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Liaison Librarians for Management and Business

Dawn McKinnon & Amanda Wheatley

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Statement on the Educational Use of Databases

The use of McGill Library's professional business databases is limited to academic purposes. These databases are not to be used on behalf of external organizations or for commercial reasons.

Students completing internships may not access resources and reports on behalf of their employers.

Please refer to the McGill Library policy on electronic resources or to the licensing and conditions of use for further information.

SDC Platinum

SDC platinum logo - investment banking deal activitiy

Securities Data Company (SDC) Platinum is a historical financial transactions database with detailed information on new M&As, bonds, syndicated loans, private equity, project finance, poison pills, and more. It provides League Table rankings for investment banks and law firms, as well as helps to identify and analyze deal trends.


How to access SDC Platinum

The SDC Platinum software has been installed on one workstation in the Humanities & Social Sciences Library, McLennan, 3rd floor (Room M3-53B).

Once you have logged on to the workstation and launched the SDC Platinum application, you will need a User Initials Login to access the application. This login info is attached to the work station. If you don’t have this login or if the login is not successful, please contact the Liaison Librarian for Management and Business using your McGill email account. Librarian info in the right-hand info-box. 

SDC Login

Once you have successfully connected to the application, you will need to input a Project Description.

Project Description


How to use SDC Platinum

Once a connection is established, you can select the databases that you need.

Then, you can select the date range that you would like to examine.


Help and further information on SDC Platinum

SDC Platinum provides extensive online help in the form of training videos and PDF Users Manual. While you are in SDC Platinum software, you can access the manual by clicking on the Help button and select Users Manual for more detailed description of how to get started and SDC Platinum comprehensive functions. 

SDC Help

Alternatively, you can download the same PDF file from the link on the right from any computer.


SDC Platinum Resources

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