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Company Information: About
Research guide for company histories, financials, annual reports, etc. Some resources available only at The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center. Guide by Madeleine Cohen.
You need a list of companies based on criteria which you define: industry, company size, location, number of employees, sales, etc.
You want to research the competition for your product/service: search by keyword or industry code fo find competitors or B-to-B prospects for sales or marketing.
For a job search: to customize and download lists of businesses and executives.
Directories can help you find out if a company is public or private. Why does this matter? U.S. public companies which trade on the stock market are required to file documents regularly with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). Information on private companies can be much harder to find. Directories, articles or news stories may be the main sources of information for some private companies.
Note: most of the resources listed here are available on-site only, at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).
Note: Some library databases have been made accessible for temporary remote access during the pandemic while the libraries are closed.
Use to find basic company information: i.e. addresses, executives, sales and more. Also use Advanced Search tab to create custom business lead lists to download for sales or job search. Use Advanced Search by keyword or SIC or NAICS code to find companies by industry.
This database is only accessible at the following NYPL locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL); All Branch Libraries
Use this database to find company information and articles. Click "Company Profiles" from top of first screen, or search for articles by company name. This database is accessible from home with a library card.
Includes Market Research results from Datamonitor.
Find companies in developing countries. Access company details, news, industry data, market research and more. Click the “Client Login” box on upper right corner of screen and select a country or region to search. .
This database is only accessible at the following NYPL locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
Find information and contacts for multinational companies. Lists headquarters, subsidiaries, branches and executives of multinational firms. Use this resource to find companies and job contacts in another country or subsidiaries in U. S. locations for business contacts, career opportunities or sales. .
This database is only accessible at the following NYPL locations: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)