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Welcome to the guide for Finance & Investments

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Finance. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources.

Rhonda J. McGinnis

Librarian Liaison for the School of Business Administration

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    School of Business Administration Homepage

    Contact Information

    200 Prentis Bldg
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 577-4505

    About the School

    Undergraduates in the School of Business Administration have a choice of 6 different majors:  Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Information Systems Management, Management, & Marketing.  At the Graduate level, 4 degrees are offered:  Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Acounting, Master of Science in Taxation, and Ph D. in Business Administration. 


      Electronic Indexes with Abstracts and/or Fulltext

      • Business Source Complete  
        This database includes indexing and full-text articles for over 1000 business journals.
        Tutorial for Basic Search
        Tutorial for Advanced Search
        NOTE: The video tutorials refer to the database as Business Source Corporate and/or references corporate users but searching is exactly the same as the version we have here at Wayne State.
      • EconLit  
        Comprehensive indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature (over 300 major economic journals and collected volumes) compiled from the … [full description]American Economic Association's Journal of economic literature and the Index of economic articles in journals and collective volumes.

      Financial & Statistical Information

      • Mergent FIS Online  
        Fully searchable data on more than 10,000 companies on the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq exchanges. All financials "as reported", providing unparalleled review of balance sheets, income statements, expenditures, assets, liabilities, cash flow, performace trends, and more.
      • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe  
        Company fianacial information and Securites & Exchange Commission filings can be accessed by clicking on the Business link found along the lefthand side of the page.

      Securities & Exchange Filings

      • SEC Edgar Database
        This site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission provides searchable access to the financial data contained in all corporate filings made electronically with the SEC since 1994.
      • Descriptions of SEC Forms
        From the S-1 to the through the 8-K and 10-Q to the 13-FE, find out who needs to file and roughly what information can be found within each type of document.

      General Finance & Investment Resources

      • OSU Virtual Finance Library
        This incredibly comprehensive site has links of interest to individual investors as well as researchers, educators, and students in the field of finance. There are also links to the home pages of commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, stockbrokers and U.S. and foreign stock markets.

      Stock & Mutual Fund Resources

      • Google Finance
        Google Finance offers a broad range of information about North American stocks, mutual funds and public and private companies along with interactive charts, news, ratios, and fundamental financial data.
      • Yahoo! Finance
        Contains pages for companies traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ stock exchanges. Each page contains basic company contact information, profile, and stock data plus links to the company's homepage (where available), SEC filings, press releases, and stock quotes & analyses.
      • MSN Money Investing
        This site is comparable to Yahoo! Finance and Google: Finance
      • Big Charts
        A wonderfully comprehensive and easy-to-use online charting Web site. It gives the end-user access to charts, reports, indicators and quotes on over 24,000 US stocks, mutual funds and major market indexes. This site also contains a historical quotes search feature, where one can find the closing price of a stock on a specified date back to 1985
      • Morningstar
        This site allows one to learn about investing then plan, research, and monitor a portfolio of both stock and mutual funds.
        Requires a FREE registration.
      • Brill's Mutual Funds Interactive
        This site is useful for finding profiles of fund managers, links to mutual fund homepages and market analysis, opinions and recommendations from leading mutual fund experts.
      • About the Dow Jones Averages
        Provides current and historical information on the various Dow Jones averages including the component stocks and the day's high, low, and close figures for any date since 1896. There are also timeline graphs showing the reaction of the DJIA to U.S. and world events for each decade of the Twentieth Century.

      Liaison Librarian

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      Rhonda J. McGinnis
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      Rm 2210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
      Wayne State University Library System
      Detroit, MI 48202
      (313) 577-8568
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      Reference Desks

      • UGL: 313-577-8852
      • Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
      • Science & Engineering: 313-577-4068

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