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Be prepared: Take a look inside Vault.

Getting ready for interviews? Researching internships? Thinking about business school or law school?

The Pomerantz Business Library has a great resource to help you: Vault.

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Vault has an abundance of good info for the job or internship seeker. It also has rankings and reviews of law schools, business schools, and undergraduate institutions. To get a fuller picture of Vault’s capabilities, take a look at our recent profile of the site.

In addition, if you need more detailed company information (financials, corporate structure, executive profiles, etc.) to prepare for an interview, take a look at our Company Information guide. Or, perhaps you’re considering jobs or internships with companies in unfamiliar industries? If so, take a look at our Industry Information guide. This guide will help you find industry profiles, key industry players, financial ratios, and much more.

Get up to date with the latest company and industry news: take a look at one of our article databases such as Business Source Complete or Factiva and search for companies and industries of interest.

Have questions or need help? Email Jim or Kim. Or call 319-335-3077.

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Database of the Week: Mergent Historical Annual Reports

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

The database: Mergent Historical Annual Reports (available in Mergent Archives)StdbkrAnnRep1960

“Dating back to the mid 1800’s, Mergent’s Historical Annual Reports collections offers over 1,000,000 documents available in .PDF format for the United States, Canada and Europe. Access an extensive library of high-quality historical documents featuring rich textual details and in-depth analyses on thousands of global companies.”

Where to find it: You can find it here, or under “M” on the Databases A to Z page.  Note: Mergent Historical Annual Reports are within the Mergent Archives platform.

Use it to find: Public company annual reports and various other company documents.

 

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Tips for searching:

  • Basic: Enter the company name, specify the date range of interest (optional), and identify the type of document you are looking for: annual report, 10-K, etc. (optional).
  • Alternatively, to find reports for companies from a specific city/town, choose the “Or” option and select the desired country, state, and city.
  • Advanced: combine these two elements by including company name, date range, document type, and location information.
  • Browse alphabetically by company name from the main search page.

On a related note: be sure to look at our recent profile of another great source for public company annual reports: ProQuest Historical Annual Reports.

Want help using the Mergent Historical Annual Reports database? Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Vault

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

The database: Vault Vault

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

Use it to find:

  • Internship information
  • Company info, rankings and reviews – includes info such as: geographic reach, operations, sales and marketing, financial performance, strategy, competitors, and company news
  • Information on Industries and Professions. Industry info includes: overview of the industry, background, structure, outlook, and resources and associations.
  • Resume, Interviewing, Cover letter, Networking tips and advice

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar on the top right
  • Select Companies at the top to see a list of companies by industry or search for a specif company
  • Select Internships at the top to search for internships and see lists of internships
  • Select Schools at the top to see rankings of Undergraduate, Business Schools or Law Schools, or to search for a specific school.

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

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Database of the Week: Proquest Historical Annual Reports

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

The database: Proquest Historical Annual Reports Historical_Annual_Reports

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

Annual reports (1844-current) available for over 800 companies, 43,000 reports, 1.3M pages. Searchable puff images with indexed data such as: financial, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, auditor and related companies. It can also be browsed by company name, related names, industry or date..

Use it to find:

  • Annual reports, dating back to 1844
  • Company histories
  • Historical financials

Tips for searching:

  • Do a Basic Search using the search box
  • Or do an Advanced search – and look up companies or codes from a list
  • Or Browse by Company, Industry or Date

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Want help using the Proquest Historical Annual Reports? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries

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

The database: Uniworld: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries uniworld

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

Uniworld Online, […] offer[s] two unique directories to unravel the maze of “who operates where” and “who owns whom” regardless of whether you’re sourcing, building your business, selling, tracking competitors, or seeking employment with a multinational firm.  With Uniworld Online, you’ll find contact information for headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates of the multinational firm. Since 1955, it’s all we’ve done and we do it well.  All of the firms we list are multinational firms.

Use it to find:

  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States

Tips for searching:

  • Search by: country, region, state, keyword, zip code, radius, industry codes, revenue, number of employees
  • Filter results to show only: public firms, private firms, US branch locations, etc.
  • Download to Excel or view resultsuniworld2

Want help using Uniworld: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Key Business Ratios

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

The database: D&B Key Business Ratios

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

From their website”Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR) provides immediate online access to competitive benchmarking data. This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.” KBR

Use it to find:

  • Industry ratios
  • Company information
  • Solvency Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios

Tips for searching:

  • To search for industry ratios – type an industry code (SIC or NAICs)
  • To display company information – click to company sub-tab of the reports section, sort by company name, SIC, line of Business, DUNS number, NAIC, MSA, City, Sate or Country.
  • You can also perform a comparative analysis
  • Use the Ratios tab to calculate key business ratios (solvency, efficiency and profitability)
  • Use the Help Guides – top right corner

Want help using Key Business Ratios? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Kompass

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

The database: KompassKompass

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

Kompass is a business to business import and export directory that enables you to gather information about other companies and promote your company in the global marketplace. Kompass business to business directory has 2.3M companies in 70 countries referenced by 57.000 product & service keywords 860,000 trade names, 4.6M executive names.

Use it to find:

  • Business information
  • Lists of company’s activities and products
  • Trade names
  • Executives

Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar
  • Filter using the left hand sidebar, by: Categories (company activity, company name, executives, etc.), Location, Number of Employees, and Activities.

 

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

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Database of the Week: Redbooks

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

The database: Redbooks

Redbooks includes over 10,000 Advertising Agencies with accounts, specializations, billings by media, and contact information for personnel. Advertiser profiles for companies are also included. Rebooks

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

Use it to find:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Ad Agencies’ accounts / clients
  • Advertiser profiles
  • Contact information
  • News about Ad Agencies

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to search by Ad Agency or client
  • Browse by: Ad Agency OR Advertisers
  • Use the Advanced Search to search by: advertising expenditure, brand, target market, industry codes, etc.
  • Once in a profile, use the tabs across the top: key contacts, clients, social media, news
  • View the super useful PDF help guide here

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

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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.