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  • Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook | (Center for the Study of Services)
    Nonprofit consumer organization providing information to help consumers make smarter choices. Checkbook surveys consumers and evaluates the quality and prices of local services and products. NOTE: If you are having trouble connecting to this resource, use this alternate URL.
  • Books24x7 | (Skillsoft)
    See Skillport 8i
  • Business Insights: Global | (Gale)
    Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
  • Business Source Complete | (EBSCO)
    Definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals dating back to 1886 are included. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. FULL TEXT 1886 - current
  • Funding Information Network | (Candid)
    Accessible only in the Main Library on an Internet computer.
    Access Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals Online, as well as fundraising and philanthropy publications and training resources through the national/international Funding Information Network. Formerly Foundation Directory Online.
  • GuideStar
    Current nonprofit data on more than 2.5 million organizations, including authoritative data from several IRS sources. (
  • Kompass
    Business to business directory of 19 million companies worldwide. If you are accessing this resource outside the library, click here. Current
    The transition from to LinkedIn Learning has been delayed.
    Video instruction from industry experts on business, software, technology, photography, social media, and creative skills.
  • Mergent Intellect
    Access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles, and much more.
  • Mergent Online
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports. FULL TEXT 1990 - present
  • Morningstar
    Accommodates 6 simultaneous users
    Financial data on stocks, funds, and industries, with analyst reports, portfolio screenings, and other tools for making investment decisions. FULL TEXT Current
  • Reference USA Directory | (Infogroup)
    U.S. business and residential telephone directories, with detailed business information. For “the white pages,” search the U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles database within ReferenceUSA. Download limit: 250. Reference USA app for Android and iOS is available. Current
  • Regional Business News | (EBSCO)
    Full text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering U.S. metropolitan and rural areas. FULL TEXT 1988 - present
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Accommodates 40 simultaneous users. Usage of this resource will be high at the start of the academic year.
    Instant online access to current eBooks covering technology, business, creative, and digital media. FULL TEXT Current
  • San Francisco Business Times
    Latest business news, updated throughout the day. Includes digital archive of weekly editions, Book of Lists, and access to Los Angeles Business Journal. Accommodates 100 simultaneous users. FULL TEXT
  • Skillport 8i | (Skillsoft)
    More than 13,500 full-text technology and business eBooks from 210 publishers, plus 25,000 IT & Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts. (Formerly Books24x7)
  • Small Business Collection | (Gale)
    Insights, tips, strategies, and success stories from academic, general, professional, and trade publications, including 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. FULL TEXT 1980 - 2010
  • Small Business Resource Center | (Gale)
    Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites are included. FULL TEXT Current
  • Statista
    Quantitative data and statistics from 21 market sectors, with data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources.
  • Treehouse
    Online learning platform that teaches coding and web development skills, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. If you are a first-time user, read how to register for a free Treehouse account.
  • Value Line
    Find the latest financial information and ratings for various investments, including investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.
  • Wall Street Journal (Online) | (ProQuest)
    Access full text articles and abstracts from the Wall Street Journal. FULL TEXT 1984 - present
  • Weiss Ratings
    Financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions, and insurance companies; sovereign debt ratings; and investment ratings on the shares of publicly traded companies, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and ETFs. FULL TEXT