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
Articles from academic/scholarly journals, trade publications, popular press, and newspapers can be found in the following databases:
The accepted format for citing soures in the social sciences is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at Saint Mary’s College, too, emphasizes the use of APA in SEBA course work. For help citing sources use the Library's APA Format Guide.
APA Style Guide for Business - A supplement to the regular APA Style Guide highlighting common, hard to cite data-focused resources.
Other helpful resources
See our short animated tutorials on APA citation on our YouTube channel.
Questions about grammar and structure? Don't forget to refer back to your ENGL 3, 4 and 5 writing manuals. We have a couple of copies on Reserve if you need to quickly refer back to rules on commas, noun/pronoun agreement, structuring your paper, or other issues.
- Writing and Composition: Custom Edition for Saint Mary's College ENGL 003 and 004 (call #808.042 Sa24 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
- Writing research papers across the curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbuch (call #808.042 H862 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
The Writing Center
Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by 1st floor De La Salle, or call them at 925.631.4684