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JOUR772 - Methods in Computer-Assisted Reporting

Guide to Library resources to support students taking Journalism 772.

Get Company Information Widget

The default company information search option on the main LexisNexis screen is the Get Company Info widget.

To access the Search the News widget, click on the drop-down arrow at the end of the box to expand the widget.

Get Company Info Screenshot

Over 80 million companies (public and private) are included.

Companies can be searched by company name or ticker symbol:

Get Company Info Search Screenshot

Company Information Advanced Search Options

For a more targeted search of legal materials, review the Company section from the Search by Content Type menu. 

Search by Content Type Screenshot

Select the type of company information you wish to search:

  • Dossier (Company, Executive & Industry)
  • SEC FIlings 
  • Company Profiles

Once you have selected the type of company material you wish to search, click on the Advanced Options arrow under the main search box. Advanced options will vary depending on the type of company material you are researching.

Note: You may also limit your search by date using the date restriction boxes. For a search of specific segments of the document, use the Build Your Own Segment Search Box. (Detailed information on how to Build Your Own Search using segments is available from Lexis.)

Company Profiles Advanced Search Screenshot

Click Apply to apply all of your search restrictions and search terms. Search terms will appear inside the main search box, while restrictions will be listed below the search window:

Company Profiles Search Box Screenshot

Click Search.

Sample SEC Filings Search

Public companies are required to file financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The two most frequently-consulted reports are the 10-K and 10-Q.

To locate SEC filings using LexisNexis, select SEC Filings from the Search By Content Type menu.

Select Advanced Options

Type in a Date Range to get the most recent results 

Select COMPANY from the drop‐down list on the Build Your Own Segment Search section and type the company you would like to search inside the parentheses

SEC Filings Search Screenshot

[Note: Detailed information on how to Build Your Own Segment Search using segments is available from Lexis.]

Select either 10-K or 10-Q (or another SEC filing of interest) using the checkboxes in the Sources section. 

Click Apply to apply all of your search restrictions and search terms. Search terms will appear inside the main search box, while restrictions will be listed below the search window:

SEC Filings Search Box Screenshot

Click Search.