Business & Finance

Research Databases

  • 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


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


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

  • FDIC

    Banks and Banking


    Dictionary of financial & investment terms.


    Provides exchange rates for over 164 currencies.



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


    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

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


    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.


  • BigCharts

    Provides historical stock quotes.

  • Social Investment Forum

    Provides comprehensive information on socially responsible investing.


    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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