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Library Search: Databases Not Included

An overview of the Library Search tool.

Databases Not Included in Library Search

The following resources are not indexed in the Library Search and should be accessed directly via the links below or from a Research Guide.

  • Direction of Trade Statistics Online
    • Now IMF eLibrary Data platform.
  • eStatement Studies
    • Why search here?
      Designed to be particularly useful to lending and credit risk professionals who want to compare one company's performance relative to other companies in the same line of business.
    • What's included?
      Contains composite financial data from over 190,000 anonymous financial statements of manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, and contracting businesses operating in 600 industries.
  • International Financial Statistics Online
    • Now IMF eLibrary Data platform.
  • LexiComp (SNHS Only)

    On-Campus Nursing Students: If you primarily attend classes in-person on the Simmons campus, click on the LexiComp link above for further instructions.

    Nursing@Simmons Students: If you are a student in a fully online nursing program, an access code will be emailed to you at the beginning of Term 2. If you believe that you should have access but don't have a valid code, please contact your Student Support Specialist for assistance.

    • Why search here?
      Lexicomp is an online interface that provides access to several databases with up-to-date information about drugs, including uses, interactions and more.
    • What's included?
      Sections that cover select international drugs, common natural products, information about drugs specifically for pediatrics and geriatrics, and the influence genetic variations have on drug interactions.
  • MediaMark Research (MRI+)
    • Why search here?
      ​​MediaMark Research ​(now known as Gfk MRI University Reporter)​ consolidates, in one convenient place, many of the databases used to evaluate magazines or for seeking directory and editorial information. It has a powerful search and access capability, plus a cost-planning module.
    • What's included?
      MRI+ is a library of key magazine planning data resources providing an information link between the planner and publisher. MediaMark Research Inc. is the leading provider of magazine audience data to the advertising and marketing communities, including the Reporter database that provides summary tables of key audience and product usage data from its national probability sample of 25,000 households.

    Limited to 10 concurrent users.

    NOTE: In order to use the MRI+ you need to register for an account using your Simmons University e-mail address ( and a Simmons University specific registration code.

  • Picture Book Database
    • Why search here?
      This resource help you to bring readers and picture books together, helping you find the best picture books in one place, without having to consult multiple resources.

    • What's included?
      Picture Book Database combines data from dozens of online and print sources, thousands of picture books, and countless publisher, author, and illustrator websites.
  • Sage Stats
    SAGE Stats provides extensive social science data covering geographies within the United States and spans topics such as healthcare, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances. It includes CQ Press Local Stats and State Stats.
  • SciFinder Scholar
    • Why search here?
      SciFinder Scholar searches the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, which cover research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science and agricultural science. You must create an account to use this service.

    • What's included?
      References from nearly 9,500 currently published journals and patents from more than 50 active patent issuing authorities.

    • Create account
      Creating an account is required. Create an account with your Simmons email address.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States
    • Why search here?
      The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the world. As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.

    • What's included?
      Statistical Abstracts includes line-item access to statistical tables, data updated monthly, and table-specific capabilities for narrowing results by source, data date, subject, type of data breakdown.