Business Resources

Our business and finance databases are divided into several sections:

Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

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Finance & Investment

Business and Finance Reference eBooks Contains encyclopedias of business, history, law, social science, and “nation and world” topics.
Morningstar Investment Research Center Research stocks and funds, build a portfolio, and find information on publicly traded companies. View Tutorial
Standard and Poor's Net Advantage Search for stock information by company name or by industry.
Value Line Information on stock and investments. Includes an Investment Education section, free reports, and featured relevant news items. View Tutorial

Company Profiles

Business Source Complete Detailed company profiles, full-text articles from top marketing and management journals, as well as articles covering MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Standard and Poor's Net Advantage Find out the financial outlook on specific companies, or research company stock reports, executives, and records. You can also browse the S&P indeces and market snapshots.

Legal

Driving-Tests.org Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!
Law Reference eBooks Repository of eBooks and textbooks relating to law (Full text, read in your browser)
Legal Forms Library (Gale) Find sample forms and actual forms available for use – examples include bills of sale, leases, and landlord/tennant forms. View Tutorial
LexisNexis Library Express Search for news, legal cases, and company information.

Market Research

Business Source Complete Full-text market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
Consumer Reports Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial
NEW! Lynda.com A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.
Plunkett Research Online Research industry statistics and trends. This database contains very in-depth industry reports.
ReferenceUSA Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. View Tutorial

General Business Research

Driving-Tests.org Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!
Gale Virtual Reference Library Visit a virtual bookshelf containing e-textbooks on several topics. View Tutorial
INSPIRE Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your business-related questions! Need home access?
LCPL Catalog Our very own catalog contains helpful materials on starting a business, investing, and more.
NEW! Lynda.com A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.
ReferenceUSA Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. View Tutorial
Small Business Resource Center Learn about starting and running a small business. Contains sample business plans, how-to guides, forms and more.
Standard and Poor's Net Advantage Search for stock information by company name or by industry.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!