In-Depth Profiles, Histories, and Financials
EDGAR: Repository of registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms submitted to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission.
Directories and Brief Entires
Non-Profit and Private Companies
Nonprofit Explorer : This free resource collects the financial filings of over 600,000 tax-exempt organizations.
PrivCo: Private Company Financial Intelligence is source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. This is the free version; not all reports will be available.
Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies. In print only. Reference Room, call # 338.74 H769p.
Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios. In print only. Reference Room, call # 338 T759. Includes 22 financial and operating ratios for over 160 industries.
Surveys and Reports
The standard style guide used in the School of Economics and Business Adminstration is APA.
Some helpful business database-specific hints
To cite reports, data files, and other financial information from an online database, consider them "gray literature," and adapt the citation based on the rules in 7.03 of the APA Manual with as much information as you have.
- Author: if no author, use the organization's name (i.e., Mergent, Value Line)
- Date: if no date, use (n.d.)
- Title of the document: Name the page you are on as < company, name of section >. This section of the citation should be in italics.
- Source: "Retrieved from < name of the database >"
Mergent. (n.d.). Netflix Inc, Balance Sheet: 2010-2012. Retrieved from Mergent Online database.
Mergent. (n.d.) International Business Machines Corporation, Competitors. Retrieved from Mergent Online database.
Standard & Poors. (2013, September). AT&T Inc: Company Profile. Retrieved from Standard & Poors NetAdvantage database