Agent
USC
Status
Agent Type
Sources
Email Updates
Special Features
Pricing
Lexis/Nexis News & People 
Personal News
Under review 80 agents per password 
No limits on what terms are searchable 
Updated daily
Over 2,000 news sources Yes 1-3 passwords 
Includes full search of Marquis Who's Who and other sources
$150 per month for Web-based service 
Unlimited printing 
No start up fee or other monthly/annual charges
WSJ Interactive
http://interactive.wsj.com/
In use* No limits on what terms are  searchable 
Updated daily
Coverage of WSJ & Dow Jones Newswire  No 
 
1 password to Web site $29 annually WSJ subscribers 
$49 annually 
non-subscribers 
unlimited printing
Dow Jones Interactive
Custom Clips
Under review No limits on what terms are searchable 
Updated as news arrives 
5 clip folders per password; 1200 characters per folder
4,500 news sources Yes 1-5 passwords $500 per month flat fee 
or $2.95 per viewed/printed document
Dialog Alert 
File 600
Under review No limits on what terms are searchable 
Updated daily
Only these sources: 
Chicago Times 
LAT 
NYT 
SF Chronicle 
Washington Post
Yes 1 password but info can be forwarded $1 per day per agent 
Plus $75 a month usage fee 
Plus $72 2xper year biannual fee 
Up to 20 prints per day free
My Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com
In use* Only searchable by public co. 
ticker 
Updated daily
S&P Online & Edgar Online postings, 
Newswires
No Free; easy to use Free
L.A. Times 
Hunter
http://www.latimes.com/
In use*$ No limits on what terms are searchable 
Updated daily
L.A. Times, AP Wire & some local regionals No Free printing Free
Excite
http://www.excite.com
In use* Can search by person's name 
Programming 
takes some fine tuning 
Updated daily
Covers regional U.S. and more
 
No Able to learn preferences Free
Newspage
http://www.newspage.com
In use*$ Can search by private co. name 
Cannot search by person's name 
Also pulls up for-fee articles 
Updated daily
Covers regional U.S. and more No Free Free
Informant
http://informant.dartmouth.edu/
In use# Very limited no. of topics searchable
Updated as sites change
Internet using one of several searches engines Yes Searches Internet or monitors specific pages
 
Free
FreeEdgar
http://www.freeedgar.com/
In use# Companies filing with SEC electronically only 
Updated as documents are filed
SEC electronic documents only Yes Real-time SEC info Free
 

Key:

* In use tracking Principal Group for Weekly Newsletter
# Used to track special requests
$ Tracking USC/Univertisy of Southern California with limited success
 
 

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