Business Research:
Using Hoovers to Create Company and Industry Lists

You can use the Hoovers database to create lists of companies based on a variety of criteria.

Once you enter Hoovers from the A-Z List of databases on the library homepage, click on Build a List:

Build A List

You'll then be brought to this page:

Company search criteria

From there you can find companies based on location, industry, size, financial information, etc.

For example, say you're interested in companies in the computer software manufacturing industry. Click on Industry and then type computer software in the search box:

Industry search

You'll then be brought to a list of companies specializing in the industry you specified. You can then filter your results by country, sales, ownership type, and other criteria:

List of companies

Please see this list of training videos for more information on using Hoovers.


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