Access Mergent Online. (If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password.)
Mergent Online is most useful for looking up data on specific companies. You will find their history, list of executives and owners, stock prices, revenue, debt load, annual reports, recent news articles, a list of competitors, and much more. Consider it a "fact sheet" on a companies - both active and defunct. To search for a company:
- Enter the company name in the search box.
- Note that a number of options will appear. Many of these are "inactive" companies that have gone defunct either through mergers, acquisitions, or bankruptcy. Unless you are researching an inactive company, select the one without that label.
- You can limit your results by deselecting the "inactive" databases or the international databases, if you know it's an American company. In addition, the default search is for publicly-traded companies. You can select the "D&B Private Company Database" to search for private companies.
Click the tabs on the company page to navigate to the information you are seeking.