company info Archive

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Database of the Week: Mergent Online

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Mergent OnlineMergent

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under M in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Company information on both public and big private companies
  • Business summary information – history, properties, subsidiaries, long-term debt, capital stock, business segments
  • Executive information
  • Ownership information
  • Equity pricing and reports
  • Access to company news
  • List of company competitors
  • Quick access to Annual Reports and other SEC filings
  • Industry reports: automotive, banking, food & beverage, heavy construction, insurance, media, , pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, healthcare, oil & gas, retail, etc.
  • Company News

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Tips for searching:

  • Search by company name or ticker symbol
  • Use the “Advanced Search” to search fro companies by: state, city, zip code, year incorporated, number of employees, number of shareholders, auditor, etc.
  • Use the tabs across the top to do a: executive search, government filings search, report search, ownership search or bond search

Take a look at our tutorials below:

Want help using Mergent ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: FAITS РFaulkner Advisory for IT Studies

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under F in the databases A-Z list. FAITS

Use it to find (from their brochure):

  • Technology tutorial reports – provide intelligence about emerging and mature technologies
  • Marketplace reports – offer an excellent way to stay current on all the latest trends and advances in the IT and communications market segments
  • Implementation guide reports – provide users with the know-how to keep a project running on a budget
  • Standards reports – examine the major IT and communications standards and protocols currently in place
  • Product profile reports – provide a concise summary of the leading products and suppliers, examine product strengths and limitations, and analyze current pricing strategies
  • Company profile reports – review business goals, sales and marketing strategies, and financial stability of the leading vendors
  • Comparison and selection guide reports – offer the intelligence user need to make the best product and service selections
  • Topics include: IT infrastructure, Telecom, Technology vendors, Linux/Open source, Healthcare IT topics, Wireless communication, Data networking, etc.

FAITS_TabletsTips for searching:

  • Start with a simple search in the search bar, or
  • Browse by topic or report type
  • Take a look at the “help with searching” page for additional suggestions – link above the search bar

Want help using FAITS ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Academic Search Elite

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Academic Search Elite

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under A in the databases A-Z list. Academic_Search_Elite

Use it to find:

  • Academic articles from all disciplines, including: marketing, economics, management, banking, finance, and investing, etc.
  • Full-text journals, magazines, and other resources (reviews, newspapers, trade publications)
  • This is a great place to start your research, especially if it is an interdisciplinary topic

Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bars at the top
  • Use drop down menu to select a specif field to search: Author, Title, Subject Terms, Company entity, NAICS code, etc.
  • Use the left-hand bar to refine your search by: Source type, Publication, Company, Geography, NAICS/Industry, etc.

Demos: Check out the following demo:

Want help using Academic Search Elite? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: SimplyMap

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Simply MapSM-Iowa_City

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under S in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • An array of data that can be applied to maps (from all of the USA to Census tracts and block groups)
  • More than 75,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, housing, market segments, businesses, consumer spending, brand preferences, and public health.
  • Plot business using: business names, NAICS / SIC codes, sales volume, and number of employees
  • Business information, including address, sales, volume, number of employees, and contact information

SM-_IofITips for searching:

  • Use your UI email address to create an account and save whatever you are working on.
  • Create a new map, tabular report, or ranking by clicking the top buttons
  • Select your variables (must select a variable), locations, and businesses on the left, or use the the map, report, or ranking “Wizard” to guide you through
  • Take note of the tabs on the top right (data filters, display options, and actions)

Demos: Demos can be viewed directly in SimplyMap – just go to help in the top right hand corner, or click below.

Map Tutorial

Business Points Tutorial

Report Tutorial

Want help using SimplyMap? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: PrivCo

Each week we will highlight one of the many PrivCodatabases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: PrivCo

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under P in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies
  • Company reports: often include business summary, competitors, ownership, financials, and a detialed business description
  • Private market investors
  • Venture capitol funding
  • Private mergers and acquisitions

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to quickly find a known company or investor
  • Use the quick private company screener, in the middle, to search by location, industry, and revenue
  • Use the black tabs across the top to search for: private market investors, venture capitol funding, private M&A deals, private equity deals

 

Demos: The following demo can be viewed on YouTube:

Want help using PrivCo? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: MarketLine Advantage

Each week we will highlight one of the many MarketLinedatabases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: MarketLine Advantage (formerly known as DataMonitor)

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under M in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Industry analyses (by industry and geography)
  • Company reports (including SWOT analyses)
  • Company News
  • Country analysis reports
  • Country Statistics
  • Case Studies
  • Financial Deals

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar and select “All research” or limit to “Case Studies”, “Companies”, “Company News”, “Countries”, “Financial Deals”, or “Industries”
  • You can also browse by – “Industries”, Geographies”, “Companies”, or “Databases”
  • Once you have done a first search, use the right sidebar to refine your search.

Demos: The following demo can be viewed on YouTube:

Want help using MarketLine Advantage? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: ReferenceUSA

Each week we will highlight one of the many RefernceUSAdatabases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: ReferenceUSA

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under S in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Directory information for 24 Million US Businesses
  • Often includes Executive Name, Address, Phone Number, Sales Volume, Employee Size
  • US Consumers/Lifestyle Database
  • US Jobs/Internships Database

Custom Search

Tips for searching:

  • Use the “Quick Search” to search by Company Name, Executive Name, City, State or Phone
  • Use the “Custom Search” to build a more complex search.¬† Can refine by Business type (Industry Code / Group), Geography (Radius, County, Map Based Search, etc), Business Size, Ownership, and more

 

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Demos: The following demo (from the University of Texas) shows how to make lists with ReferenceUSA:

Want help using ReferenceUSA? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage

Each week we will highlight one of the many S&P_Net_Advantagedatabases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Standard and Poor’s Net Advantage

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under S in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Company profiles and analysis (includes valuation, financials, competitors, and stock reports)
  • Industry surveys (current environment, key industry ratios and statistics, etc.)
  • Mutual Fund/ETF reports
  • Standard & Poor’s premier investment advisory newsletter
  • Tools: advanced stock screener, register of private companies screener, register of corporations, executives and directors screener, mutual fund screener, and compustat excel analytics

NetAdvatage_ExTips for searching:

  • Search by company name or ticker
  • Search executives and directors by last name or by company name
  • Browse industry profiles or search for a company or ticker

 

Demos: The following demo shows how to find industry reports:

Want help using S&P’s Net Advantage? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Bloomberg

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Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Bloomberg Professional (Terminals)

Where to find it: The Bloomberg terminals have to be accessed in person. We now have 4 in the Business Library and there are others available on campus.

 

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Use it to find:

  • Commodities
  • Derivatives
  • Economic Data
  • Equities
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Portfolio & Risk Analytics
  • News & Research
  • and More

Tips for searching: BloomberGS

  • Create a unique login/account
  • Type into the search bar at the top
  • Type BPS to access the Bloomberg Professional Service resource center and and array of cheat sheets for Bloomberg function codes
  • Bloomberg Essentials¬† Online Training is available to all users, type BESS to access these
  • A great cheat sheet on getting started can be viewed here

 

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Database of the Week: LexisNexis Academic

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under L in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Information on both public and private companies
  • Journal and newspaper articles
  • Company profiles (from Hoovers)
    • lists of executives, company hierarchy, financials, mergers & acquisitions, etc.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings
  • Legal information
  • Company Dossiers – create lists of companies

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box to search everything in the database (newspapers, company directories, legal news, magazines, journals, etc.)
  • Use the “Get Company Info” box Company_infoon the bottom right, to search company profiles
  • Click the “Company Dossier” link at the bottom of the “Get Company Info” box, and then “Create Company List” Company_List

Demos: The following demo on searching LexisNexis can be viewed on youtube: