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Researching Companies & Industries

Build lists of companies by location (for example, San Francisco) and type of business (hotels, hospitals, real estate firms, etc.) using our subscription directories, such as Reference USA.

For more in-depth assistance, please go to the 4th floor, Business Science and Technology Center, of the Main Library.

Select Business Databases (library card & PIN/password required).

More SFPL Business eResources

Online Resources

  • Glassdoor Glassdoor
    Glassdoor gives you an inside look at jobs, salaries, company reviews, & interview questions.
  • LinkedIn LinkedIn
    Look up company pages, their employees, groups and more on LinkedIn when doing company research. You should probably have a LinkedIn account if you are looking for a job, but if you don't or don't want to login, just Google the company name and "LinkedIn" next to it.
  • Yahoo! Finance Yahoo! Finance
    Comprehensive database of company financial information, including current and historical company data, investment information, stock quotes from major U.S. and Canadian exchanges, loan and mortgage rates, tax information, quotes from foreign markets and a company search feature.
  • Riley Guide - Research & Target Employers & Locations Riley Guide - Research & Target Employers & Locations
    A guide on researching companies of interest.
  • Jobstar - Hidden Job Market Jobstar - Hidden Job Market
    How to find jobs that are not advertised, network, and research industries, public and private companies.