ERIC Number: ED367359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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An Evaluation of Online Business Databases.
van der Heyde, Angela J.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the credibility and timeliness of online business databases. The areas of evaluation were the currency, reliability, and extent of financial information in the databases. These were measured by performing an online search for financial information on five U.S. companies. The method of selection for the companies chosen is also included. The research findings concern problems that were encountered in the research; the currency and reliability issues; and an overall evaluation of the databases. Appendices serve as a reference guide to the online business databases that supply extensive financial information. The appendices list the evaluated fields of the databases; items unique to each database; and a cross-reference of synonymous or aggregate terms. The conclusion of this paper is that Disclosure is the preferred overall database; it is the least expensive and has the most general financial information. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers: Business Information; DIALOG; Finance; Timeliness
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.