Whether you want to locate a whole dataset or you just need a few statistics to illustrate a point, the following resources are useful and authoritative sources:
|Type of data||Database|
|Company data: UK & Ireland||FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy|
|Mergers & Acquisitions; Deals; IPOs: global||Zephyr|
|Financial data for banks and other financial institutions||SNL Financial|
|Economics, Equities, Stock & Bond Market Indices, Exchange rates, Interest rates: global||Datastream|
Economic & Financial data: global
UK government survey data
|UK Data Service|
All topics (Economy; Business, Industry & Trade; Employment & Labour Market; Health; Education; Population; Welfare): United Kingdom
Office for National Statistics:
|All topics: Europe||Eurostat|
|Contains information on accounting standards to ensure uniformity in financial reporting. Keeping up to date is an essential part of compliance.||Wiley IFRS|
|Industry & Country data for market research data (market sizes, market segmentation, market share, forecasts, compound annual growth rates: global||Mintel Market Sizes|
Why use FAME?
FAME enables the user to:
Help with FAME:
Why use Zephyr?
What can I do?
Help with Zephyr:
What's in Datastream?
Some of the data series...
Advice and guidance
Datastream can only be accessed on campus.
It can be accessed from Open Access PCs. Login to a PC then follow the precise instructions in the guide below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - The Datastream Add-in for Excel is not currently working on student PCs. You can still search for and download data from within the Datastream interface. If you need any help and advice please contact your librarians.
Why use SNL Financial?
Why use UK Data Service?
Help using the UK Data Service
Wiley Insight is a key resource for students of Accounting and Finance at Swansea University.
The goal of the International Accounting Standards Board is to achieve global coverage of accounting standards, which will lead to uniformity in financial reporting around the world.
The School of Management offers access to several expert financial databases. See the table below for a list of databases and their coverage.
WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) is a platform that hosts the financial databases provided by the School of Management. To access the databases you will need to to apply for a WRDS account.
Need help? For support using the databases take a look at the 'support' in WRDS and the online manuals within each database. If you need further assistance please talk to your personal tutor.
geography & time period
Compustat: Research Insight North America
WRDS provides access to: