Major Company Research Guide - LSC-North Harris
This page is used by Professor Clark's Marketing students.
- Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer. Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
- List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.
- (company) Frito Lay
- (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, layoffs
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See Research Databases: Business for additional resources.
Business and Association Directories
- EDGAR Database (SEC filings)
- GuideStar (search U.S. nonprofit organizations)
- Hoover's Online
- Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (Requires free registration)
- The Internet Public Library Business Directories Reference
- Inc. 500 - list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies from Inc. magazine
- Internet 800 Directory - toll-free phone numbers
- Switchboard - business and residential phone numbers
- U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup
- Current Industrial Reports (from Census Bureau)
- Forbes The 100 Best Small Companies in America
- NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business - advocacy organization representing small businesses.)
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
- Small Business Administration
- Small Business Resource Center (from the U.S. Department of Labor) - see also Bureau of Labor Statistics
- U.S. Census Bureau - Business and Industry
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Small Business Information
- Wall Street Journal - Small Business Information (includes how-to, franchising, financing, technology, and running a business sections)
- Bloomberg Business Week
- CNNMoney - Business, financial, personal finance, news
- Entrepreneur Magazine
- Fortune (search back issues using the search box on this page)
- Houston Business Journal (search 39 business journals in the U.S.)
- Houston Chronicle
- Inc. Online (search back issues using the search box on all pages)
- PR Newswire
- The Economist
How to cite a MarketLine Report
- Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
- Ask your professor about the required citation style.
- 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?