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Journal Editor Resources: Researching Comments

This guide is intended to serve as a consolidation of content from several different guides to help Penn Law students as they approach the process of researching and writing a note or comment for their law journal.

Useful Data and Statistics

News and Current Awareness

News items in major world newspapers and media outlets can often be located on their webpages, or with a well employed Google News search. However, there are a few very useful resources when doing comprehensive news searching: 

Company and Industry Information

If you need to look up information about a specific company, e.g. PhotoMedex, there are a number of options suggested by the Lippincott librarians in their research guide.

A couple of the more user-friendly for a non-business user are Hoover's, and Bloomberg Law. Both of these offer basic company information, including incorporation details, leadership details and contacts, and financial disclosures. You may find Bloomberg Law a more familiar interface to work with as a first step, and then turn to Hoover's for even more information.

Another option for more complete company information is available through the full Bloomberg terminal, one of which is available in Biddle's Computer Lab. For expert help in using the terminals, you may also want to visit the business library and get help from the librarians in person