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Selected Databases for Company and Industry Research
ProQuest One Business This link opens in a new window
Use the Browse tab and navigate to Company Reports, then Hoover's Company Reports to search for in-depth profiles of major companies. You can also search for articles in business and trade publications about a potential employer, a company, an industry, and more.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO) @ EBSCOhost This link opens in a new window
Use the Company Profile tab to get in-depth profiles of major companies.
IBISWorld This link opens in a new window
Use this to learn about the industry that relates to your potential job or career.
Data Axle Reference Solutions This link opens in a new window
Use the US Businesses > Advance Search to create a contact list of companies that meet your criteria in specific geographic areas. For example, you can find companies that sell sporting goods, are independently owned, are owned by women, have fewer than 50 employees, and are located within a 50-mile radius of Madison, Wisconsin.
Westlaw Campus Research (Thomson Reuters) This link opens in a new window
Try the Company Investigator, as well as the Hoover's Company Profiles found within it, to learn about a potential employer of interest. Also a source for SEC filings.
Databases for Career and Vocation Research and Preparation
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers This link opens in a new window
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. This database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
LearningExpress Library (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
LearningExpress Library provides online practice tests, courses and eBooks to improve test preparation and test taking skills. This resource is made available through Badgerlink and is available for all Wisconsin residents.
Note: You will need to register for a free account, which will allow you to save your test results.
More Sources for Company and Industry Research
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UWL Career Services
UWL Career Services helps students gain internship experience, explore and apply to graduate and professional schools, and develop a job campaign strategy.
Job Search Websites
Comprehensive list maintained by UWL Career Services.