The Edgar tutorial is here: http://www.sec.gov/edgar/quickedgar.htm
Quickest, down and dirtiest thing I can throw together at the moment. Feel free to augment anyone:
http://www.sec.gov - From here you can go anywhere – filings, enforcement, compliance, etc.
- select Search for Company Filings
- select Companies and other Filers
Once there, enter the name of the corporation or trust you want to look up. If you’ve already got the individual file number you need even better.
Start by looking for the S-3 issued for year of trust - if you're looking up a trust. After that, you’re off and running. Play with HTML and text to see which you can read better.
You’re looking for 424b5s for the specific trust that you believe your loan is in.
Once you find the individual prospectus, you’re up to your eyeballs in 8 and 10 Qs (quarterlies) and Ks (annuals), among other things.
Beyond that, “/As” (S-3/A, 10-K/A, etc) are amended filings.
Once you get the hang of getting around and you find the general filings of the company that you’re looking for you can limit your searches to specific form types and specific years, etc.
Let me know if anything is incorrect or if you need more.