Business—Company Research

Background Information

Directories

If your company is not listed in one of these, do not forget to search local or regional telephone books, locate the company's web site, or use a web directory such as Bigfoot.

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives REF HG 4057. A 4 P 62
Utah Business Directory REF HF 5065. U 8 U 78

Company Profiles & Histories

These resources are ideal starting points when you are trying to find a quick snapshot of a company, and they provide good background information for more n depth research. Information generally includes: contact information, annual sales, number of employees, CEO, year founded, and type of business. Some may provide additional information such as a brief history or key financial data.

Mergent Online  
LexisNexis Academic  
Hoover's Online Company Profiles  
International Directory of Company Histories REF HD 2721. I 63
Standard & Poor's Corporation Records REF HG 4501. S 76635
Datamonitor Company Profiles (in Business Source Premier)

Financial Data

The sources listed below will give you financial information for publicly held companies. For private companies, finding financial information may be difficult or impossible to find. Check the company's web site for information. Some private companies provide an annual report, and this may be linked from their web site.

Edgar  
Hoover's Company Profiles  
Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies REF HG 4057. A 28616
LexisNexis Academic  
Mergent Online  
Standard & Poor's Corporation Records REF HG 4501. S 76635

Journal Articles

ABI/INFORM Global
Use this database to search through 1,800 business and economics journals, or find information on more than 60,000 companies.
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier is a great place to start looking for information on business, management, human resources, economics, marketing, and much more.
JSTOR
JSTOR is a journal archive and can be used to locate older articles on all topics in business.

Web Sites

Business Directories

Investment/Profile Resources

For a quick profile of a public company's financial position, use one of the following:

Associations and Organizations