Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Resources for Local and Small Business at the Library

Libraries today are not just for books or for kids. The Lake Forest Library strives to meet the needs of the entire community, ages zero to 101. Included in that group are entrepreneurs and business owners. Let’s take a look at some the resources available to the financial and business population.
 Use Morningstar, Value Line Research Center, or Standard and Poors NetAdvantage to look up investments, find guidance, read commentary, and get company information. 

Company information can also be found in ReferenceUSA, which includes a map-based searching feature.

Start by visiting http://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/online-databases online-databases to find the alphabetical list of all the library’s databases.

 Try finding a useful book using one of these “hot topics” saved library catalog searches:
Personal Finance             

Learn about how to provide excellent customer service, improve your time management, get weekly tips on using Microsoft Office, and much more at your own pace with Lynda.com.
Or, keep up with the library’s seasonal newsletter of program offerings. Basic level technology classes are offered throughout the year. Another great resource is GCF Learn Free's online technology training.
The library subscribes to the print editions of Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Worth, Chicago Sun-Times, Investor’s Business Daily, the New York Times, and more. 
Additionally, search ProQuest Newspapers, Regional Business News, NewsBank Databases, Business Source Elite or EBSCO Masterfile Premier to find  current information.
Use RB Digital to read magazines such as the Economist, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, Mental Floss, and Robb Report on your laptop or on the go with the RB Digital mobile app.  View a quick how-to video on using RB Digital on our YouTube channel.
Or, check out eBook and digital audiobooks from the library using Hoopla or Libby to read or listen to on the go and in your spare time. How-to videos on these are available on our YouTube channel as well.

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