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Business Insights: Essentials      novelny logo

Provides access to accurate and up-to-date business, company and industry information and a wide variety of global business information in a single source. Efficiently research business case studies, competitive intelligence, company histories and financial reports and career and investment opportunities. This resource replaces the Gale Business & Company Resource Center. Use the links below to become more familiar with the enhanced search features and content.

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A business and consumer research tool to use for quick lookups or creating customized lists. Includes listings for more than 14 million U.S. business, 4 million new businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, more than 800,000 U.S. physicians and dentists and 210 million U.S. residences. Profiles include contact and other directory information. Advanced search allows users to do reverse phone number lookups, search by yellow page heading, business SIC code, zip code, SMSA and more.

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A useful tool for entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations that  combines extensive consumer household, market segmentation, and demographic data from ESRI with GIS mapping technology so you can find customers and understand your market.

Find out more –

BusinessDecision User Guide [PDF]
Landscape Segmentation Resource Manual [PDF]
Video Overview


Small Business Collection

Find over 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs.
Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.


Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooks

Cross-search, read, download, and email chapters from a growing collection of reference books including the Business Plans Handbook. There is no loaning or checking out - the books are always available to be read on your computer or portable device. GVRL has ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology built in for 19 languages and on-demand translation for 11 languages.


Available to Central & City Branch Libraries

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Independent and in-depth recommendations and research on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds in an easy to use, easy to understand format. Includes data reports on 8,484 stocks, 23,928 mutual funds, and 807 ETFs and analysis on more than 1,600 foreign stocks.

**Quick Guide [PDF]

**User Guide, 22 pages [PDF]

Morningstar Online Tutorials

Investing for the Long Run A free guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances. 119 pages [PDF]


A global literacy tool to enable speakers of any of 50 languages can learn to speak any of 60 new languages.  Learn to understand and speak a new language in everyday situations through activities, drills and quizzes. You can also choose from other available learning aids, such as films, music and audio files.  Content is available for learners of all ages. You will need a personal email in order to set up your Pronunciator account. Mobile apps are available for a variety of devices

User Manual in English and Spanish

Branch Libraries - Beauchamp, Betts, Hazard, Mundy, Paine, Petit, Soule, White

star iconIf your library card was issued by a suburban library, check that library's website for access.


Last updated May 4, 2016