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Major Company Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.
    • (company and brand) Frito Lay and Lays Potato Chips
    • (industry) airlines in the United States, 311919 "other snack food manufacturing"
    • (current topic) recession, unemployment, downsizing, layoff
    • (company) Frito Lay

Business Source Complete for articles, company reports, industry reports Video Tutorial 

info circle Guide on Finding Company Reports

How to cite a MarketLine Report



LexisNexis Academic Find business news and reports Video tutorial

Contains thousands of articles, from multiple publishers, on almost all subjects. (Video Tutorial)


Research Databases: Business for additional resources.

Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

Academic Video Online Multi-subject streaming video collection.


eBook CollectionMulti-subject electronic book collection (Video tutorial)


Physical Books

Library Catalog to search for books.

  1. Enter search terms.
  2. Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  3. Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  4. To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "Place Hold" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

Government Information

Business and Association Directories


Business News

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?



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