Company databases: which to choose?
If you have a narrow information need see Databases by Subject, or use the search box with a narrower topic.
Our most popular general purpose company databases are Capital IQ, Hoovers, ISI Emerging Markets, OneSource, and Thomson ONE. All include U.S. and international companies and private as well as public companies. Each has its particular strengths.
|Database||Availability||Strengths/Unique Features||Learning Curve|
|Hoover's||HBS remote, authorized Baker visitors||Nice in-depth company histories||short|
|ISI Emerging Markets||HBS remote, HU PIN, authorized Baker visitors||Current company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.||medium|
|LexisNexis Academic||HBS remote, HU PIN, authorized Baker visitors||Click on"Companies" in the left NAV bar of this database to get access to various company profiles and financials. International public and private company coverage including filings back to 1980s and company accounts back to 1970s.||medium|
|OneSource||HBS remote, authorized Baker visitors||Includes some analyst reports, market data, list of brands, industry ratios||medium|
|Orbis||HBS remote, HU PIN, authorized Baker visitors||Global company database produced by Bureau van Dijk that is unique in its breadth of geographies and extent of companies covered as well as the availability of private company financial information.||medium/long|
|Capital IQ||HBS Faculty, MBA and PhD students, research staff||Auditable financials, sophisticated screening, PE and VC companies and funded firms, who knows whom. Also, screen for HBS alumni status.||medium/long|
HBS remote, authorized Baker visitors
Company filings, analyst reports, private equity and deal information.