Business/Investment Databases at WPL

Business e-resources   [Available remotely]

Business Insights, Global (formerly Business Resource Ctr)   [Available remotely]
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.

Consumers' Checkbook   [Not available remotely]
Nonprofit Consumers CHECKBOOK reveals the Chicago area's service companies and stores rated Best (& Worst) for quality and prices.

Consumers' Checkbook - remote users   [Available remotely]
Remote users will need to register to use this service which rates local businesses and service providers.

Gale Directory Library   [Available remotely]
Gale Directory Library includes Brands and Their Companies and Encyclopedia of Associations

Gale E-courses   [Available remotely]
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

JobNow   [Available remotely]
JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. This product offers three services to choose from 1. Career Resources, 2. Resume Builder 3. Ace the Interview: Featuring an Interview Coach service, this section provides resources to help you prepare for your interview. Get Live Interview Coaching: Connect with one of the live interview coaches to brush up on your interview skills from 2-11 pm daily; some holiday exceptions.

Legal Forms   [Available remotely]
Provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across popular legal areas inluding real estate, wills, pre-marital agreements, divorce, bankruptcy, landlord tenant and many others. Also includes an attorney state directory and a legal dictionary.

LexisNexis  [Call reference desk for remote access]
Respected wide-ranging information source containing over 10,000 news, business, legal, and other sources.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly   [Available remotely]
Over 2,000 online video training modules covering topics ranging from digital literacy to professional development.

Mergent Archives   [Available remotely]
Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries.

Mergent Intellect   [Available remotely]
Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access 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.

Morningstar (In the Library)   [Not available remotely]
Rates stocks and funds. Research current or prospective holdings and see how investments fit together. Remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Morningstar (Remote Access)   [Available remotely]
Rates stocks and funds. Research current or prospective holdings and see how investments fit together. Remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

NetAdvantage   [Available remotely using this link]
A comprehensive source of business and investment information from Standard and Poor's offering online access to popular research products including stock reports, The Outlook, bond reports, etc.

Record Information Services [Available remotely]
Record Information Services, Inc. has provided a wide variety of marketing-oriented data for the Chicagoland area for over 16 years. The site is designed for individual professionals and businesses to access public record data for use in direct mail and telemarketing campaigns. Our targeted marketing leads allow businesses to focus their advertising dollars on customers who are most likely to buy their specific products and services.

Reference Books Online (Gale Virtual Ref Lib)   [Available remotely]
A one-stop resource providing federated access to encyclopedias and specialized reference tools for multidisciplinary research. Includes access to hundreds of general reference titles once available only within the library.

Reference USA (Also called Data Axle)   [Available remotely]
Contains information on over 13 million U.S. businesses ( and 1 million Canadian businesses) including sales, number of employees, and contact information. Also includes U. S. and Canadian residential listings and a "health care" search for doctors and dentists. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Small Business Resources   [Available remotely]
Articles and books that are useful for small businesses.

ValueLine   [Available remotely]
Investment information on companies, industries, markets, and economies.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)   [Available remotely]
Full-text searching and retrieval of the past 3 years is a part of the Proquest service. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Weiss Ratings   [Available remotely]
Weiss provides financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, and Credit Unions with accurate, independent information.


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