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International Directory of Company Histories - contains essays on over 4,550 of the world's most important public, private, and nonprofit companies. A limited free web version is available.

Hoover's Online provides good histories of companies, including active companies and some companies that are no longer in existence or that have been acquired.

Mergent Industrial Manual
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Ref. HG 4961 .M49 in the Stamps Reading Room
Useful for historical financial statements, histories, detailed business descriptions, subsidiaries, executives, stock information, and debt.

Mergent Complete Corporate Index
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Ref. HG 4961 .M45 in the Stamps Reading Room
Use to find information in all Mergent Manuals, dating back to 1909.

Use HOLLIS to identify books in Harvard's collections on business history, specific companies, and resources in Baker Library's Historical Collections.