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ABI/INFORM Global This database is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth coverage for over 3,000 publications, with more than 2,000 available in full text and the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels.
Business Source Premier Business magazines & journals; company profiles; industry reports, and SWOT analysis; A SWOT analysis describes a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. For assistance finding SWOT reports watch this tutorial.
CareerBeam CareerBeam is a comprehensive, 24/7, user-friendly program that helps you determine what you want in your career and offers the steps to achieve it. It is a self-paced process to help you clarify your career goals, develop a professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, develop a network, and implement a strategic career search. CareerBeam helps you tap into the hidden market of jobs and internships by providing access to investigations of over 15 million companies and 20 million industries. It also allows you to identify over 2 million international companies in more than 70 countries. CareerBeam is constantly updating companies' information so you can have the most current knowledge available.
How do I use CareerBeam?
  • Gives you up to ten assessments that are combined to produce a personalized career profile
  • Provides you access to research 15 million organizations, 20 million industry contacts, in-depth industry profiles, detailed occupational intelligence, and companies in over 70 different countries.
  • Has everything you need in one location.
Datamonitor360 Datamonitor360 coveres 215 countries, 3,000+ industry profiles, has 1,000+ daily new product launch listings, 1,000+ strategic and management reports, along with 30,000 company analyses.
Lexis Nexis Company Dossier Tutorial for finding company profiles (Click for tutorial) Academic International full text database of market research reports. Business services, consumer goods, food and beverages, life sciences, demographics, heavy industry and technology/media. Allows for searching on Market research reports. Full text reports are usually between 100 - 300 pages, and would cost around an average of $3,000 for people not affiliated with Purdue. You can either browse by industry, or search for reports on specific topics.
MergentOnline Rich textual descriptions - the hallmark of all Mergent publications - offer a wealth of detail on items including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Financial statements are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies, maintaining the full integrity of this critical information. Subscribers to both U.S. Company Data and International Company Data will enjoy the ability to seamlessly access reports on companies based around the world, searching by company name or ticker symbol, or searching across all global boundaries to find companies that match specific financial and/or textual search criteria.
Mintel International full text database of consumer market research reports. Strong coverage in consumer sciences, retailing and hospitality & tourism.
NetAdvantage Standard & Poor's Bond Guides, Earnings Guide, Corporation Records, Industry Surveys, Mutual Funds, S & P Outlook, Register of Corporations, Executives & Directors, S & P Stock Guide and Stock Reports
OneSource OneSource is the most comprehensive source for global information on companies, industries and executives. Review our products and services to find the right solution for you.
Plunkett's Contains a wide array of resources for company and industry profiles.  In addition they have sections specifically for job seeking resources and an employer search.
ReferenceUSA Reference USA is a directory database. There are search options for US and Canadian Businesses. In each you can perform simple searches by the name of the company or more advanced searches that allow for searching by type of business, geographic area, size of business, etc. For the OneSource information click on the International Business link.
Uniworld Uniworld allows for searching for directory-type information about companies.  You can search for US firms operating in foreign countries, or foreign firms operating in the United States.
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