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FIN 465 Applied Finance Project: Home

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We’ve done our best to select the most pertinent materials for these Course Resources pages, but if these are not helping with your topic/project, we encourage you to use the Schedule an Appointment link in the Profile box on this page.

Resources for this class

Our two main sources for company reports, including financial data:

Two sources for ratio data (should you need it for this class):

Here are the three best databases for business articles.

But if what you're after are academic papers, these are the databases to try:

Almost all of the library's journal subscriptions are now online-only. You can access titles such as:

  • Financial Analysts Journal
  • Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Journal of International Money and Finance

(and many more)

Look up the name of any journal or newspaper to see if we have it online at DiscoverUR.

Advice for Enhancing Your Research Success

Here are a few tips to for researching:

  • The best business information is not free.  However, the library does subscribe to numerous resources.
  • When using these databases, adjust your search terms if you're not getting the results you hoped for--try synonyms and scour article titles, abstracts, and subject headings in your search results for likely search terms to use.  Sometimes a thesaurus or encyclopedia come in handy when brainstorming search terms.
  • Use double quotes to search multiple words as a phrase (e.g. "new age" finds these terms in exact order).
  • Use an asterisk to substitute for letters at the end of a word (e.g. crit* finds critic, criticism, critique, etc.).
  • If you can't find what you're looking for, schedule an appointment!

Business Librarian

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Kathy Wu
I am available for one-on-one virtual consultation through Zoom.

I also hold office hour on Mondays from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Gleason Hall Room 330. Walk-ins are welcome.

Zoom meeting only by appointment at

Citation Managers

Citation managers like RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero help you track and organize your citations, so that when you're writing your paper, you can easily cite your sources. Citation managers also help you insert citations, create endnotes and bibliographies. 

Complete Business Resources Guide