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Journalism - Information Gathering Resources

Use Information From the "Business: Commercial & Non-Profit" Tab to Answer the Following Questions:

  • Explain the step-by-step process that you used to find the information.
  • Indicate what you found.
  • Determine whether the information that you found is trustworthy.

Business: Commercial & Non-Profit

Use an academic business or news database or a government database to find:

  • Home Depot's largest competitor?
  • Find a list of banks and credit unions in Columbia, MO.
  • What does NAICS 524113 mean?
    • What companies in Columbia, MO fit in that industry?
  • Find the registered agent for Sparky's Ice Cream, a Columbia Missouri business.
  • Locate information about Heart of Missouri United Way.
    • Who are their partner organizations?
    • What is their mission?

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  • Their products
  • Their closest competitors
  • The latest news and key developments
  • Outlook for their industry - Use multiple sources