Resources - Business & Investment

Online Resources

Naperville Public Library has great online resources to help you with your research. These resources are free to use - just log in with your Naperville Public Library card number.

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AtoZdatabases *AtoZdatabases will be discontinued as of July 1, 2019. AtoZdatabases is being replaced with... more
Demographics Now Business & People is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool.... more
Encyclopedia of Associations Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit... more
Gale Directory Library Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit... more
Gale Legal Forms Hundreds of customizable legal forms, drafted by attorneys.
Gale Power Search Time saving tool that cross-searches our Gale resources.
Gale Small Business Builder Comprehensive business software for planning, starting or running your business or nonprofit.
Gale Virtual Reference Library The full-text of many literature reference books can be found here including Drama for Students,... more
Lynda.com Lynda.com is an online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn software,... more
Mergent Intellect Public, private and international business data and profiles, plus consumer demographic data to... more
Mergent Online Delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence. Provides profiles and... more
Morningstar Investment Research Center Reports and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, with screening and portfolio x-ray tools... more
ReferenceUSA A premier source of business and residential information with more than 40 million businesses, 150... more
Small Business Resource Center Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database offering content that covers all major... more
ValueLine Online version of ValueLine, with ratings and reports for 3,500 stocks and 2,000 mutual funds, plus... more
Wall Street Journal Online Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual Funds, plus... more

Print Resources

The library maintains a business reference collection that can be used in the library as well as a collection of business books which may be checked out with a library card.
Business magazines and newspapers are also available.
Librarians are available at all times to help you with your research needs.

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NaperLaunch

Fostering Business Success

NaperLaunch is both a coworking space and a collaboration and learning environment with workshops, meetups and the NaperLaunch Academy. Open to the public.

NaperLaunch »

Coworking Space - shared workspace and technology for free public use
Workshops & Meetups - business owners, startups and entrepreneurs learn from each other
NaperLaunch Academy - develop fundamental business knowledge through focused classes
Small Business Help - mentoring through one-on-one appointments
Business Resources - online databases to develop business plans and research data
Business Services Team - answers to your business questions
NaperLaunch Membership - free membership offers extra amenities

Recent Business Posts

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:17pm

Business Services Team

Contact a Business Services team member for one-on-one business research assistance or help creating target lists of employers for your job search.
Amy Weidner
Business Services
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Kent Palmer
Business Services
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Lindsay Harmon
Business Services
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Shoshana Frank
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