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BA4380 - Business Policy and Strategy

Company and industry research resources. Tips for finding information in library databases, governmental sources, company portals, and other research websites. Designed for Professor Matt Gilley's course in Fall 2017.

Financials, Ratios, Metrics


The sources listed below come from databases available on and off-campus.  

On-campus Sources

The Blume Library and the Greehey School of Business offer access to some research databases only on-campus. You can map Compustat, listed below, to you computer using the directions.

Bloomberg Professional

Bloomberg Professional runs on specific computers (terminal).  Bloomberg terminal allow users to access and monitor market data.  It also includes news, company information, the ability to monitor mentions in Twitter feeds, and more.  Many large financial firms have subscriptions to this service.  

There are 4 terminal in the Blume Library Commons.  In addition, the Greehey School of Business houses 8 terminals( Alkek 2nd floor).

Students will need to apply for an account using their St. Mary's University email address.   

Understanding Ratios