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Company Research

In Class Exercise

Part 1 – Choose a Company

  1. In Email: Open your email account and a new message. Write you name at the top of the page. Save your email message as you go along.
  2. In Email: Write EG1180 and your name in the subject line of the email message.
  3. Email this information to and
  4. Pick a company to search for in Part 2.

Part 2 – Find Information on a Company in Lexis Nexis Academic

  1. Open Lexis Nexis Academic from the Company Research box on this page.
  2. Click on the box titled Get Company Info.
  3. Type in the name of a company. Click search. Select your company from list of links.
  4. In Email: Type in the full company name (plus ticket if available) in the email message.
  5. In Email: Answer the following questions about your company.
    1. Public or private?
    2. Name of the CEO and CIO.  Do these people have LinkedIn accounts?
    3. Name two of the company's competitors.
  6. Note: You can save this L/N information by clicking on Custom Report and saving the fields you want included as a PDF file. 

Part 3 – Use the Lexis Nexis Company Dossier tool to create a list of companies

  1. Go back to the Lexis Nexis homepage by clicking on the blue home link.
  2. Click on the box titled Get Company Info.
  3. Click on the link Company Dossier in the Get Company Info box.
  4. Click on the tab Create a Company List.
  5. Create a list of companies with the following criteria:
    • 500 or more employees
    • In San Antonio
  6. Click on red button labeled Customize List on the next page.
  7. On the Customize page, be sure to click the box next to "Business Description". Click on red button labeled Update Company List.
  8. In Email: Write the number of companies you found.
  9. In Email: Skim through the results to choose 3 that sound like potential employers. List them in the email message.

Part 4 – Send your email message

  1. In Email: Write EG1180 and your name in the subject line of the email message.
  2. Email this information to and

Librarian / Professor

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Necia Wolff
Louis J. Blume Library
St. Mary's University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78230
210-431-2299 x1452