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Clive Wilson

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Annual reports

Although researchers tend to use Datastream| or Orbis| to extract accounts data into an excel file, the Library also has several sources of the actual annual/company reports.

  • Mergent online is our best source for more recent reports.
  • Historic Annual Reports is a database comprising over 150 years worth of annual reports from North American companies
  • Mergent Annual Reports has a much broader international scope than Historic Annual Reports


The Library has access to current and historical news, press releases, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, video, newsletters and blogs. The following resources provide a starting point:

  • Factiva - access to thousands of sources in 28 languages from nearly 200 countries, 35 years' worth of articles and analyst reports including US and international newspapers, newswires, trade journals and multimedia.
  • Nexis UK - provides full text of newpapers and newswire services from around the world, including the full text of UK daily newspapers from 1980 to present.

We also subscribe to| but to register you need to be on campus and use your LSE email address

Both Factiva| and Nexis UK| provide the full text of the Financial Times and are complemented by: