Guides to Business Subjects

No. 7 - People Searching - Contact Info and Biographies

This is one of a series of research guides produced by the Thomas J. Long Business Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

The following is a guide to selected sources on contact information and biographies. Unless otherwise noted, items are located in the Thomas J. Long Business Library. Databases are accessible from the List of Databases A-Z.

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked * by using the library's proxy server.

Last updated 06/2010.

Contact Information for Directors and Executives DATABASES:

* Hoover's
Click the "People" tab and search by name, company name, alma mater, or job title.

* Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives
Under "Quick Links, select "Register of Corporations, Executives and Directors Screener" to search by name, company details, job title, birthplace, or alma mater.

* OneSource (accessible via password)
Search by name in the "Executives" box.
To generate a list of names with contact info:

  1. Click on Executives on the blue bar at the top of the page.
  2. Enter your search criteria under "Executive Function", Location, Ownership (public or private), Size (sales dollars or employee count), etc.
  3. Click "Run Search" at the top or bottom of the page.
  4. If there are fewer than 1,000 results, you may view the list within OneSource. If there are more than 1,000, then you must export the results to MS Excel.

*Who's Who
Search or browse for executives' names, company names, universities, etc.


D&B Reference Book of Corporate Managements
HD2745 .D85 R4 Reference

Biographical Information About Business Leaders


African-American Business Leaders
HC102.5 .A2 I52 Reference

Biographical Dictionary of Management
HD30.15 .B43 Reference

Distinguished Asian-American Business Leaders
HC102.5 .A2 H56 Reference

D&B Reference Book of Corporate Managements
HD2745 .D85 R4 Reference