FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COMPANIES - Where can I find...?
- Basic company information
- Company financials, e.g. balance sheets etc.
- SWOT Analysis of a company
- A company's competitors
- Information on private companies
- Information on nonprofits
- Rankings of companies, industries, products, metro areas, etc.
- Key executives of a company
- Information on international companies
- Current news about a company
- Current and historical annual reports
- A PEST/PESTLE analysis
- Historical Industry Reports
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
INDUSTRIES - Where can I find...?
- Basic industry overviews, reports and news
- Information about international business(es)
- Statistical sources for industry research
- Industry financial data, analysis, and tools
- How can I search for SIC and NAICS codes
- What companies are in an industry
- Where can I find information on industry trends/forecasts
- Where can I find a PEST/PESTLE analysis
- How to research an industry
MARKETING - Where can I find...?
- How to write a marketing plan
- Where can I find information on global industries and markets.
- Market research reports
- Consumer behavior/demographic data
- Information on market share or market size
- Information on industry trends/forecasts
- Information on product development
- Information and data on direct marketing
GLOBAL BUSINESS - Where can I find...?
- Country profiles
- Information on a country's political, operational, and credit risk
- Information on how to do business in countries worldwide
- Information on business regulations worldwide
- Economic, industry, and country forecasts worldwide
- U.S. trade statistics
- Foreign trade statistics
- Information on U.S. importing and exporting
- Information on cultural differences relating to international business
WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS AND CITING SOURCES - Where can I find...?
- Information about research writing and citing
- An online guide about how to write an academic research paper
- ebooks about research paper writing and citing
- Information on how do I avoid plagiarism
- Free, on-campus help with research papers and oral presentations
- An online guide that tells how to cite my sources
- Information on how to cite a database, an e-book, a tweet, etc.
- Information on how to write an annotated bibliography
- A free citation tool to collect and format my sources
- A free tool to help organize and keep track of all my research
Other websites that help you find answers to frequently asked business questions.
ALA Best of the Best Business Websites Arranged by subject, each link leads to websites that are rich with information.
Additional resources are available at the McLeod Business Library. Please check the library catalog and see a McLeod staff member for assistance.