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Library Databases 

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



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. 
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.

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

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 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.

All Access Library card required. 
An online learning site featuring instructional video courses to help people learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. New users please read Getting Started 

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.



Business Insights: Essentials
In Library | Home Access
Industry and company overviews including articles, investment reports, and financial statements.

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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Additional Sources

Specialized Collections
Business Center | Foundation Center

Resource by Library Staff
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