The library has several databases that provide company information. The boxes below summarize some of the ways to find company information. For more details, see the How to Find Company Information LibGuide. To access the databases featured below, click on Databases in the drop down menu under Find on the library homepage.
Business Source Ultimate contains more than 3,800 full-text journals, nearly 2,000 of them peer-reviewed. It includes country economic reports, monographs, company profiles, market research reports and SWOT analyses.
Click on More in the blue bar at the top of the page. Now click on Company Profiles. Enter a company name into the Browse box or use the A-Z shortcuts. A detailed profile, either from Marketline or Medtrack will be listed. Click on PDF Complete Report to access, not on the name of the company.
The Marketline Reports generally include a company overview, key facts, business description, history, key employees and biographies, major products and services, competitors, locations, and often a SWOT analysis. The Medtrack reports are focused on companes in the pharmaceutical industry.
Other Types of Company Information:
Click on Company Information in the blue bar across the top of the page. On the next screen, type the name of a public company in the search box. Alternately, you may use the drop down menu next to the search box to search by ultimate parent, ticker symbol, or keyword. When the results list comes up, click on the company name to view a snapshot of the company which includes a brief description as well as Company Data, such as financials, subsidiaries, executives, industry codes with links to articles, and other basic information.
The Related Information box to the left provides links to articles concerning this company from sources such as academic journals, trade publications, magazines, newspapers, and books. Various reports may also be available, including industry profiles, market research reports or country reports. The sources in the box vary by company and type of company (parent or subsidiaries). .
You may also use the Company Information search screen to find a list of companies that meet criteria you choose, such as location, number of employees, revenue, and so on.
Nexis Uni allows users to search full-text documents from 17,000+ credible sources of information for a wide range of academic research projects. Users can also access authoritative news content, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on 80 million+ companies and 60 million+ executives.
Start your search for company information from the homepage in one of four ways:
D&B Hoover's Business Browser gives instant access to information on industries, companies (both public and private), executives, and corporate family structures.
Detailed company information may be found by typing the name of a company into the Search for a Company box at the top of the page. When the results come up, there may be many companies listed with similar words in their name. Click on the company you are looking for. A one page Company Summary will be displayed. Besides a description of the company, it includes information on its executives, recent significant developments, recent news articles, and brief financial and stock information.
Use the menu on the left of the summary to view detailed information organized under three categories:
Gale Business Insights Global provides case studies, articles, data points and in-depth statistical information covering international business topics.
To locate company profiles, type in the company name or its ticket symbol in the search box. For better results, use the exact name of the company, or even better, the ticker symbol. The profile will provide an overview of the company with many other choices in the two menus to the left.
To find articles about a particular company, use the journal databases, especially Business Source Complete, ABI/INFORM Complete, and JSTOR Business Collection to locate articles about specific companies. Use the advanced search, mark the "full text" and "scholarly (peer reviewed) journals" options, then type in a company name into the top line. Focus your search by adding search terms in other search boxes, such as marketing, management, strategic planning, etc. You may also find case studies related to your company in Sage Business Cases.