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Company Information

There are many resources available in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library at UCM that provide business information. Some of these are listed below. Selected Internet resources are also cited on this guide. If you have difficulty finding information on your topic, please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance. We are here to help you!

Internet Resources :: Newspaper & Magazines :: Companies

Internet Resources

Just a few of the many sites available on the web for company research.

Fortune Magazine - Profiles of Fortune 500 companies.

Inc. Magazine - Profiles of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

Bizjournals.com - Company news for 42 major U.S. markets.

A company's official website can be an excellent source of information, including the organization's mission statement, ethical policy, product information and investor relations. Keep in mind, however, that they are not an unbiased source of information! Apply a critical eye to all information obtained via a corporate site.

Newspaper & Magazine Articles/Indexes

JCKL Online Databases

Business Source Complete :: Indexes journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more

Hoover's Online Directory :: A corporate directory for more than 16 million public and private companies; Includes company profiles and financial data

Lexis-Nexis :: Large database supporting business, news, legal, reference, medical, and governmental research. Key database sections of relevance to management students include:

Company Dossier :: Key company information including location, executives, news, financial, legal and intellectual property information.

Company Profiles :: Access to a wide range third-party company reports.

Compare Companies :: Find companies based on sales, number of employees, and a variety of criteria

Country Profiles :: Business analysis and country information

Industry and Market News :: Learn about industry forecasts, trends, and the forces driving an industry.

Statistical Universe :: Indexes 100,000 statistical publications, including the Statistical Abstract

SEC Filings and Reports :: EDGAR filings, annual & quarterly reports and proxy statements

Academic Search Complete :: Multidisciplinary database of scholarly and peer reviewed journals dating back to 1975

Business and Company Resource Center :: Research and comparisons of companies; includes stock quotes, news, reports, and other current information

Wall Street Journal :: Full text, 1984-Present


General Company Research

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations (Ref HG4057 A219)

Hoover's Handbook of American Business (Ref HG 4057 A28617)

Hoover's Handbook of Emerging Companies (Ref HG4057 A33)

International Directory of Company Histories (Ref HD2721 I57)

Missouri Business Directory (Ref HF5065 M8 M57)

Sorkins' Directory of Business and Government - Kansas City (Ref HC108 K2 S67)

Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies (Ref HG4009 W371)


Public Company Research

EDGAR - Securities and Exchange Commission Electronic Filings

Hoover's Handbooks Index (Ref HG4057 A286213)

Hoover's Online

LexisNexis Business

Moody's Manuals (Microfiche)

Standard and Poor's Corporation Records (Ref HG4501 S7665)

Standard and Poor's Stock Reports (Ref HG4907 S72)

Standard and Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors & Executives (Ref HD2741 S8)

Value Line Investment Survey (Reserves & Ref HG4501 V26)


Public Company Financial Information Quick Look

CBS MarketWatch

CNN Money

Excite Money and Investing

New York Times Business (Free registration required)

Yahoo! Finance


Private Companies

Business and Company Resource Center

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations (Ref HG4057 A219)

LexisNexis Business

Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies (Ref HG4057 A1 H65)

Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies (Ref HG4009 W371)

Information on privately held companies is often difficult to find, since they are not required to disclose as much information as public companies. Frequently the best information about private companies can be obtained by directly contacting the company.


International Companies

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations (Ref HG4057 A219)

Encyclopedia of Associations - International (Ref AS8 E53)

European Business Directory

Green Book - Singapore (Ref HF3800.67 A48 S45)

Hoover's Handbook of World Business (Ref HG4009 H66)

Hoover's Masterlist of Major European Companies (Ref HF3493 H66)

Hoover's Masterlist of Major Latin Companies (Ref HG4091.5 Z65 H669)

International Directory of Company Histories (Ref HD2721 I57)

Moody's International Manual (Microfiche)




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