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 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 (formerly Learn4Life)
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. For AHML cardholders only.| More Info
Yes
Gale Directory Library
Features American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory,  Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual 2010, Companies & Consultancies, Encyclopedia of Associations 2010, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Market Share Reporter 2010, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, Tradeshows Worldwide, Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies. Listings can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.
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
LyndaLibrary (Lynda.com)
Updated: Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. You will now be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. For Arlington Heights Memorial Library cardholders only.
Yes
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Includes Morningstar Mutual Funds, Morningstar FundInvestor, Morningstar StockInvestor, Morningstar ETFInvestor. Help and Education.  Morningstar is also hosting a series of free investment webinars--feel free to sign up to view from home or work.
Yes
Plunkett Research
Industry statistics trends and company analysis. Tutorial.
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
NEW: Learn web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers. AHML 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 and Julie 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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