About This Guide

This guide includes a list of resources to help you find credible public, private, and non-profit company information. It includes an introduction to key business databases and instruction on how to use them to locate relevant articles and books about your company and related industry information.

Why use the librarian-recommended resources included in this guide rather than the Internet? Remember that your assignment requires that you use credible company information. Librarians have already identified credible sources and listed them here in this guide. An Internet search may seem easy but it takes time and expertise to identify credible sources found there. 

If you decide not to use the resources in this guide, we recommend you visit Penfield's How to Evaluate Your Sources guide to better understand what criteria you should use to judge the company information you find on the Internet.

Librarian Help

Nicole Westerdahl is the subject librarian for company and business research, but all of Penfield's librarians are ready to help you! Visit our Get Research Help page for additional contact options and 24/7 chat service.