Since a company's annual report provides so much financial information, it is one of the primary sources you should look at in analyzing a company.
FIS Mergent provides annual reports for over 10,000 public U.S. based companies.
Use ProQuest to find older annual reports:
How to find an annual report and tips for reading an annual report
Usually, you can find a company's annual report on its web site. Look for a link for investors or investor relations, often under the About us link.
Below are additional web sites you can research:
About: Investing for Beginners: Free Annual Reports
Carol World: Annual Reports of Companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia
Irin Annual Report Resource Center
Edgar SEC Full Text Search
If you use the Advanced Search Page feature, you can enter the company name, the type of filing you want such as the 10-K, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), and the Central Index Key (CIK). The full text goes back four years.
You can also try the a search at http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html
The library has a number of books and recommended web sites to help you read financial statements.
Consult the library handout.