Library Research Guide
Company profiles or reports provide an overview of a company and its activities. This makes them and excellent source for beginning research on a company. Content varies by publisher, but reports may include
Not all publishers will cover all companies. It will be harder to find reports on private companies than on publicly traded firms.
Find MarketLine Company Profiles in Business Source Premier.
A store's website can be an excellent source of information. However, it can be difficult to find additional information about small, local businesses. ReferenceUSA is a subscription database, paid for by K-State, that is useful for researching private and public companies of all sizes.
1. Under Record Type, check the Include Unverified Businesses box. (Recommended because it expands search results.)
2. Choose Keywords/SIC/NAICS under Business Type to search for specific types of companies.
3. Choose Geography to limit to companies in a specific geographic area.
4. Choose Update Count to see number of results, or View Results to see the company list.