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Researching companies can be straightforward or complex, depending upon the type of company you're researching (domestic, international, public or private). The resources listed here will give you starting points for researching companies.
An excellent resource for information about publicly traded companies. Information on more than 15,000 domestic and 17,000 international companies is included.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Basic company information, stock reports and charts, corporate news, records and competitor information is available through NetAdvantage
ReferenceUSA is a directory database with some additional information. Use it to identify competitors within a geographic area or to identify potential customers.
ABI/Inform is one of the key business databases. For company research, this is an excellent resource for trade publications, newspaper and magazine articles.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is an excellent resource for trade publications, newspapers, magazines, and select Datamonitor reports, including SWOT analyses for select companies.