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Featured Database: Thomson One

January 15th, 2019

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Thomson One brought to you by Thomson Reuters.

Link: 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: Thomson One is a comprehensive database of public financial statistics that also contains investment analyst reports and mergers & acquisitions information. Please note that this database only works in Internet Explorer.

Tutorial: We have three different tutorials available related to Thomson One depending on the type of data you’re interested in: Finding Mergers and Acquisitions Data in Thomson One, Finding VentureXpert Data in Thomson One, and Finding Investext Investment Analyst Reports in Thomson One.

Start with this hint: Make sure you’re using Internet Explorer to access Thomson One. Where you begin, will be dependent on what type of data you’re looking for. See the tutorial links above for more detailed information.

Why you should know this database: Thomson One provides easy access to VentureXpert and Mergers and Acquisitions data that may not otherwise be easily accessible online.

Related Resources

Some other databases you might want to explore, are:

  • Mergent Online, financial statements, company news, industry analysis, historical information on M&A activity, and more.
  • PrivCo, contains business and financial data on over 30,000 major, non-publicly traded corporations.
  • S&P Net Advantage, investment information and analysis on companies, industries, stocks and bonds, mutual funds and dividends.


This Featured Database 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 Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

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