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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Purchasing and Supply Management

This web page has been created for Business Administration 324.

Illinois Manufacturers Directory

Illinois Services Directory (free)

Global directory of over 2 million companies, 860,000 trade names, and over 4.5 million executive names. This is an excellent source to look up addresses for international or small companies that are typically not covered in the general company information databases. Includes supplier listing for products and services. Brief profiles, emails, and even product catalogs are available for some suppliers. More in-depth information or advanced features are subscriber-only.

To search for company information, click on "Search our directory", and use the search box below. You can search for company names or services, and limit the geographic region.

Product Standards and Specifications

Product Standards and Specifications

This information is available through the Grainger Library Information Center.

Provides links for searchable standards databases available via the World Wide Web.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers


This website includes a list of American manufacturers, their major products, and contact information. Useful for looking for competitors and their products. The web version is free, but you may register online for additional search benefits.