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Business Databases Chart

Publicly traded companies will always have more information available than private companies. The level of information available about a company within each database varies greatly so you may want to check several of them to obtain the most complete information.


Net Advantage

Mergent Intellect


Insights: Global

Business Source Ultimate

Business Databases


Annual Report


Balance Sheet


Company history

Company Officers

Company Overview



Market Line Report (previously) Datamonitor


Financial ratio data


Investment reports



News stories

Products & Operations

Stock quote


Small Private companies

SWOT analysis


Market Line Reports

Industry associations


Industry overview


search for NACIS codes


search for SIC codes


top companies


*See Database Tricks & Tips section below for help with these items.

Database Tricks & Tips:

General Tips—Clicking on the database’s logo on any of its pages will clear your search and let you start over.

Value Line —is limited to 3 users at a time.
After finding the company, look at the top right corner of the page where you see the box with the Value Line PDF reports. When you click on the report you may get another security alert that you can ignore.

Mergent Intellect—You need to enter an email to search NACIS & SIC codes and have access to First Research—clicking on a company’s code in Mergent will take you to First Search, but will not search that industry for you. You will need enter the code after you have put your email in.

Business Insights : Global (Gale) If you have selected a public company you see a “Financials” link on the company’s profile page in a box called Related Content: That will bring up the Fundamentals Analysis page. From there you can export the information to a spreadsheet.