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Business & Entrepreneurship

This is a guide to library subscription resources and free web resources.

Company Research

Use these databases for basic name, address, url, phone, location information, and officers. These are also searchable using many filters such as sales, location, minority ownership, and much more.

Also try company web sites

Missouri Secretary of State - Search for Business Entity

Kansas Secretary of State - Search for a Business Entity

All 50 States Secretary of State website list

Searching for Annual Reports and 10Ks

Begin with the company website, but the report may not be complete and the 10K may not be displayed. For recent online annual reports and SEC filings:

  • Mergent Online - Annual reports back at least 7-10 years
  • Proquest Annual Reports available in ABI/Inform Complete (some back as far as 1980s)
    • How to find: Enter company name under Advanced Search; under "More Search Options"
      set "Document Type to "Annual Report."
  • SEC EDGAR - 10Ks and all other required SEC filings for public companies back to 1994 for most companies.

Older Annual Reports are in microfiche sets on the 1st floor at Miller Nichols Library. Sets are mainly companies on the NYSE and AMES but do not include every company.

  • 1965-1985 Corporation Annual Reports (microfiche)
  • 1978-1992 QFile/SEC File (microfiche)
    • Filed alphabetically 1978-1986
    • Filed by year 1986-1991 (1986 overlaps)
  • Indexes to collections filed by year are in microfiche cabinets.

To locate a library with historical annual reports, see the Purdue search engine: Annual Reports at Academic Business Libraries.

The free internet sites below may ask you to register or try to sell you information.

Company Histories

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