Research Tools by Subject: Business

ABI/Inform Complete

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Thousands of full text periodicals, industry reports, and other documents provide a comprehensive picture of business trends and companies around the world.

Tags: Wall Street, Finance, Economics

Consumer Reports

Find ratings and reviews on products from household goods to electronics to cars with this free access to

Tags: Consumer, Reviews, Ratings, Appliances, Electronics

Data Axle Reference Solutions

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*Formerly ReferenceUSA*

Data Axle includes directory listings for over 12 million businesses and 120 million households in the United States. A great resource for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups.

Tags: Consumer Database, Lifestyle Database, Business Database, Jobs, Job Search, Employment, Marketing, Yellow Pages

Entrepreneurship Database

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Designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick access to useful toolkits, and recommendations from experts in Editor’s Picks.

Tags: Angel Investors, Capitalism, Franchisees, Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur, Business Ownership

Gale Business: Plan Builder

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Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. You will be prompted to create a personal account which will allow you to retain all of your information in one place.

LinkedIn Learning

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Learn technology, business, and creative skills with LinkedIn Learning (formerly LinkedIn Learning offers over 16,000 video courses and tutorials taught by industry experts. Courses are self-paced and offered in 7 different languages (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese). Develop your skills in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Cloud, web development, photography, animation, marketing, and much more!

LinkedIn Learning can be accessed in a web browser and or with Apple and Android devices.

For mobile app use, follow these directions for setup:

  1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Select Sign in
  3. Select Sign in with your library card
  4. Select the box for Enter your Library ID and type cals at the end of the auto-filled URL
  5. Enter your Library card number and PIN and select Continue

Tags: Continuing Education, Online Classes, Career Skills

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History includes 900 original articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries.

Tags: Money, Banking, Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Markets

Value Line Library Elite


Value Line Library Elite is a research tool with searchable stocks, investment research, and investment education. Value Line Library Elite provides access to approximately 3,400 stocks, data, expert analysis, and unbiased commentary with a time-tested and performance-proven Ranking System. Reports are updated weekly.

This research tool is limited to 5 simultaneous users. Please log out when you are finished. 

Tags: Finance, Economics, Stocks, Investment Research