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Business Databases

Local Business Links

Other Links


Company Information

See our business databases to the right for company information.

  • For help using Reference USA, check out our help sheet.
  • Reference librarians at SJCPL use Reference USA to find a company's contact information, CEO, and type of business, among other things. It is useful for finding branches and headquarters.

Personal Financial Planning & Investing

Browsing our shelves (Dewey Decimal System call numbers): Investing ~ 332.

The library has a number of books to help you plan your financial future. So whether you're just starting out on your own and need advice about how to budget and save for your future, or finishing up your career and worrying about retirement, we're sure to have the book for you.

  • Did you know that you can download your personal credit report, from each of the three major credit reporting companies, for free every year? Check out the website to get started.

New Books:

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Complete Idiot's
Guide to Personal
Finance in Your
20's and 30's
Good Debt
Bad Debt
Money Book for
the Young
Fabulous & Broke
The Only
Investment Guide
You'll Ever Need

Programs & Events:

  • The Forever Learning Institute will offer a class this fall called "Investment Basics." Registrants must be at least age 50. Call (574) 282-1901 for further information, or stop by the Main Library to pick up the Fall 2005 Course & Registration Guide.
  • Indiana University South Bend Continuing Education Department will offer "Living Debt Free in the 21st Century" this fall. Click here for further information.
  • Penn-Harris-Madison Community Education will offer "Strategies for Living Debt Free in the 21st Century." Call (574) 258-9568 for further information.

Investment Information:

Morningstar.gif NEW! Library Edition
This Internet-based investing resource provides premium information to help you make smart investment decisions. Find Morningstar Ratings for top-rated stocks and mutual funds. It offers accurate, up-to-date data on 20,000 stocks and funds. Find current and prospective investment ideas and let Morningstar's analyst help you build a portfolio with stocks and funds to meet your needs. Search by ticker or name of the fund or stock, find investment terms and use Morningstar Portfolio X Ray feature to find unexpected risks. Available from your home computer with a valid St. Joseph County Public Library Card.


Bonds, Mutual Funds & Other Investment Guides:

Starting and Running a Small Business

New Books:

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The Winning
How to Start
and Run Your
Own Bed and
Breakfast Inn
HR for Small
Patent it Yourself

The Reference Department at the Main Library has a number of resources for small business owners and potential owners. Our books have the advice you need. Stop on by and ask our knowledgeable librarians for help getting started.

Starting a Business:

Human Resources Management:

  • CCH Human Resources Management
    • Compensation
    • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Personnel Practices & Communications
    • Employment Relations
    • Ideas & Trends in Personnel
    • OSHA Compliance

Import & Export:

Other opportunities for learning about developing a small business:

  • IUSB's School of Business and Economics holds a entrepreneurship lecture series every fall for its graduate students. Lectures are held Thursday evenings at 7 P.M., and are free and open to the public. See their website for dates and topics.
  • Contact the Small Business Development Center for more information about starting a small business at (574) 282-4350.

Business Magazines & Newspaper Subscriptions

Industry & Marketing Books

Tax Information:

Industry & Business Directories:

Marketing & Business Ratings:

Personal tools