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Industry Information: Company Directories

Research Guide for Industry Information resources

Historical Business Directories

Co Directories

National:

Brands and Their Companies - via Gale Directory Library database

LexisNexis Directory of Corporate Affiliations (within Nexis Uni)  (select "company dossier" from Menu)

Reference USA - 40 million businesses -- also includes module "New Businesses" (of about 4 million companies)

Thomas Register  (also microfilm, offsite - Library Services Center - from 1905-2006 - TS199.T45)

Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies - 100,00 companies - via Gale Directory Library database

Local and State:

Corporation Search (GA Secretary of State website) Site requires setting up free account

Mergent Intellect  - More than 30 million companies worldwide

Reference USA  - 40 million businesses (can search by zip, county, MSA, state)

       New Businesses module - about 4 million companies

International:

Mergent Intellect  - More than 30 million companies worldwide

Canadian Businesses  - 2 million companies (access via Reference USA platform)

Nexis Uni  - Company Dossier. Includes many countries (but, limited search capabilities).