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Home Access Available  AtoZdatabases: is a job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. AtoZ provides help with sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, employment statistics and finding friends and relatives.
Home Access Available  Business and Marketing (Gale): Search this database for basic information, definitions and current status on such topics as marketing, business plans, branding and others.
Home Access Available  BusinessDecision: is a demographic and mapping service that enables local businesses to access accurate and reliable consumer, demographic and market information, and immediately download a range of reports, graphs and maps to help you understand your market and choose the right location. The powerful mapping and report capability will reveal consumer buying and demographic trends, and patterns. Check out the tapestry component that can give you a narrative description of a potential market. Tips for using this eResource
Home Access Available  Business Plans Handbook Collection (Gale): Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. Start your search by a basic key word search.
Home Access Available  Business Source Premier (EBSCO): provides full text for thousands of business journals, including peer-reviewed, scholarly business publications. Coverage includes all subject areas related to business, including accounting, management, finances, personnel, and more. Need to research a company or industry? Business Source Premier provides full text Datamonitor reports for companies and industries. Need to keep up with your profession or trends in your industry? Try searching trade journals or business journals by key word. Tips for using this eResource
Home Access Available  Encyclopedia of American Industries: provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries, including agriculture, mining, construction, wholesale and retail: finance, insurance, real estate, service industries, and public administration. Typical entries include an overview; description of the industry's size, status, organization and structure; discussion of its history, development and current conditions; profiles of pioneers in the field; trends and long-term outlook; leading companies; employment outlook; a bibliography of further reading sources; and much more.
Home Access Available  Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries: provides industry overviews, history, and current status of new industries, business segments that are pioneering new technologies and those introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. The encyclopedia includes detailed profiles on approximately 140 emerging industries from alternative education and biometrics to wireless communication and WAP. To start, enter a key word, or drop down the Table of Contents.
Home Access Available  Encyclopedia of Global Industries: chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most high-profile industries. The encyclopedia includes comprehensive, international coverage organized by industry, providing a unique blend of overview and outlook. The work consists of approximately 125 detailed profiles of major global industries, such as mining, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles and many others. Simply enter a key word, or drop down the eTableofcontents.
Home Access Available  First Research: provides unlimited access to online profiles on over 900 industries. This research tool features in-depth, up-to-date information and gives you the insight you need to provide greater value to students, professors, small business owners and job seekers. Profiles include: Industry overviews, competitive landscape, products, operations and technology, finance and regulation, regional and international issues, human resources and labor statistics.
Home Access Available  Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media: contains contact and personnel information for radio and television stations and cable companies. Scope includes U.S., Canadian, and international media.
Home Access Available  Gale Virtual Reference Library: consists of ebooks on a variety of subjects such as, history, biography and business. The ebooks are searchable across subjects, have text-to-speech technology and translate into 11 different languages.
Web Link  Jump$tart: is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.
Home Access Available  Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO): Contains full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Home Access Available  Market Share Reporter (GALE): presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.
Web Link  Money Smart: is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
Home Access Available  Morningstar Mutual Funds: provides fast and easy access to Morningstar Mutual Funds.
Home Access Available  Plunkett Research: makes it easy for anyone to readily access and understand vital industry trends (including finance, markets, technologies, deregulation, research/development and globalization) in order to understand how individual industries work today and how where they will be tomorrow. Useful for conducting market research, looking for business prospects, writing a business plan, planning a business strategy or looking for a job. Tips for using this eResource
Home Access Available  Regional Business News (EBSCO): provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Library Access Only  Value Line: Information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use. Please see a librarian for help in accessing this site.


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