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Public vs Private Companies
It is much easier to find information on public companies than on private companies because public companies are required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to file regular financial reports and other documents.
Whenever you have the choice, it is best to pick a public company to research.
MarketLine Business Information Center
Limit your search to "Company Profiles" to find a comprehensive company report. Or search "All Research" to find even more info!
NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Click on the "Discover Topics: Business" box, then on "Company Dossier" to search for your company.
Statistics and infographics. Provides various image formats for easy inclusion in presentations, papers, etc.
Business Source Elite (EBSCO)
News and information about companies. Click on the Advanced Search below the search box, then scroll down to find boxes for searching by company name or ticker symbol.
Regional Business News (EBSCO) Business News (US & Canada)
Some full-text of business journals, newspapers, and newswires 1990 to present.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO) News (US & International)
Some full-text and/or citation of newspapers, television and radio news transcripts, and newswires.
Carnegie Public Library has some great resources for company research as well, including several financial databases, such as Mergent Intellect, Morningstar Investment Research Center, Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, and Value Line.
10-Ks and/or annual reports of many public companies.
Basic info on public companies for free. More info is available for a fee.
EDGAR: Company Filings (SEC.gov)
Locate SEC company filings. Easiest to search by company ticker symbol.
Enterprise Surveys (World Bank)
Economic data, including business environment and performance indicators, on 135 countries.
Financial information for public companies. Tabs provide information on Statistics, Financials, Historical data, etc
News, company, and industry info for Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Visit your company's website to find more information as well.