Dearborn Public Library


Dearborn Library Resources

Reference Solutions
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.  Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment Research Center provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Perfect for all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.

Value Line
Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

Michigan eLibrary Resources

A-Z Databases
Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing.

Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Strong tool for businesses and non-profits alike.

Small Business Reference Center
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.

Additional Resources

American Arab Chamber of Commerce
The American Arab Chamber of Commerce builds economic bridges by promoting and empowering the business community it serves on a local, national and international level.

Dearborn Chamber of Commerce
Description from their website: “a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.”

City of Dearborn’s Business Page
Includes links to Dearborn’s Chambers of Commerce, the Development Authorities, the Economic & Community Development Department, and information on getting permits and/or starting a business in Dearborn.

FindLaw Employment Rights Center
Information on the legal rights of workers in all phases of employment, from hiring to termination, and other common employment law issues — including job benefits, fair pay, Family and Medical Leave rights, workplace safety, and protection from on-the-job discrimination and harassment.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Cabinet level agency charged with promoting homeownership, community development and combating housing discrimination.  Offers consumer information for buying, selling and financing homes.  Sources for research and data in reports and periodicals on rental and ownership housing markets, policy, homelessness, construction techniques, taxes and assisted housing.

International Trade Administration
An abundance of information for U. S. exporters on trade and industry statistics, market data, and export and import data and procedures.

Michigan Business Entity Search

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
Guidance and training for those wanting to start a business, or those who want to grow their existing business.

North American Industry Classification System

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
The SCORE organization is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It assists in the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. The organization offers mentoring, workshops, and business tools to business owners.

SIC Codes 
Standard Industrial Classifications from U.S. Department of Labor
As the U.S. government’s official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

Government Resources

American Factfinder
Your source for population housing, economic, and geographic information.

Michigan Business One Stop
Resources and guides for starting and running a business in Michigan.

Small Business / Self Employed Tax Center
The Internal Revenue Service provides free tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals at this site.

Thomas Register
Search for manufacturers of industrial products and services.

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