Finding company information can be used in many different ways:
Job search and interview preparation: gathering information about companies who are hiring and active in sectors of interest can help put the finishing touches on interview preparation.
You can use the library databases to find company reports and profiles:
When researching for company information, the first step is to determine if you are investigating an American company or an international company.
For American companies, a key point to consider is whether the company being researched is private or public. This largely determines the amount of information available, i.e. public companies must make their financial information publicly available, while private companies do not.