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Finding Company Information: General Information

THIS GUIDE LISTS LIBRARY RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND GENERAL AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION ON A COMPANY.

Company Overviews

Marketline Advantage – Overviews including SWOT analysis and deals.
Search company name, then 'Companies' tab.

Business Source Complete – Brief overviews as well as articles.
Company Information tab, then see 'Related information'.

Business Monitor International - BMI - Strategic profiles.
Choose company name in Advanced search, then choose the 'Company profile' or 'Global company strategy' category

Factiva - Overviews with a strong news component.
Select 'Company' under the 'Companies/Markets' tab.

Euromonitor - Passport – Company profiles in the consumer goods sector.
Click on 'Companies' tab.

Company Identifiers

Guide to searching using company identifiers (pdf)

Corporate information – To find the meaning of national company extensions (plc, ltd, inc, SA etc.) and security identifiers. 

Yahoo Finance Symbol Lookup – Easy-to-use source for finding ticker symbols.

Case Studies

INSEAD Research Collection – Complete collections of INSEAD cases in the library. 

Search for cases in the library catalogue.

The Case Centre – To purchase business school cases worldwide. You must register first.

Business Source Complete – For informal cases from business journals. 

Search company name in CO field & then select the document type "Case study" or type "case studies" in the SU field.

Library’s book collection – For published company histories. Located in the HC100 section.

Library’s book collection – Mini-cases in textbooks and other books.

Search tables of contents in the library catalogue using the keyword field, then click on the pdf to find relevant chapter.

SWOT Analysis

Marketline Advantage – The most up-to-date source for Datamonitor's SWOT analysis.
Search company name, then 'Companies'.

Company SWOTs in Business Source Complete - For SWOT analysis from Datamonitor.

Business Monitor International - BMI - Strategic profiles.
Choose company name in Advanced search, then choose the 'Company profile' or 'Global company strategy' category.

News

Factiva – Most complete source for news worldwide, including dailies, weeklies and non-English sources. 
Use the company index for precision. Use the source index to select the title or type of source.

FT.com - News from the Financial Times. 
Use the search box on the top right-hand corner. Refine using Advanced Search on the bottom left-hand corner. Requires a personal password.

Business Source Complete – For news from trade magazines as well as articles from practitioner/academic journals. 
Use the company index for precision. Use the cover story limit to focus on a feature article.

Company web sites – For news emanating from the companies themselves.
Check the investors section of the company's web site.

Google Web Search

Strategy

Business Monitor International - BMI - Strategic profiles. 
Choose company name in Advanced search, then choose the 'Company profile' or 'Global company strategy' category

Euromonitor - Passport – For consumer goods.
Click on 'Companies' tab, choose company, then choose 'Global Company Profile'.

Subsidiaries

S&P Capital IQ – Best interface. Includes private companies. 
See Corporate Tree. Requires a personal password.

Bloomberg  – Ticker symbol <EQUITY> RELS <Go> for subsidiaries. In library only.

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