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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  These weekly snapshots will have only basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources, and hopefully tempt you to explore.  Feedback is always welcome.  If you have a suggestion for a database or research topic that should be covered, please let us know.

This Week’s Database:  LexisNexis Company Dossier, from LexisNexis, Inc.

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt, under the column Collections on the left, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus:  LexisNexis Company Dossier provides company information. 

Try this:  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 a short tutorial on searching LexisNexis Company Dossier.

Why faculty should know this database:  The links in the left column of the company Snapshot include Mergers & Acquisitions, SEC filings, and Investment Research Reports. 

Why students should know this database:  Stock Quotes and Charts can be customized to include historical information, and the Financials Overview includes ratio analysis.

Tags: companies, financials, mergers & acquisitions, NAICS, news, private companies, SIC codes, ticker symbol

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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