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Where to find resources:
Print: go to the library specified, and find them by call number;
UIUC Online Research Resources: available to all UIUC affiliated faculty, staff and students. You will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password if you access them outside the UIUC campus network. You can access them from Online Journals & Databases or via the Alphabetical List of Databases.
WWW: general websites (some come with our subscription).
LexisNexis Historical Annual Reports 1972-95
LexisNexis Academic Universe provides access to historical company annual reports from 1972 to 1995.
- Click the blue 'Sources' tab on the left.
- Select 'Browse Sources.'
- Click on the 'Companies & Organizations' folder.
- Click on the 'Company Filings' folder.
- Select all relevant sources for your search.
"The annual report file includes portions of companies annual reports to shareholders, grouped by fiscal year, with balance sheets dated July 1, through June 30. The file provides financial statements, footnotes, auditor's opinion, material incorporated by reference and the management responsibility letter."
Some annual reports older than 1972 are available in microform. Microform may be found in the History, Philosophy & Newspaper Library, but check the online catalog for specific companies' annual reports.
ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
These reports are available through ABI/Inform. Once in ABI/Inform, click on 'Business Databases' in the upper left-hand corner. Scroll down and under 'databases' make sure only the box next to 'ProQuest Historical Annual Reports' is checked.
Proquest Historical Annual Reports over 800 companies' annual reports in PDF format, many of them back to the 1900's.
Do It Yourself
The University Libraries strive to provide as many resources via the web for your searching convenience at any place or whenever you would like to do research.
For simple searching, BIS (in conjuction with the Engineering Library) offers the Business & Technology Quick Search. This is a good place to start when you aren't certain where to go first. It is best for looking for literature in the area Technology Management.
BIS also has Fast Answers, a database of frequently asked questions on a topic level. You can search the entire database or click on one of the areas of finance, accounting, economics, labor, companies, industries, etc. and look at the lists of questions. NOTE: This is not the place to do a company search on a specific company. Instead, it is a tool which will lead you to sources on how to find information on companies.
For searching across a broad range of databases, go to the Library's Easy Search/Gateway page.
To renew books you have checked out, go here.
You can also request books from other libraries here.
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