Corporations--Research     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links    

How to Search for Company Information  

Los Angeles Public Library : Company Information Online Research Guide
Excellent online guide for resources on the Internet.

The New York Public Library : Searching for Company Information
An excellent guide to seeking, finding, and retrieving company information.

Researching Companies Online
13 easy steps to finding company information of various kinds.

Search Engines 

Yahoo! Commercial Directory  - Business and Economy
On this page note especially these two links: Directories and Finance and Investment.  Click on either of them for many options in finding company and other business and investment information.

Web Sites for Company Information
Current annual reports from over 2,200 companies full text online. 

EDGAR Database
EDGAR = "Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval," the Securities and Exchange Commission's database of the various documents (filings), all full text online since 1994 to the present, that publicly held companies doing business in the United States are required to file with the SEC.

Los Angeles Times Stock Quotes
In the box for quote type in a company symbol or name.  A "Company Profile" page results, including the latest information about the price of a company's stock. 

National Information Center (NIC)
The National Information Center (NIC) is a central repository of data about banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the United States.  This Web site provides access to NIC data, allowing the public to search for detailed information about banking organizations.

SEDAR Web Site
SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) is the Canadian equivalent of EDGAR.  You can get public securities filings.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

Can look up information and get current news in ProQuest on individual corporations.

Reference USA
This database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. Businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, 855,000 U.S. health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households.  Companies can be searched by name, location, SIC code, keyword, etc.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Annual Report
Call number: Ref HG100
Shelved alphabetically by company name in pamphlet boxes

Strauss's handbook of business information : a guide for librarians, students, and researchers
Call number: Ref HF1010.S7796 2004

Related information about business, economics, finance, investing, management

Economic report of the President transmitted to the Congress
Call number: Ref HC106.5.A272
Also available on the Web at:

Encyclopedia of management
Call number: Ref HD30.15.E49 2000

Guide to economic indicators 
Call number: Ref HC103.F9 2000

Hoover's handbook of private companies 
Call number: Ref HG4057.A28616 2002

Hoover's handbook of world business
Call Number: Ref HG4009.H66 2002

The Lists (Los Angeles Business Journal)
Call number: Ref HD2798.C2L6

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:


Corporations--United States


Researched and evaluated by:
D. Yashar, Librarian 5/1999
update:  M. Carrillo, Librarian 2/2009
last update:  D. Yashar, Librarian 9/2009

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