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Business Databases Chart

Business Databases Chart

Publicly traded companies will always have more information available than private companies. The level of information available about a company within each database varies greatly so you may want to check several of them to obtain the most complete information.

Database

Net Advantage

Mergent Intellect

Value
Line

Business
Insights: Global

Business
Source Complete (EBSCOhost)

ProQuest
Business Databases

COMPANY
INFORMATION

Annual Report

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Balance Sheet

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Company history

Company Officers

Company Overview

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Competitors

Market Line Report (previously) Datamonitor

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Financial ratio data

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Investment reports

*

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News stories

Products & Operations

Stock quote

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Small Private companies

SWOT analysis

INDUSTRY
INFORMATION

Market Line Reports

Industry associations

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Industry overview

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search for NACIS codes

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search for SIC codes

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top companies

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*See Database Tricks & Tips section below for help with these items.

Database Tricks & Tips:

General Tips—Clicking on the database’s logo on any of its pages will clear your search and let you start over.

Value Line —is limited to 3 users at a time.
After finding the company, look at the top right corner of the page where you see the box with the Value Line PDF reports. When you click on the report you may get another security alert that you can ignore.

Mergent Intellect—You need to enter an email to search NACIS & SIC codes and have access to First Research—clicking on a company’s code in Mergent will take you to First Search, but will not search that industry for you. You will need enter the code after you have put your email in.

Business Insights : Global (Gale) If you have selected a public company you see a “Financials” link on the company’s profile page in a box called Related Content: That will bring up the Fundamentals Analysis page. From there you can export the information to a spreadsheet.