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This guide will help you find quality resources for your finance studies and research.

Key databases for Finance

Peer-reviewed journal articles

You may be asked to use peer-reviewed journal articles for your assignment. These are articles published in journals that require articles to be reviewed by a group of academics in the field before they are accepted for publication.

Databases with peer-reviewed journal articles:

Key journals

Find highly ranked journals, grouped by field of research, in the ERA 2010 list.

Check a journal's ranking of in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List 2013 or the ERA 2010 list.

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Global Financial Data (GFD) 

Provides returns for various asset classes (stocks, bonds and bills), prices (commodities and futures), indices (stock markets and global sector markets), price-earnings ratios, equity data (capitalization, volume traded, value, growth), exchange rates (forward, cross, historical and daily) and fixed income rates.

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Financial Deals by MarketLine 

Identify major financial activity and cover, for example: 

  • mergers 
  • acquisitions
  • private equity/venture capital backed buyouts
  • investments
  • IPOs

Additional non-corporate financial deals including:

  • partnership agreements
  • joint ventures
  • co-development and research
  • licensing 
  • co-marketing agreements

When searching MarketLine choose Financial Deals from All Research drop down menu:

And narrow down by deal type, status or value.

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Getting the deal through

International guides to law and regulations in 150 countries providing explanations to important legal and regulatory matters related to business deals. 

Includes, for examples, these practice areas:

    • Banking
    • Corporate Governance
    • Foreign Investment Review
    • Islamic Finance & Markets
    • Merger Control
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Private Equity (Fund formation)
    • Private Equity (Transactions)
    • Project Finance
    • Restructuring & Insolvency 
    • Securities Finance

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Connect 4 Expert Reports

Contains specialist reports which have been created behalf of the ASX listed companies going back to 1992.

Reports cover:

  • mergers
  • de-mergers
  • acquisition
  • takeovers
  • buybacks
  • divestments
  • reconstructions

Faculty Research Databases

Specialist research databases, including: 

  • Bloomberg
  • Datastream
  • WRDS Data Services

For: Research students and staff of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Location: Research Data Laboratory, Upper Ground, Giblin Eunson library.

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