This is our Internet database gateway. Please read the
description for each resource below.
AM Best's Member
[Access is restricted to the Manhattan
The A.M. Best Member Center provides access to valuable financial
data on the insurance industry such as Best Ratings and variety of
web centers on Property/Casualty, Life/Health, Reinsurance, Captive
and more. The Member Center offers a single point of access to
* Access premium content from one location.
* Quickly access A.M. Best's online product support centers.
* Search for Best's Credit Ratings.
* Allows you to set up BestAlert Service portfolio.
Please see library staff for assitance in loging
Axco Insurance Market
Reports [Access is restricted
to the Manhattan Campus]
Axco is an independent
provider of detailed insurance market information covering over 165
countries. As well as providing an essential daily tool
for multinational underwriters and brokers, the reports provide an
excellent insight into new markets for anyone connected with the
insurance industry. Each report starts with general
background information on the country (politics, economy,
geography, demographics, etc.) to help put the insurance data into
context. The regulatory situation is then outlined in detail,
followed by an analysis of the market as a whole, and of each major
line of business, including a
range of topics such as premium and loss data, market
players and distribution channels.
CCH Benefits & Pensions
[Access available on all SJU campuses]
Part of CCH's Health and Human database. Follow
the link to the database page and click on CCH under section
C. This is a searchable database of
forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to personnel
management, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety,
workers' compensation, health law, and food and drug
Library (Individual sign up.
You must use your St. John's e-mail account) Conning
Library is a web-based service that enables an enterprise-wide
sharing of Conning Research & Consulting publications
throughout a client company's various locations. Conning Library
contains both current and archival insurance industry research
reports and publications.
Hoover's Online [Available on all SJU campuses]
Hoover's Online is an excellent source for basic
information on more than 11,000 public and private U.S. companies
and international companies. Resources include company overviews,
history, news, officers, employees, locations & subsidiaries,
products/operations, competitors, financial reports, stock quotes,
SEC filings, and full-text news articles. Hoover's provides access
to brief company information (capsule) or a complete report
(profile). This site also provides links to company homepages,
history, mission statements, and public companies' 10-K and annual
reports. There are also 50+ industry reports, which discuss the
history of the industry, provide statistics and corporate
Index [Access is restricted to the
Indexes and abstracts over 200 of the most respected and
widely-read insurance industry journals and magazines. Coverage
dates as far back as 1965 and features a controlled vocabulary of
index terms which reflects current insurance industry
is avaiable on all campuses] (Best to use Internet Explorer with
The ISIS database consists of comprehensive detailed
reports on public and private insurance companies around the world.
ISIS contains information on over 6,400 companies with a total
of 7,600 statements.Over 100 different countries are covered.
Integral analysis software allows you to compare companies against
each other and produce tables and graphs to illustrate your
results. These can be downloaded into most
Loislaw [Access is
restricted to the Manhattan Campus]
Loislaw is an intergrated legal research tool that is a digital
gateway to primary law, public records, treatises and legal forms.
By facilitating access to critical legal information, Loislaw helps
legal researcher strengthen their knowledge base. Some of the key
* provides one-stop shopping for multiple jurisdictions
* supports multi-file searching
* backfiles of state case law are much deeper than on any free Web
site and in some instances they go back farther than any other
* the search engine and search syntax are straight forward
and easy to use
* all of the cases and statutes on the site are
Morningstar Direct [Access is
restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See Library Staff for user name
and password] (on public access PCs # 1 - 6).
Morningstar Direct provides the most complete and timely link to
Morningstar’s global investment database and analytics. Designed
for institutions, it’s optimized for competitive analysis,
performance evaluation, investment selection, and portfolio
NILS: Insource (Red
Books) [Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See
Library Staff for user name and
NILS INsource is a Web-based regulatory research tool designed
exclusively for compliance research. It is used for examining
regulations, and advisory publications. This database includes for
each state (when available):
Insurance Related Laws
Insurance Related Regulations
Insurance Department Publications
Selected Opinions of the General Counsel
Attorney General Opinions
National Association of
Model Laws, Regulations and Guidelines.
ProQuest [Available on all SJU
The ProQuest database is an excellent online resource for
broad-based business research with access to one of the world's
largest collections of information, including summaries of articles
from over 8,000 publications. ProQuest offers a deep backfile with
many journals dating back to the 1970's.
SNL - Financial is the premier provider of breaking
news, financial data and expert analysis on business sectors
critical to the global economy. This database offers the ability to
evaluate the entire U.S. insurance market including both public and
private company infomation. Access to SEC Filings. Statutory Data.
M&A capital markets and market share information. Key ratios,
sector-specific reports and various other metrics for Property
& Casualty companies, Life, Accident & Health companies,
Life Separate Account statements and Health firms are available
here. SNL also provides comprehensive and proprietary news
financial reports. Data sets are updated 24/7.
It's important to note: You may obtain a user account at
the SNL Web site. Users can sign
up for SNL access, provided they have a
stjohns.edu domain email, via the New User link on
the upper right hand side of the SNL site. If you have any
questions about this, please see one of the Library
Staff. Access to this dabase is restricted to
the Manhattan Campus.
Poor’sRatingsDirect® on the
Global Credit Portal [Access is
restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See Library Staff for user name
Real-time access to integrated credit research, market
information, and risk analytics. This database provide access to
in-depth credit risk analytics based on Standard & Poor’s
global credit ratings and research—all in a workflow solution, with
features that include:
intelligence at the sector, sub-sector and industry
- Deep dives at the
entity, instrument, deal and security level
perspectives from S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies Research;
Global Fixed Income Research; and Market Derived
- Graphs, charts and
tools to quickly view and assess the latest credit developments,
including credit default swap (CDS) spreads.