Useful Databases for Career Research
The following guide includes the most useful databases for Career research. They include company directories for creating lists of companies and job prospects by industry and geographical area. And company and industry information sources for pre-interview research.
Use the following databases to find information about working in a particular job within an industry.
Available to SMG majors, minors and alums only. See ‘Industries & Professions’ tab for information on a broad range of industries. See ‘Guides’ tab for premium Industry & Company Guides.
Industry guide from the U.S. Department of Labor includes descriptions of myriad jobs. Includes the nature of the work, required training, job outlook, and earnings.
Note: Industry reports with Career focus. Includes overview, sales & marketing, finance & regulation, regional & international issues, human resources, and statistics for 157 industries. Additionally, contains quarterly industry update, business challenges, trends & opportunities, call preparation questions, and ratios.
* For Industry guides on specific industries, see Research Guides on right hand toolbar. For in depth Industry Information, see Industry Information Sources , Industry Survey Locator, or Career: Analyze Your Industry .
Use the following databases to create a list of companies by industry and geographical area.
Note: This site also provides access to business journals from 39 other major metropolitan cities across the U.S. Also includes a digital Book of Lists containing rank-ordered companies and organizations for each city.
Note: (through LexisNexis Academic) Click on “Create a Company List” tab, to create list of international or U.S. companies by industry, geographic areaand revenue. Rank U.S. companies by sales. For help, see Company Dossier Tutorial.
* For additional company lists, see Company Directories & Rankings.
Use the following databases to help you find the latest company news, competition, corporate structure & subsidiaries, financials, history & mission, management team, products & services, and SWOT analysis. For more company information see Company Information Sources.
Note: The Hoover’s Company Records – In-Depth Records Database contains information for more than 40,000 major public and private companies worldwide. In-Depth Records include overviews and histories, up to 10 years of key financial and employment data, lists of products and key competitors, names of key officers, addresses, and phone and fax numbers.
Note: (in Business Source Complete) SWOT Analysis and Competition, History, Products and Services.
Note: Good source for company financials, annual report, and company 10K, as well as other relevant information.
Company overviews from employee perspective, includes salary information and what it is like to work for company.
Vault Online Career Library
Available to SMG majors, minors and alums only. For access, see the SMG Career Link. See ‘Industries’ tab for information on a broad range of industries. See ‘Download Guides’ tab for premium Industry & Company Guides.