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Business Research Sources for Job Seekers

Developed for Bruce Dreyfus's seminars for GSU Alumni

Proprietary Databases

These research databases are available to visitors and Alumni when using library computers on the Georgia State University campuses.

Note: Public libraries and other academic libraries may have the same or similar databases, but these links will not work; you will need to use their website navigation.

What kinds of information are in different sources?

Web search tools

These websites are open to anyone, or have free versions.

Manta.com

Simplyhired.com

zoominfo.com

hoovers.com - company information (free version)

indeed.com

bbb.org - Better Business Bureau

salary.com

payscale.com

LinkedIn

yahoofinancials.com

More resources

Fortune 500 (list)

Inc. 5000 Most Inspiring Companies (list)

Atlanta Business Chronicle - A key source for business-related news in Atlanta. Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC) also publishes an annual book of lists. Your local public library may also subscribe to a print or electronic edition.

Research Guides

These guides can point you to some additional resources and give more search tips.