Business & Nonprofits

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Business Insights: Global

A one-stop source for company profiles and analysis, including SWOT Analysesinvestment reportsindustry overviewsmarket informationcase studies, in-depth news & articles and more.


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CFRA MarketScope Advisor

Replaces Standard & Poor's Global NetAdvantage. CFRA Research produces industry surveys, stock reports, mutual fund reports, The Outlook newsletter, and much more (and is the provider of these products to S&P).


CheckIllinois

Look up public records in northern Illinois across communities quickly by personal or business name. Part of Public Records Online.


Company Dossier (from Nexis Uni)

Now part of Nexis Uni. After opening the database, use the "Menu" drop-down menu at the upper left of the page and select "Company Dossier." Millions of public and private companies, with contact information, analysis and news/industry links. No download limit.


Corporate Affiliations

Detailed descriptions and in-depth executive listings for larger companies.


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Encyclopedia of Associations: National

Part of the Gale Directory Library. Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations.


Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional

Part of the Gale Directory Library. Information on associations and societies that are organized and function at the regional (both interstate and intrastate), state, county, city, neighborhood, and local levels.


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Foundation Center Online

UPDATED DETAILS--PLEASE READ

Users inside the library can access the full Foundation Center Online product using the link above.

One-stop source for researching grants and foundations. Includes the Foundation Directory and Foundation Grants to Individuals.

A version of this called "FDO Essentials" will be available via remote access through the end of 2021. Access it here.


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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 and continuing education units (CEUs)

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Gale eBooks

Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on biographybusinessenvironmenthistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnations/worldreligionsciencesocial science, and more. See also Access My Library app.


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Gale OneFile: Business

Full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy


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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Mutual Funds, Stocks, ETFs; powerful screening tools. See More Info for Help and Education / Live Webinars.

NOTE: The company/ticker/fund search box on the Morningstar home page does not work at this time. Go to any other tab (Companies, ETFs, etc.) and it will work properly.


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National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations

Part of the Gale Directory Library. Provides contact and basic factual information on the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States.


Nexis Uni

Replaces Lexis Nexis Library Express. Legal sources (federal/state statutes/cases), business directories, news/magazine/journal articles and much more. Directory listings from Company Dossier can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists. Topic-specific training videos  available. 


Nonprofit Management Courses (Gale Courses)

Series of six-week, instructor-led courses on nonprofit management.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Plunkett Research

Industry statistics trends and company analysis.


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Proquest Digitized Newspapers: Wall Street Journal

Full-page scans of recent Wall Street Journal issues (2008-3 months ago).


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).


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ReferenceUSA / Reference Solutions

NOTE: Name changed to "Reference Solutions." Business directory, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.


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Treehouse: Online Training

    Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

    If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

    New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

    Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

    • Treehouse Festival--July 27-31:  Free 5-day online event focused on careers in coding, working from home and developing 21st century skills. Register here.
    • Livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates.
    • YouTube edition of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.
    Arlington Heights cardholders only

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    Udemy for Business (presented by Gale)

    Online card registrants will have access after they receive their permanent library card. If you are unable to access your existing account, CONTACT US (select "Tech Help" as your feedback topic).

    Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs)

    IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DETAILS


    V

    Value Line Research Center

    Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy.

     


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    W

    Wall Street Journal

    Articles from the eastern print edtion. Business and financial news from 1/2/84-present. Articles from the online edition also available.


    Weiss Financial Ratings Series

    Rates safety and financial stability of banks, credit unions, insurers, stocks and mutual funds. Includes a Medigap Plan selection tool.

    Special training video: A Beginner's Guide to Investing 


    Video Tutorial