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Gather Information about a Business

 

Use these tools to get information on companies. Sales figures, number of employees, and contact information are usually included. For small business owners or those wishing to start their own business, the Library has a separate Small Business page with information on business start-up, marketing, and more.

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General Business Sites

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardBusinessDecision from CIVICTechnologies

BusinessDecision is a reporting and mapping service that combines extensive consumer household, market segmentation, and demographic data with GIS mapping technology. Use this product to locate potential customers, identify new store locations, evaluate competitors, or focus marketing efforts.

Web resourceCorporate/LLC Information Search (Illinois)

From the Illinois Secretary of State, this database provides basic information on Illinois companies and non-profits.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardFactiva.com

A database that provides full text access to over six thousand news wires, newspapers, magazines and journals.  Includes many specialized trade journals, international business resources, and sources such as the Chicago Sun-Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Coverage varies by source.
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Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardHoover's Online

Hoover's Online provides basic contact information for over twelve million companies, with detailed reports for more than 40,000 of them. Information is available for industries and competitors.
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Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardLexisNexis Library Express/Business

Find information on private and public companies from around the world. This product also can be used to create company lists or compare companies

Web resourceMajor Employers in Skokie from SkokieNet

This list contains links to the websites of many local employers. Some of the websites include information about available jobs.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMergent Online

Mergent Online provides access to reports and information on thousands of publicly traded companies from the United States and around the world. A unique feature is the availability of information on inactive companies, including historical daily stock prices.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMergent WebReports

Mergent WebReports allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries. The "Company Search" section gives current reports on major companies. "Corporate Manual Search" retrieves reports from the Mergent/Moody’s manuals from the current year back to 1909. "Municipal Manual Search" retrieves reports on cities and towns in the United States that have issued municipal bonds over the years.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardReferenceUSA

A directory with information on over 12 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households, as well as 1.3 million Canadian businesses and 12 million Canadian households. A special HealthCare section provides additional information on doctors, dentists, and medical offices.
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Web resourceThomasNet

ThomasNet, powered by Thomas Register of American Manufacturers® and Thomas Regional Directory, is a leading source of information on industrial products and services provided by North American suppliers. You will find a comprehensive online resource of over 650,000 distributors, manufacturers, and service companies within more than 67,000 detailed industrial categories. ThomasNet includes detailed product information, company information, and computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.

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