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Company & Industry Research: Getting started.in CCOL and your local Public Library

By logging into either  Business Source Complete or Gale Business insights Essentials,you'll have access to specific company and industry search widgets.  See the two links and tutorials below.

Note: The video above demonstrates some advance research techniques in Business Source Corporate Plus, a similar Ebsco database, the methods also work in Business Source Complete.

Depending upon which campus you are located on, You can usually find company data, annual reports, fact sheets, equity portraits and more via various state provided databases. See the suggestions below along with more more state specific information in the boxes on the right.

Determine whether the company is publicly-owned (stock trades) or privately-held. U.S. public companies must file reports with the SEC. You can find  SEC filings at

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