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Database of the Month: D&B Business Browser

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: D&B Business Browser is an aggregate database of company, business news, and industry information.

Search:  Click here to see the basics of searching D&B Business Browser.

Start with this hint: From the D&B Business Browser homepage you can do quick searches for Companies, Executives, News and Industries. Once you have your results you can use the OneStop Report to select specific financial statements and reports you are interested in. D&B Business Browser also allows you to build a list of executives based on job title, industry, company size, or geographic location.

Why you should know this database: D&B Business Browser provides information on public and private businesses, with access to SWOT reports for some companies.

Interested in Company Info?  

Some other databases you might want to check out, are:

·         ReferenceUSA, offers several searchable database modules containing detailed information on more than 14 million businesses and employers.

·         Nexis Uni, features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, some dating back to 1790.

·         UniWorld, contains up-to-date multinational business contact information with listings in over 200 countries.

·         Business Source Complete, provides indexes and abstracts articles in business and management, marketing, MIS, accounting, finance, international business, and related disciplines.


Database of the Month comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this monthly feature.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to