The databases at CBS Library contain among other things a lot of information on companies. The purpose of this guide is to point out different types of company information and make references to the relevant databases.
Main focus in this guide will be on the CBS Library information resources and databases. To a smaller extent other relevant Internet resources will be included.
Try to follow these three steps:
Welcome to the Company Information Guide.
The purpose of this guide is to point out different types of company information and make references to the relevant databases and other information resources. This guide makes references to library materials, databases, websites and other information sources. The main focus will be on the databases accessible by CBS Library
Before you start to search for company information
First define what kind of information you are looking for in relation to the company, i.e. company annual report, basic or/and financial data, company profile, investment analysis, or newspaper articles. Then use this guide to find the relevant resources / databases:
The amount of information available on a particular company can vary greatly.
Some factors to consider include:
Information about companies can be found in a wide range of sources, including:
When looking for information about a company, consider both information from the company itself (e.g., the company website, filings, press releases, etc.) as well as information about the company written by others (e.g. newspaper articles, analyst reports, articles by professors, etc.).
Company Extensions - list of abbreviations
This page provides definitions of company "extensions" and security identifiers. This section tells what these terms mean, and where they are used. If you don't know what country a company is based in, this list of identifers might help narrow your search.
Ticker Symbol Lookup (MarketWatch)
find the company's or security's ticker symbol
Ticker Symbol Lookup (Yahoo Finance)
Find ticker symbols of stocks and other securities