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Staff and students in the department have access to significant computing and database facilities.

  • All staff have access to the Hamilton high-performance computing cluster.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students can request their access via their dissertation or thesis supervisors.

In addition to the Hamilton computer cluster, the department has a number of local high-performance workstations, access to which can be requested via the department office.

Database Subscriptions

Currently our Department can provide access to the following databases:

Current Data Subscriptions
Access Info

Banker Database

Provides comprehensive financial data and insight for 5,000 of the world's leading banks in 190 countries and 130+ data points.

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Bloomberg Terminal

A computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. enabling access to professional services through which users can monitor and analyse real-time financial market data. 

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Business Source Ultimate

Provides access to a wide range of academic journals, industry and company profiles, trade publications, case studies and SWOT analysis. 

Journal articles cover all Business disciplines, including Accounting, Finance, Banking, Management Information Systems, Production and Operations management, and Economics.

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Case Centre membership

This is a membership organisation, open to educational and corporate organisations.
Members are integrated into a community of more than 90,000 professionals worldwide, giving access to a wide range of advancement resources.

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CrowdFunding Centre

Access to over half a million crowdfund campaigns and the associated data, giving students, academics and researchers the ability to create reports and download data.

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An archive of over 32,000 major global newspapers, newswires, industry publications, magazines, reports and other sources. It can be used to locate information on a variety of topics, including politics, current events, trends and government data.

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Financial provides up to the minute news coverage, statistical sources, company and markets data.

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iMoneyNet : Money Market Fund

Provides money-market fund analysis serving institutional clients worldwide with enhanced financial analysis and Information.

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International Accounting Standards


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Access to the latest analysis of governance and voting trends together with full histories stretching back to 1996.

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Marketline Advantage

An international market research database offering a mix of company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world covering sectors from consumer goods, food and drink, and finance to technology.

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A business development tool providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy, used to analyse the strategic intent of a company.

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Mintel China

Used to understand Chinese consumer markets. Gives access to detailed consumer demographic breakdowns to provide more detailed consumer research options.

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Nexis UK

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers including the Financial Times and magazines published worldwide.

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Online Accounting Service


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Orbis and Orbis Bank Focus

Orbis is a database of information on listed, and major unlisted/delisted, companies around the world.  This international company information is very detailed and includes a lot more than financial reports.

Orbis Bank Focus is a global database of banks' financial statements, ratings and intelligence. It combines comprehensive financial statements, credit ratings, analysis model, bank structures, news, AML documentation and banking research.

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Passport GMID

Global Market Information Database (GMID) provides detailed data and reports for international and consumer industries, including historic data from 1997 and market forecasts.

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RateWatch provides a robust bank deposit and loan rate database covering almost 100,000 institutions dating back about 20 years.

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Refinitiv Workspace

Financial data, news and content coverage in a customized workflow experience. The integrated developer environment can be used to analyze data flexibly with modern APIs and popular languages like Python.

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Thomson Reuters Tick History

Enables financial institutions to build and back-test trading strategies, perform quantitative research and analytics, conduct market surveillance, and implement trading compliance solutions.

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World Advertising Research Center (WARC) database contains information on the worldwide advertising and marketing industries including case studies, full text journal articles, conference papers, news, statistics and information on best practice.

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Audit Analytics


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Base subscription


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Details of public company boards and board directors and senior managers from companies around the globe.

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Capital IQ Key Developments

Provides global standardized financial statement data for over 150,000 companies, including over 95,000 active and inactive public companies.

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Database of fundamental financial and market information on both active and inactive global companies, indices, and industries.

Over 3,000 standardized annual, quarterly, year-to-date, and semi-annual financial items covering income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, segment, and ratio data.

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Compustat ExecComp

Details of executive compensation for S&P 1000 firms from 1992 to present, the database includes base salary, bonus and stock option data as well as company financial data.

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The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) offers historical time series data on securities. This nonprofit centre can be used to access information such as price, dividends, and rates of returns on stocks.

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CRSP Mutual Fund database

The CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Fund Database serves as a foundation for research and benchmarking for this asset class.

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China Stock Market & Accounting Research (CSMAR) database is a comprehensive research-oriented database focusing on China Finance and Economy.

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Datastream and Worldscope

Datastream is an online historical financial database providing data on financial instruments, equity and fixed-income securities and indicators for over 175 countries and 60 markets worldwide.

Worldscope Fundamentals are available through Datastream. This includes up to 20 years of historical data on active and inactive companies, using more than 1,500 data elements on each company.

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The DealScan database contains comprehensive historical information on loan pricing and contracts details, terms, and conditions in the global commercial loan market.

DealScan sources include regulatory filings, bank submissions, and journalist contributions  containing information on over 110.000 global loans, high-yield bonds and private placements dating back to the mid-1980's.

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EMDB Stock Updates Daily

The Emerging Markets Data Base (EMDB) provides information collected since 1975, as well as daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly data on more than 2,200 stocks by company, industry, country, region.

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Eventus uses data read directly from CRSP stock databases or pre-extracted from any source and includes utility programs to convert calendar dates to CRSP trading day numbers, convert CUSIP identifiers to CRSP permanent identification numbers, and extract event study cumulative or compounded abnormal returns for cross-sectional analysis.

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The Institutional Brokers' Estimate System (IBES) is a database used to access the estimates made by stock analysts regarding the future earnings of publicly traded American companies.

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ISS Databases


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IvyDB US and IvyDB EU

Ivy DB US contains historical price, option sensitivities, and implied volatility data for United States equity and index options markets.

IvyDB Europe covers over 900 optionable securities (equities and indices), from all major European exchanges, including the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, and Italy. Historical data and daily updates are available for most securities since January 2002.

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Annual data set of positive and negative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance indicators applied to a universe of publicly traded companies. 

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REIT Ziman


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Thomson Reuters Insiders' Data

Search for insider holdings through Thomson Reuters Ownership Database in WRDS.

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Access Information
How current staff and students can access the databases listed above. 

1 - Library Website access: via Library - Durham University
Just type the name of the service in the search tool and login using your normal CIS password.

2 - WRDS access: via
You will need to set up an account with your Durham University email address

3 - Available in MHL Bloomberg Room

4 - Available in MHL Business School Library

5 - Requested from QRFE

6 - Requires an authorised email account