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Find M & A deals. Zephyr database trial now live!

The Library has set up a trial to Zephyr from Bureau van Dijk until 22nd September.
Zephyr provides comprehensive M&A data with integrated detailed company information.
You will find the link to Zephyr and details of the trial here
You will be able to link Zephyr data through to Fame and Amadeus, and link Financial and Company Data from Fame and Amadeus through to Zephyr


UK Data Service makes 2011 Census statistics available to all

Researchers seeking statistics from the 2011 UK Census now have a portal providing free and open access – InFuse, an online tool that allows users to build queries and extract the data they need.

The latest release of aggregate statistics from the UK 2011 Census through InFuse includes multivariate data for England and Wales down to the output area level of geography from the third, fourth and fifth releases of 2011 Census aggregate statistics from the Office for National Statistics. InFuse makes it quick and easy for the user to find and download information for places of interest across the UK and it is free of charge. 

Improvements to other Census Support tools – changes have also been made to another data access tool, Casweb, allowing any user to have open access to the UK Data Service back catalogue of aggregate data from the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 Censuses.




UK business microdata in UK Data Service

The UK Data Service  (formerly ESDS) now provides data from UK Government business surveys, available to UK academic researchers – registration is free. If you have not used the UK Data Service before, see information for New Users on the home page, and guides from the link to “Use Data”. You will find business microdata if you select “Get Data”, then “Business Microdata”.  This includes productivity data from the Annual Respondents’ Database, plus the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, the UK Innovation Survey and more! Some of the microdata may be restricted to research students and staff only, for commercial reasons. The UK Data Service also provides a lot of international socio-economic data from the World Bank, ILO, IMF and other organisations, free for all to download.