Key Library Databases for
Organization & Industry Information
Business Source Complete
 Provides the following:
Academic (scholarly) journal articles, Trade publications articles, Newspaper & Magazine
articles, Datamonitor Company profiles, Product Reviews, SWOT analyses, Country
reports, Market research reports (from MarketWatch).
BEST SOURCE FOR CURRENT BUSINESS SCHOLARLY & TRADE ARTICLES, available from such
publications as International Public Management Journal and Harvard Business Review.
GOOD SOURCE FOR: News, Organizational history, Datamonitor profiles, Ethics check
LexisNexis Academic
 Provides the following:
Business articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, wires & transcripts;
Industry and market news; Company financial reports; Company profiles;
an ability to Compare Companies; SEC Filings and Reports; Directories.
EXCELLENT SOURCE FOR NEWS (Choose News, then Select Sources=Business News)
GOOD SOURCE FOR: Company dossiers, Ethics check, Company in the News,
Identifying parent organization , Legal Issues
(Choose Business, then type in company name or ticker)
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage
 Provides the following:
Company Profiles and Corporation Records (public companies), Register of Private
Companies, Financials, Corporate Actions (stock), Industry Sector Scorecard, Biographies
of Executives and Directors, Company Estimates, Competitors, & Industry Information.
 EXCELLENT SOURCE FOR: Organization Data & Industry Descriptions
Mergent Online
 Provides the following:
Organization’s History & Products, Financials, EDGAR (SEC filings), News articles,
Annual Reports, Research (on institutional & insider holdings), Competitors, Equity
Portraits, and Industry Reports. *U.S. and international companies.
 EXCELLENT SOURCE FOR INFORMATION YOU CAN’T GET ANYWHERE ELSE.
 GOOD SOURCE FOR: Verifying Company Name and Holdings.
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Business and Company Resource Center
 Provides the following:
Company Profile, News/Magazine Articles, Histories/Chronologies, Investment Reports,
Financials, Rankings (business rankings & market share), Suits & Claims, Products, Industry
Overview (with market research), & Associations (affiliated with the industry).
Includes the most current data from the following (some of which are available in
print in the Library’s collection):
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American Wholesalers & Distributors
Directory
Brands and Their Companies
Business Rankings Annual, 2000
through Present
Consultants & Consulting
Organizations Directory
Encyclopedia of American Industries
Encyclopedia of Associations:
National Organizations of the U.S.
Encyclopedia of Associations:
Regional, State, & Local Organizations
Encyclopedia of Associations:
International Organizations
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Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
Encyclopedia of Global Industries
Graham & Whiteside Major Company Series
International Directory of Company Histories
Market Share Reporter
Notable Corporate Chronologies
Publishers Directory
Telecommunications Directory
Ward's Business Directory of U.S.
Private and Public Companies
Ward's Business Directory of Private &
Public Companies in Canada and Mexico
World Market Share Reporter
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 EXCELLENT SOURCE FOR: Organizational profile & history, Financials, Rankings,
Legal & Ethical Issues, Industry snapshots, articles
Hoover's Online
 Provides the following:
Company Overview, History, Competitive Landscape, Industry, Products/Operations,
People (officers, employees), the latest News, and Financial Data.
 BEST SOURCE FOR: Information on Private Companies.
 GOOD SOURCE FOR: Verifying Company Name and Holdings.
The Library has the following Hoover products in print in the Reference Collection:
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Handbook of American Business
Handbook of Emerging Companies
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Handbook of Private Companies
Handbook of World Business
Morningstar Library Edition
 Provides information on stocks and mutual funds.
Search by company name or ticker.
Thomson Research
 Provides the following:
Company information, forecasts, analyst research reports, filings, insider reports.
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2008 © Ohio Dominican University Library
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Databases for Company Information