Company Research: Articles on Companies

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Use these databases to find articles about a company in business news magazines, trade magazines and newspapers. 

Databases

The Wall Street Journal Online (WSJ.com): Refer to the research guide on WSJ.com for information on access to WSJ.com.

ProQuest ABI/Inform: Full text (in either PDF or HTML format) of more than 2500 business magazines and journals. To find articles about a company, use the “Advanced Search” mode and search the company name in either the abstract or “company/organization” field.

Business Source Premier: Full text (in either PDF or HTML format) of more than 1500 business magazines and journals.  To find articles about a company, use the “Advanced Search” tab and search the company name in either the abstract or company entity field from the pull-down “Select a Field” menu.

Nexis Uni: Full text (HTML format) of articles from newspapers and many kinds of magazines, transcripts of broadcast news programs and selected online content.  To find articles about a company, use the “Power Search” mode, click the radio button for the “natural language” search mode, enter the company name and select a publication group and date range.

ProQuest Newspapers (Wall Street Journal): Full text (HTML format) of articles from The Wall Street Journal (1984-present), The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.  To find articles about a company, click the “advanced search” tab, type the company name in the first box and select “Abstract” from the adjacent drop-down menu.  From the drop-down menu next to “Database,” select “News-Proquest Newspapers,” and then select a date range for your search. 

Economist.com: Subscription website of the The Economist magazine.  Contains multi-year archive of Economist articles plus additional Web-only content.

Internet

Google News: Use the special Google interface called “Google News” as a quick and easy way to find current articles about a company in any of thousands of newspapers and online news websites.

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