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Conducting your company research

When you are researching a company, identify what type of information you need and we’ll tell you the best place to find it.

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Annual reports

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Company ownership and structure

DatAnalysis Premium   
See the Controlled Entities and Shareholder Information sections

Factiva
Search for company, then click on Ownership 

Company reports

Business Source Complete
Choose Company Reports from top menu

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Select Company Reports tab then search for your chosen company

Factiva
Choose Companies/Markets tab then search for your company, choose Reports from menu

Hoover’s Company Profiles

IBISWorld Australia Company Reports  

Financial data on a company

DatAnalysis Premium
Choose Financial Data tab within a company report

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Click on financial results

Hoover’s Company Profiles

IBISWorld Australia Company Reports  
Key competitors or company comparisons

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Choose Peer Comparison from menu

IBISWorld Australia Company Reports   
See Competitive Environment tab within a company report

Hoover’s Company Profiles
Download company report then go to the competition section of the report
Current news about a company

Factiva

WARC

Library Search

Newspaper Source Plus

PressReader

ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstream
Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles about a company

Business Source Complete

Library Search

Proquest ABI/Inform

When you’re conducting company research, don’t forget to:

  • Explore key competitors
  • Look at the company’s website to see what information is available, such as history or press releases
  • See what information is available through the company’s social media sites
  • Research the industry in which the company operates

Key resources for company information

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Library search

You can also use Library Search to find information on companies, including:

  • Books which can be helpful for an introduction to a topic;
  • Peer-reviewed articles when you want current research and analysis; and
  • News articles to gain insight into current issues that may affect company performance or industry outlook.

Enter your keywords in the search box, then refine by options such as date, resource type or subject to refine your results.