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Business Research: Mission Statement

Finding a Company's Mission Statement

A company's mission statement briefly explains the company's purpose, goals, and/or strategy. The mission statement is intended to communicate a sense of intended direction and to help guide the company's actions.

Mission statements can be found using the following:

Finding Mission Statements on the Free Web

The best place to find a company's mission statement will usually be the company's own website. Try using a search engine such as Google or Bing and search for the company's name and the phrase mission statement -- for example:

starbucks "mission statement"

Finding Mission Statements in UMGC Library Databases

You may also be able to find a company's mission statement and/or information about the company's mission by searching in UMGC Library business databases such as ABI/INFORM Complete and Business Source Complete. Search for the company's name and AND it with the phrase mission statement and/or with other similar terms -- for example:

starbucks AND ("mission statement" OR "vision statement" OR "company mission" OR "corporate mission" OR "corporate purpose")

Finding Mission Statements in E-Books

You will probably not find information about a particular company's mission statement in the UMGC Library's e-books, but you can find information about what mission statements are and/or how to write them by entering the following in the search box on the E-Books tab on the Library's home page:

"mission statement*" OR "vision statement*"