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.
Consult sources below for information about private companies:
Also, check article databases:
|Database||Company Information||Revenue/ Financials||Industry Codes||New Products Announcements||Competitors||Investment Analysis||SWOT Analysis||Comparisons||News|
|Business Source Ultimate||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|ProQuest One Business||✔||✔||✔|
Provides international company data: more companies from more countries than any other international database, with global searching across databases; international annual reports: hard-to-get, timely annual reports on all companies available in PDF format; corporate visibility: expanded, in-depth, and detailed descriptions of public companies as they appear in the Mergent Manuals (aka Moody's Manuals), which were first published in 1918.
Includes extensive international company information including annual reports, SWOT analysis, industry codes, company executives, and news articles. Use this database to build a company list and search for company, industry, and people profiles. Hoover's gives access to best in class data made up of approximately 84 million private and public companies, including subsidiaries.
Great insider information including salaries, employee reviews, interviews (many real interview questions).
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Firsthand (formerly Vault)
Over 10,000 companies. Insider information about a company's culture and reputation. Subscription required for access and available through Gies and Engineering Career Services.