Library Resources: Quick Answers

Common questions and their answers are provided below - click on a tab to see information related to that specific topic.

For further research assistance, e-mail the Business Librarian.

Answers About:

Where can I find a list of a company's competitors?
  • Search Hoover's Online for public, private, and international companies. Scroll down to Top Competitors.
How do I find information on small companies?
  • Search in Lexis-Nexis academic universe. Choose Business then Company Profiles.
  • Search in Hoover's Online for Company profiles and histories.
  • Search in Thomson Research for Company filings, analyst reports and private equity.
Where do I find current news about a company?
  • In Factiva search on the desired company's name, or use the Companies/Markets tab, click on company and search by company name or ticker.
Where can I find industry profiles and analysis?
How do I find information on banks and banking?
How do I find aggregate industry ratios that include private companies?
Where can I find global industry surveys?
How to find employment size in U.S. industries?
View Data Tables at the U.S. Census Bureau