Basic Company Information for Private Firms

Search Systems: Basic Information with links to over 55,000 databases by type and location to help you find property, criminal, court, birth, death, marriage, divorce records, licenses, deeds, mortgages, corporate records, business registration, and many other public record resources. Requires subscription in many cases and many resources are not free.

The Blue Book: Search for construction industry employers in selected jurisdictions down to the county level. Additionally provides basic information on employers through profiles featured on the site for individual employers.

BRB Publications: Links to approximately 28,000 government agencies. Mix of free and for pay sites.

National Association of Secretaries of State:  NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services and digital archiving, as well as several well-established awards programs. Links to each Secretary of State office within the United States with a variety of information and quality based upon each jurisdiction.

Industry Canada: Overview of Canadian business by industry sector.

The Labour Program: Canadian information resource that serves as a clearinghouse.

Open Corporates: Information on 61 million companies worldwide.

Thomas Register: Information on registered brand names.

FOCA: Designed as a web security auditing tool, FOCA allows users to quickly discover and download documents from a target website. It is only Windows supported right now.