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Company Research


In addition to these books, the collection contains videos, books and e-books on individual companies. Search by company name (Ford Motor Company) or industry (automobile industry) in the Library Catalog.

International Directory of Company Histories
Reference HD 2721 .I6x
Profiles of the historical development of the world's leading companies.

World Market Share Reporter
This resource provides world market share data and rankings of companies, products and services. It also offers numerous graphics, a table of topics, an annotated source listing and five indexes that facilitate research.

Business Rankings Annual
Reference HD 2771 .B8
Useful for identifying leading companies by sales.

Franchise Annual
Reference HD 62.7 .B865
Actual sales expenses and/or profiles on 106 franchise opportunities.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
Useful for getting basic public company history, competitors, and analyses of the sector. Searchable by company name or ticker symbol only.

Use this database to search for known companies in that industry and their SIC or NAICs codes. A further search can then be made identifying other companies in that sector.

Business Source Complete
Use this database for articles from trade journals specific to that industry. Also useful for obtaining SWOT analyses for large public companies.