For off campus access to
databases please use
Business Source Premier
- Click on 'Company
Profiles' in the top toolbar on the left hand side for
- Company Profile
should provide SWOT analysis for most public companies.
- Use the "Limit Your
Results" box to narrow down publication dates.
Business and Company Resource Center
- Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a
single database company profiles, company brand information,
rankings, investment reports, company histories,
chronologies, and periodicals.
Hoover's Company Information
- This database provides full-text information about
companies, industries, and the people who lead them
as well as a list of competitors.
- Includes a brief company history
- Some information on private companies
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Stock Report sources
include Nelson's Company Research Reports, Nelson's Consensus
Earnings Estimates, Vickers Institutional Holdings, Vickers Securities
Report, & Zacks Investment Research.
From L-N's front page, click on the 'Business' category on the left
On the next screen, click on the link to 'Company
Type your company name or ticker symbol in the first dialogue box.
- Select 'Stock Reports' from the Source pull-down menu.
- Choose a date field as appropriate (suggest 1 year).
- Click on the 'search' button.
Morningstar [2 seats]
Warning! This database is limited to
two users at one time.
Under 'Reports', enter a
company's ticker or name and click on 'Go'.
Remember to click on 'End
Session' at the top right to exit program.
Regional Business News
This database is only available in the Blackwell Library
Reference Area. Ask the reference staff to sign you on.
Wall Street Journal
Click on the link to 'The ValueLine Investment Survey Online -
On the left toolbar, click on the link to 'Lookup Company'.
Type in your company name or ticker symbol.
- Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for
the Wall Street Journal newspaper
S&P Industry Surveys
(Located in the reference
Reference HC 106.6 .S74 v. 1-3
Refer to the Company/Industry Index in the
beginning of each volume. Locate your company name (or a
company similar to yours) to find the Industry Section.
BigCharts - Historical Quotes
Pricing data goes back a number of years, however, the
researcher will need to input each date separately.
Standard & Poor's - Credit Ratings
Free credit ratings information provided after a free
Click on "Find a Rating" on the left
You will be asked for your ID and
password. Click on the register link at the bottom if this
is your first time using the source.
Ratings are provided for S&P
To get an explanation of the ratings
used, click on the link on the left toolbar to "Standard and
Poor's Rating Definitions."
How do you cite all these
terrific resources? See the library
Yahoo! Finance Search:
Use this Finance Search to find profiles of private
companies and subsidiaries.
- Search newspapers from the geographic
region where your company is located.
Lexis-Nexis Academic: From the News
Menu, select U.S. News in Step 1 and then select the
appropriate state or region of the country in Step 2.
How to get library assistance!
The librarian liaison
to Business is Sarah Loudenslager,