Business Research

Business & Marketing Research Databases
Use your library card number to access these resources.

  • Legal Information Reference Center  - Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO.
  • MorningStar Library Edition (Outside the Library)  MorningStar Library Edition (Inside the Library) - Mutual funds and stock information recommendations and education. Morningstar ratings, and investment indexes and groups.
  • Reference USA - Directory of business and residential information. Also includes job postings and consumer/lifestyle marketing information. Resource has a powerful advance search using many useful criteria to easily get to relevant results.
  • Small Business Reference Center - Information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.
  • S & P NetAdvantage - Comprehensive Investment Information. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, EFT's, and Company Profiles. (Replaces S&P print products.)
  • ValueLine  - (In-library use only) Find extensive financial and statistical data on stocks. Includes recent news and analysis. Educational tools for building an investment portfolio.

Internet Business Resources

Please Note: The following links are supplied for informational purposes only and are not supported or endorsed by the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library or the City of Midland. The library gives careful consideration to the resources that it provides for the community and does not accept solicitations for inclusion to our pages.

Library Presentations

Starting a Business - The Library hosts an information session most months of the year. Click here to view the dates and how to register

Chamber of Commerce Small Business Presentation, November 5, 2014 (PDF)

updated 6/22/17