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Company Research

This Library Guide will help you research company information from current news to financial statistics.

The Company Profile

A company profile will provide an overview of the company being researched. Included in a profile should be comprehensive business information, key contact data, and a short history of the company .  The company profile should also include the company's goals and objectives.

One should be able to determine from a company profile whether or not the company is a parent or holding company which controls or owns one or more other companies, or a subsidiary which has more than half of it's stock owned by another company. The profile should contain a short history of the company, any milestones the company has achieved,  whether or not the company is public or private, what the company produces, and sometimes financial data.

Company profiles can be found in several locations, including reference books, online databases, and online financial sites.

Library Databases

Company Websites

A company's own website can offer a wealth of information regarding the history, goals and objectives of the company. Usually found in the About, or Contact US sections the profile will not necessarily be labeled "company profile" and may or may not offer financial information.  Remember however, that a company wants to be seen in the best light possible, so they will highlight the positives, and ignore any negative information.

To find a companies website try to search google if the URL is not already known.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000