This Week’s Featured Database: LexisNexis Company Dossier, 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: LexisNexis Company Dossier provides company information.
Start with this hint: If you are looking for a private company, enter the company name and LexisNexis Company Dossier will give you a list of guesses. Try, for example, Hallmark to find information about the greeting card company. The name search strategy will also work for a publicly traded company, but it is more efficient to search by ticker. Click here to see the basics of searching LexisNexis Company Dossier.
Why you should know this database: The links in the left column of the company Snapshot include Mergers & Acquisitions, SEC filings, and Investment Research Reports.
How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: Stock Quotes and Charts can be customized to include historical information, and the Financials Overview includes ratio analysis.
Cost: LexisNexis Company Dossier is part of LexisNexis Academic, a subscription paid by the Libraries annually; for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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