Business Research Guide

Business Research Guide for the World Wide Web


Business Policy Web Sites - The CSU, Stanislaus Library Home Page. There are two databases here that are particularly important: Lexis/Nexis and Dow Jones Interactive. - The Hoovers Online Website. An excellent source for company overviews. Comprehensive reports require a subscription. - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Home Page. Access Annual Reports, Proxies, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, and other SEC filings. - The Yahoo! Finance Web Site. Quotes, Charts, Links, etc. This site also has a sophisticated search engine for the WWW. - The Active media guide website. This site has a great deal of industry information. A handy resource for helpful for industry analysis. Former Student Recommended! Unfortunately, most of the good stuff is now only available to subscribers - This is a pay site. - American Depository Receipts Web Site. An excellent source of financial information for foreign-owned and foreign-held corporations such as Nintendo, Toyota, Honda, etc. - The Wall Street Journal Web Site. Access the premier business daily newspaper. This site has briefing books on major companies and industries. See your instructor for access. - The Edgar Database. SEC corporate filings. Annual Reports, 10-Ks, etc. Excellent Research Source. - The Morningstar Investment Service. Morningstar is a premier investment analysis corporation. This company is quoted by most major media sources. - An annual report gallery. A good source for corporate annual reports, though the coverage is incomplete and spotty in places. - The Federal Government Statistics Home Page. Access the enormous resources of the US government. Resources include the US Bureau of the Census, The Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The CNN Financial News Page. Instant access to current markets, both domestic and international. Good pages for foreign exchange rates. - The Business Week Home Page. This Web site is excellent for recent news and events in the business world. - The Economist Magazine Web Site. Global news, political and economic analysis. - The Red Herring Web Site - Technology Sector Companies. Research, News, etc.


Small Business Web Sites - The Small Business Administration Homepage. Access to the US SBA is essential to the small business owner. - Inc. Online. The website for growing companies. Inc. magazine is a leading magazine dedicated to the survival and profitability of small businesses. - The Idea Cafe. Ideas and tips for small business owners - helping entrepreneurs reach their business and personal goals. - The Small Business Business Resource Center.


Miscellaneous Business and Finance Web Sites - The Charles Schwab Web Site. Schwab is the leading on-line discount broker. - The Kelly Blue Book. Current market rates for new and used cars, including dealer invoices and complete accessory pricing. - The Motley Fool Web Site. Contrarian investment advice, portfolio management tips and a financial forum for the individual investor. - The Street. Live updated stock reports on your desktop. Some of the features to this site require a membership.