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Company Research Library Guide: Reference Sources


Reference materials are available for in-library use only and are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room.

America’s Greatest Brands REF HD69 .B7 A52 (6 volumes)
Insight into many of America’s strongest and most trusted brands. Interesting facts about the personalities of companies and their brands, as well as a snapshot of the fast-moving panorama of some of the most influential brands in the U.S.

D&B Business Rankings: Public and Private Businesses Ranked Within Industry Category and State
REF HG4057 .A237 2012
The top 25,000 U.S. public and private companies ranked by overall sales volume and number of employees, and also ranked by individual state and SIC code. Includes an alphabetical cross reference.

D&B Principal International Businesses: The World Marketing Directory
REF HF54 .U5 P74 2010/2011
A world market directory presenting up-to-date information on approximately 50,000 leading enterprises throughout the world. The book is divided into 3 sections. Every company appearing in the directory is listed in each section. Section 1: Businesses Geographically; Section II: Businesses by Industry Classification; Section III: Businesses Alphabetically.

D&B Reference Book of Corporate Managements: America’s Leading Public & Private Companies
REF HD2745 .D85 2017
Company name, address and line of business with in-depth biographical information on principal officers for 12,000 top private and public businesses within the U.S., cross referenced by geographical area, industry classification, officer name, military affiliation, and schools attended.

D&B Regional Business Directory: Cleveland Area
REF HG4058 .C6 D86 2014 (3 volumes)

Global Market Share Planner Book CoverGlobal Market Share Planner REF HD2757.15 .G56 2006x (6 volumes)
Volume 1: Market share tracker — Volume 2: World leading global brand owners — Volume 3: Major market share companies: Americas — Volume 4 pt. A: Major market share companies: Western Europe. Austria-Italy — Volume 4 pt. B: Major market share companies: Western Europe. Netherlands-United Kingdom — Volume 5: Major market share companies: Asia Pacific — Volume 6: Major market share companies: Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. >>About This Book

International Directory of Company Histories REF HD2721 .I63 1988 (66 volumes)
Relates the historical development of the world’s most important companies. Maag Library has access to over 6,850 companies in 66 volumes. Most companies chosen for inclusion have achieved a minimum of US$25 million in annual sales and are leading influences in their industries or geographical locations. Companies may be publicly held, private, or nonprofit.
>>Use Index to Companies in most recent volume to locate volume number(s) and page number(s) for company histories, updates, and other references.

Market Share Reporter: An Annual Compilation of Reported Market Share Data on Companies, Products, and Services REF HF5410 .M35 2008 (2 volumes)
Presents market share data on over four thousand companies, and 2,500 products, facilities, and brands. Several entries are usually available under each industry.

Standard & Poor’s 500 Guide Book CoverStandard & Poor’s 500 Guide REF HG4057 .A4758 2008
Includes: Summaries of each company’s business activity, sales history, and recent developments; Earnings and dividends data, with 3-year price charts; Exclusive Standard & Poor’s Quality Rankings (from A+ to D). In addition, unique at-a-glance charts detail: Stocks with A+ Quality Rankings; Companies with 5 consecutive years of earnings increases – a key indicator of strong long term performance; Companies with 10 consecutive years of increasing dividends. >>About This Book