Company Research Guide

This guide identifies sources for basic business and company information, but not specific resources for broad business disciplines such as accounting, marketing or management.


Before starting your research the most important thing to consider is the type of information needed. Are you looking for current financial information for a specific company or historical sales figures? Do you need market research about an entire industry or an evaluation of a particular product? These different concerns will require different sets of information tools. Therefore, you should be clear about the type of information you want. There are a number of guides and books that give both overviews and detailed explanations about different types of business information and how to conduct business research.

Databases to Get Started

Bloomberg Terminal

The library's Bloomberg Terminal is in the Williams Reading Room on the 2nd Floor. This terminal is different from your Bloomberg Law account and requires special training. Please consult a librarian if you have not been trained in the use of a Bloomberg Terminal.  Bloomberg terminal