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Evaluating Companies, Industries and Marketplace


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Combines company information with industry profiles. Both American and international companies. Also a good source for job search and demographics.
Business Insights: Essentials - Research and compare companies and industries using industry rankings, company profiles, market share data, investment reports, charts, graphs, and more.
Contains full text to over 2,300 business and trade journals. Strengths include News, Case Studies, Company Profiles, Country Reports, Datamonitor Reports, Global Data, Industry News, Market Research Reports, Product Reviews, and SWOT Analysis.

HBS Working Knowledge is a forum for innovation in business practice, offering readers a first look at cutting-edge thinking from Harvard Business School faculty, before they enter mainstream management practice.

Provides access to over 10,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications.  Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.
MSN Money is a free website which provides some of the same information found in the commercial databases noted, and occasionally an otherwise difficult topic such as Industry Growth Rate.


Not sure what a P/E Ratio is? Or how it differs from a P/B or P/S?

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To access Hoovers' Glossary select the Help link on the right half of the Home Page, then FAQs / Glossary, then Glossary.

Credo Reference contains several business related dictionaries and encyclopedias. Hint: First search for your term, then limit your results to "Business" in the All Subject Dropdown Box.

Here is a list of links to dozens of specialized online business glossaries:

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