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Company Research @ Pitt

This guide provides an overview of how to conduct detailed company research, primarily utilizing information in the University Library System's resources.


This guide will highlight resources available to current affiliates of the University of Pittsburgh (students, faculty, and staff).

Use the tabs to the left to navigate throughout the guide.

Use the interactive image below to discover the variety of company research resources.

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Search tips:

  • Significantly more information is available on public, U.S. based companies because they have to make information available to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Additionally, it is often difficult to find detailed information on subsidiaries, or companies owned by another. For example, Old Navy is a subsidiary of The Gap.
  • Beware that the name you know the company by might not be it's official name. For example, Hewlett-Packard is technically HP Inc.
  • Mergers and acquisitions can make it difficult to find historical information on previously existing entities.

Contact the Business Librarian with any questions or to set up an appointment.