The experiences of working people through interviews, images and documents, recording some of the most important events in recent labour history
Contains full text journals plus summaries to some articles available full text elsewhere and market research data. Subjects covered are accounting, banking, business, economics, finance, management, sales & marketing, logistics & transport. Contains full text of the Harvard Business Review from 1922. Datamonitor, Gartner and others provide market research, industry reports and company reports & SWOT analysis. The Economist Intelligence Unit provides some country reports.
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The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) is a national data service providing access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes. ESDS provides an integrated service offering enhanced support for the secondary use of data across the research, learning and teaching communities.
The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are a primary source for Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of the British government for the areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. The database covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials from 1695 to 2005 – please use Google Chrome or Mozilla to view this resource
Find consumer research, market insight and analysis on major UK industries, consumer and business services sectors. Additionally, there is access to in-depth business ratio information, from the business Intelligence section.
Presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments through the presentation of a wide range of short-term economic indicators for the OECD member countries, 5 area totals and selected non-member countries. Contains data on national accounts, industrial production, employment, prices, business trends, finance and trade for the major world economies and runs from January 1960 to the current month.
Mintel offers access to a range of UK consumer, media and market research reports covering a wide variety of sectors including international travel and tourism and country reports. Each report links to relevant industry news and company information.
It contains 53 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts. Most data starts from 2000.
A unique integrated international market research database with country data, consumer lifestyles, consumer market sizes, forecasts, companies and brands, information sources, major market profiles, market analysis.
Quandl is a data platform, hosting numerical data from hundreds of publishers. A repository of time-series data on the internet, tailored for academics, researchers, students and other data professionals, it allows you to quickly access financial and economic data in any format you want. Over 7 million time-series datasets in the domains of economics, finance, demography, society, markets, energy, health and education from a variety of reliable public sources: every single dataset comes with a link back to its original source, so users can always validate and attribute the data correctly. You can find data for commodities, futures, stock indexes, interest rates, currencies; data on real estate, energy, health, education, economics, demography and society; country-specific data for 200 countries including global stock markets; corporate data and financial ratios going back up to 10 years.
Statista is an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. According to the company, the platform has statistics on over 80,000 topics, covering Europe (with a focus on the United Kingdom), the United States and China, from more than 18,000 sources. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases
A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service and others – requires registration for first time use, login via UK Federation
This is an online library of images relating to the history of the trade union movement. It also contains a number of digitised and fully searchable historical resources such as the TUC Annual Congress report 1868-1968.
The World Development Report (WDR) Online has been produced by the World Bank and allows access to these reports. The reports are deemed to be one of major analytical publications of the World Bank.
Search engine for numerical data that displayed as graphs, charts and tables.