FAME – Financial Analysis Made Easy

Swansea University now has access to the FAME database (Financial Analysis Made Easy).

FAME gives access to financial & company information on 7 million UK & Irish companies. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis.

What information does FAME contain?

  • Company financials, in detailed format, with up to 10 years of history
  • Financial strength indicators
  • Directors and contacts
  • Original filings/images as filed at Companies House and the Companies Registration Office in Ireland
  • Stock data for listed companies
  • Detailed corporate structures and the corporate family
  • Shareholders and subsidiaries
  • Market research
  • Adverse filings
  • Business and company-related news
  • M&A deals and rumours

If you are on campus you can access FAME at: http://www.fame.bvdep.com/ip

Off-campus you can access the database at: http://fame.bvdep.com/athens (you will need your Personal Athens username and password).

A 2-page FAME user guide can be downloaded from http://www.swansea.ac.uk/lis/HelpAndGuides/database_guides/

Look out for our training sessions …┬ácoming soon!

NewsBank – Wales and UK newspapers online

Access Wales & UK Newspapers is provided by NewsBank and includes UK daily and Sunday newspapers, as well as regional and national papers around the UK.

Updated daily, NewsBank UK provides millions of current and archived newspaper articles that researchers can use to pinpoint sources, compare perspectives and track subjects historically and geographically. Users can quickly and easily search either a single Welsh newspaper or Welsh and UK titles simultaneously. Customised searches can be created and saved for future use or configured for email alerts.

You can access it by searching for NewsBank in the Voyager library catalogue or find out more from:



Have a look at Biz/ed – it is a free online service for students, teachers and lecturers of business, economics, accounting, leisure and recreation and travel and tourism.

The site reflects the ever-changing business world with a high degree of topicality and currency. These include current affairs articles written to directly support the curriculum, weekly newsletters, case studies and features looking at the economics and business arguments behind various news stories. These materials underpin economic and business theory in ways that are practical, informative and iterative.


Official Statistics on the Web – worldwide

One of the best starting point for statistical sources by country, topic or subject.

This service includes sources offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar “quotable” sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series.

In the country lists, these are mainly web pages provided by statistical offices, central banks and government departments and agencies, whereas the topics list is comprised of links to the statistics pages of international organizations and associations and a few commercial sites.


For more links to online statistics, try this excellent website from Karen Blakeman: http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/stats.htm