Following a detailed review by the Research Support and Learning and Teaching teams, a number of changes have been made to the list of resources made available through the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch (which will also be reflected, later today, in searches in the ‘All’ search tab of LOS). The changes are detailed below:
The ISIS (Insurance Companies Worldwide) database from Bureau Van Dijk is now available through the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. On-campus access is direct; off-campus access is not currently available. The resource is described as follows:
ISIS has accounts (in both “as reported” and standardised formats), ratios, credit ratings, stock data and ownership for more than 12,000 insurance companies around the world. Credit ratings are from AM Best and Moody’s and M&A deals and rumours are also included. Original filing documents can be viewed, you can create graphs from the data and also receive information alerts.
Access to the Bankscope financial database has been enabled in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. Access to Bankscope is by university username and password. The resource is described as follows:
Bankscope is the most comprehensive, global database of banks’ financial statements, ratings and intelligence. It combines comprehensive financial statements, credit ratings, an analysis model, bank structures, news, AML documentation and banking research. It has information on 32,000 banks and is used by over 90% of the world’s top 1,000 banks. It also contains country risk and country finance reports, stock data for listed banks, directors and contacts, original filings/images including annual and interim reports and the Fitch Bank Credit Model for 11,000 banks.