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Tools for Business & Investment

Our business and finance databases are divided into several sections.

Finance & Investment: Get stock advice, learn about mutual funds, plan for retirement, etc.

Company Profiles: Learn more about existing companies, including stock profiles and market outlooks.

Legal: Research legal cases or download legal forms, such as leases or bills of sale, for your business.

Market Research: Create marketing plans, build mailing lists, and research industry growth.

General Research: research that will help you with business and finance in general.

Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

This resource may only be used within the libraryThis image indicates a resource that may only be accessed from Lake County Public Library's public computers, located at each of our branches.

Finance and Investment:

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Research stocks and funds, build a portfolio, and find information on publicly traded companies. View Tutorial

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The New York Times

Access current articles on world news, business, food, tech, sports, arts, politics, and much more. You will be prompted to redeem a code for 24 hours of access and create a New York Times account if you don't already have one. After 24 hours you can return to this page and click the link again for another code.

Need help? Read our New York Times access tutorial

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Value Line

Information on stock and investments. Includes an Investment Education section, free reports, and featured relevant news items. View Tutorial

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This resource may only be used within the libraryThe Wall Street Journal: In-Library Use

The Wall Street Journal: Home Access

Current coverage of business, politics, entertainment, sports, and more.

In-Library Use works for anyone using the library's WiFi or public computers, regardless of card type.

Home Access is for Full Access and eLibrary Card users and works anywhere once you enter your library card number and PIN. You will also be prompted to create a free Wall Street Journal account or log in with an existing one.

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Weiss Financial

Powerful tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
View Tutorial

Company Profiles: 

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Business Source Complete

Detailed company profiles, full-text articles from top marketing and management journals, as well as articles covering MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!

Legal:

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Driving-Tests.org

Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

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Legal Forms Library (Gale)

Find sample forms and actual forms available for use – examples include adoption forms, divorce forms, and landlord/tenant forms. View Tutorial

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Nexis Uni
(Formerly LexisNexis)

Search for news, legal cases, and company information.

Market Research:

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Business Source Complete

Detailed company profiles, full-text articles from top marketing and management journals, as well as articles covering MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

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Consumer Reports

Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

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Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning

A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more. View tutorial

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Plunkett Research Online

Find job seeker trends and job market statistics, as well as a guide to applying for jobs online and links to other useful employment sites and agencies.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)

Use this database to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. View Tutorial

General Business Research:

Data Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)

Use this database to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. View Tutorial

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Driving-Tests.org

Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

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INSPIRE

A searchable database of databases, free to all Indiana residents. INSPIRE works at any LCPL location, but you can also create an account confirming your Indiana residency for home access. More info on home access

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LCPL Catalog

Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for getting started in your research. Find Indiana-specific records and indexes, encyclopedias, newspapers, and more!

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Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning

A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more. View tutorial