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Virtual Business Library

Access NYU’s premier collection of business research resources.


The Virtual Business Library (VBL) provides access to NYU's business resources, subscriptions, and services. (Captions and transcript available.)


  • Alumni Subscriptions: Find the VBL's subscriptions for alumni on our Alumni page.
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New and Updated Resources

  • 18 Sept 2020: New module: "Global Consumer Survey" is now available in Statista. The Global Consumer Survey includes consumer responses from 50+ countries, including developed markets, emerging markets, BRIC, etc. Users can also create crosstabs. Unlike MRI Simmons, data is not delayed. Find Statista on the "Marketing" and "Economics & Statistics" pages.
  • 17 Sept 2020: Enhancement: Bloomberg is now available remotely. Please note that if you are a member of the Stern, Tandon FRE, NYU Abu Dhabi, or NYU Shanghai communities, you have a separate (non-Bobst) access workflow.
  • 9 Sept 2020: New databases: NYU has subscribed to the "Harvard Student Success" package, which includes the Harvard Business School Case Study Collection and Harvard Business School Core Curriculum.
  • 3 Sept 2020: Enhancement: Artnet and its art "Pricing Database", formerly only available on-site at Bobst Library, is now accessible off-site when using NYU's VPN. Find Artnet on the main Libraries Database List.
  • 11 Aug 2020: New functionality: Users can now import their own data to map using SimplyAnalytics and visualize datapoints as a scatter plot. Find SimplyAnalytics on our "Marketing" and "Economics" pages.
  • 28 July 2020: Updated dataset: Most recent year (2019) added for "ReferenceUSA Historical Business Data (Entire USA)". Find it in the NYU Faculty Digital Archive (FDA). (Log in to view.)
  • 28 July 2020: Updated dataset: State-level data is being added to NYU's L2 Political Academic Voter File on a rolling basis. L2 is a database of every registered US voter with basic socio-demographic indicators (some modeled). Access mediated by NYU Data Services.
  • 22 July 2020: New API and functionality: API access (via Python, Javascript, and PHP) is now available for our CEIC macroeconomic indicator database. Read the documentation to get started. Enhanced R and Python functionality is also now available. These features are accessible to all registered CEIC users via the "profile" box. Find CEIC on our "Economics & Statistics" page.
  • 15 April 2020: Enhancement: Temporary emergency access to nearly 40% of NYU's print collections is now available via HathiTrust. Learn more about this solution and other eBook options on our eBooks page.
  • 20 Feb 2020: New database: Cannabis NewsBank Research Edition: Contains 12,000+ current and historical news/information sources focused on the cannabis and hemp industries.
  • 12 Nov 2019: New database: Pitchbook: Research companies, deals, funds, investors, and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle. Find it on the "Company & Financials" page. (Faculty and PhDs may purchase a researcher account with expanded downloading capabilities for $2,500.)

To view new databases across all disciplines, consult NYU's main Databases A-Z list.

Known Issues with VBL Databases

  • Bloomberg: "Login failed / error 730.1 / all terminals in session". Occurs when someone has not logged off after their booking is over. NYU is working to find solutions.
  • CB Insights: "Expiry" and "trial account" errors. Please email CB Insights at from your or account if you experience these issues.
  • Mergent Online: "Broker research reports" (analyst reports) for some major banks (Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, etc.) are not displaying in company view. The issue has been reported to the database provider. Access via the main "Investext" tab  (or use Thomson ONE) until Mergent fixes the error.

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