SDC Platinum (Thomson Reuters)

Be sure to click on the “Details″ button and read the “Notes” section to learn information vital to accessing SDC Platinum, which is available only on workstations in the 2nd Floor Computing Lab, and not from this or any other Web page.
Detailed datasets on mergers and acquisitions for the global financial marketplace.

The SDC Platinum subscription include this single dataset: Mergers & Acquisitions (covers 672,000+ global M&As, 1985-present). The academic use license mandates that data from the most recent 30 days are embargoed.


If you are having problems connecting to a database, please check the following:

  1. Confirm you have the proper access privileges for this database.
  2. Make sure you have the proxy server properly configured.
  3. Check if the database requires a special account.
  4. Check if the database requires a specific web browser.

If you continue to have problems, please contact your area of computer support:

Anderson Faculty/Staff/PhD Students:
CS Response

Anderson Full Time MBA/EMBA/FEMBA/GEMBA/MFE Students:
Student Technology Services (STS)

Non-Anderson UCLA Faculty/Staff/Students
Bruin OnLine

Special Request (see notes)

Available on-site only, on workstations inside the Rosenfeld Library Room E2.14 Computing Lab.

Access to any workstation in the lab requires an Anderson Network logon. After logging in to a workstation, click on the Start button (lower left corner of the screen) and then select SDC Platinum from the Start menu.

Restricted to current UCLA faculty, students, and staff. No walk-in access (including UCLA/UCLA Anderson alumni). Eligible UCLA users without a current Anderson Network account login: please contact

Immediate assistance is available by going to the Student Technology Services (STS) Service Window (Room D-209) during STS service hours Monday through Friday (generally 8 am to 6 pm), and on Saturdays, 8 am to 4 pm, when classes are in session.

The license permits up to 5 (five) simultaneous users.

Access during non-holiday weekdays between 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM Pacific Time may sometimes be limited to one user.

HELP: SDC Platinum Quick Reference Guide and SDC Platinum User's Handbook.

Database Usage

Electronic resources, or databases, are covered by licenses limiting access to academic use by UCLA faculty, staff, and current UCLA students, with some limited to Anderson School use only. Please also read the UCLA Library policy on Appropriate Use of Licensed Electronic Resources. Violations of the University's contractual agreements with electronic resources vendors can and do result in the suspension of access to those resources for the entire UCLA community.