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AtoZ Databases includes detailed information on U.S. businesses and their executives and new businesses. Users will find data on over 200 million residents and new movers/homeowners.  

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Business Book Summaries provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Professionals and students can use these to keep up with the latest information in the business world.

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Gale Business: Demographics Now connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight. 

The product’s superior reporting capability enables users to easily and rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports—both standard and custom—to help make informed and accurate decisions. 

The demographics tool leverages Census data, consumer expenditures, retail spending, and Mosaic Lifestyle market segmentation groupings to helps users “crunch” data in easy-to-use report formats providing complete demographic information for any geographic territory—from a summary report to a comparison of up to sixteen different geographies within a single report. 

An innovative new mapping tool allows users to map their business and residential search results to create custom geographies and view demographic variables in thematic coloring scales. 

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This e-book collection helps busy professionals broaden their knowledge across all disciplines of business, including leadership, sales and marketing, human resources, finance and project management. 

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source offers the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles. 

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is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

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Michigan Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms are available, with more forms added daily. 

Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters. 

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offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering various legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are available through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters. 

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Morningstar Investment Research Center combines in one convenient resource all the stock, fund, industry and ETF information necessary for in-depth research and smart portfolio construction. It is a one-stop-shop for screening and report building tools including extensive help and education materials. Allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc. 

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Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada. 

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Reference Solutions, founded as ReferenceUSA in 1992, is an online tool to give library patrons and business owners access to data on over 17 million businesses and 320 million consumers. Reference Solutions eliminates the need to scour multiple websites or perform complicated searches. Reference Solutions does it all — collecting and verifying the most accurate and up to date research data available. This database brings information directly to you. 

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Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans.

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The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. 

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