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General Business resources: Find Company Information

This guide will introduce you in finding articles and books for general business topics and questions

Overview

Finding information such as finances, operating budget, personnel for any company is dependent on the size of the company and if it is a public or private company. Generally there is much more available information on a public company, through the company's web pages, federal regulators and broader coverage from the media. Private companies are limited to what they report to the public and federal regulators so detail information can be hard to find.

Finding financial information on PUBLIC COMPANIES

Besides the Library databases listed below also look at the company's web page and use EDGAR (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's site)  for domestic public company's disclosure forms and reports.

Fiding newspaper & magazine articles on PUBLIC COMPANIES

If you are looking for articles on the company's market share within the industry or for a product use terms such as "market share" and name of the company when searching.

Finding financial information on PRIVATE COMPANIES

Databases listed below can be used for searching both private and public company information

Finding newspaper & magazine articles on PRIVATE COMPANIES

  • If you are looking for articles on the company's market share within the industry or for a product, use terms such as "market share" and name of the company when searching.
  • Don't overlook a general GOOGLE search for information about a small company
  • For Oklahoma companies, search for articles in the Oklahoman and Tulsa World