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Major Databases

  • Business Source Complete
    Extensive collection of articles (scholarly, trade, and business reports) on all aspects of business.
  • ABI/Inform
    Extensive database on all aspects of business. To hone in on news articles and trade journal reports about a particular company, use the search drop-down menu to select "Company" and then add additional search terms on subsequent lines.
  • NetAdvantage
    Provides good coverage of industries, and companies that are publicly traded in the United States.

    You can search by industry, or by company. By INDUSTRY: on the main page, click on the blue Industries tab at the top of the screen. To view national industry reports, click on Industry Surveys on the left-hand side. To view international industry reports, click on Global Industry Surveys on the left-hand side. By COMPANY: on the main page, use the Simple Search box on the right-hand side and search for the company by name or ticker symbol.
  • Hoover's Company Records
    Provides brief, factual data on over 40,000 companies, including private companies.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    This is the best source we have for getting information on companies that are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Select "Get Company Info" on the bottom-right, and enter the name (or ticker) of a company.

    If you wish to compile a list of companies in a particular line of business, geographic region, or by size, click on "Get Company Info" on the bottom-right and select "Company Dossier."
  • Business Environment Reports (from IBISWorld)
    Concise reports about factors such as exchange rates, commodity prices, consumer attitudes, government policies, etc. which impact specific industries.
  • IBISWorld Market Research
    Comprehensive research reports on a huge range of U.S. industries and services.

Recommended Online Sources

  • Market Share Reporter
    Quick statistical data on market share for companies, brands, and products.
  • Kompass
    Database, searchable by product or industry, that provides a list of companies from around the world that deal with said product. Provides basic directory information for over one million companies.
  • EDGAR
    Use EDGAR to gather the SEC filings for any U.S. and international company that trades on the U.S. Stock Exchange.
 

How to Use the Library's Databases for Research

This 3 minute video will show you how to get a nice, targeted search in a database (rather than trying to drink from a firehouse using Google!)

 

Reference Books (available in the Olin Library)

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International Directory of Company Histories
Call Number: Reference HD2721 .D36
ISBN: 155862614X
Massive set of encyclopedias with chapter-lenth treatment of the history of a company. This set provides an excellent overview of major events in a company's development from its inception to the present day. Use the index in the final volume to look up your company.

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Hoovers Handbook of World Business
Call Number: Reference HG 4009.H66
ISBN: 1573111104

Major Financial Institutions of the World
Call Number: Reference HG64.M35

 

How to Cite Business Databases

Jim Vileta's webpage from the University of Minnesota has excellent examples for citing a variety of business databases using the APA format.

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