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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

My colleague Jennifer Merchant, Library Assistant for Field Law in the Calgary office gets credit for this tip. It is really more the beginning of a memo of research results, rather than a tip, but I thought you might find it useful. Jennifer was looking for some background information on a private company. Here is the beginning of her result:

You asked for background information on [insert private company name here]. I used the following resources in my search:

  • Google (general)
  • Google News
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs Complete (business/news database)
  • Canadian Newsstand (news database)
  • Canadian Periodicals (news database)
  • Canadian Reference Centre (news database)

Using the sources above with a search for a private company name as a phrase yields plenty of results. This is true even when the company itself has no website.

One comment on Searching for Private Company Info

  1. Depending on the type of background sought, I might also check the Better Business Bureau.

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