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Business Research Guide

A guide to Accounting, Management, and Marketing

Wall Street Journal Full Text

Use Wall Street Journal from ProQuest to access today's paper and archives going back to 2010. You can also search for individual articles by title in OneSearch.

Instruction Assessment

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Company Profile Databases

Article Databases

Financial Databases

Financial Industry Databases allow you to search stock market and financial information. These databases work best with public companies.

Edgar: A government database operated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through Edgar. Anyone can access and download this information for free. 

Misc. Databases

Thomas Register of Manufacturers: Research information on manufacturers.

Value Line Research Center: Financial information about large and mid-cap U.S. public companies: historical, forecasts, market performance, analyst consensus, beta, key ratios, business description, and commentary.

WISERTrade: Focus on analytics and comprehensive data on international trade from 107 countries. 


Privately Held Companies

How do databases get information on privately held companies?
They look at government sources:

They look at news reports:

And search company websites and blogs.


The material presented here is based in large part on the work done by members of the BRASS Education Committee