Answered By: Kristen Koob
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017     Views: 77

During your job search, take advantage of these library resources to gather information about employers beyond what is provided on public websites:

  • LexisNexis Academic Company Dossier Search is a great starting point to research specific companies. It provides an overview of the company, its executives, hierarchy and competitors in a Snapshot section and also compiles articles and stories published in various media outlets via a In the News section.

  • GuideStar Premium is a great starting point to research specific nonprofit organizations. It provides a summary of each organization, details about its programs and their evaluation, financial information, as well as details about its employees, governance and partners.

     Other Company Databases:

  • Orbis gives you access to information on millions of companies, including  financial information on many private companies.

  • OneSource Global Business Browser provides public and private company and industry information worldwide. It must be accessed on HKS Library PCs or in the Taubman Computer Lab.

  • Plunkett Research Online offers access to company and industry information, including market research and industry trends, industry statistics and company profiles. It is especially useful for industries that are challenging to research such as "green technologies."

Baker Library has a comprehensive list of company databases.


You can also use library resources to create a list of companies by industry, location, and/or size.

Also see our Job Search Resources guide.

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