Company research will be an important part of business-focused assignments but can also be integral to tasks like investing or job interviews. The Libraries subscribe to a large number of information resources that can be used for company research.
If you need to find:
Analyst Reports: Use Mergent Online to access company and investment analyst reports.
Company Lists: Use ReferenceUSA , D&B Business Browser, Orbis, or Privco to generate a list of companies by industry, location, number of employees, sales, or other attributes.
Company News: Use Factiva to locate company news from a number of business publications like the Wall Street Journal.
Competitors: Use Mergent Intellect or Mergent Online to locate a company's competitors.
Financials (revenue, ratios, stock data): Use Mergent Online,; Marketline or D & B Hoovers to gain access to a company's current and historical financial statements and filings and equity pricing.
Hierarchies: Use Corporate Affiliations to locate parent companies, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions.
Private or Nonprofit Companies: Use PrivCo, ReferenceUSA, or GuideStar Pro to gain access to financial information for private nonprofit companies and organizations.
SWOT Analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats): Use MarketLine Advantage to gain access to SWOTs and other company analysis.
Have other company research needs? Contact the Business/SPEA Library in-person or by e-mail or chat for assistance.