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Business Technical Writing

This web page has been created for Business Technical Writing 250.

Company Information 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.

Advertising

Consider using the resources of the Communications Library (122 Gregory Hall) to trace a company's past ad campaigns.  See this handout for tips on finding advertisements.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands

Google Finance

Google Finance

Provides historical and current company and market information. Information on stock prices, company profiles, financial news, market summary are freely available.

Hoover's Academic Pro

PrivCo

Users can search by Company name or keyword in the top search bar.

Under advanced search options, found by clicking on the magnifying glass icon on the left hand side, you can search by term, geography, keyword, revenue, ownership, and more.

 

 

Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance

Provides historical and current company and market information. Information on stock prices, company profiles, financial news, market summary are freely available.

Need More Help?

The Business Information Services Staff can assist you in getting started with these and other resources.  If you have any questions, please e-mail  BIS@library.illinois.edu.