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Private Company Research

Assistance for tracking down private company information in library, government & web resources.

About Associations

Associations are valuable resources for finding information about private companies and the industry in which a particular company operates.

An association is an organization formed around a specific interest or objective. They can be:

  • Trade Associations
  • Professional Associations
  • Licensing Boards

Use reference books and web directories to find associations of interest.

Web Directories

Use the Encyclopedia of Associations, a print directory available at the Reference Desk to verify that an association is a valid one.

Reference Books (Hardcopy)