Last Updated: Jul 2, 2014
- Business Source Complete
Extensive collection of articles (scholarly, trade, and business reports) on all aspects of business.
Extensive database on all aspects of business. To hone in on news articles and trade journal reports about a particular company, use the drop-down box to select "Company" then add additional search terms on subsequent lines.
Provides good coverage of companies that are publicly traded in the United States.
- Hoover's Company Records
Provides brief, factual data on over 40,000 companies
- Academic Lexis Nexis
An excellent source for finding international companies. Click on "Companies" from the left-hand column. Then select "Comapny Dossier." This will allow you to look up a huge range of international companies. The "create company list" will allow you to generate a list by particular criteria.
- 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.
- Market Share Reporter
Quick statistical data on market share for companies, brands, and products.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic
This is the best source we have for getting information on companies that are not traded on the New York stock exchange. Select "Companies" from the column on the left, and enter the name of a company.
If you wish to compile a list of companies in a particular line of business, geographic region, or by size, go to the company tab in the left column, the select "Company Dossier."
Database searchable by product or industry, to provide companies from around the world which deal with that product. Provides basic directory information for over one million companies.
Use EDGAR to gather the SEC filings for any US and international company that trades on the U.S. Stock Exchange.
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!)
International Directory of Company Histories
Call Number: Reference HD2721 .D36
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.
Hoovers Handbook of World Business
Call Number: Reference HG 4009.H66
Major Financial Institutions of the World
Call Number: Reference HG64.M35