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The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

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Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Features the content you need to explore a global business landscape including easy-to-use company profiles, investment research reports, industry rankings, market share data, company histories, and more.

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The full-text of many business reference books can be found here including Business Plans Handbook, Global Business Law, Global Marketing and E-Commerce Sourcebook.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library contains actual business plans from the Business Plans Handbook, among many other business reference resources.
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Nonprofit Consumers' CHECKBOOK can help you find the best-rated doctors, auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, dentists, carpet cleaners ... and much more. CHECKBOOK will tell you which Chicago Area service providers and retailers rated best and worst for quality and price. CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit, no-advertising consumer authority.

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CHECKBOOK's special health guides provide you with critical ratings and reports on doctors and hospitals.

 

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Business & People is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool. Users can produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports, maps that ‘visualize’ trends, and customized customer reports by uploading their own data.

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Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations.

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  • You can research organizations that award scholarships for your field of study in college.
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Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations.

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  • You can research organizations that award scholarships for your field of study in college.
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Intercept Business Solutions is specifically designed to assist entrepreneurs in starting a business. This application will help develop a business plan, including financial modeling, business modeling, or financial planning. A highly professional Business Plan with robust financial data can be printed for use in presentations to potential investors.

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Authoritative international business and legal news and information, plus detailed company reports including SEC filings and other financial information.

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  •  You can read actual Supreme Court opinions, such as the Plessy v. Ferguson civil rights case of 1896.
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Lynda.com is an online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Reports and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, with screening and portfolio x-ray tools for managing your investments.

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  •  Morningstar Online gives you access to current and archived investor newsletters.
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Company profiles and comprehensive information on industry trends and statistics for over 30 key industries.

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  • Plunkett Research can help you learn about current market research and trends to help ace your job interview.
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Public record information for Chicago and the collar counties, as well as other parts of Illinois, including new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies.

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  • You can research real estate transactions in the Chicago area and other parts of Illinois.
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The Advertising Red Books online database provides current, detailed data, including:
• Over 10,000 Advertising Agencies with accounts, specializations, billings by media, and contact information for personnel
• Over 15,000 Advertiser profiles for Companies, their brand, personnel, advertising expenditure by media
• 100,000 brand names
• Research advertising trends
• Job search site

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Comprehensive business and investment information, including company profiles, stock reports, and industry surveys.

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  • Find historical stock price data back to 1984, including companies no longer listed or traded.
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Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database offering content that covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes and more. Based on a combination of unparalleled periodical and reference content, it is an unmatched source of information for the prospective and current entrepreneurial community, as well as for students in business programs.

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Small Business Resource Center features a wealth of resources, including the entire Business Plans Handbook Series, which contains hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs.

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Online version of ValueLine, with ratings and reports for 3,500 stocks and 2,000 mutual funds, plus research on companies, industries, options, convertibles, and ETFs.

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  • You can see if your stocks are on ValueLine’s "Best Performing" list.
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Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.

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  • You can look up industries using NAICS/SIC codes.
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Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual Funds, plus financial planning and investment tools.

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  • You can get find the safest banks and credit unions in your area based on Weiss and The Street ratings.
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