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Company Information

  1. 1. Selected Sources of Business Information Presented by Dawn Kinnersley, Academic Liaison Librarian For Business and Economics [email_address]
  2. 2. Company and Industry Sources <ul><li>Part One : Electronic Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Library Web Pages and Links </li></ul><ul><li>Explore Nexis UK </li></ul>
  3. 3. Getting Started <ul><li>Choose Electronic Databases Subject Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Business </li></ul><ul><li>Select Nexis UK </li></ul><ul><li>Do so by clicking on the Name </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nexis UK: the Business Library <ul><li>Business News </li></ul><ul><li>Company Financials </li></ul><ul><li>SEC Filings </li></ul>
  5. 6. Electronic Databases by Subject
  6. 7. Nexis UK - Default
  7. 8. Introducing Nexis UK <ul><li>Click on Companies tab </li></ul><ul><li>Default is all companies </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Drop Down Menu to change it </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the name of the company </li></ul><ul><li>Add additional terms if required </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a date range </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Search </li></ul>
  8. 9. Companies Search Screen type here
  9. 10. Source Selection
  10. 11. Search for Cooperative Group No. of results Where from
  11. 12. Company and Industry Sources <ul><li>Part Two: Selected Business Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Books </li></ul>
  12. 13. Company Details <ul><ul><li>KEY BRITISH ENTERPRISES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alphabetical listing of companies in several volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical and product indexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each entry: activities, directors, trade names, sales turnover, associated companies, and number of employees and date of incorporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The SIC (Standard Industry Classification) code number describes products - all companies have their products listed by SIC </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Company Directories WHO OWNS WHOM (UK and Ireland) This directory lists parent/subsidiary relationships. There are two sections:   I) Lists the parent company in alphabetical order with its subsidiaries, indicating which country, if outside the UK, the subsidiary is based in.   ii) Lists all the subsidiaries in alphabetical order with the parent company.   It covers a very large number of companies, but gives no extra information other than the percentage of holdings in a particular company, and the head office address of parent companies.
  14. 15. Company Directories <ul><li>KELLY’S INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY </li></ul><ul><li>- This directory has the largest number of entries of all the UK directories but gives only very brief information for each – </li></ul><ul><li>Address, telephone and fax numbers and a trade description </li></ul><ul><li>The directory is divided into two sections, the first listing companies under product headings, and the second by company name in alphabetical order. </li></ul>

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