Here’s how you find the Wall Street Journal. You could get a paper copy on the third floor in periodicals. The most recent edition is kept at the periodicals desk.
Or, you can read the Journal online in ABI Inform. You can browse a daily edition by setting the date to one day only.
Older editions (1889-1995) are available fulltext online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
Corporations occasionally try to copyright traditional knowledge, culture, and/or technology.
India has taken the step of creating the traditional digital library which documents traditional knowledge. This makes it more difficult for corporations to take traditional knowledge and claim that purely for themselves.
Case in point: the recent case where Colgate Palmolive attempted to copyright a product that used traditional Indian spices – and apparently nothing else. Read about the case here, in which Colgate did not prevail.
Update: the Morningstar 10-K database is going away. No big deal it searched publicly accessible SEC documents anyway.
So here are your two best options.
You can use our database Mergent and select government filings as the search option. I prefer the search interface on Mergent.
To look up all patents and trademarks held BY COMPANY in LexisNexis:
1) Click the SEARCH BY CONTENT TYPE then the COMPANIES tab, 2) look up your company in COMPANY DOSSIER and then 3) patents is on the left side of screen
You can also search patents in general in LexisNexis. Again, select By Content Type then Patents.
Or, you can use the US Patent Office website, but you can’t search by company so well. They also have trademarks, BTW.
We made a new video for using the e-book Ad $ Summary. This resource allows you to look up advertising budgets for different companies, brands, media, and industry.
So you have to do an industry analysis for your management class? Now we have two new databases that put everything in one location and have better categories of businesses too!
First Research – A great one stop location for industry surveys and analysis.
Contains over 900 Industry Segments, updated constantly with monthly statistics and indicators as well as quarterly trend updates, and State Profiles to monitor monthly employment, business and real estate trends in each of the 50 US states.
Great news for business discipline majors! The library has subscribed to First Research database.
This database contains over 900 different industry segments. For each segment there are SWOT analyses, growth ratings, and forecasts.
Other industry surveys are located in these databases:
SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. These are great reports that discuss competition, product development, regulation (important to drug companies among others) and the macroeconomic picture that might affect a company.
Business Source Complete – limit your results to SWOTs