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Business Resources: Industry Research

A guide to business resources in the library's online collection and on the internet.

Mergent Online


Contains information on public and private companies and also provides access to company profiles, SEC filings, and industry and market research information.  

Lexis/Nexis contains the full text of company profiles from Hoover's.  To access a Hoover's company report, follow the instructions laid out in the following example:

Example:  I need a Hoover's Company report for Wendy's

  • Click the link Search by Subject or Topic and select Company Profiles
  • Type Wendy's Hoover's Company Profile into search box
  • Click Advanced Options
  • Click the box for Hoover's Company and Industry Reports and then click Apply
  • Click Search
  • Select report entitled The Wendy's Company, Hoover's Company Records In-Depth Records

Infotrac - Business Insights: Essentials

Select Infotrac from the list of library databases and then select Business Insights:  Essentials.   This database will lead you to information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Company and Industry Reseach on the Web

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