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Research Guide to Business: Finding Company Info

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching business and finding company information

Financial Ratios

Find these materials in the Reference Section of Truxal Library:

  • RMA Annual Statement Studies  (Ref) HF5681 .B2
  • Almanac of Business and Financial Ratios  (Ref) HF5681 .R25 A45


Please also note that there may be financial information and analyses at company websites

Company Information

 Please keep in mind that more information is available about publicly-held companies than about private companies

Business Insights: Global
Search by company name to find case studies, company chronologies, histories, market research and market share reports, journal articles, recent news, SWOT analyses, company profiles, and more; use the "Comparison Charts" function to compare companies, countries, and industries

Business Source Premier
Search by company name to find magazine, journal, and trade publication articles, company profiles, market research reports, SWOT analyses, and more, or click on “Company Profiles” to find Datamonitor reports, which include company histories, descriptions, key facts, SWOT analyses, and more

National Newspapers & The Sun
Search by company name to find newspaper articles from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and more

Library Catalog
Search for books and audio/visual materials in the Library's collection using the company's name

Industry Information

Business Insights: Global
Search using industry keywords (for example, pharmaceuticals or telecommunications) to find journal articles, market research and market share reports, rankings, recent news, and more, or, to find only industry profiles, click on "Industries" and search using NAICS industry name or code; use the "Comparison Charts" function to compare industries

Business Source Premier
Search using industry keywords to find articles from magazines, trade publications, and journals, or, find only industry reports by choosing "Advanced Search" and "Industry Overview" as your document type

National Newspapers & The Sun
Search using industry keywords to find articles from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and more; for more about local industries, try the Capital Online database

Library Catalog
Search for books and audio/visual materials in the Library's collection using industry keywords

Research Assistance

More ways to get help:

NEWEST RULES

MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically.  For the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly, visit these pages:

Using a citation generator from a database or website?
Doublecheck to be sure the generator has used the newest rules.

 

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