Research & Reference: Business & Finance

Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library.  A Library card is required.

Business Source Premier
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management.  Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Check Illinois
Record Information Services provides access to public record information in the Library or remotely.  Search by name, business name, address, or parcel number to access real estate transactions, foreclosures, mortgages, bankruptcies, and other public records.

ConsumerReports.org
Thousands of unbiased ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

Legal Information Reference Center
Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes.  Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Public Record
Record Information Services provides access to public record information in the Library or remotely.  View foreclosure lists, business lists, real estate transactions, and bankruptcy information.

Small Business Reference Center
Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.  Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Free Resources:

The following resources are recommendations that may be helpful to you.  These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

EDGAR Company Search
Research a company’s financial information through EDGAR, provided by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.