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Company Research


When doing company research one should determine whether a company is public, private, or a subsidiary.  This LibGuide is thus designed to provide you with the sources that allow you to:

  • Identify type of company
  • Find information about public companies
  • Determine what to do if a company is private or a subsidiary
  • Identify competitors
  • Obtain SWOTS, determine market share and rankings for selected companies
  • Find industry financial ratios and financial benchmarks
  • Identify international companies by using directories

This guide also provides sources for finding historical information about public companies.

Be sure to search for articles about the companies you are researching.  The "Databases for Articles" tab in this guide provides links to subscription based databases that you should use for any type of company.

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