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Profiles & directories

  • Reference USA
    Searchable directory of 24+ million public and private U.S. companies. Export limit: 500 firms per download (250 when accessing from off-campus)
  • Mergent Intellect
    Information on 90+ million companies worldwide. Includes some financials. Search by company, industry, location, or other criteria. Export limit: 2,000 firms per download (NOTE: Mergent Intellect replaces Hoovers Online as of November 2013.)
  • OneSource
    Directory of 20+ million U.S. and international companies. Provides basic details such as location(s), names of executives, major industries and size of business.
  • Capital IQ
    Financial and descriptive information on public and private companies and executives. Available on a workstation at Dewey Library. MIT Sloan MBA, MFin, MSMS, and Sloan Fellows students and faculty may contact the Sloan Career Development Office to obtain a personal account.
  • LexisNexis Company Dossier
    Basic information on 13+ million companies worldwide, compiled from multiple sources.
  • S&P NetAdvantage
    Company and industry reports and financials. Includes online access to S&P Industry Surveys and S&P Stock Reports.
  • ThomasNet
    Listing of manufacturers in the U.S. & Canada. Includes links to product catalogs.
  • GlobalSpec.com
    Locates products & suppliers specializing in technical, scientific, & industrial markets. 20 general product areas, with the option to search by spec.
  • Reference USA Business Historical Data Files (via MIT Dataverse)
    Historic company records (1997- ) created annually from Infogroup’s U.S. Business Database. Contains company name, mailing address, industry, employee size, sales volume, latitude/longitude, and other variables about each company.
 

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