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Software/Data/Online Resources

School of Business Administration faculty members have many data resources and software tools available to them. The most popular resources are listed here. (Ole Miss faculty members should see the more detailed list with access information on the faculty/staff intranet.)

Business School Resources:

The School of Business Administration provides the following additional resources to our faculty:

Microsoft Office Professional 2016 and 365: Includes Expression Web 4.0 for creating and editing websites and a "work-at-home" license that allows you to install it on a non-university computer that you own. (Oxford faculty only)

LogMeIn: Allows you to connect to your office PC from any other PC or over the internet.

WRDS:Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at Wharton, the service has evolved to become a common tool for research for over 290 institutions around the world. WRDS is the de facto standard for business data, providing researchers worldwide with instant access to financial, economic, and marketing data though a uniform, web-based interface. This hosted data service has become the locus for quantitative data research and is recognized by the academic and financial research community around the world as the leading business intelligence tool. WRDS provides access to COMPUSTAT, CRSP, IBES, NYSE-TAQ, Bureau van Dijk, Global Insight, OptionMetrics and other important business research database. WRDS is available to all faculty, staff, and students at The University of Mississippi.

SPSS/AMOS: Most of the SPSS system is provided on a UM site license (see above). AMOS is licensed separately by the business school.

SAS: The "other" major stats package is licensed by the School of Business for faculty use.

Sona: Sona Systems provides web-based human subject pool management software that can greatly improve the efficiency of your research participation pool while reducing administrative burden.

CARMA: Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis(CARMA) provides live wecasts by leading scholars in the management and organizational sciences on a variety of topics concerning research methodology and analysis. They also keep a viewable archive of all of their webcasts, which began in 2004. New webcasts are broadcast live during the fall and spring semesters. These broadcasts will be announced in advance and viewed be anyone who wants to attend in one of our conference rooms.

University Library Resources

The J.D. Williams Library provides access to a large number of databases and online resources including:

Business Source Complete: Comprehensive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886.

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opporunities: A comprehensive listing of academic journals with publication requirements, acceptance rates, topics and scope, and much more to assists users in selecting journals that are most likely to publish manuscripts in a particular subject.

HSTalks: A collection of almost 1000 online video lectures and case studies by leading world experts on topics across all business disciplines. The collection is designed to make it easy to embed the content in your courses, and is particularly useful for online courses. Content covers most areas of business under these major categories:

  • Finance, Accounting ,and Economics (includes risk management and ethics/social responsibility)
  • Global Business Management
  • Management, Leadership, and Organization
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Strategy
  • Technology and Operations

Content within each major category is organized into individual lectures, series of lectures in particular subcategories, and also by presenter. The experts doing the lectures include academics and practitioners from around the world, and global perspectives are heavily represented.

To access, go to the library's A-Z Database list under "B" for Business and select the listing "Business and Management Collection." Login with your UM ID and password. Everyone with an Ole Miss login ID has access to this resource.

IBISWorld: has the world’s largest collection of U.S. industry reports. Covers 700+ industries and identify, quantify and analyze nearly 4,000 individual product segments. Each industry report provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market; supply chain information; forecasts; risk scores; operating strengths and weaknesses; analysis of external drivers; major player market strategies; and industry profit and costs benchmarks.

Key Business Ratios Online: provides access to competitive benchmarking data. Industry benchmarks are compiled from D&B's database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business. Contains industry balance sheet and income statement information along with ratios organized by SIC codes.

LexisNexis Academic Universe: Full text coverage of general new, business, legal, government, and other topics.

Mergent Online: Business and financial information for over 25,000 U.S. and international companies. Includes U.S. Company Archives, International Company Archives, global historical stock pricing, equity and industry reports, annual reports, and EDGAR filings. Also includes Mergent Intellect and Mergent Archives.

PrivCo: The premiere source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. Privco currently has profiles for over 900,000 firms, 20,000 investors and 100,000 private market deals, and more are being added daily. Whether doing company, investor, M&A, venture capital funding, or private equity research, searchable by advanced criteria in all categories. (You can create your own unique user account or search as a guest.)

Value Line Research Center: Stock prices and investment information.

For a complete listing and for access information, click here or contact the business librarian.

MCSR Resources:

The Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Resources provides several resources for faculty use including, Mathematica, SPSS (except AMOS - see below), and STATA. See the >MCSR website for more information and a complete listing.

UM IT Resources:

The University's IT Helpdesk provides several utilities for download or purchase including Symantec visus protection software. See http://www.olemiss.edu/helpdesk/ for a complete list.

ORSP Resources:

We have partnered with the Office of Research to provide an unrestricted site license to Qualtrics, a web-based survey and data collection/analysis package. The license allows unrestricted non-commercial use for all faculty, staff and business students. Instructions for accessing this software are on the ORSP website.