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Business Writing Essentials/Technical Writing Essentials (01:355:203) (01:355:202): Company Research

This guide contains resources for doing research in ENG 203/202.

Private Company Research

Not-for-Profit Organizations

ReferenceUSA, a database of millions of non-profit organizations and companies in the United States, searchable by name, location, and industry. (Rutgers-restricted Access) (Non-Rutgers users who are New Jersey residents can use ReferenceUSA via Jersey Clicks with a NJ public library card.)

You can also use the Nonprofit Organization Lookup provided by Melissa Data.

Many not-for-profit organizations are required to file an annual report with the IRS called Form 990. (See Which Forms Do Exempt Organizations File? from the IRS.) Some of the best sources of these 990 filings are:

Industry Overviews and Company Profiles

U.S.Government Sources

Public Companies

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