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Database Help: Mergent Online


Provides detailed business descriptions, corporate histories, competitor information, and financial statements for many U.S. and non-U.S. public companies, as well as overall industry reports for North America and other regions.

Coverage: 1989 - present

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Database Access

Good to Know


  • Limited to three users at a time.
  • Click on Log out in the upper right corner of the page when you are finished searching.

Search Tips

  • On the Basic Search screen, search for company information by company name or stock symbol.
  • From the Company Details page, use the blue tabs along the top of the page to access various kinds of information, including History, Company Financials, etc.
  • If your company does not appear on the results list, try searching for it by the holding company name, if applicable.
  • To locate relevant industry information, search by Primary SIC code or Primary NAICS code.   
  • Use the code lookup to identify SIC/NAICS codes.
  • The Country Profile box in the lower right corner of the main page provides comprehensive economic and statistical information on countries.
  • For help using and searching in the database, click on Help in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Joanne Evanoff
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