Getting Started with D&B Business Browser

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Welcome to this tutorial on D&B Business Browser!

This tutorial will cover:

  • How to access D&B Business Browser
  • What types of searches are available in D&B Business Browser
  • How to create lists of companies and executives
  • How to build and customize reports

To get started, from the Parrish Library homepage, select the List of Business Databases on the left side of the page.

Then select D&B Business Browser.

What kind of information is available?

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

You can search for companies, executives, news, and industries. You can also build a list of companies or executives.

Company Search & Reports

  • Type “Ford” in the company search field. 
  • Select “Ford Motor Company” from the list of results.

Once you’ve selected a company you’ll see a company summary.

On the left you can browse by news and analysis such as SWOT Reports, SEC filings, and financials.

Customize Report

You can also customize a report with OneStop Report.

  • Click “OneStop Report”, then select the reports you would like to see. 
  • Click “Run Search.” 

Note: This report will only include the selections you made on the previous page.

Building a Company List

  • Click the D&B Business Browser logo in the top left corner of the page to return to the homepage.
  • Click “build a list” under the Executives section. 

To search for particular types of executives such as a Board of Directors or a Chairman, click “Executive Function.”

  • Select the ones you’re looking for.
  • Click “Save and Close.” 
  • Narrow the search by location, from the list of countries select “Albania.”
Results
  • Click “Run Search” in the top right corner.

To view your results click “View Results” in the top right corner. Once you choose to view your results you’ll be able to export your list to Excel or as a PDF.

What have you learned?

Now you know how to access D&B Business Browser, what types of searches are available, how to create lists of companies or executives, and how to build and customize reports.

Thank you for using this tutorial!

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at parrlib@purdue.edu.