Skip to main content
Site Index | Calendar | eLearning | Email | MyUNIverse
Ask Us! | Contact Us | About Us | Services | Research help | Find Articles & Books

Company Information: Start Here

This guide covers important company information and analysis resources.

NY Stock Exchange - Opening Bell

ML/BBCode: Director Petraeus rings opening bell at NY Stock Exchange - Flickr - The Central Intelligence Agency

By The Central Intelligence Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ask for Help


This guide is intended to point to important company information resources and provide a few research tips along the way.

Companies are organizations doing business as corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. They can be categorized as public or private, or as parent or subsidiary/division.

Those that sell securities to the public and meet certain size thresholds must file disclosure documents with regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); these companies are said to be publicly-held. Parent companies may own subsidiaries, which are separate legal organizations, and be divided into divisions. 

Key Resources

Essential Rod Library Tools

Rod Library, Unviversity of Northern Iowa

  • Books/Media tab in OneSearch  (Search for books in Rod Library and electronic books)
  • Databases A-Z  (Select a database from this alphabetical list and use it to search for articles)

Subject Guide

Jim Kelly's picture
Jim Kelly

Other Contact Options

Phone us:  319-273-2838

Text message us: 319-382-2736

Email us

Schedule a Research Consultation