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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Business Technical Writing

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

EBSCO Business Source Complete

EBSCO Business Source Complete

To find company information in this database, click the "Company Information" link in the blue bar along the top of the page. Enter the name of your company in the search box (it may be helpful to click the circle next to "Ultimate Parent" below the search box). Select your company from the results list. You will be directed to a basic company overview. On the left side of the page, note the box titled "Related Information." The "SWOT Analyses" link may be particularly helpful for your research. 

LexisNexis Academic Universe

LexisNexis Academic Universe

To find company information in this database, select "Companies" from the menu on the left side of the page. Then select "Company Dossier." You will be directed to a new search page where you can enter your company name. Click "Find" and select your company from the results list (the one that says "Parent" under Company Type). On the left side of the page, you can find product information by selecting "Brands." Find your brand and click "Lookup trademark." Information may vary based on the brand, but you may find information such as first use date and first commerce date.

ProQuest One Business

To find company data and reports, click the "Company Reports" button above the search box and type your company name in the search box. Press search and review your results.

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