This guide is designed to get you started with SDC Platinum, a financial deal database accessed from a single computer in the Business/SPEA Information Commons. We subscribe to the following datasets: Mergers & Acquisitions, Global New Issues, and VentureXpert. Coverage is generally from 1979 to present, but can vary. For more information about this resource, see Thomson Reuter's product page here. This database is available only to IU Bloomington students and staff; no guest users.