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Investment Research Guide

Guide to Company Financials

Historical and Current Ratios

Guide to reading important company financial ratios.


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Finance/Investment Databases Available through the Library

Value Line Investment Survey

Comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Includes Value Line's publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Online access to Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund/ETF Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook, among others.

Mergent Online

Information on over 10,000 U.S. public companies and over 15,000 non-U.S. companies. Includes company history, officers, subsidiaries, financial data, and annual reports. Access to SEC filings (EDGAR) back to 1993. Also includes Company Archives, with information on over 4,000 public companies that were acquired, went bankrupt or merged out of existence from 1995 onward.

Business Source Ultimate

Profiles of world's 10,000 largest companies with over 3,100 SWOT analyses, industry reports, trade magazines and news articles.

ABI/Inform Trade & Industry

Industry reports and news are searchable by NAICS codes. Articles about specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.