Friday, January 8, 2016

Free Business Database Trials and Business Ratios

For the month of January, please try a free trial to the PrivCo database. PrivCo bills itself as “the premier source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies.” They have over 850,000 firm profiles.

The link to reach this database from on campus is: . This link will work on campus or if off campus use your Virtual Desktop application to access at .

Here is a link to a sample company entry from PrivCo.:

Additionally, we want to bring to your attention the NEW campus access to Key Business Ratios ONLINE! Ritter has always had a paper subscription to this resource and we now have access to the online version. This is a database resource available on the library homepage in the Articles and Databases tab and in the Business LibGuide under databases.

Current issues are available from the Mergent Key Business Ratios database and the complete backfile is available in the Mergent Archive database.
Key Business Ratios link:;
  Business LibGuide Database tab (see Mergent Key Business Ratios): for CURRENT RATIOS Key Business Ratios (ARCHIVE) link: ;

Business LibGuide Database tab (see Mergent Archives , click KBR tab): for COMPLETE BACKFILE RATIOS For business related inquiries or questions, please contact our business liaison librarian Laurie Willis at

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Website and Library Update

Welcome to 2016!

New Library Website

We are thrilled to deploy our new website. The address stays the same but you'll notice that the page has been updated and optimized for your use.  The site is fully mobile ready so you can use our site easily from any device.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or issues regarding the new website, please email

IT Student Support Services @ Ritter Library

The IT Student Support Services (HelpDesk) has relocated to Ritter Library room 106, main floor right behind the Reference Desk!  Same phone number (x7000), same website, same helpful folks… just in a new location.  If you need tech support, look for their extended hours this fall at Ritter!

Library Hours

Check out our Library hours available at this page:
Reserve a Study Room here:

Schedule a reference appointment with your personal librarian here: