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Industry Research Library Guide: Public Library

YOUNGSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
The Business & Investment Center at the Main Library is your source for information on business, finance, trade, demographics, import, export, marketing, and much more. The following databases may be of use to you when preparing your business plan and may be accessed with a YPL library card.
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Business Insights: GlobalBUSINESS INSIGHTS: GLOBAL
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
Formerly Business & Company Resource Center. Combines an international perspective and research tools to access case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and reference materials organized by country, company and industry.


D&B Million Dollar DatabaseD&B MILLION DOLLAR DATABASE
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
Find potential customers and contacts from U.S. and international leading public and private businesses. Limit search by specific geographic area, business type, sales volume, employee size and more. Access to First Industry industry profiles.


DemographicsNowDEMOGRAPHICS NOW
(Remote access Public Library barcode id#)

Demographic data for all states that can generate maps and reports including information on consumer expenditures, population, income, race, housing, employment, and Mosaic cluster groups by various geographic breakdowns. 


Gale PowerSearchGALE POWER SEARCH
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
Gale Virtual Reference Library; General OneFile; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center; InfoTrac Small Business Collection.


Gale Directory LibraryGALE DIRECTORY LIBRARY
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
Publications: Brands & Their Companies; Business Rankings Annual; Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.; Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State & Local Organizations; Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources; Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media; Market Share Reporter; Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans; Tradeshows Worldwide.     


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)

Business Publications: Business Plans Handbook (28 volumes); Encyclopedia of American Industries; Encyclopedia of Business & Finance; Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries; Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets; Encyclopedia of Global Brands; Encyclopedia of Global Industries; Encyclopedia of Management; Encyclopedia of Small Business; Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management & Entrepreneurship; Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing; Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing; Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce.
History: American Inventors, Entrepreneurs & Business Visionaries
Nation & World: Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations; Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States


Mergent IntellectMERGENT INTELLECT: ONLINE RESOURCES → M → Mergent Intellect
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
This expansive directory resource includes private and public U.S., Canadian, and global businesses, along with residential information.  It also includes job searching and looking up census data by zip code.


Small Business CollectionSMALL BUSINESS COLLECTION
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
A great resource for business students and entrepreneurs. This compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, complemented by 6 eBook titles.


Small Business Resource CenterSMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER
(Remote access with Public Library barcode id#)
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include: sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.