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Research Tools - Business and Finance
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Library Databases 

Electronic resources marked with an asterisk are provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

 

Business

 

American Men: Who They Are & How They Live
In Library
| Home Access

 
American Women: Who They Are & How They Live
In Library | Home Access
 
American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns
In Library | Home Access
 
American Wholesalers and Distributors
In Library | Home Access
Online directory of wholesalers and distributors searchable through Gale Directory Library.
 

Best Customers: Demographics of Consumer Demand
In Library |   Home Access

 
Business Insights: Essentials
In Library | Home Access
Industry and company overviews including articles, investment reports, and financial statements.Previously called Business and Company Resource Center. Previously called Business and Company Resource Center.
 
Business Source Premier*
In Library | Home Access
Periodicals resource covering various business fields with scholarly, trade, and newsletter content.  Select large company and country overviews are also included.
 
Credo Reference*
In Library | Home Access
Hundreds of online full-text reference books in many subject areas. For middle school students through adults.
    

DemographicsNow
In Library |  Home Access
Analyze the demographic and market potential of any area in the United States.

 

Encyclopedia of American Industries
In Library |  Home Access
Contains reports on every industry in the SIC manual, organization and structure with background, current conditions, outlook and more.

    
Foundation Directory Online
Available at the Main branch only. 
Please ask staff at the Reference Desk.
Current and historical foundation grants for mostly non-profit organizations.
    
Gale Directory Library
In Library | Home Access
Online directory of wholesalers and distributors searchable through Gale Directory Library.
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library
In Library | Home Access
An online collection of research titles in the following subject areas:  Biography, Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Mulitcultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
    

Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What
In Library | Home Access

 
Reference USA
In Library | Home Access
Business, government, and residential directory.
 
Regional Business News*
In Library | Home Access
Regional and local business periodicals from across the U.S., including the Charleston area and South Carolina.
 
Small Business Reference Center*
In Library | Home Access
Comprehensive resource for all small business startup and management topics.  Sources include full-text periodicals, reports, sample business plans, books and videos.
 

Small Business Resource Center
In Library | Home Access
Business concepts, trends, sample plans and other topics in e-books, journals and directories.

 

Finance

Business and Company Resource Center
Industry and company overviews including articles, investment reports, and financial statements. See: Business Insights: Essentials
 
Business Insights: Essentials
In Library | Home Access
Industry and company overviews including articles, investment reports, and financial statements.Previously called Business and Company Resource Center. Previously called Business and Company Resource Center.
 
Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management and Entrepreneurship
In Library |  Home Access
 

Morningstar Investment Research Center
In Library | Home Access
Comprehensive investment research database. Features stock analysis, mutual fund information, investor education, portfolio tools and more.

    
Value Line Research Center
In Library |  
Home Access
Information, projections and advice on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.
 
 

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Best of the Web

 

Business

BusinessUSA.gov
Entrepreneur.com
Global Edge for International Business
Hoover’s Corporate Register
ThomasNet
SBA: Small Business Administration

 

Finance

Bank Rate Monitor
Big Charts
Mutual Fund Investor’s Center
SEC Corporate Filings

 

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Additional Sources

Specialized Collections
Business Center | Foundation Center

More Web Site Sources
Company Information | Consumer Information | Demographics and Economic Information | Foundation Center | Money Management (personal) | Small Business Connection

Resource by Library Staff
Blogs: Business Blog | Grant and Non-Profit Resources Blog
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