Company Information

Background Information


Business Ranking Annual
Call Number: HG 4050 .B8
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Rankings of companies in categories from accidents to workers' compensation. Includes an index
by company name.

International Directory of Company Histories
Call Number: HD 721 .I63
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
These volumes provide 2 to 4 page histories of U.S. and international companies. Check the back
of the last volume of the set to see if a particular company is covered.

Manufacturing USA: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies
Call Number: HD 9721 .M35
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
MUSA presents information on industrial activity over 17 years for 458 manufacturing industries
by SIC code as well as projections when ever possible. Statistical information covered includes
trends, selected ratios and general statistics.

Manufacturing WorldWide
Call Number: HD 9720.4 M36
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Industry analyses, statistics and products for leading companies.

Ward's Private Company Profiles
Call Number: HD 2709 .W37
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This series reprints articles about private companies.

Brand Names and Their Companies


Brands and Their Companies
Call Number: HD 69 .B7 T73
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
The primary source for consumer brand information with more than 358,000 consumer brands
included. Providing current, accurate easy access to trade name information.

Companies and Their Brands
Call Number: HD 67 .B7 T74
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Lists over 46,000 companies and their trade or brand names. Provides information on where
further information can be located about the products listed.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands
Call Number: HF 5415.3 .E527
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Provides a history of a variety of consumable products and brands.

Financial Data

Public companies are required by law to file financial data and other information affecting
shareholders with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Annual reports, 10-K and
8-K reports as well as proxy statements for publicly held corporations provide wealth of
information.

Factiva
Provides access to business and news archives, historical market data, interactive charting,
financial statements, and company reports.

Global Access WorldScope
Includes SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission - formerly COMPACT D database--in depth financial information on public companies) and WorldScope (international companies).

Mergent Online (Formerly FIS)
Business and financial information for over 10,000 U.S. and 17,000 non-U.S. public companies. Full text available.

Mergent WebReports
Provides access an archive of corporate and industry related documents. Contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system

SEC-File
Call Number: Fiche 1585
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Microforms Current Periodical
Historical reports include annual reports, 10-K and 20-F reports, and proxy statements.

Thomson ONE
Offers quick, easy access to quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, market moving news, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research from industry-leading sources. Please be aware that this is an Internet Explorer ONLY database. Off-campus users will be prompted to enable cookies; this warning can be ignored by clicking on "OK".

Directories


Directories list names, addresses and telephone numbers of individuals, organizations or
companies. Some company directories also include information such as lines of business,
number of employees and brief financial information. The following directories provide
information on both public and private companies.

American Business Locations Directory
Call Number: HF 5035 .A53
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
A 5 volume set providing coverage for 1000 of the most important industrial and service
companies. Each volume has a SIC and company name index.

Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory
Call Number: HD 69 .C6 C67
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This directory lists about 20,000 U.S. and Canadian consulting firms, many of which are small
and/or private business. The entries include specialties, year founded and contact information.

Directory of Corporate Affiliations
Call Number: HG 4057 .A219
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This directory cross references public and private companies, both internationally and nationally
in scope, according to "who owns whom."

Million Dollar Directory: America's Leading Public & Private Companies
Call Number: HC 102 .D8
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
A directory of major firms giving company name, address, telephone number, D-U-N-S number,
SIC codes, employee size, sales volume, products, year started and officer names. Indexes
provide access by SIC and by location of the main office.

Oklahoma Business Directory

Call Number: HF 5065 .O5
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This volume lists Oklahoma businesses by city and by yellow page category. Most data comes
from yellow page listings.

Oklahoma Directory of Manufacturers and Processors
Call Number: T 12 .O52
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This directory provides alphabetical, geographical and industry listings for manufacturers in
Oklahoma.

Standard Directory of Advertisers (The Advertiser Red Book)
Call Number: HF 5805 .S7132
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Directory lists U.S. companies and their adverting agencies. It covers advertising expenditures as
well media for companies and subsidiaries. Includes a brand name index.

Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies
Call Number: HG 4057 .A2 W278
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
For over 133,000 public and private U.S. companies, this directory ranks sales by industry, lists
by state and lists alphabetically. It provides profit information for public companies and sales
data for private companies.

Who Owns Whom
Call Number: HG 4132 .Z5 W5
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Covering the entire range of business ownership, this directory if a comprehensive reference
tool. Coverage includes, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle
East and Africa.

Databases


Databases can be used to identify journal and magazine articles, newspaper articles,
statistical information and government documents, for example.

ABI/INFORM Complete
Database covering business and management topics with information on more than 60,000
companies as well as executive profiles, reports on market conditions, and in-depth case studies
of global business trends. Includes Snapshots North America, Oxford Analytical Research
(OxResearch).  Full text available.

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier covers business, management, economics, banking, finance, and
accounting. Materials indexed include scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. Some full text
available.

Factiva
Provides access to business and news archives, historical market data, interactive charting,
financial statements, and company reports.

IBIS World
One of the most comprehensive collection of Industry market research reports, provides instant access to over 700 United States industries as well as “Global” Industry Reports covering world industry analysis. In addition to our core Industry Report product, we also publish over 700 US Industry Risk Rating Reports, over 700 Industry Profiles, over 8000 Publicly Traded US Companies as well as hundreds of Economic & Demographic Profiles.

Marketline
A leading provider of quality information on companies, industries and countries. Industry profiles offering standardized market data (including size & segmentation) and competitive analysis. Company profiles for 50,000 public and private companies giving detailed insight into how companies are organized and function. Country profiles presenting easy-to-digest summaries and standardized data. Base Drivers Database featuring key macro-economic, social, demographic and industry statistics for 215 countries

Further Information Sources


Business Plans Handbook
Call Number: HD 62.7 .B865
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Compilation of actual business plans.

Encyclopedia of Associations
Call Number: HS 17 .G334
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Includes address, telephone number, date founded, membership size, publications and regular
meetings of associations in a wide range of industries and professions.

NTPA: National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States
Call Number: HD 2425 .D53
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This directory covers about 7,500 "national trade associations, labor unions, professional
scientific or technical societies and other national organizations."

Small Business Sourcebook
Call Number: HD 2346 .U5 S66
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
For 200+ types of businesses lists associations, other organizations of interest, reference works,
statistical sources, trade shows and franchises.


Questions? Please contact--

Susan E. Hahn
Business Reference Librarian
Bizzell Memorial Library
University of Oklahoma
405-325-1917
shahn@ou.edu


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