Business Resources

Print Resources

The library maintains a business reference collection that can be used in the library as well as a collection of business books which may be checked out with a library card. Business magazines and newspapers are also available. Librarians are available at all times to help you with your research needs.

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Online Business Resources

Naperville Public Library has extensive online resources to help small business owners and entrepreneurs develop business plans, research market data and demographics, and more.
These online resources can be accessed from within the library or accessed from anywhere with your Naperville Public Library card.

Title Description Category Niche Academy URL
AtoZdatabases

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million... more

Market Research
Business Insights: Essentials

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Features the content you need to... more

Industry Size and Trends Research
Demographics Now

Business & People is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool.... more

Market Research
Gale Directory Library

Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local... more

Resources for nonprofits
Gale Legal Forms

Hundreds of customizable legal forms, drafted by attorneys.

Sample Legal Forms
Gale Power Search

Time saving tool that cross-searches our Gale resources.

Market Research
Gale Small Business Builder

Comprehensive business software for planning, starting or running your business or nonprofit.... more

Business Plan software, Writing a Business Plan
Gale Virtual Reference Library

The full-text of many literature reference books can be found here including Drama for Students... more

Market Research
Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn software,... more

Market Research
Mergent Intellect

Public, private and international business data and profiles, plus consumer demographic data to... more

Market Research
Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database offering content that covers all... more

Business Plan software, Resources for nonprofits
Wall Street Journal Online

Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.

Industry Size and Trends Research, Market Research
Weiss Financial Ratings Series

Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual Funds,... more

Market Research