General Business 600/Cours: Company/Industry/News

Company/Industry Research


There are several databases that will allow you to perform company and industry research. The video tutorials below will show you how do this research. Even though the tutorials point to a particular type of research, there are many categories in the databases from which to choose from. As you do your research, pay attention to the other categories on the pages.


Company research

The following databases will help you find information about your company:


Date company founded/incorporated in Mergent Online


SWOT analysis in LexisNexis Academic


Financial ratios in Mergent Online



Stock reports in S&P NetAdvantage


Other resources:

Factiva: Access financials under the "Companies/Markets" tab at the top. Type company name and then choose "Financial Results."

Find industry information by choosing the "Industries" link on the left-hand side.


Industry research and news articles

The following databases will help you find industry information and news on your company:


Industry reports in S&P NetAdvantage


Industry reports in LexisNexis Academic


You can also find industry information in Factiva. Hover your mouse over the COMPANIES/MARKETS link at the top and then choose INDUSTRY. Select a category for an industry snapshot.


Wall Street Journal Online

NOTE: Use this video to help you find other magazines, journals or newspapers by title.


You can also look at Factiva and LexisNexis Academic for news articles.