Thursday, October 18, 2012

Now Online: The International Directory of Company Histories

The Cheng Library is pleased to announce that, starting with the just-released Volume 139, we are now providing online access to the International Directory of Company Histories. The Directory offers accurate and detailed information on the development of the world's largest and most influential companies. Each three- to five-page entry is detailed with facts gathered from popular magazines, academic periodicals, books, annual reports and the archives of the companies themselves. Entries provide information on founders, expansions and losses, labor/management actions, NAICS codes, key dates, ticker symbol, principal subsidiaries, divisions, operating units, and competitors, along with relevant statistics, dates and the names of key players.

The Directory, which is hosted on the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform, can be browsed or searched by keyword. As new volumes are published, they will be added to the online platform for expanded coverage.

Please note that Volumes 1 through 138 remain available in paper format in the Cheng Library's Reference Collection (Call Number REF HD2721.I58).

Please contact Richard Kearney (kearneyr at wpunj dot edu, or 973-720-2165) if you have questions or would like more information about the International Directory of Company Histories online.

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