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MUS 242/441: Music Industry Career Prep & Current Issues: Corporate Research: Profiles

Where to Start?

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This page lists some general starting places for public company background information.

For private company information, you will probably have to rely more on articles.

Company Basics


For Company Background Information

  • LexisNexis Academic - Start with the "Get Company Info" box to search Company Dossier (lower right). For some info you may also need to search SEC filings. Find this option by opening the "Search by Subject or Topic" menu on the front page, just above the search box.
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  • MarketLine Company Profiles Authority - Go to Business Source Elite and choose the "Company Profiles" tab from the blue bar across the top of the screen. These profiles of individual companies include sections such as key facts, history, revenue analysis, SWOT analysis, and more.
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  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage - Lots of data and analysis! Use the search box at the top or choose the Companies option in the blue bar for more options.
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  • ValueLine Investment Survey - Current financial info and an investment analyst's report. Choose "Browse Research" from the initial screen.
        Use the search box just above the "Saved Screens" box:           ValueLine search box
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  • Company websites often link to their annual reports or 10-Ks, for example, New York Philharmonic or Pandora.