LexisNexis Releases Company Dossier in the Academic Market

Sep 30, 2003

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has released LexisNexis Company Dossier into the academic market. Corporations have been using this research tool for client and business development, sales and marketing, and competitive intelligence needs, and now its availability expands to the academic sector.

Company Dossier provides access to information including business news, competitive intelligence, financials, trademarks, and pending litigation from multiple sources and compiles a profile on a targeted company. Users can specify search criteria on up to 16 attributes simultaneously, such as geographic location, company size, and financial metrics, and output side-by-side comparisons against other companies.

LexisNexis Company Dossier covers more than 20 million global companies and compiles reports from a combination of new and existing sources, including Directory of Corporate Affiliations, EDGARPlus Database, FBR Asian Company Profiles, Hoover's Company Profiles, Investext Current Reports, news publications, and federal and state cases.

LexisNexis Company Dossier is designed to integrate into LexisNexis Academic while it simplifies company research and enhances the quality of company-related content within a product already familiar to college students, professors, and librarians. A search form for Company Dossier now appears directly on the homepage of LexisNexis Academic and within the Business Search Form for subscribing institutions.

As a supplement to the sources in LexisNexis Company Dossier, subscribers will also gain access to new sources of premium content that can be searched online within the business area of LexisNexis Academic, including Bloomberg News, BMI Company Reports, Business Public Records, Experian Business Reports, and Teikoku Japanese Companies-Detailed Reports.

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