entities, including states, counties, cities and special tax districts.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  38. Source of historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  39. Option and equity level indicators derived from underlying option pricing data.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  40. Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 275 million private companies from 225 countries. Basic search options for the same data is available through the MINT Global database.
  41. Access to closing quote, trade and security reference data for securities trading on the OTCQX, OTCQB, and OTC Pink Marketplaces.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  42. Purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices, covers 190 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000. The WRDS interface offers more background information, but fewer download options than CHASS (this one).
  43. National income accounts-type of variables converted to international prices, allowing for income comparisons among countries.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  44. Data on firms Total q ratio (an improved Tobins q proxy) and the replacement cost of firms intangible capital.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  45. The PHLX is a primary marketplaces for the trading of stocks, equity options, index options and currency options.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  46. Datasets from a variety of American sources in the public domain, converted into a consistent format. Sources include: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  47. Data on firms' R&D productivity, based on research quotients, the percentage increase in revenue from a 1% increase in R&D.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  48. Data from the SEC mandated public disclosure of order execution and routing practices. Market centers that trade national market system securities disclose information concerning their quality of executions on a stock-by-stock basis. Coverage is 2000-2005.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  49. Global financial intelligence with an array of tools for analysis. Access deep company and industry research, view market snapshots for indices, mutual funds, futures, options, currencies, and commodities, and view profiles on private and public company executives, board members and investment professionals.
    SFU students, faculty and staff must register with a valid SFU email address in order to access S & P Capital IQ.
    Strongly recommend that users register and complete the registration from on campus.
    Access to S&P Capital IQ is restricted to current students, faculty and staff at Simon Fraser University.
  50. Data and statistics provided by the Government of Canada, covering the population, resources, economy, society, and culture of Canada. Includes: data tables, statistical analyses and reports, survey methodologies and documentation, and census information
  51. Data from the 13(f) Institutional Holdings (CDA/Spectrum s34) of all US investment companies with more than $100 million. Note: SFU does not subscribe to the other Thomson data sets (Mutual Funds and Insiders) available within WRDS.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  52. Historical intraday options data for all US listed equity options contracts: trades and quotes (2011-2015). Data timestamps: before July 1, 2008 by seconds; from July 1, 2008 by milliseconds.
    When borrowing these disks, please copy the data. Please DO NOT unzip the compressed files directly from the disk. The library does not have any back ups for this set of data.
    Access: Contact Mark Bodnar (mbodnar@sfu.ca) for access.
  53. Historical intraday options data for all US listed equity options contracts: trades only (2004-2015). Data timestamps: before July 1, 2008 by seconds; from July 1, 2008 by milliseconds.
    Access: Contact Mark Bodnar (mbodnar@sfu.ca) for access
  54. Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) consolidates transaction data for all eligible corporate bonds - investment grade, high yield and convertible debt. The information collected and disseminated for all publicly traded corporate bonds by TRACE includes the time of execution, price, yield, and volume.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  55. Intraday trade and quote data from NYSE, AMEX,Nasdaq and NMS. Includes access to Monthly TAQ (time stamped to the second) from 1997-2014 and Daily TAQ (time stamped to the millisecond) from September 2003-present.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  56. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
  57. Country total return indices (with dividends). 40+ countries. Daily and monthly frequencies.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  58. Datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, and economics, such as Compustat, CRSP, and NYSE TAQ. Current SFU faculty members and graduate students are eligible for WRDS accounts.
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