Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hoovers troubleshooting update and LexisNexis alternative

UPDATE: As of Friday, November 16, 2012, access to Hoovers Online should be restored for on and off campus users. Please let us know if you are still experiencing problems! - Sanjeet

Dear Hoovers users,

I'm writing to update you on our efforts to restore access to Hoovers Online. We are still working with the publisher to fix the errors that have been appearing since October 25. In the meantime, we have been given a username and password for off campus users. Here is the four step process to access Hoovers:

1. First click the link on the H tab of Article Databases and Online Resources. You will need to authenticate with your MyRedlands username and password.

2. Next, select Hoovers Online from the list of username and password resources. Copy the address and paste it into a new tab or window in your browser, and load that page.

3. You will see the blue Mergent authentication button. Click on it to be authenticated as a University of Redlands user. If you are on campus, you can get started searching Hoovers.

4. If you are off campus, log in using the username and password found in the list from step 2 above.

I will post an update when I have been able to restore automatic (IP based) access to Hoovers for on and off campus users. Please let Armacost Library know if you are not able to access Hoovers using this method.

Some Hoovers financial statistics are also loaded into LexisNexis. To access them, click the Companies link on the left navigation bar and then select the Hoovers Company and Industry Profiles link.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact Armacost Library if you have further questions or would like assistance with your company research.

Sanjeet Mann
Electronic Resources Librarian
Armacost Library

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