Major Research Tools

Dow Jones Barron's & MarketWatch


Website version of the magazine featuring investing analysis, global market insights, news briefs, and a market data center. [Note: users must register an account and then sign in at ]

Hoover's Online


Profiles of public and private companies in the U.S. and other countries. Also includes financial and corporate directory information, business news, and stock quotes.

Morningstar Investing Center

Data, Full-Text
Comprehensive stock database that includes company financial data and research reports, data and analyst reports on mutual, closed-end, and exchange-traded funds, and investment tools such as portfolio builders, savings calculators, and risk analyzers.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Data, Full-Text

Database of business and investment information, including company profiles, financial data, and stock, bond, and mutual fund reports. Includes S&P's Industry Surveys and Register of Corporations.

Value Line Investment Survey (Standard Edition)

Data, Full-Text

Reports on 1700 stocks, including past performance, current status, and outlook. (Note that our subscription allows only two users from Lafayette to access the database simultaneously. If you see a message saying that the licensed number of users is already logged on, ignore the rest of the message and try again later.)

Yahoo! Finance


Stock quotes (with links to company news and profiles), financial news, and late-breaking market news. Includes a Historical Quotes mechanism for individual stocks (for example, see the GE page).

Other Suggested Research Tools



Financial charts, quotes and reports; historical charts and daily closings from 1985 to the present.

Federal Reserve Board

Data, Full-Text, Gateway

Information, statistical releases, links, and more from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. (Visit the Web sites of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks for more.)

ICI: Research and Statistics


Research and statistics on mutual funds and other investment vehicles and those who invest in them. From the Investment Company Institute.

Inflation Calculator


Adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 onward.

Measuring Worth: Relative Worth Calculator and Data Sets


Source of historical values for U.S., British, and Australian inflation rates, GDP, CPI, etc. that can be used to compare and measure the relative worth of things.

National Information Center (NIC)

Comprehensive information on "banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest." Includes current and historical organizational information and selected financial information.

State Comparisons

State tax rate information from the FTA (Federation of Tax Administrators). Contains only current tax rate information. For historical tax rate information, consult The Book of the States.

Wall Street Journal via ProQuest


Coverage: 1984-present

Full text of the Wall Street Journal. Includes limited images, charts and tables.

Wall Street Journal: Market Data


Current data on U.S. and international stocks, mutual funds, bonds, commodities, currencies, etc. A growing number of tables provide historical data back to 2007.