Researching a Company
To locate company data search the following databases:
- Mergent Online - the
professional research tool that tracks more U.S. and International Companies than any other
database. Our subscription includes:
Company Profiles from EBSCOhost: Business Source Premier
Once connected to Business Source Premier, click on the Company Profiles button in the toolbar.
To locate articles and news stories about specific companies, search the following databases:
Web Sites which have annual reports and company financials:
Database of Corporate Information EDGAR, the Electronic Data
Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated
collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of
submissions by companies and others who are required by law to
file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness
of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations,
and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination,
and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with
500 This Fortune Magazine site has many fine features, including
company capsules, links to corporate web pages, and industry comparison
spreadsheets. One problem that you may encounter is that some
of the spreadsheets are too wide to print, even in landscape.
Downloading the database is possible, but requires a personal
credit card and a large expenditure.
- BigCharts Our
BigCharts sites are the world's most comprehensive and easy-to-use
online charting and investment research Web sites providing access
to interactive charts, quotes, reports, and indicators on over 50,000
stocks, mutual funds and market indexes.