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Financial Information & Industry Ratios: Articles

Periodicals Defined

Periodicals are publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers.

To help you identify different periodicals, refer to the Types of Periodicals guide.

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Print Periodicals

The following periodicals are available in print in the Library.

For a complete listing of titles owned by the Library, visit the Periodicals guide.

Recommended Databases

Public vs. Private Companies

A private company is held by a handful of people, often the founder and a few others. It does not sell stock to the general public, and therefore, does not have an obligation to disclose its financial information. Finding financial information on a private company can sometimes be difficult.

A public company, on the other hand, has sold a part of its business or its stock to the general public. By law it is required to disclose its financial information and file specific reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

If you are not sure if a company is public or private, check these sources.

Additional Databases

Journal Lookup

To see if JWU Library subscribes to a particular journal, just click on the link below and then type in the name of the journal.

https://jwuden.on.worldcat.org/atoztitles/#journal

Open Source Journals

Open source or open access journals provide unrestricted, free access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.