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Small Business

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Your startup may be small, but your needs may be large.

The Library is a resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. We have events, classes and resources to help you find the information to make your business a success. From early research to resources on bookkeeping, for help using the internet to creating documents or staying in touch with social media, the Library is here to be a foundation to setting up and running your small business.

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Business Source Premier

Provides the full-text of thousands of journals covering all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. Additionally, it provides market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.

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Business USA

A resource to help small businesses access the services they need to grow. Find resources to grow your business, learn about taxes and credits, learn about new health care changes, seek disaster assistance, and more.

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Global Road Warrior

Provides information for nearly 200 countries on topics such as business culture, climate, demographics, electrical (plugs and sockets), embassies/consulates, food and recipes, health and medical, language, money, telecommunications, travel essentials, and more.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn learning contains over 16,000 self-paced online courses in 7 different languages that you can use to learn more about business, CAD, design, education, hardware and software, technology, video, web design and much more. This resource will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. NOTE: To sign in, use your last name as your Library Card PIN.

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Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect contains comprehensive business information on hundreds of millions of U.S. and international businesses. It also provides residential search information for over 210 million U.S. consumers, demographic information based on the latest Census data, and job search information for career seekers.

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Mergent Online

Contains information on tens of thousands of US and foreign public companies like history, business description, properties, subsidiaries, officers, directors, address, telephone number, Moody's rating, capital stock, income statement, balance sheet, statements of cash flow, exchange and ticker symbol, number of employees, number of shareholders, stock splits, and more.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

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Reference Solutions

Previously known as ReferenceUSA

Contains directory information for millions of new, current and historical U.S. businesses and U.S. residents and it contains a listing of U.S. jobs and internships. Directory information on businesses includes the name of a business, its address, telephone number, headquarters, ticker symbol, credit rating, number of employees, estimated sales volume, and more. Business owners can use Reference Solutions to conduct market research and create maps and charts of similar businesses in the area.

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Regional Business News

Provides full-text coverage of business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Content includes newspapers, radio and tv news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Small Business Reference Center

A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, Small Business Reference Center offers full-text coverage of magazines, journals, trade publications, and industry reports. It also offers a start-up kit and sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, state-specific resources, videos, and reference books. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Small Business Sourcebook

This sourcebook covers over 300 specific small business profiles, as well as, covering general small business topics: business programs, federal support, and other issues.

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Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides access to demographic information about the United States with thousands of interactive data maps going back to 1790 most notably from U.S. census data and the American Community Survey. Social Explorer provides hundreds of thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, health, education, religion, and more. Use Social Explorer to visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports, and downloads.

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