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Topic: Company Research

This guide provides an overview on how to do company research.

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This guide will highlight the library databases available to help you do in-depth company research at UIS.

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Getting Started with Company Research

Certain companies will have more information freely available compared to other companies. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a company to research.

  • Significantly more information is available on public U.S. based companies because they have to make information available to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Make sure you know the official company name. Different research tools may use alternative spellings or abbreviations of a company name. Some databases require a ticker symbol to find company information.
  • Subsidiaries may not have as much information as their parent companies, or companies owned by another. For example, Old Navy is a subsidiary of The Gap.