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Resources by Topic: Company Information

Frequently Used Sources

Hoover's Online

Provides comprehensive Company and Industry profiles, in-depth financials, Company overviews and histories, information on competitors, Products, services and operations. "Build a List" option allows screening for companies based on several variables.

Business Source Complete

Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.

Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.


From Dow Jones. Provides full text access to over 8,000 business sources including national and international newspapers, magazines, wire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources. Includes coverage of the Wall Street Journal. NOTE: Licensing restrictions limit use to 12 simlutaneous users. If you are unable to access this database, please try again later.

LexisNexis Academic

Note: Does NOT include access the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The WSJ is contained in Factiva and National Newspapers Core.

Covers business topics from local, regional and national newspapers, some trade publications, business magazines, SEC filings, some reference sources, key accounting sources, legal information as well as SWOT analysis. To find SWOT analysis information: (1) From 'Search by Content Type' (top right side of screen above search box), click on down arrow to select 'Company Profiles'; (2) click on 'Advanced Options'; (3) in the 'Build Your Own Segment' search box, enter the company of your choice and the type of publication in the following form (for example): 'Company(Microsoft) and Publication(SWOT)'; (4) click 'Apply'; (5) click 'Search'.