Title Description Use @ home?
Business Source Premier
Articles, market research, industry/country/company reports and profiles, SWOT analyses.
Corporate Affiliations
Directory of 200,000 parent and subsidiary companies worldwide.
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.
Industry Surveys
From Datamonitor, IHS Global, Business Monitor International, etc.
Learn4Life Online Classes
NEW--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
Lexis Nexis Library Express
Legal (statutes and case law from all 50 states) business and news content. Note: Legal material is available only on library's computers.
 Now available from home. Video tutorials on software packages, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS.
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.
Plunkett Research
Industry statistics trends and company analysis. Tutorial.
Public Records
Home sales business licenses foreclosures and bankruptcies.
ReferenceUSA & OneSource
Business residential directory; includes the OneSource international business directory/news source. Video tutorials
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
Business industry and investment information. User guide.
Standard Rate & Data Service (SRDS) Advertising Rate Data
The Advertising "Redbooks."  Rates, descriptions and contacts for magazines, digital media, newspapers, television, direct marketing, out-of-home, and radio, to help you target your ad spending. | Tutorials
SWOT Analyses
Companies'  Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT).
Value Line Research Center
Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy.
Wall Street Journal
Business and financial news from 1/2/84-present.
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.

Meet with a Specialist

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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