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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: 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:

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SEC Releases a New Search Engine

The SEC has released IDEA, a more user friendly search portal. IDEA stands for Interactive Data Electronic Applications and will eventually replace the EDGAR database. IDEA offers faster retrieval of public company and mutual fund information. In addition, some information can be imported into spreadsheets for analysis. 

Click here to search IDEA.