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Company Profiles & Reports
These resources provide overviews of American companies. Remember it is much easier to find information on companies that are publicly traded on a U.S. stock exchange than those that are privately owned.
Business Source Premier
Select "Company Profiles" from black bar at top of page. Enter company name in box or browse alphabetically.
Hoover's Company Profiles
Type company name in search box at top, or click "Look up Companies/organizations" next to "Company/organization" box in middle of page.
Click on drop down "Menu" arrow in the top left corner. Select "Company Dossier." Enter company name or stock ticker symbol. Use table of contents links on the left to browse various topics. Be sure to check "Current News" at top for the latest information.
International Directory of Company Histories by
Call Number: HD 2721.I57
Publication Date: 2015-08-07
Comprehensive background and history of more than 11,000 companies. Includes acquisitions and mergers.
2017-2019 available online in Gale Virtual Reference Library. 1988-2015 print volumes are in Ekstrom Library's Robotic Retrieval System (RRS). Cumulative Index in 2019 volume can be used to find articles in the earlier volumes, which are in the RRS.
Leading American Businesses
Brief profiles of large American companies and business leaders. From Reference for Business.
Brief histories of domestic and international companies arranged alphabetically. From Reference for Business.
Company Histories Part 2
Short histories of domestic and international companies grouped by industry. From Reference for Business.
Most of the above are subscription databases available via UofL Libraries and, unless otherwise noted, are accessible from remote locations with ULink ID and password. For more information about remote access see Connect From Home.
Free Internet Source: Available to anyone with an Internet connection.