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SDC Platinum Guide

A guide to using the research database SDC Platinum, a financial deal database accessed from a single computer in the Business/SPEA Information Commons.

SDC Platinum Videos

Thomson Reuters has instructional videos on their website here. Select "Getting Started with SDC Platinum". The following videos are available:

  • Introduction (about 2 minutes)
  • The Search Feature (about 5 minutes)
  • Standard Output Options within SDC Platinum - League Table (3 min.)
  • Standard Output Options within SDC Platinum - Report (3 min.)
  • Standard Output Options within SDC Platinum - Analysis (3 min.)
  • Standard Output Options within SDC Platinum - Saving and Printing (2 min.)
  • Working with a Saved Session: Accessing the Standard Search Sessions
  • Working with a Saved Session: Defining your Search Criteria using a Standard Search
  • Working with a Saved Session: Editing an existing League Table, Report or Analysis
  • Working with a Saved Session: Creating a Custom Report

You needn't watch all the videos.  At a minimum, pair the "Search Feature" video with the video describing the type of output you require (report, league table, analysis).    

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