Company & Industry Research

Whether you're conducting market research for a business plan, developing target lists of potential employers or customers, preparing for a job interview, or searching for industry trends and forecasts, the Library offers authoritative sources for timely, accurate, and reliable company and industry information.

Create target lists:

  • Find prospective employers, explore your competition, and create opportunities by using AtoZ database. You can search by industry code classifications or select products and services using powerful keyword matches. Other search options include location, employee size, revenue, headquarters, and executive titles.

Research a company in preparation for a job interview: Do your homework and find the best company and industry information available!

  • Find in-depth, up-to-date information and company profiles, as well as SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) of major companies in Business Insights: Essentials.

Search for industry information:

  • Create custom reports and sales guides using Plunkett Research Online. You’ll also uncover industry trends, statistics, and forecasts, and get vital insights into the trends, technologies, and finances that drive industries and markets. 

Build your network:

Start a business:

  • Use AtoZ database to research prospects and prospective clients, collect data and business demographics, evaluate your competition, conduct market research, locate suppliers and vendors, network with other businesses, find investors and venture capitalists, locate subject matter experts, and expand your customer base.


Locate new businesses:

  • Identify thousands of new businesses added weekly to the AtoZ database New Businesses database.

Explore the global marketplace:

For more information, or to schedule a one-to-one research session, contact Kent Palmer, Business Librarian, at, at 630.637.6328.