Need for accounting data

Dear All,
I need historical data for my academic research. Any helps will be very much appreciated.
I was not able to find it yet. Maybe, you can point to some free or
paid services for this.
- I suppose that the information I am looking for is in the cash flow statements or detailed balance sheets of companies.
- I am interested in the steel industry and software and computer industry.
- 10-20 Companies from each industry would be fine.
- Data should contain material and immaterial expenses for R&D. I suppose any dataset which contains this particular information would provide any other information, too: Net sales, EBIT, etc...
- The data should start from 50's. In case that it is not available, any earliest is fine.
Thanks in advance,
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On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:45:10 GMT, Vehbi Sinan Tunalioglu wrote:

It appears that someone took the same class as you did:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid 080109051316AAY5DR2
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Well, I do not take classes anymore and I never look for Microsoft Excel files :)
Anyway, I am getting desperate now...
Many Thanks.
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