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DMP: Submitting an NSF grant?  Have questions about the Data Management Plan requirement?  Wondering what PURR is all about and how it can help you? Please plan to attend a free session on Monday, January 27th, 12:30-1:30 in STEW 218D. Topics will include: overall data management plan requirements,  identifying target data to publish or deposit, the Purdue University Research Repository, and more. Libraries faculty will be on hand for Q & A or for consultations. Cookies will be provided for refreshment.

Welcome to the spring semester and 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, with basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases. 

This Week’s Featured Database:  Privco, from The Privco Company.

Find it:www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: Privco  is our newest source for private company information.

Try it:  Some of the biggest companies in the world are privately owned (Cargill, Mars, Subway), and financial information about these billion-dollar companies is covered by our long-standing company information databases such as LexisNexis.  Smaller private companies, though,  are a challenge.  Privco  is our newest databases, specifically obtained to provide in-depth business intelligence about Private companies. See here for a short video on accessing the database and using the interface.

Why you should know this database: Privco will deliver when searched by name of company but the database can also be searched by Privco’s own industry classification system.  When a covered private company becomes public, Privco continues to provide its historical information about the company’s private life.

Why students should know this database:  Privco’s interface is straightforward and offers options to narrow an initial search.

Tags: executives, financials, investment research, mergers & acquisitions, news, private companies

Cost: For annual subscription information, contact Mary Dugan.


Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/.  For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@PurdueLibraries). Feedback is always welcome. 

If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.