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Company Information Guide

This guide was created by Becky Smith and Lindsay Taylor, MSLIS canddidate 2022.

Company Research

Company Research Flow Chart

Visual depiction of a BIS Librarian's suggested search strategy for finding company information using the Three Easy Steps to Find Company Information.

For resources under each step, visit the Three Easy Steps to Find Company Information.

YouTube Tutorial Videos

BIS has created a series of YT clips on how to find information on companies using some of the databases mentioned in this guide. They are designed to get you started in determining if the company is public, private, subsidiary, plus ways to compile list of companies within industries. The Industry YT's are how to search for basic industry reports.  

Click HERE to go to the BIS Playlist on YT.  The clips are very short and will aid you in navigating through these complex databases. Remember that a lot of these reports are not found for free on Google, Yahoo, or Bing.