Business

Title Description Use @ home?
Brands and Their Companies
Match brands to their manufacturers and manufacturers to their brands, including many no-longer-produced brands.
Yes
Business Insights: Global
NEW: One-stop source for company profiles and analysis, market information and in-depth news & articles on business and investment topics.
Yes
Business Source Premier
Articles, market research, industry/country/company reports and profiles, SWOT analyses.
Yes
CheckIllinois
Look up public records in northern Illinois across communities quickly by personal or business name.  Part of Public Records Online.
Yes
Corporate Affiliations
Directory of 200,000 parent and subsidiary companies worldwide. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. Tip: Please click the "Sign Off" link at upper right when you're done using this database.
Yes
Gale Courses
In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health-care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification. Arlington Heights cardholders only.| More Info
Yes
Gale Directory Library
Includes: American Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of Associations, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Market Share Reporter, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Wholesalers and Distributors Directory.
Yes
Gale Virtual Reference Library Yes
Industry Surveys
From Datamonitor, IHS Global, Business Monitor International, etc.
Yes
Lexis Nexis Library Express
Legal sources (federal/state statutes/cases), business directories, news/magazine/journal articles and much more. Directory listings can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.  Note: Legal material is only available in the library.
Yes
Lynda.com
Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. Requires free account creation. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
Yes
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Mutual Funds, Stocks, ETFs; powerful screening tools. | Help and Education / Live Webinars
Yes
Plunkett Research
Industry statistics trends and company analysis. | Tutorials.
Yes
Public Records
Home sales business licenses foreclosures and bankruptcies. Now includes access to CheckIllinois (quick searching by personal/business name, across communities and record types).
Yes
ReferenceUSA
Business directory, residential listings, demographics, health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. Compiled/maintained by InfoGroup. | Video tutorials.
Yes
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
Business industry and investment information. User guide.
Yes
SWOT Analyses
Companies'  Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT).
Yes
Treehouse: Online Training
Learn web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers. Arlington Heights cardholders only. | iPad App | About Treehouse
Yes
Value Line Research Center
Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy. | Tutorials
Yes
Wall Street Journal
Business and financial news from 1/2/84-present.
Yes
Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Comanies
In-depth profiles of over 100,000 companies, 90% of which are private.
Yes
Weiss/The Street Financial Ratings
Rates safety and financial stability for banks, credit unions, insurers, stocks and mutual funds. Includes a Medigap Plan selection tool.
Yes
Schedule an appointment to get help with these and other interests:
 
  • downloading eBooks
  • researching genealogy
  • finding a job
  • computers and technology
 

Our Business Services staff meets with local businesses and organizations to help with:

  • marketing/contact lists
  • social media for business
  • blogging for business
  • eNewsletters
  • etsy and pinterest
 
Complete our appointment form and Shannon, Julie or Susan will get in touch soon.

More Tools for Businesses

Visit the Business Services page for:
 
  • details about how we help local businesses
  • tips and info on our business blog
  • video spotlights on local businesses
  • how-to videos for our business databases
 

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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy