Desktop Researching A Potential Employer

Desktop Research is the generic term given to research carried out at your own desktop. Generally this refers to online reseach from sources including:
  • Company website
  • Companies House website
  • National press websites
  • Online business service infromation companies
  • Google and other search engines
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Trade Association websites
Dont forget other standard reference services accessible locally or via telephone including
  • British Library
  • Local Reference Library
  • Company PR office/provider - many companies have research packs available free of charge
  • Local competitors
This is a far from exhaustive list, if in doubt ask to speak with the librarian at the central reference library.