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Find Industry Overviews and Company Profiles

Look for information such as corporate history, executive leadership, financial performance, market share, and more.  And don't forget to look for a company's own website, too.  Large public companies are especially likely to have detailed information, including annual reports and financial statements, available on their corporate websites.

  • Business Source Complete
    For Industry Profiles: Choose "Industry Overview" as the Publication Type under Advanced Search.

    For Company Information: Search company name.
    Company's Financial Filings and Market Performance

    Public companies are required to file periodic financial statements with the SEC, which can be searched using EDGAR. These filings are also commonly available through the sources that provide company profiles. You can also find stock reports, which offer expert analysis of the likely performance of a public company's stock.
  • LexisNexis Academic: Company Dossier
    Use this search interface into find profiles of individual companies, industry news and reports, and information about competitors.
  • Economic Census: Business and Industry
    Contains national, state, and local statistics for manufacturing, sales, trade, and other characteristics of different industries.

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