Business & Investing

Business Plans Handbook: Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. The latest volume has a cumulative index for all of the other volumes.

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Reference Books Online: Volumes of business plans for a range of industries plus resources with industry information, business management and small business.

Business Source Premier: Provides comprehensive full-text articles for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

DemographicsNow: Business & People​:
Detailed data on U.S. households, consumers and businesses that can help in job searching, starting a business, finding people, marketing and more.

E-commerce Sourcebook
: Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community.

Encyclopedia of Management: Covers management theories and applications.

From Green Industries to Green Jobs: Occupational profiles including information on similar jobs, skills required to perform the job and a typical day in the life of that job.

Hispanic Databook: A detailed look at data on the Hispanic/Latino population of the U.S., with place profiles of the locations with the highest population concentrations

Historical Encyclopedia of American Business: Information about the major aspects of business, economics and finance in American history.

Legal Forms Library: A library of legal forms for every stage of life. Types of forms include official, state-specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. (Please note these forms are not accepted in Minnesota District Courts.)

Lynda.com: Self-paced, on-demand video tutorials for learning business, technical and creative skills. Includes topics such as software, photography, animation, presentation skills, game design, digital publishing, and cloud computing.​

Minnesota Grantmakers: From the Minnesota Council on Foundations the web's largest, most up-to-date database of Minnesota grantmakers and grants. The Minnesota Grantmakers database is only available for use in the library. Please see the information desk for the password.

Morningstar Investment Research Center: Get data and guidance on mutual funds, stocks and exchange-traded funds; determine how investments fit into a portfolio; or obtain data on a particular industry.

ReferenceUSA: Reference USA contains information on 14 million U.S. businesses. Information available includes company name, industry, geographic location, business size, executives, number of employees and sales volume.

Regional Business News: Provides comprehensive full-text articles from regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

Value Line Investment Survey: The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 98 industries, the stock market and the economy.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides:
Information making financial decisions in a variety of areas (including auto, health care, long term care and life insurance) complete with ratings, recommended companies to work with and worksheets to help you decide what and how much to purchase.