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Business & Investing

A-Z Databases

A-Z Databases Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing.

A-Z Databases Tutorial

Demographics Now: Business & People

newmelDemographicsNow: Business & People  Assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analysis and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors, and more.

DemographicsNow Tutorial

IRS Small Business Website

IRS Small Business Website Industry-specific information and links to provide answers and guidance on common business tax questions for small businesses or self-employed individual.

Morningstar Investment Research

Morningstar Investment Research [accessing outside Library]
Investment information on mutual funds and stocks.

Morningstar Tutorial

Morningstar Investment Research [accessing within Library]

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) Directory information on 60 million businesses and 299 million consumers.

Reference Solutions Tutorial

Small Business Reference Center

newmelSmall Business Reference Center
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.

Small Business Reference Center Tutorial

Value Line


A complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.

ValueLine Tutorial

Weiss Financial

Weiss Financial

Use Weiss Financial Ratings to find information about budgeting, investing in stocks and mutual funds, and managing debt. Check the financial strength of your bank, credit union, or insurance company. Explore the Financial Literacy Tools section for valuable tips and information on buying a home, saving for your child’s education, planning for retirement, protecting yourself from identity theft, and more. You can also research Medigap Plans and learn how to select a Medigap plan that works for you as well as which insurance company has the lowest rates. (Use your library card to access this resource at home.)

Weiss Financial Tutorial