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Standard and Poor's Net Advantage provides full text investor/business information including stock, bond, and mutual fund guides and reports; earnings and dividends reports; comprehensive company information; industry surveys for 52 major U.S. industries; and directories of companies, executives and security dealers.
This database may be accessed from the Electronic Resources Section of the Alvin Sherman Library website.
After selecting NetAdvantage from the database list, the following opening screen will display:
There are many various ways to search NetAdvantage, including an advanced search feature. This lesson on searching details how to perform three basic searches: an Industry Survey Search, a Corporation Record search, and a Stock Report Search. These three following sections demonstrate how to find this very useful information.
What is an industry survey?
To review a particular industry survey, click on the down arrow in the drop-down menu and select the desired industy.
Click Printer Friendly in the upper
right hand to print the entire document.
Corporation records are documents that contain specific data for a company. These records can cover a variety of material like the corporations background, earnings, financial data, officers, new, stock information, subsidiaries, and much more.
To search for Corporation Records, return to the opening screen by clicking Home in the top blue navigation bar.
Find the Simple Search box on the right hand side of the screen. Under Resources, click on the down arrow in the drop-down menu and select Corporation Records as shown below.
Under Search by, click on the down arrow in the drop-down menu and select Ticker or Company Name, then in the box under Enter,
The screen displaying Corporation Records will display and the left hand navigation bar can be used to view different types of information such as stock reports on the selected company.
From the home page of NetAdvantage screen go to the Simple
Choose to search by Stock Reports with the drop-down menu. In the Search By area select Company Name or Ticker.
Reports in HTML
To view stock reports in HTML format, from the left-hand column select the HTML link.
Reports in .PDF
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Return to the left hand menu.
This time select PDF.