Employer Research

Lexis Nexis

Database to research employers based upon their Standard Industry Classification (SIC) Code. View video (approx 4 minutes) and handout (PDF) for outline of steps to create a list of employers using parameters such as a particular industry, geographic area, or number of employees.

Industry Research Desk

From Polson Enterprises. Steps to researching and industry, company, products with emphasis on free sites. References for Oklahoma but Hale Library has similar resources.

Global Edge

A resource for international businesses.

Weddle's Association Directory

Associations may feature job boards and employment services.

Hoover's OnLine

Industry search/company profiles...over 8,000 company listings with profiles, contacts, links follow Industry to Industry links for lists of companies.

Google Local

Find local businesses and services on the web.

Yahoo Finance Company and Fund Index

Data on 8,000 public companies.

The Thomas Directories

Respected worldwide for data. Requires registration but is free!


70,000 nonprofit organizations.

Education Employer Resources

Links to websites and resources.