Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016     Views: 120

SEC filings (mid-1990s to present) are freely available from EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval). 

Most of our resources that have company financials also provide SEC filings including:

  • Hoover's - select Financials, then SEC Filings from a company record
  • LexisNexis Academic - select Search by Subject or Topic, then SEC Filings under Companies. The Company Dossier function will also pull up SEC filings for that company.
  • Mergent Online -use the Filings tab from a company record
  • S&P Capital IQ (Note: only available to Wharton students. See our Business FAQ, "Where can I get access to Capital IQ?" for details) - use the left-hand menu from a company record to find SEC filings under News, Events & Filings.  
  • Thomson ONE (Note: this resource only works in Internet Explorer.) - select Filings from the Company Views menu.

Thomson One also includes pre-EDGAR filings for some companies. Use Screening & Analysis tab and select Filings Search to find older materials. Since company names may have changed over time, you may see several variants when searching for a company.

For companies listed on the NYSE or AMEX, older filings on microfiche/microcard area available in Lippincott Library:

  • U.S. Companies from 1950-1993 (Annual Reports from 1950-; 10Ks from 1968-; and Proxies from 1982-) 
  • Non-U.S. companies are arranged alphabetically, 1982-1990.

To order paper copies of SEC filings not available online or in microtext, look at How to Request Public Documents & Information and scroll down to How to Access or Request Public Records Not Accessible via SEC Website.