Research Databases

The College provides alumni access to 17 databases at no cost, and can be used for personal or professional use. Many of these resources are password protected and you will need your Babson username and password to log in.

If you have database questions, contact the Library at 781-239-6305.

*Note: Babson’s licensing agreement strictly prohibits any commercial use of these databases.

A to Z Databases

  • Search for U.S. companies and/or healthcare professionals to compile targeted lists for job searches

Gale Business: Insights


  • Global company SWOT analyses and histories
  • Market share rankings
  • Industry reports
  • News articles

Congress and the Nation

  • Reports on actions of the U.S. Congress from 1945 – 2008, including legislative history and key votes

CQ Researcher

  • Examines contemporary issues that affect the public at large, with topics ranging from global warming to child labor

Disruptor-Global Data

  • Disruptor tracks emerging tech-enabled opportunities across all industries by providing information on start-ups, tech-led innovations, latest technology trends, influencers, consumer insights, and venture capital portfolio investments.

Ebook Central

  • Collection of over 77,000 titles from publishers across all disciplines
  • Major subject areas include Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences

EBSCOhost Alumni Edition: Business Source

  • Coverage of all major industries, updated weekly
  • Features include SWOT analyses, company profiles, and advanced search capabilities

Global Road Warrior

  • Ultimate business travel guide with information on climate, business culture, health and medical, transportation, embassies, consulates, maps, and more


  • Online language-learning system spanning, French, Japanese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and more


  • Information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and portfolio analysis tools

Political Handbook of the World

  • Political information on more than 200 countries
  • Includes government histories, party profiles, and election results

ProQuest - Central

  • Cross-disciplinary resource with access to market and industry reports, country profiles, economic reports, dissertations, and working papers

RKMA Consumer Research

  • Consumer market data including the following sectors: internet & mobile, entertainment & leisure, hospitality, sports, retail & e-commerce, travel & tourism, B2B, and more. 

Sage Data (formerly Data-Planet) Statistical Databases

  • Data-Planet aggregates a wide variety of U.S. and global demographic, economic, financial, industrial, and other statistical data sets from over 75 key U.S. and international public sector agencies and organizations.

Vault (formerly Firsthand)

A career engagement platform containing employer profiles, rankings, career guides, and more.

Washington Information Directory

  • Provides key contacts at U.S. federal government agencies and national non-governmental organizations (NGO’s)
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