Business Resources

Company Directories


Reference USA Company Directory
Use this resource to find businesses in a certain area or a certain industry. Search by yellow page heading, SIC, home-based business, or area code.

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AtoZdatabases
Includes over 30 million U.S. business and executive listings and more. Find business profiles, create mailing lists, or search for jobs.
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Business Reference eBooks

Business Plans Handbook, Vols 1-10
Find sample business plans for over 250 different businesses, both start-ups and existing ventures.
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Gale Reference eBook Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
  • Who’s Buying
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Gale Directory Library
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
  • Market Share Reporter
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Associations
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General Business Resources

Business Insights: Global
Uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials to analyze companies, industries and economies around the world.
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Directory of Business Information Resources
Provides comprehensive coverage of business related industries. Information includes associations, newsletters, magazines, trade shows, directories as well as international trade resources.
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Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more.
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Investment

Morningstar
One of the best-known sources for stock and mutual fund advice
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Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
Includes the Daily Price Record for researching historical stock prices and company profiles.
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San Mateo Library Card Required
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Only Accessible at a Library
This means the information is only available through a computer at one of the San Mateo libraries.  You will not be able to access this information from home/work.
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Any PLS Library Card Accepted
This means you must hold ANY Peninsula Library System library card in order to access this information.
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No Library Card Required
This means the information is open to the public.  You do not need a library card nor do you need to be at a library.