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Locating Corporate and Industry Information


Business Databases


Business Source Premier - EBSCOhost to search for company profiles (DataMonitor company reports), industry profiles and market research reports by company name, industry or subject and to search for articles in business periodicals. Use the Business Searching Interface to search for Company Profiles (including SWOT analysis) , Industry Profiles and Market Research Reports.  (Full Text).

Business Insights: Essentials (GALE) contains information on companies including SWOT analysis, and company fundamentals and investment research reports.  It also contains industry rankings, profiles, market share data, and company histories and a tool to create a list of companies using SIC and NAICS codes location revenue and number of employees.,

LEXISNEXIS® Academic - Contains full-text documents from over 6,000 news, business, and legal publications, with a variety of flexible search options.  Company search provides access to business and financial news, company financial information, market research, industry reports, SWOT analysis and actual SEC filings. Search features permit comparison of companies based on criteria such as sales, income and number of employees.(Full Text) 

Regional Business News (EBSCO) This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.  Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis. 

Small Business Resource Center (GALE)  Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Includes material from the print version of the Small Business Sourcebook, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, numerous Dummies books, and articles from many trade publications.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.

General Databases

Academic OneFile   (Gale) contains nearly 14,000 indexed titles, including more than 10,000
peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,500 in full-text. It has  extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Academic Search Premier - contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc

Biography Resource Center This database contains biographies from many Gale sources supplemented by full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites.

Ebsco Mega File - A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 15,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 19,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information  dating as far back as the 1800s. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 83,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily.

Google Scholar (Beta) - A Google search engine which indexes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature from a variety of academic publishers and professional societies, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles located in Google Scholar using FindIt the UMC Library Linking service

Historical Statistics of the United States - The online version of the Millennial Edition of Historical Statistics of the United States is the single most comprehensive compendium of historical U.S. statistics available. It covers the social, economic, political and geographic data  collected by the Census Bureau and other agencies of the United States govenment. Each chapter provides extensive documentation for the sources of the statistics. Data can downloaded in Excel or CSV.  Custom tables can be created which can also be downloaded, printed, or graphed. 

Database collections


(Gale) Databases
Single search the Gale Infotrac databases

Proquest Databases  Single search of all of the Proquest databases

Ebsco Databases Single search of the Ebsco databases. Ebaco Interface for mobile users

Industry Information

Industry News from Yahoo

How to Learn About a Specific Industry or a Specific Company

Business.com - The Business Search Engine® and Business Directory for Business Information

Information about Corporations - Websites


Wall Street Journal Annual Reports

Online Annual Report Service

Free Annual Reports

The Annual Reports LibraryAnnualReports.com

Canadian Annual Reports

Fortune 1000

Wall Street Research Net

Edgar - EDGAR contains company accounts filed electronically with the USA Securities and Exchange Commission the last 3 years.

Guides To Doing Business

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Yahoo! Finance - Real time quotes

adflip.com ^ Ads archive, greeting cards of automobile, celebrity, audio magazines advertising and more!


Industry Code


NAICS -- North American Industry Classification System

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search

Company Lists

Forbes 500s  -  Forbes America's Best Small Companies  -  Forbes Best Big Companies  -  Forbes Largest Privates  -  Forbes Global 2000  --  Fortune 500  -   List of US Companies by Industry

Census Information

Census and Demographic Links