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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

Reference Desk Telephone

417-624-5465

Reference Databases

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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. AtoZdatabases
Business database with over 30 million U.S. businesses and executive profiles. Includes residential listings with lifestyle information, healthcare professionals, and job listings with the ability to create mailing lists and email blasts.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Ebsco eBook Collection
Change the description to: eBooks are digital editions of 50,000+ printed books for all ages including many fiction, general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles. They can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet or dowloaded to a computer or device. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card. See Reference Staff.​
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Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Financial Ratings Series Online
Online access to the Weiss Ratings ranking and providing information on insurance providers and The Street Ratings for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Banks, Credit Unions, Mutual Funds and Stocks.
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. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full digital access to over 700 nonfiction ebooks covering a variety of subjects including biographies, health, science, business plans, authors, and much more.
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.

 

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.