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Last Updated: Aug 04, 2020     Views: 5341

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.

Mergent Archives - select the Annual Reports to find current and historical reports going back to 1925.  

Thomson ONE

  • Search by company name or ticker in the top left corner.
  • In the Company Views menu, click on Filings-->Company Filings
  • This resource includes some pre-Edgar filings including annual reports for larger companies.To limit to annual reports, use the Filing Category/Type option to select the relevant categories.
  • If the company name or other information has changed over time due to mergers and acquisitions, you may need to use the Filings option under Screening & Analysis to find earlier reports.

Note: Thomson ONE only works in Internet Explorer.

Proquest Historical Annual Reports. Enter the company name in the search box, and set the drop-down menu to Company/Org. Coverage in this database ends in the mid-2000s. 

Osiris. Select Download-->Original documents from the right-hand menu on the company record.

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.

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

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.