Business, Career & Investing

Demographics Now

Map based tool for small businesses. Used to collect demographic information and model consumer behaviors. Please contact the Business Librarian or use the Niche Academy Tutorial to get started.


Incorporating newspapers, journals, magazines (including Consumer Reports), and encyclopedias Explora is a one-stop first-step in your research project. Simultaneously search MasterFile Complete; Business Source Complete; Primary, Middle, and MAS Search Complete; and Newspaper Source Plus.


Gale Courses

Six-week online continuing education classes. These classes cover many topics from computer software and COMPTIA preparation to Genealogy, PMP, and more.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Suite of “reference” ebooks arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science and Technology.

Gale Small Business Builder

Designed to help entrepreneurs from the original idea to opening day and through years after, the Gale Small Business Builder is the go to tool for business plans, finding a location, targeted mailing tools, and making financial projections


Learning Express Library

Books and sample tests for test preparation, GED, workplace skills and citizenship exams.


Legal Forms Library

Sample legal forms for many occasions, from Adoption Agreements to Workers Compensation claims. Available in several editable formats.

Learn software, technology, and creative and business skills with unlimited access to more than 3,500 courses and 144,000 video tutorials.


Mango Languages

A leading language and culture learning resource with self-guided lessons in over 70 languages.


Record Information Services

Chicago area marketing information on real estate transactions, new businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies.


Reference USA

A national level phone book with powerful search tools built in. How can this help my business?


Regional Business News

Full text and citations for business articles from regional sources.


Value Line

Stock investment data, tools, and analysis from one of the best known companies in the field.
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Weiss Financial

Ratings and evaluations of insurance companies, credit unions, banks, stocks and mutual funds. Formerly The Street Ratings.

Also Try:

Better Business Bureau
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation