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ReferenceUSA 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.  ReferenceUSA 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.
Gale Business Gateway
With Gales Business Gateway, you are provided with all the support, information and planning tools local businesses owners need. From local competitive research to human resource and legal tools, the resources in Gales Business Gateway promote your library to Chief Information Officer!
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.
Cypress Resume Builder
The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
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.

Business Book Summaries
Provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Professionals and students can use these to keep up with the latest information in the business world.

eBook Business Collection
A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Resource for business students and researchers. It provides insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. Offers full text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.

Regional Business News
Regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces to 1990. Includes newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires.

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.




Web 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.

Entrepreneur.Com : The Online Small Business Authority
Maintained by Entrepreneur Magazine to support new business ideas and growing companies, it contains how-to guides and selected articles for business developers. Entrepreneur Assist is a free tool for new business owners. They can save articles, download forms, setup online meetings and more.

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.

Hoover’s Corporate Register
This site gives links to company home pages. It also has a subscription service portion that contains profiles for 12 million companies, including 40,000 in-depth. The profiles include contact information, a review of the company, and more.

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

Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
Tax information for small businesses from the IRS.

A great site for entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, this site has it all: community space, articles, podcasts, online seminars and other information on all things small business.
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.

U.S. Patents and Trademark Office
Patent, trademark, and copyright information

U.S. Small Business Administration
Official starting point for resources and programs offered by the SBA.  Begins with starting your business, financing your buiness and expanding your business.  Includes links to most frequently asked start up question (FAQ’s), information articles, a start up kit, and locations of small business development centers throughout the U.S. This is primary destination for seeking financing.



Government Resources

American Factfinder
Your source for population housing, economic, and geographic information.
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

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.