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Finding Company Information using Hoover's Company Profiles

Hoover's Company Profiles

Public and non-public company profiles and key executives. Industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financial information, top competitors, top officers, and more.


Finding Company Information from Business and Company Resource Center

Business and Company Resource Center

Provides company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Find detailed company and industry news and information.


Why do I need to look up companies?

During an interview, part of what the interviewer is going to rate you on is your interest in the position (and by the company).

Learning information about the company, its executive management, financial information, and chief competitors will help you stand out from the other applicants.

We suggest four different library resources for finding company information:

  • Business and Company Resource Center
  • Mergent Online
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
  • Reference/Employer's USA
Find out more about these resources & how to use them in the boxes on this page.
You can also try the company website, if one exists. Select the "About Us" section of their website.

Using Mergent to find Company Profile Information

Mergent Online

Provides company profiles with detailed financial statements, annual reports, joint ventures, graphs and charts and stock information.


Find Company Information Using Employers USA

Information on 14million businesses in the United States. Provides information on:

  • executives
  • addresses
  • phone numbers
  • news articles
  • business opportunities

and more!

Employers USA


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