All of these databases can be accessed from home or at the Library. You can find full text articles, most of which can then be saved to your computer or portable device, emailed, or printed for your convenience.
Business Source Premier
Find national economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager.
Browse resources for small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs, including sample business plans, industry information, video lectures, tax forms, and more. Watch the Tutorial
Search more than 80 regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas of the United States. Includes Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's Small Business - Chicago Edition. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial
Gale Directory Library Access to Trade Shows Worldwide. Provides listings for trade shows, their sponsoring organizations, and facilities, services and information sources on trade shows and exhibitions held in the United States and around the globe.
Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
This encyclopedia offers nearly 500 articles on broad topics and trends in American business history from colonial times to today. Each article is complemented with a bibliography and the appendixes include a glossary of terms, lists of federal agencies and federal laws, notable court decisions, and a time line of events.
Additional Online Resources
American Fact Finder: Community demographic and economic information based on US census data.
The Business Journals: Business news aggregated from across the country.
Business Owner’s Toolkit: Tips and tricks for running a business. Sample forms and subject guides are available.
Business USA: Information on starting and growing a business.
EDGAR: Use this database, run by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to research a company’s registration statements, reports and other filings.
Inbound marketing academy: View online marketing webinars and take free classes toward a certification in inbound marketing or design.
ThomasNet: Find manufacturers, supplies, 3D CAD models and more.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Information and resources for prospective and established business owners. Forms, loan and grant information, contracts and local counseling are available.