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Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

Tools for Businesses

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.

Finance and Investment:

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Business and Finance Reference eBooks

Contains encyclopedias of business, history, law, social science, and “nation and world” topics.

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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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Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

Search for stock information by company name or by industry.

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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

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.

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Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

Search for stock information by company name or by industry.

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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Law Reference eBooks

Repository of eBooks and textbooks relating to law (Full text, read in your browser)

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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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LexisNexis Library Express

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

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.

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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.

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Reference USA

Use this database to look up phone numbers and company information. It also contains a job and internship search engine. View Tutorial

General Business Research:

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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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Gale Business Entrepreneurship

"How to" articles and guides for small businesses, including getting your business started and sample business plans.

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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

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.

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Reference USA

Use this database to look up phone numbers and company information. It also contains a job and internship search engine. View Tutorial

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Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

Search for stock information by company name or by industry.