Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries
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.
Exploring the new interface [6:00]
Performing a company search [3:08]
Performing an article search [2:14]
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.
** Tip sheet [pdf]
** RefUSA Online Tutorials Schedule :Search Essentials, Uncovering the Hidden Job Market, Start, Manage, Grow! How Businesses can use RefUSA and more.
** RefUSA YouTube Channel :short video tutorials on key features of the database such as searching for trade associations, building a list of manufacturers and mapping the results and more.
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.
BusinessDecision User Guide [PDF].
Tapestry is the premiere market segmentation system used in BusinessDecision. Find more information about working with Tapestry Segmentation Reference Guide [PDF].
See the BusinessDecision User Guide for instructions on how to define your geographic study area and choose customized reports.
Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooksCross-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†
Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans. Use Mango Basic courses to quickly learn some basic words and phrases for your business trip or short trip overseas or, for speakers of other languages, to quickly learn some basic words and phrases in English. The Mango Complete courses are aimed at students who want to move beyond basic language skills. Instruction available in French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as well as ESL lessons for Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Spanish speakers. A text translator is also provided.
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]
†Branch Libraries - Beauchamp, Betts, Hazard, Mundy, Paine, Petit, Soule, White
If your library card was issued by a suburban library, check that library's website for access.
Last updated November 26, 2013