Welcome to the STLCC Libraries Company Research Guide.
Writing a research paper on the history of a company, or on a company's financial status, or just doing personal research into a company? This guide should help you find information.
Start with the name of the company. Sometimes the official name does not match up with the one everyone uses. The company you are looking for may be part of a larger parent company, or it may be a parent company with several subsidiaries. You may have to search for various forms of the name. A company profile gives basic information about the structure of the company, history, key financials, field of industry, and sometimes even key personnel. Reviewing the company profile will give you a good basis for delving into the financial data and business news.
Sometimes the best source for company information is from the company directly. Just remember that the company will provide positive information about itself. Make sure to balance this with information from unbiased sources.