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Business & Finance

Research Databases

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business and Company Resource Center) is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

  • Business Source Premier

    This database includes searchable references for more than 1,170 journals offering indexing and abstracts for 350 scholarly journals back to 1965 or the first published issue.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Financial data on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, and buy/sell guidance on more than 1,900 stocks and 2,100 mutual funds.
    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

  • ReferenceUSA

    ReferenceUSA is a directory of U.S. companies.
    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

  • Regional Business News

    With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full-text articles for regional business publications for more than 60 sources.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Selected Websites

Banking & Finance

  • Bankrate.com

    Offers rates on mortgages, car loans, credit cards & certificates of deposit.

  • CalculatorPLUS.com

    Provides free online calculators for the following categories: mortgage, credit card, insurance, auto, retirement, savings & business.

  • FDIC

    Banks and Banking

  • Finance-glossary.com

    Dictionary of financial & investment terms.

  • Oanda.com

    Provides exchange rates for over 164 currencies.

Business

  • BizMove.com

    Articles cover the basics of starting a business, personnel management, buying a business, exporting & more.

  • BusinessDictionary.com

    Provides 20,000 definitions and over 115,000 links to business terms.

  • CEO Express

    Identifies the best web sites for the busy executive. Includes headline news, stock quotes & links to a wide range of business categories.

  • Chambers of Commerce.com

    Select resource directory to locate U.S. Chambers Commerce, Better Business Bureaus and Visitor Bureaus.

  • Export.gov

    Provides export assistance to American businesses.

  • FreeEDGAR

    Provides free access to corporate financial filings (annual reports & more) for publicly held companies.

  • globalEDGE

    Provides links to international business & trade resources.

  • Hoover's Online

    Provides business directory information for over 10,000 companies.

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

    Replaced the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification manual.

  • Small Business Administration

    Comprehensive guide to SBA's programs & services.

  • ThomasNet

    Comprehensive directory for industrial products & services.

  • World Chambers Network

    Select chamber directory to locate international Chambers of Commerce.

Investing

  • BigCharts

    Provides historical stock quotes.

  • Social Investment Forum

    Provides comprehensive information on socially responsible investing.

  • Tradingday.com

    Research for mutual funds and stocks. Includes charts, quotes, splits, earnings, dividends,sec filings & more.

  • Treasury Direct

    Includes a savings bond calculator.

Minnesota Business

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