During your course, you may need to find out information about companies. This guide will help you to find some of the key resources to use, but please do ask us for help if you need to! The type of things you might want to find out include:
For a quick search you can often start by looking at the company's website. They may provide their report & accounts, press releases and some key personnel information. All companies vary as to how much information they provide on their websites, and sometimes you might need to look at a company's parent to find anything useful.
We have lots of useful databases that provide a huge amount of current and historical data & analysis for companies. Have a look below...
You can look up a company on these databases to find basic contact details, what the company does, the structure of the company etc.You can also use these resources to find financial information about a company. You can find out about profits, turnover and numbers of employees and other details. Some of these resources enable you to create lists of companies that match certain criteria.
Annual report websites:
Several of our databases look at industries and sectors, giving analysis, financial data and trends.
You can search Summon for online reference materials.