Resource of the Month November 2015: Key Note

Hello and welcome to resource of the month where we take an in-depth look at one of our Library e-resources.

This month we’ll be looking at all things Key Note!

You can access Key Note here (Key Note is not searchable via Summon so you need to access and search it directly)

What is Key Note?  Key Note provides market, company and people reports and searches its own live database of UK and Irish companies.

With Key Note you can analyse up to 10 years of company financials, spot trends, access historical data and view market performance quickly and easily.

Key Note holds information on:

  • 8 million UK companies
  • 200,000 Irish companies
  • 450,000 unincorporated businesses

Key Note recently made some enhancements to its service including simplifying the search facility on the home page. All you need to do now is use the main large search bar in the middle of the home page and then select the product you wish to search.  Enter your search terms then select whether to search for reports, companies or people:

Key Note Search

If you enter ‘Tesco’ and click ‘Search companies’, your results will look like this:

Key Note Tesco

To view the detailed report, just click on the company of your choice (e.g. Tesco Plc) – you will then be able to see an overview, financial, ownership, people, documents, legal and peer comparison information at a glance. You will also have the options to download the full report in PDF format, export data to Excel etc.

Tesco Plc

You can also view a direct link to the holding company, where relevant on the company reports (under the Ownership tab):

Key Note holding

Key Note have also produced a series of brilliant how to video guides which show you how to find and read company, market and people reports; find Companies House documents, create bespoke financial reports, and much more!

If you have any questions about how to get the most out of Key Note for your coursework or research, please get in touch with us



Abertay Saves Lives! Refugee Day of Action 4th November 2015

We’ve been asked by our friends in the Student’s Association to pass on details about this wonderful event which is happening tomorrow:

“Tomorrow (Wed 4th of November) is Abertay SA’s refugee day of action! If you have any old clothing/shoes, medical supplies, kitchen utensils or tents/sleeping bags you wish to donate for refugees then please bring them in to the Events Area behind main reception in the Kydd Building any time between 0900 and 1700. Here we will also have a Pop-Up Market, where we’ll be selling knitting, crochet and baking!

The main event of the evening will be a film screening in the HMC cinema at 1700 which will be £3 on the door, and all proceeds will go to the refugees. The film we’ll be watching will be voted for on the night. Details are here

For a full list of what we need, and a rundown of the events on the day, please check here

Thanks, and I hope to see you tomorrow!”