Business and Company Resources
Business Insights: Essentials
Find company histories, brand information and investment reports and industry news in this database. Search for articles, case studies and market reports by company name, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code or industry. Some full text available.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic Universe)
Provides online access to the full-text of documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Sources include national and regional newspapers, wire services, and broadcast transcripts from around the world. Legal materials include federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information. Medical and business news and information is also available to users.
Search ThomasNet to find a comprehensive list of manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
The United States' most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings.
Librarians at the Help Desk in the K-State Union can help you navigate the morass of printed and online resources available. Go to Government Information for web access to online resources.
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office search allows you to do a world-wide search on patents. One nice feature about this site is the fact that you do not need plug-in software to see old pre-1976 US patents. A user's guide is very helpful to learn to navigate the site.
US Patent Office
Access the search page to find patents. Patents may be researched by keywords, patent-holder name, or patent number.
Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance.
The home page for NASA provides unique resources for the researcher.