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This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. These database snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

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This Week’s Featured Database:  Mergent Online, from LexisNexis, Inc.

Link: www.lib.purdue.edu/mel, in the pull down Quick Access to Business Databases alpha list right below the Libraries’ search box.

Description/focus:  Mergent Online provides company information.

Start with this hint:  Enter the ticker symbol or name of the company of interest and Mergent Online will give you a list of guesses.  When you select the company from the list, the resulting page has more tabs for more information.  Use the tabs ranging from Executives to Competitors or use the Report Builder for a specialized report.  Also try the links below the tabs.  For example, Highlights includes a balance sheet, management effectiveness, and liquidity indicators.  Click here to see the basics of searching Mergent Online.

Why you should know this database:  Mergent Online includes inactive companies.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum:  Mergent Online can be a one-stop database for students looking for company information. There are also country reports providing economic, industry, and trade information, as well as basic history, geography, demographic, government, communication media information.

Cost: For information contact mdugan@purdue.edu.

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