Thomson’s Worldscope database has been added to our corporate financial subscriptions.

Worldscope offers fundamental data on the world’s leading public and private companies, including annual and interim/quarterly data, detailed historical financial statement content, per share data, calculated ratios, pricing and textual information.

Components include:

Full constituent coverage of the major benchmark indexes worldwide; as reported and standardized financial data with dynamic data mapping; detailed business descriptions; business segment geographic sales data; interim financial accounts information; multi-share information; pre-calculated ratios and growth rates; exchange rates; fully adjusted pricing and dividends information, including high, low, close, price/earnings ratio, yield, earnings per share, market value, volume traded & shares outstanding. Adjustments for corporate actions are also included and comprehensive annual history dates back to 1980.

Worldscope can be accessed via the Datastream platform, which is available on workstations in the Koerner Library, Wayne Deans Investment Analysis Centre, the David Lam Library, and the Sauder School PhD Lab.

Access to this product has been made possible by funding from the UBC Library and the Sauder School of Business.

UPDATE => The Alexander Street Press website is up again.

Alexander Street Press is currently experiencing website difficulties, as a result none of their databases are accessible.  They expect access to be restored by 5:30pm Monday September 30th.

1The term “inescapable perspective” is a phrase used by the famous astronomer and science populariser Carl Sagan that describes the notion that viewing our Earth from the outside—as a part of the cosmos—allows us to gain a unique perspective of it and therefore ourselves in a broader context. This perspective is made possible by the scientific endeavours that led to space exploration and other discoveries. Sagan states:

Which aspects of our nature will prevail is uncertain, particularly when our visions and prospects are bound to one small part of the small planet Earth. But up there in the Cosmos an inescapable perspective awaits. National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national identifications are a little difficult to support when we see our Earth as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and the citadel of the stars.

The Carl Sagan Association for the Communication of Science at UBC’s exhibition at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre merges a combination of artefacts (or tools, books) which represent the various scientific disciplines at UBC in addition to conceptual art submitted by the community which is inspired by these disciplines.

For more information about the Carl Sagan Association, please find here.

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