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Library Guide for Accounting 3123 (Contemporary Business Analysis)

The NSU Library provides access to a variety of business databases which can be useful for finding public company reports and financial data. Online resources containing significant company financial data and other information include:
EDGAR (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings)
Mergent (Includes company subsidiaries, and private companies)
Morningstar (Includes ten year income statement histories)
NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's)
Thomson One Banker (Includes nine different peer sets / Works best with Explorer)
Value Line (Includes lists of industry peers)

Additional online resources:

ABI/Inform (Journal article index and full text business publications.)
Reference USA (Provides information on company and subsidiary locations. Also contains business news wire stories.)

Reference books containing data and information on public companies and industries (Tahlequah campus Library):

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (also known as Troy) (Ref. HF 5681 .R25T68) The data is derived from IRS figures on U.S. and international companies.
  • American Big Business Directory (Ref. HF 5035 .A49) Includes company credit ratings.
  • Business Rankings Annual (Ref. HG 4050 .B88)
  • Corporate Statements: The Official Missions, Goals, Principles and Philosophies of Over 900 Companies (Ref. HD 30.285 .H37)
  • Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (Dun & Bradstreet) (Ref. HF 5681 .R25I53) Public and private company data derived from the D&B Financial Information Base. This data is based on voluntary submissions.
  • International Directory of Company Histories (Ref. HD 2721 .D36) More than 70 volumes containing thousands of company histories.
  • Market Share Reporter (Ref. HF 5410 .M37)
  • Mission Statement Book: 301 Corporate Mission Statements from America's Top Companies (Ref. HD 30.285 .A27)
  • Mission Statements: A Guide to the Corporate and Nonprofit Sectors (Ref. HD 30.28 .G697)
  • NAICS - North American Industry Classification System (2002 and 2007 versions)
  • NAICS United States Structure, 1997, Including Relationship to 1987 U.S. SIC (Ref. HF 1042 .N5 1997) - Also available online: NAICS and SIC Correspondence Tables
  • North American Industry Classification System, 1997 ( Ref. HF 1042 .N6 1998) (1997 NAICS codes)
  • North American Industry Classification System, 2002 (Ref. HF 1042 .N6 2002) (1997 NAICS codes, updated in 2002) - Available online: NAICS 2002
  • 101 Mission Statements from Top Companies (Ref. HD 30.285 .A267)
  • Organization Charts (Ref. HD 38 .O738)
  • RMA Annual Statement Studies (Ref. HF 5681 .B2R58) This data is derived from statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects, and annual corporate submissions.
  • Say It and Live It: The 50 Corporate Mission Statements That Hit the Mark (Ref. HD 30.285 .J66)
  • Standard Industrial Classification Manual (Ref. HF 1042 .A55) (1987 codes) - Also available online: SIC



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