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Business: Companies/Industries

Locating Company Information- Articles, News, History, Financials, etc.

EDGAR/SEC Reports
Allows searching of all the SEC filings, including 10-Ks, which give the full annual financial report for the company.

International Directory of Company Histories (1988 to 2005)
HD 2721 .I63
Provides company histories for most of the world's largest companies. Arranged by industry. Use index in back of the latest volume to find the specific company. Includes mergers, brands and companies that no  longer exist.

Company Annual Reports
Most public companies have their current annual reports on their web sites; many have multiple years available.

Industry Ratios & Codes

Annual Statement Studies (RMA)
Ref HF 5681 .B2R58
This annual publication provides a variety of ratios for specific industries arranged by code.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The current classification, which replaced the 1987 SIC codes.
Use the search option or browse categories under "Reference Files."

Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 (Replaced by NAICS)
Ref HF 1042 .S73
Provides the classification standard underlying all U.S. economic statistics classified by industry.