Interested in learning about the histories of the world’s most important companies? The International Directory of Company Histories in the Gale Virtual Reference Library provides profiles on 11,370 public, private, and non-profit companies.
Each company profile provides contact information, number of employees, sales volume, ticker symbol, and NAIC industry code. This resources also gives a detailed description of a company’s history as well as an overview of the products or services it provides. Along with this information, the articles give a list of further reading to assist in company research.
The International Directory of Company Histories can be found here. It can also be accessed by searching for the Gale Virtual Reference Library in the “Find a Database” toolbar. After clicking the plus sign next to the business category, various editions of the IDCH can be located. Search by company in the toolbar on the left side of the screen after opening the directory to find full articles.