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Company Information: News & Journal Articles

Introductory guide to find international and national company information.

Finding company information in the media and journal publications

Academic, trade and popular business journals as well as media publications are a good source of company intelligence. Use the following strategies to find case studies, important articles and analysis on companies:
Find articles with a major focus on a company:

  • search for a company's name in the abstract field
  • some databases as Factiva and Business Source Complete have a specific company search field

Find articles that mention a company:

  • search the full text article by company name. Some common field names for full text are: "all fields", "all text" etc. In your search you can also combine the company name with som key words.

Newspaper / Media databases

How can Business News Help You?

Use Business News to complement and enhance your company / industry research, many sources may not have the most up to date information for company / industry events. Business news can help you understand what is happening right now and monitor events as they unfold.

  • Gain a detailed perspective on current/historical political issues and events
  • Keep up to date with company/industry events as they unfold
  • Examine political, economic and market trends
  • Track company announcements/results
  • Examine historic / current mergers, acquisitions, deals
  • Research key political, economic or company personnel
  • Gain a competitive advantage for job applications/interviews

Journal databases - look for articles

Business Source Complete:
Article database that includes 1000s of peer reviewed journals,
trade publications, academic journals, general business
magazines, industry profiles, country information and company
profiles, which include SWOT analyses. Full text is often available.
Search hint: choose Advanced Search > Select a Field > CO Company Entity
choose Company Information (menu tab) > Company Name > Related Information















Emerald Insight:
journal database covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including management, human resource management, strategy and more.


Media databases - look for news about companies

besides company profiles and financials (for more than 20,000 public companies) you find articles from more than 9,000 sources.
Coverage: it provides access to global news and business information, including some of the world's major newspapers, local newspapers, same-day newswires, and media programs. Articles can be found from the early 1980s and forward.
Language: content is available in many different languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Chinese.
Search hint: limit your search by using the search function Companies and look for company in the Company Lists.
The menu tab Companies/Markets can be a shortcut to find news on more than 20,000 public companies

EMIS Professional
Business and company news are collected from more than 20,000 local, regional and international publications.
Search hint: two ways to find focused news and articles about companies

  • Choose the tab Companies followed by News and choose among Latest News / News by Topic / M&A News
  • Choose the tab Companies and search for a named company. Connected to the company you find news via the tab News


Search hint: use the command CN

Thomson Eikon

Search hint: click on the category "News & Research"  or "Events" > Corporate Events