Research Guides: Company & Industry Research

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ABI/Inform Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Business, Economics
  • Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Reports
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation or abstract information only
  • Publications include American Economic Review, Economist, Financial Times, Journal of Economic Literature, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wall Street Journal, and many more
  • ProQuest search interface

Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Scholarly Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Trade Journals, Book Reviews, Images,
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation and abstract information only
  • EBSCOHost search interface

Hoover's Company Records Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Business
  • Reports
  • Mostly full-text; some articles have citation and abstract information only
  • Content from Hoover’s Company Records published within the last month
  • ProQuest search interface

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • U.S. & International Newspapers, Magazines, State & Federal Cases, Company Reports, Country Information
  • All Full-text
  • Publications include Business World, The Guardian, The Independent, New York Times, Moscow News, Wall Street Journal Abstracts, and many more
  • Coverage from 1980 to present

LexisNexis Business Search Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Business
  • Company Reports, Magazines, Newspapers, Patents, Trademarks
  • All full-text
  • Publications include Hoover’s Company Records, Consumer Reports, Morningstar reports, SEC Filings, Zack’s Investment Research, and many more
  • Most current information available

Proquest Central Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Scholarly Journals, Newspapers, Magazines, Reports, Trade Journals E-Books, Conference Papers, Dissertations & Theses, Government Publications
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation information only
  • ProQuest search interface

Reference USA Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Business
  • Directories, Government Publications, Newspapers, Reports
  • All full-text
  • Most current information 


Standard Industrial Classification Manual
Print Location: HF 1041 .U613 1987
Reference Collection

Handbooks & Guides

American Manufacturers Directory
Print Location: HD9723 .A12 2000
Reference Collection
Business Plans Handbook
Print Location: HD62.7.B865
Reference Collection
Information, Finance, and Services USA
Print Location: HD9999.I493 U625
Reference Collection
Infrastructure Industries USA
Print Location: HD 9506.U5 A64
Reference Collection
International Directory of Company Histories
Print Location: HD 2721.I63
Reference Collection
World Business Directory
Print Location: HF 54 .U5 .W667
Reference Collection


Annual Reports Gallery
Source: IR Solutions
A searchable listing of annual reports on the Internet; allows you to find multiple annual reports without having to go to individual company websites.
Source: MarketWatch
A comprehensive investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.
Source: U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Financial information for all U.S. foreign and domestic public companies.
Industry Research Desk
Source: Polson Enterprises
Business research tools and links for researching industries, markets, and companies.
Market Research, Industry Research, Business Research
Source: Polson Enterprises
Provides a step-by-step process for learning about an industry or company with useful links for each step of the process; start at any step to find valuable resources for company and industry research.
Online Annual Report Service
Source: Bay Tact Corporation
Directory of over 4,500 annual reports and 10-K filings available online.
Source: Thomas Publishing Company
Online version of Thomas Register, the classic tool for finding manufacturers of a desired product. May provide financial information, years in business and number of employees, depending on the company.


Market Share Reporter
Print Location: HF1040.9.G2
Reference Collection

Almanacs & Yearbooks
Source: Philanthropic Research, Inc.
Information about nonprofits.
Manufacturing and Distribution USA
Print Location: HD 9721 .M3495
Reference Collection
Subject Specialist
Picture: Megan Dempsey

Megan Dempsey
Instructional Services Librarian
Tel: ext. 8412

Book Search
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  • HD -- Industries. Land Use. Labor
  • HD2321–2346 -- Industry (Industrialization)
  • HD2350.8-2356 -- Large industry. Factory System. Big Business
  • HD2709-2930.7 -- Corporations
  • HD8039 -- By industry or trade
  • HD9000-9999 -- Special industries and trades
  • HF -- Commerce
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