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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 mdugan@purdue.edu.

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