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BUS 105: Exploring Business: Business Information Sources

Overview

  • books
  • articles (from newspapers, magazines, trade publications)
  • company web sites
  • trade organization (association) publications and websites
  • social media sites (tweets, blogs)
  • annual reports and 10-K reports
  • pre-packaged and proprietary reports (company, industry and market reports)
  • government reports and websites
  • interviews and transcripts

 

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Library of Congress (LC) Call Number

External vs Internal

External information is made available to the public from a third party. such as MarketLine, or from the company itself, such as annual or 10--K report.

MarketLine

Internal information, such as minutes of meetings or personnel files, is not available to the public.

Free vs Fee Based

Information sources from a third party such as MarketLine, are usually fee based.  However, information collected and published by the federal government is made available to the public for free.  Information from a trade organization can be free and fee-based.

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