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Online Resources - Business

Information on researching businesses; business, legal and government forms; addresses & phone numbers of businesses in both the United States and Canada; and government resources for starting and running your own business.

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Reference Librarian

Patty Crane

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Reference Databases

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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Business Insights: Essentials
Detailed company and industry news and information from company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.
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eBooks are digital editions of 6000+ books including many general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles that can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. These titles include Booms and Busts, Global History, World Terrorism, Civilizations and Societies, World Monarchies and Dynasties, Global Social Issues, World Food, World Trade, World Clothing & Fashion, Conflicts Since World War II, and Native Peoples of the World. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Directory Library
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media: newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, and other media around the world.
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.: organizations in the U.S.
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory: wholesalers and distributors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: education-related financial aid.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Global Road Warrior
Information on 175 nations and territories including geography, demographics, culture, society, and religion. The database also contains information business travelers would need such as money, security, health, technical & electrical connections, internet, women in business, and essential terms.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Mango
Language learning software for over 50 languages with ESL courses for 15 languages. Learn the most asked for languages such as Spanish, French and German as well as Hungarian, Yiddish and how to talk like a pirate.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. ReferenceUSA Canadian Businesses
Information on 1.5 million Canadian businesses. Listings include address, telephone numbers, line of business, owner/executives, and financial information.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. ReferenceUSA Consumers/Lifestyles
Information for market research on 262 U.S. consumers and households searchable by 19 categories and numerous sub-categories.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. ReferenceUSA New Businesses
Information on over 4,000,000 new businesses. Search for businesses added last week or up to two years ago. 50,000 businesses added each week.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. ReferenceUSA U.S. Businesses
Information on 14 million U.S. businesses. Listings include address, telephone numbers, web site addresses, line of business, owner/executives, financial information, competitor’s report, and more.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. ReferenceUSA U.S. Jobs/Internships
Combining the resources of ReferenceUSA and Indeed.com, search for job and internships opportunities across the United States.

 

Web Sites

Dollar Times Financial calculators for loans, investments and savings, and personal finance.

Missouri Business Portal The single port of entry for doing business in Missouri, including registrations, filings, licenses, and permits.

Missouri Census Data Center Census data for the state of Missouri with links to United States census web sites.

U.S. Small Business Administration Information for you to start, grow, and succeed in business ownership.