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Business & Management Research Guide: Career Resources

A guide to business and management resources at Yale Library.

Career & Job Search Resources

Company Target Lists

Search for public and private companies by industry, location, size, and other criteria with the following databases. 

Identify start-up or VC-backed companies with these databases.

Search for nonprofit organizations by location, programs, and more. 

Search for private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund firms with the following databases.

FAQs about using library resources to build a target list of companies.

Using existing lists are a quick and easy way to identify companies in a specific industry or with specific traits:

Examples of freely available ranking lists: 

Yale resources:

  • Firsthand (formerly known as Vault Career Insider) - Library licensed resource that requires users to register for an individual account. Yale users who had a Vault account can use their existing credentials to login to FIrsthand. Features access to the Vault lists of Top-Ranked Companies, covering a range of industries and functions. Includes lists for the Best Banking, Consulting, and Accounting Firms. Rankings include information on firm culture, compensation, and work-life balance. 
  • Competitor Lists in company profiles are available through Company Databases. Note: Competitors are identified for various reasons depending on the source. 

Research Industries

Visit the Find Industry & Market Research page for additional resources. 

Company, Industry & Market News

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Have business research questions? Ask us!

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