Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Conducting Company Research
From "Rutgers University Libraries". This extensive guide does an outstanding job of linking to many facets of company research.
This guide, created by Jim Bondra, Ithica College Library, is a great resource for doing a step-by-step analysis for researching a company.
Dirt Diggers Digest Guide to Strategic Corporate Research
From the "Corporate Research Project", "a non-profit center that assists community, environmental and labor organizations in researching and analyzing companies and industries". Provides in-depth resources for beginning company research, "exploring a company's essential relationships", and "analyzing a company's accountability record". Resources profiled are both free and fee-based. Also links to industry profiles for 18 industrial sectors. This outstanding resource is very well-written, very thorough. Highly recommended.
Doing Company Research
Compiled by Ellen Terrell, Business Reference Services, Library of Congress. "Intended to give someone searching for company information some ideas and strategies for finding company information". "Table of Contents" includes directories, rankings/lists, private company research, public company research, foreign company research. Great resource for beginning company research.
General Company Information
From Justia Virtual Chase. This directory links to sites for conducting various aspects of company research. Many are available elsewhere but it's especially useful for international companies. Some of the content is free; the fee-based sites are also useful.
"Holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reports and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other job sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best - the employees". Great resource for inside perspectives of companies.
From JobStar. Short but useful guide to researching companies. Emphasis is on news. Also links to sub-page for industry research.
Researching Public Companies Through Edgar
From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This excellent guide provides in-depth guidance on the best ways to navigate the EDGAR website. Topics include executive compensation, insider transactions, bankruptcy and more.
Companies - Private or Public?
definitions, etc, etc, etc
Annual Reports / Corporate Filings
Annual Report Resource Center
From IRIN (Investor Relations Information Network. Includes over 8,000 annual reports online.
Free annual reports. Browse by exchange, industry sector, alphabetically.
EDGAR Search Tools
From the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. "Free access to more than 20 million filings". Great resource for information on public companies.
Online Annual Reports
From PublicRegisterOnline.com. Free online annual reports. "Industry Search" feature. Users must create a user profile to log-in.
Order Annual Reports
From PrecisionIR Group. Search/browse alphabetically, by exchange, by industry.
Research RoundUp: Business Filings Databases
Links to sites for each state's business/corporate filings agency. Each site is annotated with instructions for best way to navigate it.