Business Gateway

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Online Databases

  • Business Insights: Global Business Insights: Global
    Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
  • DemographicsNow - National DemographicsNow - National
    DemographicsNow - National
  • Financial Ratings Series Financial Ratings Series
    Combines Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks
  • Gale Illinois Legal Forms Gale Illinois Legal Forms
    Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
  • Lexis Nexis Library Express Lexis Nexis Library Express
    This resource provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. The Legal information is available in the library only.
  • Lynda.com Lynda.com
    Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. (Does not work with Internet Explorer at this time. Requires creating a free account with your Library card number and a password of your choosing.)
  • Morningstar Morningstar
    Online financial information for stocks, funds and much more! Generously provided by the Bruce A. Michel Library Trust.
  • Public Records Online Public Records Online
    Public records of new homeowners, new business licenses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies in Cook County and the surrounding area.
  • Reference USA Reference USA
    This database contains detailed information on U.S. businesses, U.S. residents, U.S. health care providers, Canadian businesses, and Canadian households.
  • Small Business Resource Center Small Business Resource Center
    Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites
  • ValueLine ValueLine
    Online investment research service including stocks and mutual funds. Generously provided by the Bruce A. Michel Library Trust.[Limited to 3 simultaneous users. Please logoff when finished!]