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Company Information: Home

Start here for numerous resources covering companies and tips for finding company information.

Private Companies: Finding Info

While company information can be found in a host of resources, published information about private companies generally is sparse.  Company websites, along with the following research databases and Internet sources, may be the only accessible sources of information for some companies:

PRARS (Public Registrars Annual Report Service)
Lexis-Nexis Academic
Reference USA
Regional Business News

The  Market Share Reporter, now available in digital format, is a grab bag of whatever has been published recently about market share for products. Click here to see an excerpt. (Latest hardcopy volume 2011) is at the Research and Information Desk.


This guide will help you find and manage information about companies.  Use it to locate articles, financial information, investment advisories, company reports, company histories, and more. 

The Research Databases tab (top of this screen) has a drop-down menu of databases with a fairly in-depth explanation of how to use each, in case you're leery about just jumping in and pushing buttons.


The first floor Research and Information Desk with the big ASK US sign is staffed for most of the hours the library building is open. Stop by with your question.

Use the Ask Us! Chat is available chat box that will appear on the right side of this screen to get quick help with simple questions: How late are you open? Where can I get this book?  How do I renew my stuff?

Click on the    Ask Us button  to select the best way to get help with your library/research needs.

Individual Research Appointments (IRA's) for Undergraduates: When you click on the Ask Us button above, look for a link that allows you to schedule online with the next available librarian when a consultation spot is open. The number of appointment slots is expanded at peak times during Fall and Spring semesters, when all reference and instruction librarians staff IRA's (one-on-one, hour-long consultations).

Business Librarian, Professor

Bess Wood
Jerome Building Room 155

(419) 372-7904


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