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Question: Where can I find current and historical annual reports?
Answer: Take a look at Lippincott's Datapoints blog post Gimmie that Old Time Financial Statement for an overview of the library's databases that cover annual reports, both current and historical.

Thomson ONE
Search by company name or ticker in the top left corner. In the Company Views menu, click on Filings then Company Filings. This resource includes some pre-Edgar filings including annual reports for larger companies.
Note: this resource only works in Internet Explorer.

Mergent Archives - current and historical reports going back to 1925.

Westlaw Business (formerly LivEdgar)
Choose Annual Reports to Shareholders under Company Research

Proquest Historical Annual Reports - enter the company name in the search box, and set the drop-down menu to Company/Org


Annual reports from 1994-present are often available from the SEC's EDGAR system.

Browse through scanned images of a selection of annual reports using Historical Corporate Reports, a Lippincott Library project.

Columbia Historical Corporate Reports Online Collection offers digitized annual reports for about 50 New York City-based companies. Selected corporations in the digital collection include department stores, utility companies, banks, and railroads ranging from the 1850s through the early 1960s.

Browse and search for historical annual reports held by other universities using the Annual Reports at Academic Business Libraries database available from the Purdue University Libraries.

For historical financials from the annual reports go to Lexis Nexis Academic
Choose Business
Choose Sources
On the right, in Find a Source enter: AICPA
Choose the annual reports you want and click OK Continue
In the Enter Search Terms box, enter your company name

Also, come to Lippincott Library and take a look at the historical collection of annual reports on microfiche. NYSE- and AMEX-listed companies are available.

Last modified: Thursday, 29-Nov-2012