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Starting your Business Research
Doing business research? Searching for company info? Looking for financial statements? The SHU Library has almost everything you need to do even the most complex and involved business research. There are a number of databases that you can use to retrieve business and economics information on everything from stock reports to scholarly journal articles in management, economics, or marketing. The PowerPoint file below will help you get started.
Cabell's Online Directory
Public or Private - Which one is your company?
Before beginning your quest for company research, you need to find out if the company you are researching is public or is privately held. The amount of information you find, and where you will look for it, will be based on your company’s designation:
- public - traded on a major stock exchange
- private - not traded on a major stock exchange
- international - a non-U.S. corporation
From a research perspective, you will find that a public company’s information is easier to find. Public companies in the U.S. must "disclose" meaning they must make financial data and other information available. In contrast a private company does not need to release this information.
To determine a company's status, do a search on the company name in the Hoover's Company Capsules & Profiles database. Look at the screenshot below. Note the stock exchange: NYSE and the Company’s ticker symbol: JCG. Public companies offer their securities to the general public typically through an exchange.
Navigating Your Way through the Library's resources
Business, Finance, Economics: Includes local and regional business publications, trade and industry periodicals and the Wall Street Journal. Also includes coverage markets including real estate, environment, healthcare, and education administration.
Academic Search Premier
Our largest, multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,700 journals, including full text for more than 4,000 peer-reviewed titles and indexes nearly 13,600 journal titles
Business Insights: Global
Business collection including company fundamentals, investment reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data & company histories.
Business Source Premier
Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Covers more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.
EconLit with Full Text
Contains citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969 with full text for more than 480 journals.
Hoover's Company Profiles
Business, Economics, Finance with brief information on 15,000 companies covered by Hoover's.
Regional Business News
Covers regional business publications, providing local and regional coverage of business activity not always found in national and international publications.
Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet)
Updated news and market research in all aspects of the sports industry; equipment sales, facilities, licensing, etc.
A catalog of books and other materials held by over 10,000 libraries world wide.
What is an Interlibrary Loan?
- Interlibrary Loan is a service that makes it possible for library materials not owned by Ryan-Matura Library to be obtained from other libraries. Sacred Heart University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the service. A request form is available below.
You must be currently registered at the Ryan-Matura Library as a faculty member, student or staff to request an Interlibrary Loan.
Before requesting an article, a book chapter or book through the library Interlibrary Loan service, please search the Ryan-Matura Library's catalog and Research Databases, our A to Z Listing, making sure the library does NOT own the resource.