Resources - Business & Investment

Online Resources

Naperville Public Library has great online resources to help you with your research. These resources are free to use - just log in with your Naperville Public Library card number.

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AtoZdatabases The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job... more
Demographics Now Business & People is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool.... more
Encyclopedia of Associations Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit... more
Gale Directory Library Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit... more
Gale Legal Forms Hundreds of customizable legal forms, drafted by attorneys.
Gale Power Search Time saving tool that cross-searches our Gale resources.
Gale Small Business Builder Comprehensive business software for planning, starting or running your business or nonprofit.
Gale Virtual Reference Library The full-text of many literature reference books can be found here including Drama for Students,... more
Lynda.com Lynda.com is an online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn software,... more
Mergent Intellect Public, private and international business data and profiles, plus consumer demographic data to... more
Mergent Online Delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence. Provides profiles and... more
Morningstar Investment Research Center Reports and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, with screening and portfolio x-ray tools... more
Plunkett Research Online Company profiles and comprehensive information on industry trends and statistics for over 30 key... more
Small Business Resource Center Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database offering content that covers all major... more
ValueLine Online version of ValueLine, with ratings and reports for 3,500 stocks and 2,000 mutual funds, plus... more
Wall Street Journal Online Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual Funds, plus... more

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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NaperLaunch

Fostering Business Success

NaperLaunch is both a coworking space and a collaboration and learning environment with workshops, meetups and the NaperLaunch Academy. Open to the public.

NaperLaunch »

Coworking Space - shared workspace and technology for free public use
Workshops & Meetups - business owners, startups and entrepreneurs learn from each other
NaperLaunch Academy - develop fundamental business knowledge through focused classes
Small Business Help - mentoring through one-on-one appointments
Business Resources - online databases to develop business plans and research data
Business Services Team - answers to your business questions
NaperLaunch Membership - free membership offers extra amenities

Recent Business Posts

Every year since 1963, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and small business advocates from across the nation through National Small Business Week. This year’s Small Business Week is being held from April 29 through May 5, and will begin with an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:45am

Business Services Team

Contact a Business Services team member for one-on-one business research assistance or help creating target lists of employers for your job search.
Kent Palmer
Business Services
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Beth Markus
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Diane Di Giovanni
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