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Business Databases -- Company Information
(see also Business--Articles, Business--Directories, and International Business)

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage (S&P) Remote access available Full text available
Source of in-depth industry information: Stock Reports provide detailed company analysis and stock pricing data back to 1984 - Industry Surveys with an archive of prior surveys going back to 1999 - Trends & Projections report on macroeconomic indicators and forecasts - IPC Notes with economic and market observations/projections for the U.S., Europe, Asia, and globally - Equities, bonds, and mutual funds reports, rankings, and analyses - Credit ratings analyzes the credit risk of issuers and individual debt issues - Articles on sector news and current issues along with links to trade journals, associations, organizations, and regulatory agencies - downloadable spreadsheets for industries, stocks, funds, bonds, and company comparisons with data that includes ratio, income, balance sheet, cash flow, valuation, and more - a How to Analyze section that walks the user through the factors that professional analysts examine.

Mergent Online (Mergent) Remote access available Full text available
(formerly FISonline) Published by Mergent FIS, formerly Moody's, information is provided on companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq exchanges updated daily as well as information on over 12,000 international companies. Over 46,000 domestic and international annual reports on over 20,000 companies are included. Real-time access to EDGAR filings and 10 years of as-reported financial statements are provided. Access to real-time company news headlines, one-page company overviews, and other features for downloading data are available.

Hoover's Online (Mergent) Remote access available Full text available
Company information on 14,000 public and private enterprises in the U.S. and around the world. Access to member benefits includes company profiles, in-depth and historical financials, full lists of officers, and the ability to create lists of companies by location, industry, sales, and/or type. (Click the "Continue" button.)

Value Line Investment Survey - Standard Edition (Value Line) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, 98 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Ratings & Reports contain one-page reports about companies and industries with rankings, financial data, and analysts' written commentary. Summary & Index contains up-to-date statistics about the latest company results. Selection & Opinion contains the latest economic and stock market forecasts. Includes timeliness, safety, and technical rankings for all stocks, as well as growth and relative performance projections.

Plunkett Research Online (Plunkett) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Designed to give the general reader an easy-to-understand total picture of an industry, each industry profile provides: statistics - the latest news - a video introduction - executive biographies - an industry-specific glossary - industry associations and professional societies - in-depth company details and descriptions (private, public, U.S. and non-U.S.) - market research and trends (including finances, technologies, deregulation, research/development, globalization, and competitive intelligence) - and a Build-A-Report feature that lets you create custom industry summaries. A Job Seeker Resource and Tools section contains: career guides - job market trends and statistics - occupational outlook handbook - and tools on how to apply for a job online. It also includes tutorials, how-to videos, and sample lesson plans for professors.

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides company profiles and in-depth details on directors, executives and their professional interactions. Includes: all publicly traded US companies on the three major exchanges and significant companies on the smaller exchanges; privately held US companies with over $1 million in revenues or over 300 employees; and public and private international parents of US companies and international companies with over $10 million in revenues or over 300 employees. Company information includes: year founded, address, telephone, fax, email, website, business description, financials, stock exchanges, NAICS classifications, SIC classifications, competitors, executives, directors, board relationships, executive compensation, products & brands, outside service firms, recent mergers & acquisitions, corporate hierarchy (family tree), and company news. Executive biographical information includes: photo, year of birth, gender, education, associations, awards, board memberships, current & former positions, and executive move alerts.

SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) Remote access available Full text available
SRDS provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than 100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences. Each entry contains: editorial profile, publisher's positioning statement, representatives, commission, cash discount, advertising rates, general requirements, closing dates, circulation, featured marketing opportunities, and more. Subscription includes: Business Media Advertising Source - Consumer Media Advertising Source - Direct Marketing List Source - Newspaper Advertising Source - TV and Cable Source - Local Market Audience Analyst - Radio Advertising Source - Out-of-Home Advertising Source - Interactive Advertising Source - Print Media Production Source - International Media Guide: Business: The Americas - International Media Guide: Business: Asia-Pacific/Middle East/Africa - International Media Guide: Business: Europe - International Media Guide: Consumer Worldwide - International Media Guide: Newspapers Worldwide - and SRDS Tablet Media Library.

Business Insights: Essentials (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
Formerly Business & Company Resource Center and Business and Company ASAP and General BusinessFile ASAP, this provides students, investors, academics, business owners, marketing professionals, and others with the comprehensive data and tools to analyze, research, interpret, and compare information on U.S. and international industries, companies, and business topics. Interactive comparison charts allow users to customize and manipulate financial and statistical data. It includes: SWOT reports - financial reports - industry rankings - market share data - market research reports - professional associations - glossary of business terms - industry reports and profiles - brand and product information - investment research/brokerage reports - company profiles, histories, and chronologies - articles from 3,900 full-text news and academic periodicals - and more. It also includes the reference books: Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of American Industries, International Directory of Company Histories, and many others.

International Directory of Company Histories (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Over 100 volumes detail the historical development of over 10,000 of the world's most important companies - those that have achieved a minimum of $25 million in annual sales and are leading influences in their industries or geographical locations - including public, private, nonprofit, and state-owned companies, as well as wholly owned subsidiaries and divisions if they are large enough to meet these requirements for inclusion. Entries generally contain company perspectives, mission, goals, ideals, key dates, milestones in the company's history, subsidiaries, divisions, operating units, competitors, number of employees, sales figures, stock exchanges, NAICS codes, contact information, bibliography, and more. Indexed by company name, industry, and geographic region. (Make sure that the "all volumes in this edition" button is selected to search through all volumes.)

LexisNexis Company Dossier (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides: industry classification - business description - parent and subsidiaries - employee contacts - current news - corporate financials - stock information, quotes, and charts - ratio analysis - research and analyst reports - corporate documents - auditor - legal counsel and information - intellectual property information - key competitors. Reports can be customized.

LexisNexis Company Profiles (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the text of reports and profiles prepared by: Access Disclosure - America's Corporate Finance Directory - AICPA Annual Reports 1972-95 - Bankruptcy DataSource - BMI - Core Data - Disclosure - Experian - Extel - Hoover's - ISS Proxy Research - Morningstar - Nelson's - Netvention - Standard & Poor's - and more.

LexisNexis SEC Filings (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the text of: form 8-K, form 10-K, form 10-Q, form 20-F, form 4, form 144, annual reports, proxy statements, accompanying exhibits, prospectuses, and registration statements.

Company Profiles for Students (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers prominent public and private U.S.-based (and significant foreign-owned) companies, providing an overview, company finances, analysts' opinions, history, strategy, influences, current trends, products, corporate citizenship, global presence, employment, sources of information, logos, ownership, ticker symbol, officers, number of employees, principal subsidiary companies, and chief competitors. Includes stock performance, current market share, new product lines, comparisons of the management styles of companies in different industries, and an appendix of 35 industry profiles.


Indexes to Journals and Books:

ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
The premier business and management database providing extensive coverage of North America and the world. Find research on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Also, information on 60,000+ companies. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Business Source Complete (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides full text, indexing, and abstracts for the most important scholarly journals in all disciplines of business including: finance, marketing, economics, accounting, management, management information systems, production & operations management, and more - some dating back as far as 1886. Additional full text content includes: books, case studies, monographs, book digests, financial data, country reports, industry reports, SWOT analyses, company profiles, major reference works, market research reports, conference proceedings, investment research reports, and more from sources such as Datamonitor and others.

LexisNexis Company Dossier (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides: industry classification - business description - parent and subsidiaries - employee contacts - current news - corporate financials - stock information, quotes, and charts - ratio analysis - research and analyst reports - corporate documents - auditor - legal counsel and information - intellectual property information - key competitors. Reports can be customized.


Also of Interest:

Encyclopedia of American Industries (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Business reference encyclopedia providing detailed, comprehensive information on over 1000 manufacturing, service, and various non-manufacturing industries in every realm of American business. For each, it presents an industry snapshot, organization & structure, background & development, current conditions, industry leaders, workforce, global marketplace, research & technology, and bibliography.

Contemporary Fashion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers individual designers, fashion houses, and many facets of the fashion world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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