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1 Using Hoovers Online Austin Community College Accounting Students use resources at to obtain corporate information

2 Overview Company and Product Insights Features Uses Getting Started Company and Product Insights Features Uses Getting Started

3 Company and Product Insight

4 What is Hoovers? Hoover's offers proprietary business information through the Internet, data feeds, wireless devices, and co-branding agreements with other online services. Source: Hoover's offers proprietary business information through the Internet, data feeds, wireless devices, and co-branding agreements with other online services. Source:

5 Two Options Hoovers Online offers: free service for – pay (premium content) ACC students have free access to the for-pay content (premium content) from any Internet connection.

6 There Is More Hoover's Online, features a database of information on more than 25 million corporations and organizations. Source:

7 And More Hoover's also publishes its information in books. The company is a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet.Dun & Bradstreet Source:

8 How Did Hoovers Start? Hoover's was the brainchild of entrepreneur Gary Hoover. A veteran of Citibank and several retailers, Hoover in 1982 founded Bookstop (which would go on to become the #4 book chain in the US). Source:

9 Continued During his tenure there Gary Hoover found that his stores' books covered everything from travel to sports, but none covered companies, industries, and the people who lead them. Those subjects had always fascinated him. Source:

10 The Idea Took Off In 1989, Hoover and some notable friends started The Reference Press. The company published its first book -- Hoover's Handbook 1991: Profiles of Over 500 Major Corporations.

11 Next Step - hoovers.com We benefit from the efforts of Gary Hoover and his associates. Gary Hoover is an Austinite. Hoovers is located on Airport Blvd.

12 Features

13 Features Fact Sheet Full Overview History Family Tree Industry

14 Features Products/Operations Competitors Competitive Landscape People News Significant Developments

15 Features Financial Data – Summary Summary – Income Statement Income Statement – Balance Sheet Balance Sheet – Cash Flow Cash Flow – Historical Financials Historical Financials

16 Features Financial Data – Stock Quote Stock Quote – Interactive Stock Chart Interactive Stock Chart – Market Data Market Data – Earnings Estimates Earnings Estimates – ValuEngine Analysis ValuEngine Analysis – Comparison Data Comparison Data

17 Features SEC Filings Industry Watch

18 Other Features You can Download financial data into Excel Change the currency Go to the companys website And more

19 Uses

20 Ways to Use Hoovers Lab activities Annual report project Support for textbook topics Personal knowledge

21 Getting Started

22 Instructions on how to access Hoovers Online Tutorials on how to use the product Go to Instructions on how to access Hoovers Online Tutorials on how to use the product Go to


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