New databases Category


New Research databases: Historical Annual Reports & Private Company data

The business library has recently acquired two databases:

Mergent Historical Annual Reports (available in Mergent Archives)
This collection starts in the early 1900’s and contains over just over 1,000,000 global annual reports.

Mergent Intellect
Intellect provides Hoovers private company data on over 100 million privately held companies globally (plus 145 million inactive global companies) and allows you the ability to download the data to a spreadsheet – up to 2,000 records at a time. This service also contains information on over 220 million individuals through WhitePages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information. Note: The Business library has arranged to trial this database for year


Database of the Week: Passport

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.  Passport

The database: Passport (Consumer Industries) – Euromonitor International

Where to find it: You can find it Passport, and under P in the databases A-Z list.

NB: HawkID login is required for all users.
Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform, which analyses the industry in countries around the world. It monitors industry trends and gives strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for products across all key countries.

Use it to find:    Passport2

  • Global industry data / analysis
  • Industries include:Alcoholic drinks, Apparel and footwear, Beauty and personal care, Consumer appliances, Consumer electronics, Consumer finance, Consumer foodservice, Consumer health, Eyewear, Fresh food, Health and wellness, Home and garden, Home care, Hot drinks, Ingredients, Luxury goods, Packaged food, Packaging, Personal accessories, Pet care, Retailing, Soft drinks, Tissue & hygiene, Tobacco, Toys and games, Travel.
  • Each industry contains categories to choose from
  • Industry trends
  • Competitive analysis
  • Sales by sub category
  • Company shares
  • Brand shares
  • Forecasting
  • Distribution
  • Company profiles

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box – top right
  • Alternatively, choose one of the options at the top – Search, Industries, Economies, Companies
  • By choosing “Search” – you will be able to search within specific content – Categories and Topics, Companies, Brands, packaging, Closures
  • By choosing “Industries” – you can pick an industry

Want help using Passport? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.


New Business Library Acquisition: Passport (from Euromonitor)

Faculty, staff and students now have access to Passport. Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform and provides industry analysis in countries around the world. The database includes a market size and market share database for all products across key countries.

Passport can be accessed from the Business Library website’s Databases A-Z list: Please note that on campus and off campus users will be required to enter in a HawkID and password to access Passport.

If you have any questions, please contact a business library staff member.


Looking for a Public Company’s Customer List? Check out Mergent Horizon

The library now subscribes to Mergent Horizon.  This research site covers 6200 companies that are traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ.

Mergent Horizon enables the researcher to:  

  • Identify companies simply by entering a product or trade name
  • Highlight the relationships between a company’s major customers, suppliers and partners
  • Analyze data for sector aggregates or averages, as well as for individual companies
  • Screen companies with hundreds of quantitative and qualitative fields and custom formulas
  • One-Click reports including Company Profiles, Competitors by Product, and Drug/Medical Device
  • Events Calendar including earnings reports and FDA meetings
  •  Comprehensive Data on all actively traded U.S. public companies and ADRs

A link to our subscription can be found on our A-Z page and here.�
Click here to view a demo of Mergent Horizon.


SEC Releases a New Search Engine

The SEC has released IDEA, a more user friendly search portal. IDEA stands for Interactive Data Electronic Applications and will eventually replace the EDGAR database. IDEA offers faster retrieval of public company and mutual fund information. In addition, some information can be imported into spreadsheets for analysis. 

Click here to search IDEA.


New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

We now have access to the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics online at


New Database: IBISWorld

The UI Libraries have purchased a subscription to IBISWorld.  This online database offers access to over 700 US industry market research reports.  The report topics range from car washes to management consultants.  IBISWorld also includes US public company profiles. All of the reports can be downloaded in pdf or MS Word format.  

 Please note: Our subscription only includes access to the US industry market research reports and the US company profiles.