Have you just started looking for a job or are you preparing for a job interview?
Then have a look at our business databases to help you find out more about the companies you apply for. All of them are free for you to use while you are studying at Exeter – just use the Electronic Library link and choose Business as your subject.
You may have used some of these databases for your essays but most of them have far more in them than just academic articles. Whether you need market research to find out about your target companies’ competitors or news archives to see how they have been reported in the press you will find the information here.
Start off with Business Source Complete. If you click on Company information you can find out the business and financial details of any company worldwide and also get other information, like SWOT analyses, market research reports and news items.
Next, try ProQuest Business. If you type in the name of a company you will find news wires, reports, etc. by clicking on the Source Type box on the right of the screen.
If you need the latest news on a company use Factiva, which has major news and trade publications from around the world, or NexisUK, which has all the English-language press around the world.
You can also get market research reports which will show you the leading companies in your chosen field – try Key Note, which covers the UK market and also has detailed company information, or Passport, Euromonitor’s global market database.
If you want to find out more about a company’s finances use FAME or Perfect Information (PI Navigator)
Don’t forget that you may also have access to specialist databases like Bloomberg, which can only be used in the Business School. Go to our Business subject pages to find out more about Researching companies and using our databases for Researching Business online .
If you are finishing your studies at Exeter this summer you will no longer be able to use the electronic resources after June 13 because of our licence agreements so get in quickly!