Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2020     Views: 1652

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:

  • D&B Hoovers-
    • Select Advanced, then SEC Filings from a company record.
  • Nexis Uni -
    • Select Company Dossier from the menu to pull up SEC filings for a 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.