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Company Research: Directories

A starting point for company research.

What is a directory?

"A list of people, companies, institutions, organizations, etc., in alphabetical or classified order, providing contact information (names, addresses, phone/fax numbers, etc.) and other pertinent details" (ODLIS, 2010).

Company directories can be in electronic or print format and can contain additional information such as financials, brief profiles, recent activities, and more.

Business Establishments

How many similar businesses are in your area? 

Key Print Resources

Online Directories

Hoover's Company Records & OCtopus

Learn how to find Hoover's Company Records profiles using the Library's search engine, OCtopus.

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