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Useful business organizations.
Find Company & Industry Information
Look up a NAICS, SIC, or DUNS number.
Academic Search Premier
Use for general searching for company information. In advanced search, change the drop down box to CO Company Entity.
Business Source Complete
Go to top blue bar and click on Company Information. Enter company name. Once results load, click on "company profiles." It is helpful to know the full company name, such as "H.J. Heinz".
First Research is a leading industry intelligence database. Each industry profile is constantly updated with monthly statistics and quarterly trends. Enter company's NAICS to view a full industry profile.
IBISWorld covers over 700 industries in the United States. Use the NAICS code to search for industry data.
Search for a company and then download a company report and a market report
Financial data. Limited data on private companies is available. This is available ONLY if you select to include private companies in your search.
NOTE: due to the nature of private companies, limited information is available for them.
Mergent's Key Business Ratios (KBR)
Key Business Ratios (KBR) provides immediate online access to competitive benchmarking data and ratios. Search by using SIC or NAICS. Can also group by assets or regions.
Click the drop-down arrow beside menu at the top and pick Company Dossier to start. Enter the company name or ticker symbol and search.
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Combining Search Terms - You can craft complex searches using Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT. These operators must be written in ALL CAPS. The PITTCat+ searching default is the AND operator.
Phrase Searching - PITTCat+ allows for phrase searching with the use of “ “. For example, the search "pittsburgh renaissance" will find items with the phrase pittsburgh renaissance in them.
Wildcard and Trucation – You can use wildcard (*) and truncation (?) symbols to search PITTCat+.