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ACE Equity is a corporate database provides latest / historical, financial and non-financial information with listed & unlisted companies in India.  They provide the complete information available in the Annual Report of the companies like Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow, Interim Results, Holdings, Reports etc and  cover more than 1750 Financial data points with  in depth coverage for analysis.  ACE Equity financial data is presented in 10 standardized Industry formats namely, Manufacturing, Banking, Finance (Broking & NBFC), Software, Shipping, Hotel, Media, Hospitality, Real Estate & Power with a powerful query module.



Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. It also provides company profiles and financial statements, analyst forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets.

COMPUSTAT Global (though S&P Capital IQ).

Available via WRDS, Compustat Global is a database of non-U.S. and non-Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 33,900 active and inactive publicly held companies with annual data history from 1987. Details about COMPUSTAT are here: https://www.capitaliq.com/home/what-we-offer/information-you-need/financials-valuation/compustat-financials.aspx

 COMPUSTAT North America (also on WRDS, via S&P Capital IQ

Compustat North America is a database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items.

CRSP (Center for Research on Security Prices, US)

Available at IIM-Bangalore via the Wharton Research Database System (WRDS), the CRSP US Stock Databases contain daily and monthly market and corporate action data for securities with primary listings on the NYSE, NYSE MKT, NASDAQ, and Arca exchanges and include CRSP broad market indexes. Details are here: http://www.crsp.com/products/research-products/crsp-us-stock-databases.


CMIE has recently launched a web version unlike Prowess which needs a client app to access the database. It is designed for academic clients to facilitate downloading large amounts of data and covers more companies as well.


A Comprehensive data / news / research service for corporate firms, HNI’s, Brokers, Financial Institutions and Banks.


Historical, global coverage of equities, stock markets, commodities, futures, currencies, options, bond markets, company financials, and economic data.


This is a highly interactive eBook database that covers all academic subject areas. The codllection currently includes more than 30,000titles from more than 2220 of the worlds’s leading publishers.

 E-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)

E-book with access for two users at a time on International Financial Reporting Standards.

 EMERALD E-BOOKS (from Elsevier)

Access to 86 books on Business and Management.


ETIG   site has the following features:  • Reports on companies • Economy Forecasts • National Accounts • Money and Banking,• Output and Prices,  • Trade and Bop, • Public Finances in the Indian and Global Economy.  Data is updated daily.


Bibliographic database featuring more than 16.4 million in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audio books and videos from more than 40 countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more than a half a million Spanish-language titles from Spain, Central and South America.


The Handbooks in Economics series provides handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement in the various branches of economics.


Historical legal periodical content in the original page-image (PDF) format, ensuring the authenticity of the original hardcopy document in an online environment.


IBID is a comprehensive database covering news and analysis of information-rich stories on Indian industry judiciously chosen from leading business and industry sources. By presenting an uninterrupted, continually updated and complete view of the Indian economic scenario, with ready capsules of critical information, IBID keeps the business world in live touch with the realities that affect them directly.


IMACs reports provide detailed industry analysis/comments on an annual basis for most of the major industries and will seek to inter alia, highlight the dynamics of the industry, extent of competition, present domestic and international trends, financial performance for the last few years and the overall outlook.


This database provides a single-point access to information on the boards of companies listed at the NSE and some prominent unlisted financial sector companies (MFs, Insurance Cos. etc.)  along with a profile with age, gender, nationality, educational qualifications, experience, position on the board, independent/non-independent status, date of appointment, committee memberships, remuneration, cessations, other directorships of each director and connectivity with other directors. This database is updated on a daily basis.



Indiastat is the authentic source for Indian statistics collected from the best sources for information and statistics on India. Within huge database, user can easily surf through half-a-million pages that contain socio-economic statistical data and useful information on India.


DSI Data Service & Information (DSI) provides online access to approx. 65,000 economic time series databases published by official and semi-official institutions. Major national and international data sets, from the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD or the European Union (Eurostat, EU Commission, ECB) are maintained in a unique data warehouse. Prepared for simultaneous access by AllThatStats.com – DSI’s fastest and most powerful retrieval engine – you get access to latest data time series in a common format. DSI makes AllThatStats.com your one-stop statistical information source for any empirical economic research or “Big Data” project.

Visit also the free version of AllThatStats.com. It allows the retrieving of a selected number of databases and shows single time series in scalable line charts (existing licences override these services).


ISI Emerging Markets delivers hard-to-get information on Indian emerging markets through its award-winning online Emerging Markets Information Service. It aggregates and produces unique content including full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from more than 13,000 local and global publications.


JSTOR has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship. Is actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats, and continues to greatly expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally.


This (restricted access) Database provides access to all published patent documents from 100 authorities. The Total Patent’s research tool helps to protect, develop, and maintain patent assets. The patent database offers multiple features and functionalities to make intellectual property research more efficient and timely.


LexisNexis offers a widely used searchable and identically named archive of context from newspapers, magazines, legal documents and other printed sources.


Manupatra is Indian Legal information database comprising Legal and Business module. Database includes case updates from Supreme Court and all High courts, Orders of Tribunals  1100 Central Acts with all amendments incorporated, Notification Circulars of 36 Government of India ministries including SEBI & RBI- updated daily. Full Text of Bills in Parliament & Ordinances, Agreements & Drafts, Committee Reports, Stamp Duty, Court Fees & Court Rules etc.


MIMI (MICA Indian Marketing Intelligence) provides the secondary data for Socio-Economic variables and market intelligence up to district level for all States and Union Territories of India. It also provides Market Potential Index (MPI) and other data separately for rural, urban and total Indian market for more than 630 districts from States and Union Territories.


MarketLine offers a comprehensive and unique collection of company, industry, and country information, extending across 200+ countries and every major industry sector. Updated on a daily basis, it is a dynamic access point to the world of market intelligence. This valuable research resource is designed to enable users to build an understanding of markets and the factors that influence their development. It offers in-depth professional research and analysis in easy-to-digest formats, including interactive reports and databases. This content is supported by an array of advanced search and navigation tools, which minimize the level of user effort.


Capitaline NAV is a varied and in-depth database on the mutual fund industry. Database coverage on the mutual fund industry includes 5,000 schemes of 41 AMCs, with user-friendly data presentation — be it on a scheme/AMC, tracking NAVs, scheme details, performances, rankings, portfolios, etc.

 NSEInfobase.com consists of the following 12 databases

  1.  Pledgors Database
  2. Shareholders Database
  3. Indian Boards Database (already subscribed)
  4. Corporate Actions Database
  5. AGM/EGM & Postal Ballot Resolutions Database
  6. Board Meetings Database
  7. Corporate Event Calendar Database
  8. Auditors Database
  9. Annual Reports Database
  10. Company Secretaries Database
  11. Company Contact Details Database
  12. Corporate Bonds Information Database

Their description is here: http://nseinfobase.com/product-listing.aspx


OECD I-library offers online Publications which include country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases. Topics covered include agriculture, developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development.


PaersINVITED encourages researchers in their paper presentation and publication endeavors. It is one of the world’s largest listing of “Calls for papers” and is a useful resource for academicians, students, researchers etc.

PROQUEST DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS A & BProQuest Dissertations & Theses database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses.

PsycARTICLESPsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals – 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.

PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES COLLECTIONPsychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning, emotional and behavioral characteristics,, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

ROUBINI GLOBAL ECONOMICS (RGE) MONITOR“RGE Monitor” defines the key geo-strategic debates and can be accessed through a Web interface that provides both focused snapshots and deeper perspectives. RGE Monitor offers essential support for business strategists, analysts, investors, policy makers, regulators etc. The user has to register one time for access.


Abstracts of scholarly working papers, forthcoming papers, and some downloadable full-text documents. One can sign up for alerts in management, accounting, economics, financial economics, management, legal and corporate governance.


Mergers and acquisitions, stake purchases, stock swaps, REIT acquisitions, asset sales and divestitures, rumored and seeking buyer transactions, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), tender offers, privatizations, spinoffs and split-offs, and bankruptcy liquidations.


Joint venture alliances, Research & Development, Sales &Market agreements, supply agreements, licensing & distribution.


The database is divided into seven sub-databases based upon security type: common stock (includes IPOs and secondary offerings), non-convertible debt, convertible debt, non-convertible preferred stock, convertible preferred stock, mortgage and asset-backed debt, taxable municipal debt.


SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 1,600,000 records with subject headings from a 15,600 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.


SAGE RESEARCH METHODS ONLINE  resource created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects and links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

 SRM (C)

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research, specifically commissioned and designed to support teaching and learning in research methods. The cases are meticulously commissioned to match the research needs of different Social Science disciplines like Business, Communication, Education, Health Sciences, Political Science, Psychology & Sociology etc. It is available on the award winning platform of SRMO.  As an extension of SAGE Research Methods, SRM-C provides a vast addition to the resources that SAGE provide to its SRMO subscribers. It gives the users access to the real time research cases in the field of Social Sciences.


Features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research from Thomson Financial.


UN Comtrade is the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database. Every year over 130 countries provide the United Nations Statistics Division with their annual international trade statistics, detailed by commodity and partner country. These data are processed into a standard format with consistent coding and valuation.


Information bank on private equity, investment banks, consulting firms and other financial Institutions since 2004 and the database is updated every fortnight.


World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, reports, and other documents on social and economic development. It brings together in a fully indexed and cross-searchable database, over 1,200 titles published by the World Bank during the past several years plus every new title as it is published.

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) is the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool used for over 30,000 academic, government, non-profit institutions, and corporate clients in 31 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Finance, Marketing, and Economics. Details here: https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/