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Historical Industry Data
Q Where can I find historical industry information?
|Industry Financial Ratios
From 1997 to present in print collection/reference at HF5681
S & P's NetAdvantage Industry Surveys, archived back to 2001. To access historical Industry surveys you must use the Industries section of the database
Business Source Complete Industry Profiles, dates vary but generally 4 to 5 years back
|IBISWorld Key Statistics tab|
|U.S. Census: Business & Industry
2007 2002 1997 1992
Historical Company Data
Q Where can I find historical company financial information?
Historical financial data for companies can be found in several library databases and on the web. Coverage will vary by source and company.
|S & P's NetAdvantage Select Compustat Excel Analytics.
Use dropdown menu to select desired information.
This will open an Excel spreadsheet.
|Valueline Investment Survey
Select the PDF format for more extensive historial data
|SEC's Edgar Database||Annual 10-K statements available for companies as far back as 1994. Search by company name or ticker and filter by form "10-k"|
|Accessible websites which offer some historical company data|
Q Where can I find the history of a company?
|Answers.com often includes content from this resource
International Directory of Company Histories
Company Profiles from MarketLine are available full text through Business Source Complete. There is usually a history section included in these reports. To easily access a company's profile use the drop-down menu under "More" on the top blue bar, select "Company Profiles" and search by company name.
|Hoover's Company Profiles usually include a Company History section.|