You can find information on hundreds of publicly-held companies in the Business Source Complete database.
Once you're in the database click on Company Information in the light blue bar at the top of the database:
You'll then see a search box where you can type in the name of the company. You can also search by parent company, ticker symbol, or conduct a keyword search:
Once you click search, this page will appear:
Clicking on the company name will bring you to this page, where a variety of links will provide you with related company information, financial information, names of company executives, and more:
The Hoovers database also can be used for information about specific companies.
To search for information on a specific company, first type the company name in the search box at the top of the page:
Click the search icon and a list of companies will appear on your screen:
Once you click on the name of the company that interests you, a wealth of information pertaining to the company will appear on your screen. The information includes a brief description of the company, a list of key executives, a company history, financial information, SWOT analyses, news, annual reports, SEC filings, and much more:
In addition to searching for particular companies, you can also use Hoovers to build a targeted list of companies using specific criteria, browse news, analyze markets, research industries, and investigate other business areas:
Factiva is another database you can use to obtain company information.
Once you’re in the database, hover your mouse over Companies/Markets in the black banner at the top of the page and then click on Company:
You can then search for company information by name, name or ticker number:
Once you conduct your search you’ll be brought to a list of companies. Simply choose the one you want to research:
You’ll be brought to a page that contains a wealth of information, including news, key developments, financial results, and more:
You can also use Mergent Online to find company information.
Once you’re in the database simply type the name of the company that interests you in the search box:
Once you conduct the search a link to the company information will appear:
Click the link and a page will come up that contains company information, including key executives, financials, a business summary, and more. You can use the tabs and links to drill down for more detailed information about various aspects of the company: