BUSINESS/CONSUMER/INVESTMENT INFORMATION & DIRECTORIES DATABASES
AtoZdatabases Available Remotely
Use to research businesses by name and location or browse businesses with multiple variables (industry, size, etc.). Most business profiles will have a wide range of information including stock and SEC reports. Also use AtoZ Databases to search for employment or to find a person by name or phone number.
Business Source Elite Available Remotely & App Available
An EBSCO database of full text for over 1,000 business and economics journals plus indexing and article summaries for many more. Dates back to 1985 for some titles. Includes profiles for the
world's 10,000 largest companies. Updated daily.
Consumers' Checkbook Available Remotely
Find consumer ratings, comments, and advice for these categories in the greater Chicago area: Automobiles, Home Care, Finance, Health Care, Leisure & Entertainment, Pets, Repair Services, Stores, and Personal Services. Searches can be narrowed by selected miles from a specific zip code.
Electronic Collections Online (ECO) No Remote Access
A FirstSearch database of scholarly journals with article citations orfull text from many business titles. 1995 to the present. Updated daily. From FirstSearch’s home page, select ECO as the database to search.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Available Remotely & App Available
Complete encyclopedias and reference sources on many topics including business. Search individual titles or the entire collection at once. From the Gale databases page, select Gale Virtual Reference
Library. Then view publications under business.
Lexis Nexis In Library Use
Lexis Nexis Available Remotely
Use Lexis Nexis to access company and investment information, search through legal cases, and see news stories from hundreds of major sources, both foreign and domestic. To access Lexis Nexis remotely, just enter your library card number when prompted. Note: Legal case information is only available in the library.
Morningstar Available Remotely
An investment analysis tool with three main features: Screeners that use your criteria to create short lists of stocks, funds, and ETFs; Reports & Returns with comprehensive information on stocks, funds, and ETFs plus analyst guidance for some of them; and a Portfolio X-Ray tool to assemble stocks, funds, and ETFs into a portfolio to reveal asset allocation, sector weightings, and more. The Help & Education section has courses on 150 investment topics.
Reference USA Available Remotely
A business directory searchable by company name, executive name, business type, sales volume, number of employees, year established, geographic area, and more. Most company profiles include executive lists, links to subsidiaries/parent companies, a list of competitors, links to recent news articles about the company, and links to stock information and SEC reports. Search criteria can be combined to create company lists in either full or brief format.
Regional Business News Available Remotely
An EBSCO database of business journals, newspapers and news-wires covering metropolitan and rural areas of the United States. Full text of most titles with article abstracts for others. Updated daily.
Sorkins Directory of Business & Government No Remote Access
Profiles of companies and organizations in the Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City metropolitan areas. Searchable by company, person’s name, industry, location, phone number, or a combination of terms. Includes titles and names of company executives, industry codes, and narrative descriptions. Mini-profiles called “Prospects” are also available.
Standard & Poors NetAdvantage In Library Use
Standard & Poors NetAdvantage Available Remotely
An investment tool with analysts’ news and commentary on financial markets and inStandard and Poor’s NetAdvantage is an investment tool with analysts’ news and commentary on financial markets and industries; searchable publications such as industry surveys, stock and mutual fund reports; and a Learning Center that covers smart investing basics, retirement planning, and more.
Wall Street Journal(1984-present) Available Remotely
Eastern edition of the Wall Street Journal. Text from 1/2/1984 on and text with images from 8/9/2006 on. Search by keywords and dates or select entire issues by date for browsing. To select this title from the ProQuest Newspapers page, click on publications tab or “Select multiple databases” link.
Value Line Research Center Available Remotely
Value Line Research Center No Remote Access
Online access to Value Line’s Investment Survey (including Small and Mid-Cap Edition), Fund Advisor PLUS, Daily Options Survey, Special Situations Service, Convertibles Survey, Analyst Supplements, plus stock quotes, company news, graphing, market updates, and tutorials. Value Line also includes historic stock data for the past ten years.
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