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OLD Company Research @ Pitt: Getting Started


This guide will be deleted over the summer 2017.

Please for the new guide.


Please email the business librarian to ask a question or schedule an in-depth consultation.

Business Librarian

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Alice Kalinowski
206 Hillman Library

Contact me directly to schedule a virtual meeting or an appointment outside of my typical availability.

Key Resources

Company Financials

Some databases provide large amounts of financial information for companies in an easy to digest format. Find up to 15 years of financials for your company using Mergent Online and the following steps:

  1. From the Company Profile page select the Company Financials tab
  2. Using the drop-down menus, select the reporting period and type of financial information you are interested in
  3. Select the Refresh button to create your report
  4. If you wish to download the report to Excel, select the download icon at the top of the report

Analyst Reports in Thomson ONE (Use IE9)

Thomson ONE provides access to both current and historical SEC filings, and includes more than 3.4 million analyst reports on companies and industries from top investment banks and research firms.

This powerful database unfortunately only works in Internet Explorer, version 9 or earlier. If you are using a newer version of IE, open the browser and go to Compatibility View settings and enter "" in the add this website box. More detailed information can be found here: Workaround for IE10 Users 

NOTE: For those using Windows 10 and the Edge browser, you can still find and install Internet Explorer by following these directions.

Contacting Companies

Below are some resources for finding contact information for executives and other top-level personnel in your company.