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Business & Finance Resources

The Library subscribes to these business, finance, and investment resources for its patrons. You will need to use your library card number to use most of them. Our librarians have also selected some fine, free financial websites everyone can use.

Name Description Use At Home?
Financial Ratings Series/Medicare Database

This Financial Ratings Series combines Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings in a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Credit Unions, Mutual Funds and Stocks. A Medigap/Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan buyers guide recommends companies and gives prices customized to the age and place of residence of the person entering the data.

Yes
Flipster

Instant access to the most popular magazines. With Flipster, it's simple to select your favorite digital magazines from the newsstand and start reading on your computer or mobile device.

Yes
Gale Directory Library

The Gale Directory Library hosts the following directories: Encyclopedia of Associations,
National Organizations of the U.S.,
Regional, State and Local Organizations,
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media,
Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans and
Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies. Search, sort and export information from both current directory and prior editions.

Yes
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search over 400 reference titles in nearly 20 different subject categories. You may search all at once or search individual titles.

Yes
Lynda.com

Lynda.com offers access to a vast library of high quality, current and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. Users outside of the Library building will need to use their Niles library card numbers. 

Yes
Magazine Articles

Ebsco's MasterFILE Premiere provides full-text articles from over 1,900 magazines, from 1975 through the present. Also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Yes
Morningstar Investment Research Center

Search by individual mutual fund or stock or create your own real or imaginary portfolio and find out how the individual securities work together as a portfolio. Identify individual stocks or mutual funds that meet particular investment criteria by using the Morningstar screeners.

Yes
New York Times

Each issue of every newspaper back to 1980 is indexed thoroughly, providing not only top news stories but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Even such items as editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people are indexed. For each article cited in the database, an abstract of up to 75 words helps the researcher know if the complete text will meet his or her needs.

Yes
OmniFile

Full text articles in science, humanities, education and business from 1994 through the present. Provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full-text magazine articles.

Yes
Public Records Online

Provides public record data for new home sales, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for select counties in Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

Yes
referenceUSA

This powerful resource helps you locate detailed information on potential business competitors or clients.

Yes
Rosetta Stone

Learn a new language using the world's most trusted language-learning software. Rosetta Stone features 50 hours of foundational instruction to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in 30 different languages.

Yes
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Comprehensive business information on U.S. companies including data and analysis of industries, companies, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and current business news.

Yes
Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is the premiere financial newspaper in the world. This well-indexed database includes complete articles from the present to 1984.

Yes

Free Expert Business Advice

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Ask an experienced counselor from the Chicago Chapter of SCORE® for advice for your small business or start-up.

1-hour FREE sessions are held on alternating Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings at the Library.

Click here to schedule your appointment!