Davis Library Databases

This is our Internet database gateway. Please read the description for each resource below.

Advisen (register with St. John's email address)
Advisen delivers productivity and insight to insurance professionals by providing proprietary data & analytics for predictive risk assessment, loss susceptibility, and loss severity analysis; creating better underwriting and purchasing decisions. In addition, Advisen provides insurance focused datasets that give a comprehensive single view into critical company, insurance transactional and claims/loss information across the entire insurance landscape. Please note: students only have access to Professional edition of Front Page News via Advisen. The datasets must be accessed with the help of a librarian.

AM Best's Member Center (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus)
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 online services:

  • 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.

When first accessing this site, you will navigate to a page that asks you to create a logon account. You must use a St. John's University email account to gain access. If you need additional help please see library staff for assitance in loging on.

Axco Insurance Market Reports (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus)
Axco is an independent provider of detailed insurance market information covering over 170 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. Within the Axco link you will gain access to three different Axco Reports:

  • Insurance Market Reports- Detailed report on both non-life (P&C) and life and benefits markets and offer the necessary information to conduct full market analyses.
  • Employee Benefits Reports - All key benefits in 69 employee benefits markets worldwide.
  • Global Statistics - Database of detailed, up to date and reliable insurance statistics for over 180 territories.

For access you must register first using your St. John's email address. Please click on the link above and look at the top right corner of the Axco Portal page to register for an account.

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 regulations.

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 players

Insurance Information Institute (Individual sign up. You must use your St. John's e-mail account)
Members Only Area of the I.I.I. Website. This includes online access to the I.I.I.’s Insurance Fact Book. Hailed as the “almanac of the insurance industry,” the Fact Book delivers at-a-glance access to thousands of statistics, tables and graphs covering a range of vital topics, including factors affecting costs, losses by category, laws affecting motorists, premiums by line and many others. The online membership exclusive-version is updated continuously and provides customization tools that enable researchers to sort data by state and create special pdf editions based on selected criteria.

Insurance Periodicals Index  (Available on all SJU campuses)
Insurance Periodicals Index is now part of part of Business Source Premier. Business Source Premier (BSP) provides access to a wide range of business-related newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. For general insurance industry searches you can find publications by limiting search with NAICS/Industry Code.

IRMI (Available on all SJU campuses)
International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) Online  Library provides direct access to virtually all facets of insurance and risk management. The Commercial Lines Library analyzes general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, motor carrier, commercial property, inland marine, commercial crime, D&O liability, E&O liability, employment practices liability, and malpractice liability insurance. The IRMI Risk Management Library also addresses risk financing and the alternative market, contractual risk transfer, workers compensation law, safety, and claims management. Other areas includes insurance coverage case law developments, specific risk management techniques and practices, risk and insurance developments and trends, and risk management for specific industries.

  • Click the link above to Register.
  • Enter this account number -- A00100225 -- and your e-mail address.    Please note:  Only "active" SJU e-mail addresses will be allowed to register.
  • Follow the online instructions.
  • It is strongly recommend that you view our Quick Start Guide for tips on navigating and finding information

ISIS  (Access  is available on all campuses] (Best to use Internet Explorer with this DB)
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 packages.

Mergent (Access available on all campuses)
Mergent Archives is an online database providing you with access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Containing more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries, Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.

NILS: Insource (Red Books) (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See Library Staff for user name and password)
NILS INsource is a Web-based regulatory research tool designed exclusively for compliance research. It is used  for examining State statutes, regulations, and advisory publications. This database includes for each state (when available):

  • INsight
  • INsight Bills
  • INsight Regulations
  • Statutory
  • Insurance Code
  • Insurance Related Laws
  • Regulatory
  • Insurance Regulations
  • Insurance Related Regulations
  • Miscellaneous Regulatory Material
  • Insurance Department Publications
  • Selected Opinions of the General Counsel
  • Attorney General Opinions
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • Model Laws, Regulations and Guidelines

PrivCo (Access restricted to the Manhattan Campus) . PrivCo is the only premiere database for private company financial information, including investors and deals as well. Whether doing company, investor, venture capital, M&A, or private equity research, PrivCo is searchable by advanced criteria in all categories. We have data on over 500,000 companies and 100,000 private market deals, and we are adding data on a daily basis.

ProQuest  (Available on all SJU campuses)
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 information. 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 database is restricted to the Manhattan Campus.

Standard & Poor’sRatingsDirect® on the Global Credit Portal (Access is restricted to the Manhattan Campus; See Library Staff for assistance)
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:

  • Aggregated intelligence at the sector, sub-sector and industry level
  • Deep dives at the entity, instrument, deal and security level
  • Additional perspectives from S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies Research; Global Fixed Income Research; and Market Derived Signals
  • Graphs, charts and tools to quickly view and assess the latest credit developments, including credit default swap (CDS) spreads.