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Business Reference Question Resource (BRQR)

A starting place for finding business and industry information

What Database Should I Use?

In the wide world of business research tools, locating financial data, stock information, company reports, industry analyses, and business news can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. This database comparison chart will help you quickly identify the the best sources for various types of business and industry information.

Business Database Comparison Chart

Database Comparison Chart

Information Type Business Source Complete EDGAR



IBISWorld Mergent Intellect

Mergent Online


(Std & Poor's) Net Advantage Statista Value Line  
Scholarly Articles              
Trade & Magazine Articles              
Business News            

Company Information

Public Companies    
Private Companies        
International Companies        
Non Profit                  
Company Profiles  
Financial Data  
Annual Report            
10-K Report                
10-Q (Quarterly Report)                  
Investment Analysis/Report              
SWOT Analysis             
Company Ratios              
Corporate Histories                  
Bond Information              

Industry Information

Industry Reports/Profiles      
Equity Reports (Trends)                        
Industry Analysis      
Industry Ratios              
Market Research  
Stocks, bonds, mutual funds              
Country Reports      
Statistical Data        
Business Plans                  
Legal Research                
Theses & Dissertations                  
Consumer Information