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Sharpen Your Searching Skills Using FIS Online, a premiere Business resource

FIS Online is a database of corporate information covering thousands of US and foreign companies. The contents of the database are equivalent to the print Mergent (formerly Moody's Manual series). Information available for each company includes: a complete corporate history including acquisitions and changes in ownership; lists of subsidiaries, property holdings, and key personnel; up to 10 years of annual and quarterly financial data, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and financial ratios; up to 10 years of scanned, full-image, annual reports, along with full coverage of SEC filings; extensive information about current long term debt; Links to recent news reports.

Donald Hogan, a professional trainer for FIS Online, will lead workshops for faculty and students on how to use this resource most effectively. These free workshops will be held:

Wednesday December 5, 2001
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Paul Robeson Library
Electronic Classroom, lower level
Tuesday December 4, 2001
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Scholarly Communication Center, 4th floor
Monday December 3, 2001
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
John Cotton Dana Library
Electronic Classroom, lower level

Seating is limited and a minimum of 20 attendees is requested for each session. To register, please call Libraries Administration at 732/932-7505 or send email to

The Libraries acquired FIS Online Previews through the generous support of the Reinvest in Rutgers program. Securing this resource is another step in fulfilling A Bridge To The Future: The Rutgers Digital Library Initiative, the Libraries long-range plan. Users may access FIS Online Previews from the front page of the Libraries website through Library Catalog or by following the path Indexes & Databases/Business/FIS Online.

Posted Nov. 16, 2001