Horn Library Content Strategy

Company Resources Strategy: Fundamental Resources

Information about companies is core to any business curriculum and absolutely fundamental to entrepreneurship.  Horn Library's print and online company resources cover public and private companies, for-profit and non-profit businesses and organizations, local and global enterprises, start-ups and established companies, family businesses and global conglomerates, women-owned and minority enterprises, current as well as historical information, and span all industry sectors.

We specifically collect and retain company histories and biographical works about company founders and leaders.

Key Resources

  • Capital IQ: Provides information on public and private companies as well as professionals worldwide. Used for complex financial statement analysis, comparables analysis, financial modeling, sector analysis, and charting.
  • ESG Manager (formerly Socrates): Socrates monitors issues related to corporate social responsibility of 3000 publicly-traded US and international companies.
  • GuideStar: GuideStar provides information on the programs and finances of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized non-profits and over 3.3 million people who work in the non-profit sector.
  • Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier:  US and global company directory drawing on multiple providers such as D&B, Hoover's, CorpTech, etc.  Easy to screen by multiple variables.  Helpful for business and career planning.
  • Thomson One with Investext:  Provides access to company overviews and financials, stock quotes, earnings estimates, corporate filings, ownership information, M&A deals, private equity information, and equity analyst reports on companies and industries.


In addition, our online reference resources include a variety of company directories, such as

  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
  • American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
  • AtoZ Databases
  • Companies and Their Brands
  • Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
  • Directory of Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States
  • International Directory of Company Histories