The first option for basic search gives you five options to search:
By default, the first four are already selected for you to search for information on public companies
You can, however, change what is selected to search as to find the most relevant information. When you type in the search box, the box will make suggestions for companies available to view. You can click on the company to land on the company's profile page that has robust information available in various tabs.
If interested in private companies, instead of having the first four boxes checked, only have the "D&B Private Company Database" option selected and follow the steps for a public company.
Through Mergent, we also have access to Duns & Bradstreet's 20 Million Plus Private Company search, which expands your options. If interested in trying more options for private company information, follow these steps in Mergent Online:
Because private company information is harder to find, you may also want to try these databases to find your information:
Beyond the basic search, you will note that there are many different tabs at the top of the database that enable different methods of searching. These tabs include:
These tabs allow you to be more specific about the company or information seeking and/or search specific pieces of information that are available in company profiles. Each of these tabs has a different search behavior. If you need any assistance utilizing these additional and advanced search features, we encourage you to contact a librarian.