Finance Research Guide

Access to resources useful for financial research, including equities, IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, funds, commodities, bonds, and SEC filings.

Description: Finance Research Guide

This research guide provides access to resources useful for investment and financial research, including equities, IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, funds, commodities, bonds, SEC filings and analyst reports. You may also find the Companies Research Guide to be useful. For additional information, Ask a Business Librarian.

Databases you will find in this research guide. Click tabs on the left for detailed steps using these databases for specific searches.

Interested in Financial Certification?

Want to learn about Bloomberg? Click on the Getting Started Guide icon. Want to learn about Bloomberg Markets Certification (BMC)? Click on the BMC icon. Want to learn about FactSet Certification? Click on the FactSet icon. 

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Datastream Quick Guides

Need help with Datastream? Use the guides below to get started with Time Series data and Excel.

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Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.

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Database Access

Restricted database - current students, staff and faculty

Restricted: Only current SMU students, faculty, & staff. Certificate students and alumni do not have permission to use these resources.

EZ database - off campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password

EZ: Off-campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password. Access these databases - anytime, anywhere.

In Business Library only database

In Library Only: Accessible only on Business Library computers and are not accessible via wireless connections. A valid SMU ID should be presented to receive a placard that must be displayed while using the computer.