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Business Insights Essentials


This user-friendly resource, combining authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to explore real world application.

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Business research database covering marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, and economics

Morningstar Investment Research

Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks. Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating.

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Up-to-date information on topics related to small businesses and entrepreneurs

Small Business Resource Center


Perfect for public and academic libraries, chambers of commerce and small business development centers. Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes.


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.

Weiss Financial Ratings

This website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. Ratings information for banks, credit unions and insurance companies. A Medigap insurance tool is also included.


Achieving High Performance , 2015

Part of the DK Essential Manager series, this visual guide provides all the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. Its practical, "how-to" approach offers information and skills to succeed, step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "Ask yourself" features showing how to boost confidence and overcome challenges. It includes real-life case studies.

The American Economy , 2018

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

Booms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History, 3 v, 2013

This timely and authoritative new work explores four centuries of good times and hard times in the major economies of the world. More than 360 signed entries and essays introduce readers to major economic incidents in U.S. and world history, underlying concepts and theories, national and international institutions, recurring themes, and notable figures with in-depth coverage of the financial crisis and global recession of the 21st century.

Business Leader Profiles for Students , 2v, 1999

Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

Effective Communication , 2015

Part of the DK Essential Managers series, this guide provides the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. It shows how to understand your audience and communicate strategically, but also explains how to discover which delivery approach is right for you as well as providing what is needed to develop confidence, listen effectively, and give and receive feedback.

Encyclopedia of Small Business , 5th ed., 2v, 2017

Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

Encyclopedia of Business & Finance , 3rd ed., 2v, 2014

Designed for the non-specialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking;accounting; marketing; management; and information systems.

Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, 4v, 2013

Trade has defined relationships between cultures and countries from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. From the caravans of the ancient world, to the search for trade routes in the Age of Discovery, to the development of the global economy, trade has been a defining factor in world history. The evolution and influence of commercial trade through the ages are examined in nearly 450 articles, over 100 photos and maps, 60 historical documents, and more.

Learn, Work, Lead : Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You , 2014

This book is intended to help women professionals learn how to analyze career decisions and make the best choices. It enables the reader to evaluate all of the information available from mentors and others to determine the right path, and to plan for optimal career and succeed, even when faced with problems that no one could predict.

Managing People , 2015

Part of the DK Essential Managers series, this book provides the understanding and skills that will help develop and manage effective and high-performing teams of satisfied and productive individuals.

Negotiating , 2015

Part of the DK Essential Managers series, this guide will assist you in negotiating whether in discussions about a raise or corporate merger. Get the essential tips and skills needed to provide the know-how to get what you want.

Project Management , 2015

Part of the DK Essential Managers series, this book offers guidance on how to plan, run, and monitor a project as well as explains what to do if things go wrong. It provides what is needed to define project briefs, identify stakeholders, and build an effective project team.

Selling , 2015

Part of the DK Essential Managers series, this guide offers tips and techniques for successful selling, including how to speak persuasively, how to enthuse your audience, and how to sell with confidence.

Small Business Sourcebook : The Entrepreneur's Resource , 32nd ed., 2015

Designed to facilitate the start-up, development and growth of specific small businesses, as well as similar listings for general small business topics. Entries are provided on a state-by-state basis; also included are relevant U.S. federal government agencies and branch offices.

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