These databases can be accessed from home or at the Library. You can find full text articles, most of which can then be saved to your computer or portable device, emailed, or printed for your convenience.

regionalbusinessnewsRegional Business News

Search more than 80 regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas of the United States. Includes Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's Small Business - Chicago Edition. Search for your subject, then limit your results to peer-reviewed, full text articles. Click Choose Databases near the search box to search multiple resources at once. You can also limit results to a particular date range. Copy and paste a citation in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more formats, or export it to a citation manager. Watch the Tutorial 



Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
This encyclopedia offers nearly 500 articles on broad topics and trends in American business history from colonial times to today. Each article is complemented with a bibliography and the appendixes include a glossary of terms, lists of federal agencies and federal laws, notable court decisions, and a time line of events.



Additional Online Resources 


American Fact Finder: Community demographic and economic information based on US census data.

The Business Journals: Business news aggregated from across the country.

Codeacademy: Learn to build your own web site or polish your craft with interactive coding lessons on HTML & CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Python, Ruby and PHP. Please note there is a paid version entitled Codeacademy Pro, most lessons are free.

EDGAR: Use this database, run by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to research a company’s registration statements, reports and other filings.

HubSpot Academy: View online marketing webinars and take free classes toward a certification in inbound marketing or design.

SCORE Chicago:  Get free small business advice to help your business grow and operate efficiently, or to get started. You envision your business growth in 5 years – SCORE business mentors see what it takes to get you there. ​

ThomasNet: Find manufacturers, supplies, 3D CAD models and more.

U.S. Small Business Administration: Information and resources for prospective and established business owners. Forms, loan and grant information, contracts and local counseling are available.


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