Answered By: Berkeley College Library
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2023     Views: 2994

Company information can be found in many databases including Business Insights, IBISWorldProQuest ABI/INFORM Complete, Plunkett’s Research Online, Statista and Nexis Uni.


To access the databases list, click on the A-Z Database tile on the library homepage.

You can filter by Subject from the "All Subjects" dropdown menu and select "Companies", or click on the database's name from the A-Z list.

 

NOTE: It is easier to find information about public companies (those that sell stock to shareholders) than about private companies (those that are privately owned by an individual or a group).  Public companies in the United States are required by law to file documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  These include the 10-K (annual) and 10Q (quarterly) reports. 

In addition, public companies issue annual reports to shareholders. When looking for information about a company, consider finding information from the company itself (i.e., the company website, SEC filings, press releases, etc.) as well as information about the company written by others (i.e., newspaper articles, analyst reports, articles by professors, etc.)


Breakdown of information by database:

Business Insights: Provides company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, SWOT reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Find detailed company and industry news and information.

IBISWorldUS Company Benchmarking reports, detailed reports on many US and global industries.  

ABI/INFORM Collection: ProQuest database of business journals and news articles on many business and management topics.

Plunkett’s Research Online: profiles of major companies, in-depth industry analysis, statistical data, trends.

Statista: One-page company overviews with financial charts and graphs.

Nexis Uni: Business section for company profiles & directories, company news, Hoover Company reports, SWOTs, SEC filings and financial ratios.

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