Text searching non US company annual reports
Recently, we have been offered a trial by Perfect Information on their PI Navigator database. This trial will end June 2011.
PI Navigator offers 2 unique features which are not present in other database subscriptions that we have: 1. Text searching company annual reports (text searching US company annual reports is also available in Thomson Research), 2. Corporate action varibles – over 600 items are indexed and searchable.
The ability to text search company annual reports has always been a sought after feature by academic researchers. It allows researchers to cluster certain companies in an efficient way based on certain critiera present in company’s own annual reports. For example, one can use this feature to identify all public listed UK companies which have adopted and clearly inluded corporate social responsibilities policies in their annual reports.
As a rule of thumb, this feature only applies to annual reports that have been issued since 2002.
Perfect Information is listed in the Library’s website (requires central username and password): http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/eresources/databases/p/dbname-69754-en.htm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further help with the database.