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Business & Marketing
A guide to all aspects of Business, including Business Administration, Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Company/Industry Data and Statistics.
FinancialsCompany ProfilesIndustry Information Comprehensive source of company, industry and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, the weekly financial advisory newsletter The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more.
FinancialsCompany Profiles Mergent Online is the source for data for over 23,000 U.S. and international businesses. It is a very useful source for marketing information and doing company and industry comparisons. The data available includes historical stock prices, S.E.C. filings, ratios, prospects, etc. All data can be downloaded.
Culture & StructureFinancials PrivCo has detailed financial coverage on over 33,000 privately-held companies, including key financials, ownership structure, Mergers & Acquisitions and funding activity. Has advanced search capabilities which allow researchers to generate fields of data based on multiple criteria such as location, industry, revenue and employee sizes, financial backing and more. See their Video Introduction for help.
Company ProfilesCompany HistoriesFinancialsSWOT Analyses Business Insights: Global (BIG) features case studies, global industry research reports, company histories, SWOT and market share reports, corporate chronologies, and business rankings in hundreds of thousands of company profile pages, as well as profiles for all U.N. recognized countries and hundreds of industry profile pages; lets users easily compare global economies, companies and industries.
Databases | Reference Books held in the library | Websites selected by librarians
Industry Trends Industry market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis for several hundred U.S. industries. Searchable by keyword, company name, and NAICS or SIC codes. Reports average 25-30 pages, are updated regularly, and contain key statistics, market characteristics, segmentation, industry conditions, industry performance, key competitors, key factors, and industry outlook.
Industry Trends Comprehensive source of company, industry and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, the weekly financial advisory newsletter The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more.
Also called Financial Ratio Benchmarks, this once-a-year publication from Risk Management Associates provides information drawn from 244,000 company financial statements, divided into 19 ratios and organized by NAICS number.
Covers thousands of business publications, most of them in full-text. Subject coverage includes business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.
References and full-text articles from top journals covering a variety of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, management information systems, and operations management.
Prominent U.S. papers like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. It's also a good place to look for Star Tribune articles, with archives from 1986. Use the advanced search tab to limit to particular titles or dates.