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Company Information

Resources that will help you uncover how all kinds of companies function, whether they are public, private, or not-for-profit.

Resources for Background Information

Many business databases have specific tools embedded within their structure that make the search process easier. Included here, are web sites freely available to the general public, along with those accessible only through the Baker proxy.
Hover over the links to see descriptions of the websites.

Newspaper and periodical articles can provide extensive and varied types of information on companies--for example, historical background, new ventures, marketing campaigns, analyses of financial situations, and biographical profiles of key executives. Articles are often the best way to locate information on private companies. In addition, searching a company's hometown newspaper can sometimes reveal some interesting nuggets not normally seen by more national publications.
Hover over the links to see descriptions of the websites.

Although it isn't always a complete list, some databases do report the major executive personnel in their organizations. They are available from:

1. Once you have searched and selected your parent company, look in the left navigation column.
2. In the Snapshot screen, scroll down to Full Executive Lists.
3. Then, select Professional Contacts.

Company Dossier executives

Business Source Premier key employees search

1. From the Nexis/Uni home page, slide to the top of the page.
2. Click on the down arrow by Menu. Select: Company Dossier

  1. In the Company Name box, type: your company
  2. Select your company from the Results List
  3. From the left navigation area, under Company Information, select: Full Executive Lists