Business Database Trials at USC

If you are a USC faculty member, staff, or student and would like to trial these new resources, please contact the Business Library for access information. Academic (ends March 10, 2013)

Market and industry research reports with qualitative and quantitative analysis. Content providers include:

  • Kalorama Information (for biotechnology, diagnostics, healthcare, medical devices and pharmaceuticals)
  • Packaged Facts (food and beverage, personal care, demographics, financial services, consumer goods & retailing etc.)
  • Paul Budde Communications (telecommunications and information markets with international coverage)
  • SBI (emerging energy and sustainability markets)
  • Simba Information (media and publishing industries)

eStatement Studies (RMA Annual Statement Studies) (ends March 5, 2013)

  • The online version of Annual Statement Studies, which is the only source of composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions’ borrowers and prospects. This online resource contains two publications—Financial Ratio Benchmarks and Industry Default Probabilities & Cash Flow Measures. Data may be downloaded into Excel or Word.

Business Expert Press e-books (ends April 5, 2013)

  • Access to 160 curriculum-focused ebooks, with no restrictions on usage or downloading, in the areas of Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, International Business, Marketing, Management, Supply and Operations Management, and more.

Business Biographies

The International Directory of Business Biographies is now available online. This publication examines the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies and industry impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders, as well as entrepreneurs and other notable businesspeople through in-depth biographical narratives. Businesspeople covered include Richard Scrushy, Richard Branson, Robin Li and Ajaypal S. Banga.


Checkpoint-New Accounting & Auditing Content

We have added additional content to Checkpoint, our one-stop resource for accounting research. Access Checkpoint here and find the information detailed below.

Note: Some modules have limited concurrent users. Please exit a standard when not in use and logout of Checkpoint when you are finished.

Tax content includes: IRS Tax Code, Regulations, Rulings, and Practice Aids; International, Federal, State, and Local Tax Libraries; Payroll Library with employment laws and regulations; Federal tax cases; State Citator and more.

Financial and Audit content includes: AICPA, PCAOB, and SEC Libraries; authoritative standards from IASB, FASB (Codification and pre-Codification standards), COSO, AICPA, GASB, and PCAOB; and related guides and technical practice aids.

Corporate governance content includes: Sarbanes-Oxley Reporter and cases; interactive checklists for internal controls and risk assessment; and related guides and interpretations.


Passport- Great New Content

We have expanded our resources in Passport to include Sectors & Industrial modules. The Sectors content offers a more granular level of industry analysis, providing consumer market performance trends and drivers at a sector/category level (e.g., Alcoholic drinks is further divided into categories such as beer, cider, wine, etc.). The Industrial module focuses on B2B markets in the 18 largest economies in the world. It adds over 177 industry reports with firmographics and country-specific details.  Click here for access.

Help with OECD iLibrary

USC subscribes to OECD iLibrary, the online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This electronic resource contains OECD publications and a statistical database covering 80 countries, as well as content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

For video tutorials, such as Navigating OECD iLibrary, please visit the OECD iLibrary channel.