The purpose of this guide is to identify online and print resources on international business available through the Boston College Libraries and on the web.
This guide highlights some of the resources available at the Boston College Libraries and on the web for researching non-U.S. businesses. Descriptions of the databases and instructions on how to use them are availabe in the other sections of this guide.
Access is for one year only (June 2013 - June 2014)
Amadeus is a database of comparable financial information for public and private companies across Europe. BC subscription includes about 1 million very large companies, meaning they have Operating Revenue >= 100 million EUR (130 million USD) and/or Total Assets >= 200 million EUR (260 million USD) and/or Employees >= 1,000 or are Listed.
Access is for one year only (April 2013- April 2014).
Bankscope contains detailed financial information for the following public and private banks: ••Top 8,000 European banks ••Top 14,000 North American banks ••1,000 Japanese banks ••1,200 Russian banks ••Over 5,000 other major banks ••The leading 35 supranational banking and financial organizations Each bank report contains a detailed consolidated and/or unconsolidated balance sheet, an income statement and interim reports with up to 16 years of information. Bankscope also provides ratings, rating reports, country risk ratings and reports, news and detailed ownership information and bank structures. Access is also provided via WRDS.