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Gale Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global (Gale)

Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.

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Business Plans Handbook

Over 40 volumes of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Includes business-plan templates, fictional business plans, and listings of organizations, agencies, and consultants, plus glossaries and bibliographies.

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale)

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

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Data Axle: Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)

Data Axle: Reference Solutions (also known as ReferenceUSA) database is a national residential and business directory, perfect for finding new customers or researching an industry. The business listings are comprised of over 94 million US business records, 379 million US Historical business records and 2.2 million New Business records (a total of over 356 million US business records). Also included are 257 million consumer records in Consumer Lifestyle, 2.4 million Canadian Business records, 2.3 million Healthcare records and 10 million New Movers/Homeowners records.

The detailed company information includes company name, address, phone, executive contact name and title, employee size, sales volume, SIC codes, NAICS codes, credit ratings, business type, location type, news information, 10-Ks, and more. With 45 customized search options and downloading and printing capabilities, users can create lists for marketing, building a business plan, and much more.  Users have the ability to download and print the lists. 

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Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Quick Start

FDO Quick Start is a free online resource from Foundation Directory Online by Candid.  Click on “Get Started Now” and create an account to be able to look up information on any U.S. foundation on your prospect list. Find the foundation you're looking for by name, EIN, location, and assets or giving range. Search the IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF for those funders by those facets or by keyword.

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MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)

Our library provides free access to MasterFILE Complete, a research database from EBSCO that contains hundreds of reference e-books as well as complete articles for thousands of reputable magazines and journals, including Consumer Reports, Better Homes & Gardens, People, TIME, Sports Illustrated and U.S. News & World Report. You’ll find reliable information on a variety of topics to help you with research for school, your job, or when you simply want to learn something new.

To search Consumer Reports content, please click here and type your search terms ("Electric Vehicles," for example) in the second field to see articles. You can click on "Access Options" under the articles that interest you, and select "PDF" to view the article in its original format, or "Online full text" to view the text of the article.

You can also easily search MasterFILE Complete by logging into our library’s Explora research experience. Click the "View Resource" button to get started.

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Value Line Research Center

Includes the following Value Line publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special-situation stocks: The Value Line Investment Survey - Plus, Ratings & reports, Selection & Opinion, Summary & Index, The Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap Edition, The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, The Value Line Daily Option Survey, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Convertibles Survey, and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

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Weiss Financial Ratings

Weiss Financial Ratings Series offers important Financial-Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing

  • Independent, Unbiased Financial-Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions, & Insurance Companies
  • Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds, & Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications, and Log In from anywhere
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance - Which Plan to Choose, How Much

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