Business and Corporations Research

Stanford Graduate School of Business Library

The Business Library exists primarily to serve the needs of the current faculty, staff and students of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. It is also open to current members of the Stanford community for their business research needs and to members of the public.  The website provides research guides and links to company information, including corporate overviews, executives, financials, analyst reports, and market reports.

  • GSB Business Databases by Topic
    Databases for Stanford (or GSB) Community organized by topic: Analyst Reports, Articles, Company Research, Econ Indicators, Financial Markets, Industry & Market, International, and Statistics.
  • GSB Topic Guides
    To assist research on business subjects, the GSB Library staff has compiled topical guides to resources found both in the Library collections and on the Web.  These guides cover such issues as: Careers, Companies & Organizations, Economic Data, Finance, Industries, Global Business, Marketing, and Research Tools.
  • GSB Research Help & How-Tos
    The GSB Library website provides answers to many frequently asked questions, organized by topic.

Stanford University Libraries’ Economics & Business Databases

Databases for the Stanford Community covering economics and business-related topics.

EDGAR (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC Filings & Forms)

Electronic filings made to the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1994-present. Filings include annual (10K) and quarterly (10Q) reports, annual reports to shareholders, and other filings that provide a comprehensive overview of a company’s financial condition and business practices. Users may search by company name, the SEC’s CIK (Central Index Key), File number, and State or SIC (Standard Industrial Classification code).


Bloomberg provides real-time and historical financial market data and economic data, covering all sectors worldwide.  It also features analytics, company financials, news, and customizable charting.  Available on designated computers in Robert Crown Law Library, the Makena Capital Traders Pit of the Business Library, and in the RAIL Lab (third floor of Bass Center).  See the Bloomberg Database Guide for instruction on using these specialized terminals.  [Note that Bloomberg Law ( also contains a great deal of financial information.]

LexisNexis Academic (SLS Database)

Business filings, information & industry analysis. For off-campus access use: EZPROXY

LexisNexis/Lexis AdvanceWestlaw/WestlawNext, & Bloomberg Law (BLAW) (SLS Databases)

Access to comprehensive U.S. law and secondary sources, business information, and both current & historical news coverage.  Access is restricted to SLS students, faculty, and staff with accounts.

EBSCOHost’s Business Source Complete & Econ Lit (SLS Database)

Provides full-text and abstracts of articles from management journals, major newspapers, business magazines, and trade journals.  For off-campus access use: EZPROXY

Thomson One Banker (GSB Database)

Provides access that includes five years of financial transactions in new issues, M&A, and loans.  Allows searching across multiple electronic financial databases to access key financials, ratios, earning estimates, market data and source documents for over 65,000 active and inactive global companies. Content derived from Thomson Financial sources, including SDC Platinum, Edgar filings, I/B/E/S and Worldscope. Access online via IE Browser only

OneSource North American Business Browser (GSB Database)

A one‐stop shop for detailed information on public and private companies, including corporate overviews, news, financial information, analyst reports, executive bios, and full‐text SEC filings, along with industry market reports and financial benchmarking for a range of industries.

FactSet (GSB Database)

FactSet offers comprehensive data and analytics on global financial and economic markets and companies.  Data coverage includes: Financial data on 70,000+ public and private companies worldwide with historical coverage for developed markets from 1980s and for emerging markets from 1990s; Close to 2,000 historical financial metrics data items for 70+ countries; Historical financial data on 5,000 global indices, as well as fixed income, commodities, alternative investments markets and more. First time users must request a FactSet login using Stanford email and install the workstation.  Detailed instructions are available on the FactSet Database Guide.

ProQuest (SLS Database)

Provides full-text and abstracts of articles from management journals, major newspapers, business magazines, and trade journals.  For off-campus access use: EZPROXY

Updated 05/14