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Featured Database: S&P Capital IQ

April 7th, 2020

Parrish Library’s Featured Database aims to give a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of the Purdue Libraries and the School of Information Studies (PULSIS) specialized subscription databases. This Featured Database highlights S&P Capital IQ, brought to you by S&P Global.

Link: The List of Business Databases 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: S&P Capital IQ is an in-depth financial/valuation data resource, including information on equities, credit ratings, transactions, and more. S&P Capital IQ can be used to explore pricing across markets including indices and commodities with hundreds of data points that can be used to generate lists of companies, markets, or executives.

Tutorial: Click Getting Started with S&P Capital IQ to see the basics of using Passport. For a tutorial on the screening options available in S&P Capital IQ, click Screening for People Using S&P Capital IQ.

Helpful Hint: Use the screening tool to screen for companies, equities and people based on a varied of available criteria.

How can I use this resource? S&P Capital IQ can be used to find company profiles, annual reports, SEC filings, and more.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore, are:

  • D&B Business Browser, aggregate database of company, business news, and industry information.
  • PrivCo, includes business and financial data on over 30,000 major, non-publicly traded corporations.

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