Business Resources

Check out the 650s and 658s in the non-fiction section of the library for print resources.

Magazines we carry in library:

  • In Business
  • Money

Databases:

  • AtoZ Databases Directory and demographic information for 13 million businesses in the USA
  • LearningExpress Library: Practice tests and tutorial course series for students and adult learners.
  • Mango Language Learning Learn a new language or brush up your foreign language skills online
  • Morningstar Financial information on over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.
  • Value Line Stock reports and rankings, as well as news, commentary, and investment planning tools.

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Other Research Resources:

Other links:

  • Business Owner's Toolkit Ideal for a small business, this site includes basic business forms, templates, and checklists that you can download to your computer and customize to fit your needs. Free
  • Business USA One-stop shopping for federal government information and advice relating to business operation.
  • KnowThis Annotated guide to marketing resources.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office For patent and trademark searches. Easy to use. Requires fees for full-text patent delivery.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Useful, official advice and resources for starting, financing, and managing a small business. The start-up kit and the business plan outline are especially useful.

Looking for charities, foundations and grants:

  • Associations on the Net Direct links to organizations of many types from the Internet Public Library.
  • BBB (Better Business Bureau) Wise Giving Alliance The reports are detailed and provide financial information, history, and other information on charities and their work.
  • Charity Navigator Analysis and ratings of charities and non-profit organizations. Includes a list of "Top Ten" and "4 Star" charities.
  • Foundation Center Includes hundreds of direct links to private, corporate, and public foundations, as well as information about foundations and grant seeking.
  • kickstarter.com Get your project funded or invest in a project.
  • non-profit guides "Grant writing tools for non-profit professionals."
  • Search for Charities Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.