For Alumni

Kresge Library offers numerous services to Ross alumni, including access to a selection of subscription databases. The databases listed below can be accessed using your UM uniqname and password. For assistance with your uniqname and password, visit the Login FAQs.

The library's reference service is also available to Ross alumni. If you have questions about using the subscription databases or need help in finding information, please contact us.

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BK Press Ebook Collection

Two collections of Ebook titles from Barrett-Koehler Press

  • Advances in Leadership and Management Collection. This collection covers topics such as collaborative leadership, new business models, strategic planning, team building, accountability, talent development, ethics, sustainability, and many others.
  • Organizational Change and Innovation Collection. This collection provides the best information available on methods for helping organizations diagnose what changes are needed, as well as plan and implement new change initiatives.

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Business Insights: Essentials

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This database conveniently brings together company profiles, brand information, and rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals, and also includes Reuters analyst reports. Search this database using a company name, ticker symbol, industry code or description, geographic location, or personal name.

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Business Monitor Online

This database provides economic, political, and industry sector analysis for 175 countries and is comprised of 3 components:

  • BMI Reports: Country Updates, Country Forecasts, Industry Surveys (14 major industries covered)
  • Data and Forecasts: Comparative Country Data, Risk Ratings, Market Consensus
  • Alerts and Analysis: Fixed Income, Equities, Currencies, Politics, Economics, Company and Industry

Use policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of Business Monitor Online."

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Business Source Alumni Edition

This database provides nearly 1,100 full text business magazines and journals, of which more than 350 are peer-reviewed. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more.

Due to restrictions from Harvard Business School Publishing, full-text articles of the Harvard Business Review are not available through this database.

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A full service career development portal designed to provide all the resources necessary to guide individuals through the strategic job search process and achieve their career goals. Extensive company information and recruiting contacts for nearly 1 million potential employers and more than 200 countries.

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D&B Hoovers (formerly OneSource, formerly Avention)

Information on nearly three million companies, including large and mid-sized companies in the United States and Canada, and hundreds of thousands of companies world-wide. Includes contacts and emails, analysis of company operations, actions and changes, plus additional data points such as technologies (software, etc.) used at a company.

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Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS)

Reports on ebusiness and Internet strategies, wireless communications, application development, IT asset management and related fields. Reports are written by researchers, analysts and technical writers. Information found in this database can be used for tracking technology advancements and trends, strategic planning, competitive analysis, market awareness, implementation support and product and vendor evaluation.

Use policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies."

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Global Financial Data

Historical stock market, financial, and economic data from over 20,000 current and historical data series from original sources, covering over 200 countries.

Use policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of Global Financial Data." Output from this database may not be given in whole or part when it will ultimately benefits companies.

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IBISWorld Industry Snapshots

IBISWorld Industry Snapshots cover over 680 Industries in the United States economy. On these one page reports, you will find summary information on an industry. The information includes a general definition, main products or services, links to related industry reports, top companies, economic conditions, and geographic spread throughout the United States.

In addition, Ross School of Business Alumni can purchase the full report for a 20% discount through this site.

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Ross alumni have access to reports at a discount, through Kresge Library's subscription to Academic. Discounts include 15% off of reports published by Kalorama, Packaged Facts, SBI, and Simba Reports, and 5% off all other reports. To access these discounts, please contact Collection Development Librarian .


Mergent Archives

Digital collection of historical Moody's, Hoover's, Dun & Bradstreet, and Mergent publications. Coverage dates range from 1909-present. The collection includes:

  • Moody's/Mergent Corporate, Municipal, & Government Manuals
  • Dun & Bradstreet's Key Business Ratios
  • Million Dollar Directory
  • Hoover's Handbooks
  • Historical US, Canadian, & International Company Annual Reports
  • Mergent Country & Country Risk Reports

Technical notes: Most publications available only as a PDF download. These files can be quite large.

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Mergent Intellect

Private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles. Includes information from Hoover's and Dun & Bradstreet.

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OneSource (formerly Avention) - See D&B Hoovers


Information about European, US, Canadian, South and Central American, Japanese, Chinese, and African companies, as well as banks and insurance companies. This database replaces both Amadeus and BankScope.

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Please note that Orbis is for personal use only

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Plunkett Research Online

Industry sector analysis, research, trends and statistics, updated weekly. Includes alternative, renewable and conventional energy, automotive, biotechnology, health care, outsourcing and offshoring, real estate, telecommunications, supply chain, and other key sectors.

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USA City Career Guides

Job search resources, employment outlook, professional networking groups, cost of living, and other employment resources for the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

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Vault Career Insider

Vault Career Insider contains downloadable industry and career guides, 40 to 60 page employer profiles, company profiles on 2,500+ employers, industry overviews inside 31 top industries and career outlooks for 53 career paths. Free Vault Gold Memberships which provide access to extended employer snapshots and student and employee surveys are also available.

Technical notes: Alumni will need to create Vault accounts using a non email address.  In order to view the Vault Guides, you must have the very latest version of Acrobat Reader downloaded and installed on your computer.

Use policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of Vault Career Insider."

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Information about M&A, IPO, and venture capital deals, going back five years for international deals and back to 1997 for deals involving European and American companies.

Technical notes:The export/download function is designed to work best from Internet Explorer.

Use policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of Zephyr." This database is for personal use only, meaning that you should never share your log-in credentials for this resource.

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