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Private Company and Directory Information

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It is difficult to find much of any information on private companies and almost impossible to obtain detailed financial information. For most private companeis, the best you can hope for is to get total sales for the company, numbers of employees and when it was founded. If you are lucky, a local business publication (e.g. St. Louis Business Journal) has written an article on the company.

Basic Directory Type Information

Sorkins Sorkins
Company profiles and Business lists including multiple levels of executives and managers from all industries and professions throughout the Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City regions.
Business School access only
 width= Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign countries
Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries is the authoritative source of information on American firms, which have branches, subsidiaries, or affiliates outside the United States.
To access this database:
At the top of the screen you'll see the menu option "Search Uniworld Online." Click on this and it will take you to the database.
Business Library access only
 width= Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States
Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States is the source for global contact information of Foreign-owned businesses (non-American) with a presense in the United States.
To access this database:
At the top of the screen you'll see the menu option "Search Uniworld Online." Click on this and it will take you to the database.
Business Library access only


Articles

Factiva Factiva
One of the premier resources produced by the publisher of The Wall Street Journal. It provides access to the full text of thousands of popular business and general publications. Also has the full text of all Dow Jones publications including The Wall Street Journal, hundreds of newspapers and also financial information on public companies.
Business School access only
LexisNexis LexisNexis Academic
A full text resource to hundreds of business and general interest magazines and newspapers. Excellent source for company, industry and product information. Also good for general and political news. Legal and medical information can also be obtained. Updated daily.
Danforth Campus access