Business and Industry Sources
The following selective list of online databases and web sites will lead you to sources of information about companies, organizations, industries, and the people who work in them.
- Business Resources (Subject Guide to business and economics research resources)
ABI/Inform Compete (Proquest)
Full‐text journals, business magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, as well as key trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports.
Comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.
Nonprofits reports and IRS Form 990s.
Gale Directory Library
Online access to several directories: Brands and their Companies; Business Rankings Annual; Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory; Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.; Market Share Reporter; and Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans
Hoover's Company Profiles (ProQuest)
Company information for more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.
U.S. and international company data and annual reports.
- Regional Business News (Coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.)
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage
Industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more.
- Who Owns the News Media (Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism)
- Who Owns What: Columbia Journalism Review ("guide to what the major media companies own")