Ramsey County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23.

Business & Finance

Research Databases

  • Business Source Premier

    Scholarly journals and trade publications across all business-related subject areas.

  • 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

    Business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas across the U.S.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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