Office of Advancement Research

Resources For Individuals, Corporations, Foundations, & Funding Searches

Databases Subscription databases used by (USM Research Office)

  • Sunguard Advance (USM only)
  • Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals
  • Dun & Brad Street
  • D & B Million Dollar Database
  • Factiva (Dow Jones Interactive)
  • Dialog
  • Hoovers
  • PRO
  • BIG Online Database
  • Foundation Search
  • Foundation Center

Books (Available for use by all USM institutions)

In addition to the information available online and the paid databases, USM research office subscribes to the following hard copy resources:

  • Baltimore Business Journal Book of Business Lists
  • Washington Business Journal Book of Lists
  • Social Registry
  • CAE Reports
  • Baltimore Business Journal Book of Profiles
  • The Foundation Reporter (TAFT)
  • Corporate Giving Directory (TAFT)
  • Standard & Poor's Register
  • Corporate Yellow Books
  • Case Membership Directory
  • Baltimore/Annapolis - A Comprehensive Directory


Listed below are websites used by the Research Department, which can also be useful to those individuals wishing to do some quick look-ups on their own.

Individuals and Biographical

Information on individuals can be collected by looking at their contact information, professional sites, newspapers, company websites, and wealth - salary, stock holdings, and real estate.


Marylandia Biographical Sites, Facts, and Rankings