Although Lexis Uni is best known as a news archive, it also has a lot of company information. Some of this data is not available in any other source at the VU.
The main gateway to company information is the business section that is accesible from the Nexis Uni home page. From there, several options are available. We will discuss below.
Please note: most items in Nexis Uni can be re-arranged on your screen. When a particular item is referred to by it's location on the screen, this location could be different on your screen.
Nexis Uni has two options to find information for a particular company. The first is the company Dossier, and gives you an overview to quickly gain an understanding of important aspects of the company. The second searches through all available sources. The latter is less straightforward to navigate, but can be useful if your looking for information from a specific source.
In the Business section, choose 'Find a company' in the 'Company Dossier' block.
In the new window, you can search for a firm; in the resulting list, click the name to open the snapshot report.
More detailed information is available in the tabs on the left of your screen.
You can generate customised reports for downloading using the 'Generate report' button. This is the easiest option if you already know which section you want to include.
You can also download sections by ticking the box at the top of each report you would like to download; then click the 'box-with-down-arrow'-button to download. You don't need to tick the boxes for the different reports again unless you want to delete those sections from your download.
If you need to select data from specific sources, the Company Dossier is not very helpful. Although the 'References' section shows some the sources of information that were used to write the dossier, you cannot use it to select information.
A better option is the Company Search in the Business section. This results in a list of all entries in Nexis Uni that include the search term. You can use the filters on the left of your screen to limit your results. One of the available filters is the 'Sources filter'.
By default, Nexis returns results from the 'Company and Financial' section. You can include other content types by clicking the menu at the top of your screen.
You can also use Nexis Uni to compile a list of companies with particular characteristics, for example all firms in a certain industry or location.
The most convenient place to start is again the 'Business' section from the home page. Then select 'Create a company list' from the Company Dossier box. This will open a new screen. In this screen, you can enter the characteristics you are interested in.
Initially, Lexis will show you only the first ten results. Click 'customize' to select the variable you would like to see in the final report, then click 'update'. This will give you the full list of results. You can download the list using the 'Download' button.
Note that you need to download page by page. The number of results per page is limited, so for larger lists you will need to download in blocks.
Nexis Uni has a special section on Dutch companies. This section is available from the Business section in Nexis Uni under the 'Nederlandse bedrijven'-link. This section is available in dutch language only.
The lay-out of this section is different from the regular Business section. The functionality is similar, but there are some notable differences. Mainly, the filters and options available for building a search query are adapted to the Dutch context. For example, the identification number from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce ('Kamer van Koophandel', or 'KVK' number) is available. Another feature is the ability to limit your query to Dutch postal code areas.
The Company snaphots have information on executives for particular companies. In Nexis Uni you can also look up information for executives by name.
From Company Dossier in the Business section, select 'Find an executive'. Searching works similarly to looking for company information.
From Company Dossier in the Business section, select 'Create an Executive List'. Searching works similarly to looking for company information.
NARCIS is dé nationale portal voor wie informatie zoekt over wetenschappers en hun werk. Naast wetenschappers maken ook studenten, journalisten en medewerkers binnen onderwijs, overheid en het bedrijfsleven gebruik van NARCIS.
NARCIS biedt toegang tot wetenschappelijke informatie waaronder (open access) publicaties afkomstig uit de repositories van alle Nederlandse universiteiten, KNAW, NWO en diverse wetenschappelijke instellingen, datasets van een aantal data-archieven, alsmede beschrijvingen van onderzoeksprojecten, onderzoekers en onderzoeksinstituten.
Dit houdt in dat NARCIS (nog) niet gebruikt kan worden als ingang tot complete overzichten van publicaties van onderzoekers. Er zijn echter steeds meer instellingen die al hun wetenschappelijke publicaties via NARCIS toegankelijk maken. Op deze wijze kunnen de publicatielijsten van de wetenschappers zo compleet mogelijk worden gemaakt.
In 2004 is de ontwikkeling van NARCIS gestart als een samenwerkingsproject van KNAW Onderzoek Informatie, NWO, VSNU en METIS in het kader van de dienstenontwikkeling binnen het DARE-programma van SURFfoundation. Dit project heeft de portal NARCIS verwezenlijkt, waarin in januari 2007 de dienst DAREnet is geïncorporeerd. Sinds 2011 is NARCIS een dienst van DANS.
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NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.
NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
This means that NARCIS cannot be used as an entry point to access complete overviews of publications of researchers (yet). However, there are more institutions that make all their scientific publications accessible via NARCIS. By doing so, it will become possible to create much more complete publication lists of researchers.
In 2004, the development of NARCIS started as a cooperation project of KNAW Research Information, NWO, VSNU and METIS, as part of the development of services within the DARE programme of SURFfoundation. This project resulted in the NARCIS portal, in which the DAREnet service was incorporated in January 2007. NARCIS has been part of DANS since 2011.
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