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English 220: Company Research

Professional Business Communication Resources

Research Analysis and Information Literacy

The LDSBC library has a number of databases to help you find company and industry reports. Our favorite tools for company research are the following resources:

• Mergent Intellect 

Provides access to private and public US and International business data, industry news, facts, figures, and more. If it says your sessions is expired, click on the link to start a new session.

IBIS World: Industry Reports

The reports in this database are comprehensive, well organized, easy to read and give you information on nearly any industry you can imagine. 

• Privco 

The premier source for locating business and financial information on private non-publicly traded corporations as well as family-owned companies. 

Tools and Tips for Researching Companies

How can you learn more about a specific company? The links below will help you out!

 • 50 Most Admired Companies 

 A report card for the companies with the best reputations.

 •100 Best Companies to Work For 

 Data based on American employee surveys.

 • Explore Companies 

 Search a company to learn about its office, people, and culture.

 •Fortune 500 Companies 

 The companies in America that have the highest revenue.


 See salaries and read what employees have to say about them.

How to Scope out a Company 

Basic help for finding info about a company using Google.

Database Tutorials

The tutorials linked here will help you more successfully search using business databases.


Need more ideas? Check out this guide!

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