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Welcome to Database of the Month, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these monthly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This month’s database is S&P NetAdvantage brought to you by S&P Global Inc.

Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage, also known as S&P NetAdvantage, provides investment information and analysis on companies, industries, stocks and bonds, mutual funds and dividends. Resources available include: S&P Bond Guides, Earnings Guide, Corporation Records, Industry Surveys, Mutual Funds, S&P Outlook, Register of Corporations, Executives and Directors, S&P Stock Guide and Stock Reports.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of searching S&P NetAdvantage.

Start with this hint: You can easily browse industry or company profiles and find investment research under the Companies tab.

Why you should know this database: S&P NetAdvantage provides access to company profiles, news, investment research, and industry surveys. This database also features a chart builder that makes company comparison easy.

Interested in Company Financials?  

Some other databases you might want to check out, are:

  • Mergent Online, access financial statements, company news, industry analysis and more.
  • PrivCo, premier source for business and financial data on over 30,000 major, non-publicly traded corporations.
  • Thomson One Banker, provides access to comprehensive dataset of public company financial statistics and investment analyst report. Note: this database only work in Internet Explorer.

Database of the Month 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. Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this monthly feature.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.