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Company Research: News

ABI/Inform and Business Source

Search recommendations for ABI/Inform and Business Source Complete

Select Advanced Search menu to target company research

  • Type company name. Select Company in right menu
  •  Select Abstract or All Text to expand search results

 Add to the company name one of the following terms in the Subject or Abstract fields or consult the database thesaurus:

  • Business Plans (Subject)
  • Case study (Abstract)
  • Competition (Subject)
  • Complaints (Subject)
  • Corporate culture (Subject)
  • Employee (Subject) [retrieve employee attitude, employee benefits]
  • Five forces (Abstract) [retrieve Porter’s five forces analysis]
  • Interviews (Subject)
  • Innovations (Subject)
  • Litigation (Subject)
  • Market (Subject) [retrieve market share, market size]
  • Organizational structure
  • Performance (Subject) [retrieve financial performance, performance metrics, performance awards]
  • Planning (Subject)
  • Ratings & rankings (Subject)
  • Risk(Subject)
  • Strategic (Subject)
  • Studies (Subject) [ also retrieves case studies]
  • Studies (abstract)
  • Surveys (Subject)
  • SWOT (Subject)
  • Trends(Subject)
  • Work environment (Subject)  

Business Insights


  • For more effective search results:  
    • Adjust Date menu to All Dates or Range.
    • Change Select Source Category menu to All Sources
    • Sort results by Most recent first or Relevance
  • Target and Limit search results. In search text box:
    • Use Boolean operators – And Or - and combine with other search terms
    • Select Company to locate company code. [i.e.fds=amzcom]
    • Or type hlp=company name [i.e.] Retrieves more relevant articles where the company is featured in the headline and lead paragraph
  • Locate interviews with company employees 
    • ns=NITV - This is for subject type of an interview. In search box, type:
      • ns=NITV AND  fds=amzcom will search for interviews featuring Amazon
      • ns=NIEX AND fds=amzcom will search for interviews featuring Amazon executives
      • CEO AND ns=NITV will search for CEO interviews
  • Locate news transcripts featuring companies
    • ns=NTRA - This is for subject type of a transcript.  
      • Type: ns=NTRA AND  fds=amzcom will search for news transcripts featuring Amazon

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Nexis Uni

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Science Direct


Article Databases

Search all article databases to obtain the most comprehensive company information. Features:


Business Source

Science Direct

Scholarly journals, trade publications, studies and disertations.


Nexis Uni

Global and regional press, trade publications.

Business Insights

Market share reporter, annual business rankings.

Regional Business

Local area enterprise information


Real time company news


Company and industry metrics


Bloomberg Professional Service – Tozzi only

Dominant financial resource tool used worldwide by major financial institutions.

Access only through special terminals at the Tozzi Electronic Business & Finance Center or Kresge Library. Training required. Check the Tozzi Center for workshop schedule.

  • Provides real time news, analysis, financial and market data for over 45, 0000 companies traded on major global and local exchanges.  Additional information available for over 100,000 private companies.  Consult EQS to obtain the latest company coverage numbers.  Delisted, bankrupt and inactive company information also available
  •  News from over 30,000 sources from around the world
  • Over 2,800 fundamental data items and financial ratios enable in-depth company performance and risk analysis.
  • Historical stock price archive varies, up to 30 years or more for some companies.  For more complete pricing, use the WRDS – CRSP dataset.