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Databases

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AtoZdatabases Comprehensive coverage of residential and business listings.  Research real estate, holding and investment companies, business services, etc.

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Business Source Premier Provides business researchers with highly-refined tools they need in order to conduct sophisticated searches for business content. Help
from EBSCOhost

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Gale Directory Library GDL provides valuable directory information, such as Ward's Business Directory or Encyclopedia of Associations, accessible digitally anytime, anywhere.  Get immediate access to vetted sources, find relevant results quickly, and make informed decisions  all of which can add up to a competitive advantage. Find revenue, compare companies by industry or location, sort by any field, export data for further analysis...the options are endless!

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Instantly access reference eBooks on many subjects. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7!
Reference eBooks

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Legal Forms Access thousands of business, personal, real estate, state specific, federal, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Morningstar Morningstar provides data on investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data.

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ProQuest Super Newsstand with Gannett Exclusive access to 85 full-text newspapers from the world-leading news!  Including Dayton Daily News from 1993 to current, research all over the country!

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Regional Business News Provides full text for more than 50 regional business publications, 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
from EBSCOhost

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Offers ready access to Standard & Poor's premium content such as industry surveys, stock reports and fund reports.

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Value Line A comprehensive source of information and advice that offers reports, stock lookup, timeliness ranking, portfolios and more.
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Web Links

Associations on the Net
Industry and trade associations can be an excellent source for industry and company information. **Note - this site may not display properly in Internet Explorer. Using Compatibility View may help.

Business Week Company Insight Center
Search almost 400,000 companies worldwide. Find stock quotes, press releases, compensation figures, biographies, and board relationships of key company executives.

CI Resource Index
A search engine and categorized listing of sites for finding competitive intelligence resources.

Export.gov
Resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data
FRED, a project of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, is a leading source of worldwide economic data. Particularly useful for creating graphs to track big data over time.

globalEDGE
Provides both information and instruction on how to research international business topics.

Hoover's
Information on U.S. and foreign companies and industries. The site is subscription-based, however some company information is available for free.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Find companies and products in North America. Search by company, product, or brand name.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy to support public and private decision-making.

U.S. Census Bureau - Business & Industry
Economic census-related surveys (Survey of Business Owners and Commodity Flow Survey) including annual, quarterly, and monthly surveys.

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