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Company Research Library Guide: Web Resources

COMPANY RESEARCH: WEB RESOURCES

Alibaba: Platform for global wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world.

AnnualReports.com: Instant access to annual reports in their actual format.

BigCharts: Investment research site providing access to interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, market news and commentary.

Business Wire: Global leader in press distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Corporate Information: Company research reports for over 39,000 companies from over 65 countries. Much of this site is subscription, but basic company information is free.

Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada: Society of American Archivists. Includes companies that maintain their own historical records and ones that contract with historical consulting firms to maintain their archives collections for them.

EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) Database: Securities & Exchange Commission. Public companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms through EDGAR.
EDGAR Company Search
EDGARpro: IPO Search (Initial Public Offerings): Information on IPO companies, private companies changing to public companies.

Europages: The European Business Directory

Forbes Lists: America's Best Small Companies; Global 2000 Leading Companies; America's Largest Private Companies; World's Most Innovative Companies; World's Most Trustworthy Companies...

Fortune Rankings: Fortune 500; Global 500; 100 Fastest Growing Companies; World's Most Admired Companies; 100 Best Companies to Work For...

Global Supplier Directory by Thomas Global Register: Find industrial product and company information from around the world.

Hoovers: Company, industry, and market intelligence. Much of this site is available only through subscription, however some company and industry information is free.

IRIN Annual Report Resource Center: Investor Relations Information Network. More than 8,000 current and historical annual reports are available for viewing and printing.

Kompass: Global company data.

MacRAE's Blue Book: Search for industrial and manufacturing products and services by company name or product/service.

Manta: Helps small businesses profit, connect and grow through an online community dedicated entirely to small business.

New York Times: Business Section

Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County: Business & Investment

The Public Register: Annual Report Search: Free annual reports mailed within one business day.

Reference for Business: Company Histories
Reference for Business: Company Histories Part 2
Reference for Business: Leading American Businesses

Research Roundup: Business Filings Databases Updated: State-by-state directory of links to corporate and business filings available online.

SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval): Access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators.

ThomasNet: Comprehensive resource for finding North American industrial suppliers, by company name and location. Free registration required.

The Wall Street Journal: Subscription required for full article access.