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Career Research Sources: Company Sources

Sources for career research available to Princeton University Library users

Company Sources

General sources

Vault Online Career Library (now called FirstHand)Note: Each user must register for an individual account. Career guides and profiles; industry and company research; internship information; and career advice.

ReferenceUSA. Has basic information on millions of U.S. businesses, including private companies.

Business Source Elite. SWOT analysis available for many large companies.  To access, click "Company Profiles" on the top-level menu.


National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations. This source can be used to find nonprofits based upon specific criteria: total assets, income, type of activity (blood bank, religious order, community theatrical group, wildlife sanctuary or refuge, etc., etc.).  For a master list of types of activities, see the Record Layout, Descriptions, and All Codes for the Exempt Organization Master Listing from the Internal Revenue Service.

GuideStar Pro. Provides access to nonprofits' annual financials, Form 990.

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