Business/Commerce

Use this guide to start your research on topics in the area of business.

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Conducting your company search and industry analysis

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

DatAnalysis Premium 

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

DatAnalysis Premium  
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

Factiva
Click on financial results

Hoover’s Company Profiles

IBISWorld Australia Company Reports 
Key competitors or company comparisons

Factiva
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
Case studies SAGE Business Cases
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

When you’re researching an industry, identify what type of information you need and we’ll tell you the best places to find it.

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An industry snapshot or overview

IBISWorld Australia Industry Reports   

Knowing your Industry by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Factiva
Go to Companies/Markets drop-down and choose Industry

Australian industry reports

IBISWorld Australia Industry Reports  

Key factors affecting industry performance IBISWorld Business Environment Reports Profile 

Industry news and current topics

ProQuest ABI/Inform Collection  

Business Source Complete

Factiva

​Passport

PressReader

ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstream 

Newspaper Source Plus

International industry reports and profiles

ProQuest ABI/Inform Collection
Limit to Industry Profile from Publication Type

Business Source Complete
Limit to Industry Report and Market Report from Document Type

Factiva
Go to Companies/Markets drop-down and choose Industry

Passport  

Journal articles

ProQuest ABI/Inform Trade & Industry

Business Source Complete

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Company and industry websites

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News and video

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Last reviewed: 5 March 2019