Whether you are starting a business, learning about your customers, researching your competitors, or following the stock market, these databases will give you the leading edge.


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ABI/INFORM features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world

American FactFinder

American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information for the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.


AtoZdatabases' Premier Business Database has over 30 million U.S. business and executive profiles. Detailed data includes: industry specifics, employee size, sales, competitors, executive titles and email addresses, historic data, and more. Search by geography, industry, executives, ownership, and much more! This database is optimized for Chrome or Firefox, it does not work using Safari.


Bankrate is a leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering rate data and financial content.

Business Insights: Essentials

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A user-friendly database with company profiles including company history, chronology, investment reports, and up-to-the minute news.

Business Market Research Collection

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Includes access to Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance; US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth; and Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.


DIVCON is a dividend health rating system which assesses the likelihood that companies will grow or cut their dividends.


U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission website for data from corporate filings and other disclosure documents.

Market Watch

MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of markets in real time.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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One of today’s most comprehensive financial databases for information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and markets. Also includes analyst reports providing an extensive overview on the company's place in today's market.


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From Standard & Poor's, a professional source for company analysis and investment rankings, including tools to understand personal & family financial matters.


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ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. The database offers library patrons accurate data on 45 million businesses and 289 million consumers.


The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, now ThomasNet, is an online directory of suppliers and product sourcing in the USA and Canada.

U. S. Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

United States Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau is the primary source of reliable data about the American people and economy.

Value Line Investment Survey

In library use only Librarian's Choice

Reliable, unbiased and continuously updated compendium of current and historical market and financial data spanning thousands of U.S. companies, mutual funds and other securities, industry sectors, indices and economic variables.

Yahoo Finance

Free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, and mortgage rates.

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