Databases: By Subject: Business


Academic Search Premier

Designed specifically for academics, this database contains full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Business Gateway

Find comprehensive business information, including demographics, eBooks, and local databases, all in one conveinient place. 

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

Business Source Premier includes full text articles for more than 2,300 journals. It covers a wide range of topics including management, accounting, finance, economics, and marketing.

Demographics Now

Create demographic reports, view U.S. Census data, find people and businesses and much more.

Directory Library

Search for groups or organizations using the Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Brands and Their Companys, Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S., and more online. 


Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Legal Forms

LegalForms is a database of downloadable "business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues". has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Get comprehensive financial information on stocks and funds, find return information on various investment indexes, and tailor your portfolio using online calculators and more.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 

Reference USA

Comprised of three databases (U.S. Businesses, U.S. New Businesses, and U.S. Residential,) Reference U.S.A. provides corporate information for 14 million business, and information such as name, address, and phone number for 100 million households in the U.S.

Regional Business News | (EBSCOhost)

Regional Business News is a database that contains full text articles for more than 50 regional business publications. It is updated daily.

Small Business Reference Center

This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Small Business Resource Center

Find sample business plans, forms, articles from business journals, and more. 

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is an online source of business and investment information. It provides access to stock reports, industry surveys, S&P's Outlook and S&P's Credit Week.

Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Improve your computer skills, take career prep tests, prepare resumes, search for jobs, and much more. 


1st Stop Business Connection

1st Stop is a program that provides free state-level information needed to start or continue a small business.

AT&T Anywho

Anywho helps you find businesses and people in the United States and a select list of foreign countries. It also includes a reverse look up feature

Insurance Library

Research consumer insurance, get expert answers and advice, and shop for insurance--all on one helpful site. 

IRS Tax Information for Small Businesses

The IRS business tax site provides accurate tax rules and regulations for businesses of all sizes.

Ohio Small Business Development Centers

The 36 centers throughout Ohio provide free, professional, in-depth, and confidential business consulting, and training to pre-venture, start-up and existing small businesses.

SCORE North Central Ohio Chapter

SCORE is a non-profit organization staffed by voluteers who are working or retired business owners, executives, and corporate leaders. They provide free, confidential business advice to individuals who want to start a small business.

ThomasNet is a resource site of more than 607,000 industrial companies in North America. By signing up for a free My Thomas account, one can save searches and suppliers information for quick access and receive timely alerts about products and services that are of interest.

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