UT Empirical Resources

As part of its commitment to this type of work, the University maintains access to a wide variety of databases and related research tools. The following links describe some of the most important empirical databases available for qualified University researchers.

Euromonitor’s Market Research Monitor (Euromonitor International)

1998–present

Updated monthly. Provides full text access to market research reports and retail statistics. Includes information such as trends, market size and share, forecasts, and company and brand profiles.

Gartner (Please click on the “Gartner.com” link and enter your UTEID and password.)

Most current file. Access to this resource is restricted to current students, staff and faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. Updated regularly. Provides access to information from Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm that helps more than 10,000 clients leverage technology to achieve business success. The more than 200 research topics include customer relationship management (CRM), business-to-business e-commerce, supply chain management, wireless, emerging technologies, security, IT services, e-business, and IT spending and strategies. Once a UT EID is entered, Gartner creates a profile using the EID login name. Profiles can easily be customized within the Gartner service. A link called “Your Profile” is at the top of every Gartner page.

World Markets Research Centre (WMRC)

1998–present

Updated daily. Provides comprehensive country reports, including country risk ratings, daily updates and analysis of the economic, political, legal, tax, operational, and security environments in 185 countries.

Statistical Universe (LexisNexis)

1973–present

Updated monthly. Provides indexing and abstracts for federal, state, and international statistical publications as well as selected business and professional publications containing statistics. Approximately 20% of the federal statistical publications are available in full text. Includes all content from the American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS). Most of the statistics in the Abstracts section are available on microfiche in the Perry-Casta F1eda Library Microforms Collection at these call numbers: American Statistics Index – MCFICHE 4900, Index to International Statistics – MCFICHE 4901 and Statistical Reference Index – MCFICHE 4899. Microsoft Excel is required to view some full text documents.

Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet)

1993–present

Updated continuously. Provides industry news and market research for sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship and sports marketing.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Updated regularly. Provides access to a variety of financial, statistical, and marketing data. Researchers existing Compustat/CRSP C, FORTRAN, and SAS programs will run with little or no modification. In order to use this service, you must first request an account via the account request web form linked above. Wharton will only generate accounts for faculty, Ph.D. candidates, and classes from member schools. Accounts will be activated within 48 business hours.

Standard & Poor’s Compustat (WRDS)

Updated regularly. Provides access to a variety of financial, statistical, and marketing data. Researchers existing Compustat/CRSP C, FORTRAN, and SAS programs will run with little or no modification. In order to use this service, you must first request an account via the account request web form linked above. Wharton will only generate accounts for faculty, Ph.D. candidates, and classes from member schools. Accounts will be activated within 48 business hours.

eMarketer (eMarketer)

2000–present

Updated daily. Provides Internet and e-business statistics through PDF reports that combine original analysis with aggregated numbers from leading sources worldwide. Also includes industry reports, company articles, market projections and analytical commentaries as well as comprehensive compilation of up-to-date Internet and e-business statistics (eStat database).

InfoTech Trends (Data Analysis Group)

1995–present

Updated bi-weekly. Provides a compilation of information technology industry market data from top market research firms and trade journals. Data includes forecast sales and shipments, market share, installed base, and trend analysis for the following product categories: computers, storage, peripherals, communications, internet, and software.

TableBase (Gale Group)

1996–present

Updated frequently. Provides access to tabular information on companies, industries, products, countries and markets. Data is drawn from privately published statistical annuals, trade associations, non-profit research groups, government agencies, international organizations, industry reports prepared by investment research groups, and more than 1000 trade and business publications.

Census Lookup (U.S. Census Bureau)

This service allow users to retrieve 1990 Census data. With 300 CDs (150 gigabytes) online, it is the largest collection of U.S. Census data on the Internet.

SourceOECD (OECD)

2000–present

Updated weekly. The online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Comprises 20 Studies by Themes for monographs and reports; 24 periodicals online; some reference titles online; and the OECD statistical databases online.

Regional Economic Information System

(U.S. Dept. of Commerce)

1969–present

Provides access to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Includes Regional Accounts Data and Local Area Personal Income.

World Development Indicators (World Bank)

Dates of coverage vary

Updated regularly. Free access to a segment of the World Development Indicators (WDI) database, an extensive collection of data about development. This segment includes 54 timeseries indicators for 208 countries and 18 groups, spanning 5 years (1997 to 2001). You can choose several ways of displaying the data: index, percentage change, and graphs, and can export the result in standard formats.

LABORSTA (ILO)

1969–present

A database on labour statistics operated by the International Labour Organization Bureau of Statistics, a United Nations specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Includes statistics of employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer price indices, occupational injuries, strikes and lockouts and economically active population estimates and projections. Dates vary on statistic coverage.

RedBooks.com (National Register Publishing)

Most current file

Updated periodically. Provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data on agencies and advertisers. Includes detailed profiles of nearly 13,500 U.S. and international advertising agencies as well as information on over 24,000 U.S. and international advertisers who each spend more than $200,000 annually on advertising.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR is the world’s largest archive of computerized social science data, located at the University of Michigan. Using on-campus computers, UT Students, Faculty and Staff can download electronic versions of code books as well as specific datasets directly from the ICPS.