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VIVA Libraries acquire immediate access to Mergent Online and Mergent Horizon

The Virtual Library of Virginia

For Immediate Release (December 2, 2008)

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia, is pleased to announce immediate access to Mergent Online and Mergent Horizon, two financial-information databases for business and investment researchers. The databases are available immediately at all 39 Virginia public higher education institutions, including the entirety of the Virginia Community College System, and at a majority of VIVA’s private member institutions.

Mergent Corporation offers detailed financial information on domestic and international companies, pricing and terms of conditions data on fixed income and equity securities, and corporate action data.


VIVA is a consortium of the libraries of 73 non-profit research or higher education institutions in Virginia, including 39 state-assisted colleges and universities at 55 campuses within the Commonwealth of Virginia, 33 independent private, non-profit institutions, and The Library of Virginia. VIVA's mission is to provide, in an equitable, cooperative, and cost-effective manner,enhanced access to library and information resources for Virginia's academic libraries serving the non-profit higher education community. VIVA is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and by investments from participating institutions.

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For additional information contact:
Katherine A. Perry
VIVA Director
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Tel: 703-993-4652



VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).