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  1. Free Resources • Accessing resources without breaking the bank • Free internet access • Ask • Borrow • Trial access and copies Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  2. Thank you for your help • Any more suggestions? Finbar Cullen Prospect Researcher ResearchPlus Finbar@ResearchPlus.co.uk Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  3. Ask a colleague • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prospect-research-uk Prospect Research UK • http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/trust_fundraising/ Institute of Fundraising Trust Group • http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Statutory_fundraising/ Institute of Fundraising Special Interest Group for Statutory Fundraising in the UK • http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/majordonorspecialinterestgroup Major Donor Special Interest Group  • http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/corporate_fundraising Institute of Fundraising's special interest group for Corporate Fundraising in the UK • Others ……. Bristol, London, … Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  4. More colleagues • www.fundraising.co.uk • News, forum, calendar, links • www.freepint.com/index.html • 70,000+ researchers • www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk • SIGs, regional, codes of practice, links • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PRSPCT-L/ • Mostly North American based prospect researchers Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  5. KnowUK www.knowuk.co.uk • Bristol; other libraries • “over 100 of the most widely used reference publications in the UK” NB KnowUK Free Trial Request Form Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  6. Public Libraries on the Web • http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/ac940/weblibs.html • “up to date picture of public library internet activity in the United Kingdom” • Links to public library websites Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  7. Bath & North East Somerset Library • www.bathnes.gov.uk • Newsbank • allows you to access articles (back to 1998) from the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Independent on Sunday and the Western Daily Press www.xrefer.com – option for free trial • “xrefer is a leading provider of reference services for libraries and information centres” Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage  Debrett's People of Today The Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography The Penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women Who's Who 2003, A&C Black Who's Who 2005 and Who Was Who 1897-2004 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  8. Bristol Central Library • Newspapers, periodicals • Who’s Who, etc • Britannica Online – “vast, in-depth and continually updated encyclopedia for adults and children” - any library Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  9. Bristol Central Library • Electronic resources • Experian’s Corporate Researcher – being tweaked • updated monthly • KnowUK (no more!) • Britannica Online • The Economist - Articles/graphics (1995 -1998) - Includes index (1991 - 1994) • Evening Post & Western Daily Press - 1997 to 2000. Full text • Guardian - Full text 1990 – • Independent - Full text 1989 – • DSC Grant Making Trusts CD 2002 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  10. Bristol Central Library • Newsbank is now at Bristol central Library • “database of 39 national & local newspapers. Back files from 1998” • Snapshots International Ltd • international market research overviews ... reports are designed to provide an instant overview of a market, and the data is supplied in both graphical and tabular format for ease of interpretation and analysis. data is compiled in house Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  11. University of the West of England • Who’s Who • Corporate Register • Electronic sources for students only Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  12. Newspapers Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  13. RocketNews • www.rocketnews.com/news • Rocketinfo • over 10,000 Internet sites • Free basic searches of last 5 days news – US bias? Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  14. Links to websites • www.newspapersoc.org.uk • The Newspaper Society - Britain's regional press • Links to regional newspaper websites • www.newspapers.com • USA and International www.thepaperboy.com.au - International Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  15. South West England • Bristol Evening Post • Western Daily Press • Devon and Cornwall • News • Email news alerts • Supplements with some newspapers Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  16. West Country Business Guide • 64-page full colour supplement, now in its 10th year • Online list of companies ranked by turnover, including total staff numbers, “West employees”, pre-tax profits • Online articles Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  17. Western Daily Press Deals Awards • www.westpress.co.uk • October 2004 – lists nominees and winners • “the leading lights in corporate finance - 11 awards presented to individuals and companies” • South West Deals Awards Venture Capital Firm of the Year • South West Venture Capitalist of the Year • Corporate Bank of the Year • Corporate Banker of the Year • Corporate Law Firm of the Year • Lawyer of the Year • Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year • Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year • Trade Finance Team of the Year • Young Dealmaker of the Year • Dealmaker of the Year Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  18. Western Daily Press Fast Track 50 • Annual guide to the fastest-growing companies in the south west of England, measuring the increase in turnover Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  19. Devon and Cornwall • www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk • Devon and Cornwall's top 150 companies - list available online Online articles give details of some companies • more information about each of the companies available in hard copy. Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  20. Other News sites • www.guardian.co.uk • www.timesonline.co.uk • www.telegraph.co.uk • www.bbc.co.uk Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  21. The Guardian • Special reports • Executive pay • Useful links • Ethical business • Fair trade Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  22. Guardian executive pay reports • 1. Top 20 highest earners • 2. Top 10 CEOs • 3. Top 10 chairmen • 4. Top 10 finance directors • 5. Top 10 pay-offs • 6. Top 10 best and worst payers • 7. Top 20 millionaires • 8. Top 10 women • 9. Top 10 oldest and youngest earners • 10. Top 10 pensions Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  23. The Sunday Times • www.timesonline.co.uk • The Sunday Times Rich List • 100 Best companies to work for • Sunday Times 50 Best Companies to Work For • Sunday Times 50 Best SMEs to Work For • Pay List 2003 – subscription only Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  24. Daily Mail, Sunday Mail, Evening Standard • www.thisismoney.com • Share search • Recent company news • Contact numbers and web addresses Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  25. News Alerts • Google free news alerts Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  26. Company Information Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  27. Company sites • www.companieshouse.gov.uk • Access free company information and purchase company documents online • Links • Government Websites • European Union • Professional Bodies • Worldwide Registries Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  28. www.digitallook.com • Company News, directors’ dealings, share prices, company overview, recent news, etc • www.building.co.uk • Building magazine's news team. From November 5th to November 15th access to the Building web site is free – try other magazine sites Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  29. Northern Ireland • www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk • Northern Ireland's Top 100 Companies Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  30. Plimsoll Publishing • www.majorcompanies.co.uk • Major UK Companies • Top companies by sector Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  31. Free Annual Reports Service • www.carolworld.com • direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA • http://ftcom.ar.wilink.com • over 1,300 listed companies • Link for US and Canadian Annual Reports • www.wilink.com Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  32. Old Annual Reports • www.score.ac.uk 'Company annual reports: assuring the distributed national print archive‘ • collections of pre-1995 UK company annual reports, available for consultation • Links to free websites Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  33. Local Government • Lists of local employers with e.g. 250 + employees • Name • Industry • Employee numbers • Contact details Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  34. Starting from scratch • Internet search for “free business information“ • RBA Information Services • Aslib Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  35. RBA Information Services • www.rba.co.uk • Training, consultancy and publications on how to find and use electronic resources more effectively • Mentions some free sources, search strategies for the internet, etc • Top 10 Business Sites • ABYZ News Links - Newspaper and News Media Guide • Search by country/continent Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  36. Aslib - Association for Information Management • www.freebizinfo.org • Company Information • Industry Information • Market Research and Statistics • Regional Information • People Information • Country Information • Legal Information • News Information • Government Information • Stock markets • Keeping up to date • Business portals Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  37. London Stock Exchange • www.londonstockexchange.com • Share Prices, company contact details, etc • World search by region • Link to free annual reports • “complete list of UK, international and AIM companies currently listed on our markets” • “comprehensive breaking news” Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  38. UK Trade & Investment • www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk • UK Trade & Investment helps companies build their international business • UK regional overviews • International • Country overviews with useful websites • Electronic Resources • statistical, contact, marketing and aid-funded project information is available on CD-ROM and via Internet terminals • Use of the Internet and CD-ROMS is free but there is a charge for printing. Downloading is not available Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  39. Hemscott • www.hemscott.com • annual reports, advisers, etc • E.g. lawyers and their client list Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  40. Yell • www.yell.co.uk • Use Yell.com to find shops, businesses and services in your area and across the UK Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  41. Ethical concerns Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  42. Corporate Watch • www.corporatewatch.org • Articles, Corporate Watch News, etc • Individual companies • UK Construction Industry Overview - Completed March 2004 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  43. Government and Campaigning Organisations • www.environment-agency.gov.uk • Environment Agency • www.transnationale.org • Transnationale.org • “report social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands … “ • http://corpwatch.radicaldesigns.org/index.php • CorpWatch • “counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism” Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  44. International Company Information Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  45. Euroland.com • www.euroland.com • Press releases • Company in focus • Links to stock exchanges: • Amsterdam; Brussels; Frankfurt; Helsinki; London; Milan; Nasdaq; Oslo; Paris; Stockholm; Zurich Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  46. Europe's Hot Growth Companies • http://businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_43/b3905401.htm • BusinessWeek and the Brussels-based organization Europe's Entrepreneurs for Growth • 2004 Europe's 500 Scoreboard • sort by country, downloadable • includes some links to company websites Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  47. Chambers of Commerce • www.worldchambers.com links to chambers of commerce around the world Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  48. International Business Directory • www.business.com • “leading business search engine to find products, services, companies, resources, news and jobs” • Includes lots of international business associations Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  49. Hoovers • www.hoovers.com/free • Search for Business Information • Company Name • Industry Keyword • Executive Name • Some information requires subscription Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus

  50. EDGAR • www.sec.gov/index.htm • All U.S. public companies must file certain documents electronically with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC allows you to search the EDGAR files • EDGAR website includes tutorial Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus