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).

  • ReferenceUSA

    A database containing directory information for US public and private companies and now includes the Canadian Businesses database. Companies may be searched by size, location, type of business, etc. A typical entry includes the company address, phone number, annual sales, number of employees, chief executive, and line of business. Maps can be generated showing individual company locations. Also includes the Residential database which contains information on 135 million U.S. residents compiled from more than 3,900 White Page telephone directories.

    Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).

  • Regional Business News

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

  • Value Line

    Online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

    Subscription purchased by Ramsey County Library.

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.

  • 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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