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SEC Filings: LexisNexis Academic

Use this guide to help find SEC Filings using USC databases, as well as online resources like EDGAR

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LexisNexis Academic contains SEC Filings for companies, as well as essential accounting resources, including these titles (in electronic format):

Basic Search

Home Screen --> Open Search By Content Type drop-down and select SEC Filings under Companies --> search by company name or ticker

Specialized Searches

Please contact us at the Business Librarian if you need help with your specialized searches.


Search By Content Type --> SEC FILINGS sub-directory --> select "Advanced Options” drop-down under the search box.

In Advanced Search screen, there will be a box titled “Build Your Own Segment Search” where you can specify the segment and terms.

Specialized searches include the ability to search for filings by:

  • State and date

              Example: 10-K filings in the last 2 years for companies with a filing address in South Carolina

  • Filing type and industry and/or date

              Example: Proxy statements in the food and beverage industry in the previous 6 months

  • Terms within a section of an SEC filing

              Example: 10-K filings that contain the word inventory in the Accounting Changes section (Item 9)

              Example: 10-K filings that contain the word Ernst in the Accountant Fees section