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Locating Corporate and Industry Information

Proprietary 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, Industry Profiles and Market Research Reports.  (Full Text).

Business and Company Resource Center to search for company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.  

LEXISNEXIS® Academic - Business search tab provides access to business and financial news, company financial information, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings. Search features permit comparison of companies based on criteria such as sales, income and number of employees.

Small Business Resource Center 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.

eStatement Studies. This is the electroic version of the RMA Annual Statement Studies..  This data can be used to compare one company's performance relative to other companies in the same line of business. It is useful for business valuations and benchmarking for business plans. The data is composite financial data from more than 190,000 anonymous financial statements of manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, and contracting businesses operating in 600 industries. 

InfoTrac (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  is a guide to America's Fortune 500 companies. There are 525 companies listed by location and by industry..

Industry News from Yahoo

How to Learn About a Specific Industry or a Specific Company

RMA annual statement studies  - Reference  338.09 R54a 

eStatement Studies. The  data from RMA annual statement studies in electronic form online.

IndustryLink - your manufacturing and industrial career resource - 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

International Annual Reports is an on-line service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. Regisration is required and is free.

Canadian Annual Reports

Corporate Information

Fortune 1000

Wall Street Research Net

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

Lycos Companies Online - Homepages of companies

Guides To Doing Business

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Yahoo! Finance - Real time quotes ^ Ads archive, greeting cards of automobile, celebrity, audio magazines advertising and more!

BizLink Your On-line Business Resource

Industry Codes

NAICS -- North American Industry Classification System

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search

Company Lists

Lists The Forbes 500s  -  200 Best Small Companies  -  400 Best Big Companies  -  500 Largest Privates  -  International 500  -  The World's Best Big Companies Fortune Lists - Fortune 500 Lists - List of US Companies by Industry

Census Information

Census and Demographic Links