Company Dossier on LexisNexis Academic
An extremely important tool in Business Research is LexisNexis Company Dossier, which you will find in the Business Tab of LexisNexis Academic. Dossier lets you search a company by name, ticker symbol, or D-U-N-S® number. You can also restrict your search by company type, city, state/province or country. From this form, find a wealth of information including headquarters locations, SEC filings, and executive hierarchies. LexisNexis Company Dossier delivers easy-to-read profiles of nearly 35 million companies worldwide and information on 1,000 industries to your desktop in just seconds. It helps you identify potential new clients, understand a company’s brands and trademarks, access detailed financial and recent litigation information, and more.
LexisNexis Dossier allows you to browse in-depth company profiles and industry reports with the best intelligence available through LexisNexis® services. Content includes:
Business directories, Dun & Bradstreet® information, Hoover’s® company information, ICC financial information, the INVESTEXT® database, the MERGERSTAT® database, SEC filings, Standard & Poor’s® corporate information, and more. When you research a particular company, you will also find their particular NAICS and SIC codes on the company profile.
For information on researching foreign companies, see International Business Research.
Intellectual property information
U.S. patents, trademarks, and copyrights
The past two years of news from thousands of global publications and same-day news from more than 85 publications
Cases (most recent 12 months), CourtLink® Strategic Profiles, Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory information, Mealey’s™ newsletters
Look at the links to the right of the main form for forms on SEC Filings, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, and Accounting. You can also create a comparative list of up to five companies.
LexisNexis Company Dossier External Links
Finding Supporting Statistics in LexisNexis Statistical
Statistics are a great way to support an argument or to provide an additional layer of analysis for a research paper, and LexisNexis Statistical is a great place to start to find exactly the tables you need for your paper. LexisNexis™ Statistical provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
Getting Started: A good place to start is the "Search Tables" form within LexisNexis Statistical. And a good place to find ideas for papers (and to find more targeted search results) is to begin with the Subject List link to the right of the search form. You can view all the search terms alphabetically or you can search for a specific concept, like "Business ethics". Another good place to start is to search the Subject List for "Business" or "Economic". Scroll through the results, including the related terms, and this is a good way to identify key business and economic concepts that can be pasted to your search for more targeted search results.
- You can also research a specific city, State, region, or country, to compare business and economic conditions. You can search on the specific geographic name, or you can narrow your search using the category breakdowns in the search form. For instance, you can search "Business failures and closings" and "cleveland" to locate a table that includes information on business failures in Cleveland, or you can search "Business failures and closings" and narrow your search by the category "By City" which will show comparative information on business failures in various cities.
See also the article Statistical Searching: How Do I...? for additional tips on finding specific types of information within LexisNexis Statistical.
Primary Sources on the History of Business, Employment, and EconomicsArchival and manuscript collections can add a historical perspective to business research. The links below lead to guides to microfilm editions of archival and manuscript materials.
- American Federation of Labor Records, Minutes of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor, Part 1: 1893-1924 (with Vote Books, 1892-1924)
- American Federation of Labor Records, Minutes of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor, Part 2: 1925-1955 (with Vote Books, 1925-1954)
- CIO and Industrial Unionism in America, Minutes of the Executive Board of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1935-1955
- Franklin Institute and the Making of Industrial America
- Germany's Business Leaders, 1400-1917
- Great Standard Oil Monopoly Case: United States of America v. Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
- In the Matter of Exxon Corporation et al. Records of the FTC's Case, 1978-1981 Supplement
- Recessions, Depressions, and Economic Panics in American History: Collection of Sources
- Regulation of Industry, U S Legislation Public Utilities, 1886-1990
The following links are for the individual guides to the collection entitled
U.S. National Economy: Unpublished Documentary Collections
- Part 1. Wilson Administration-Hoover Administration (1916-1933)
- Part 2: Roosevelt Administration-Truman Administration (1933-1953)
- Part 3: Eisenhower Administration (1953-1961)
- Part 4: Kennedy Administration-Johnson Administration (1961-1969)
- Part 5: Nixon Administration-Ford Administration (1969-1977)
- Part 6: Carter Administration (1977-1981)
- Part 7: Reagan Administration (1981-1989)
- Part 8: Bush Administration (1989-1992)
- Part 9: Clinton Administration (1993-2001)