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Company Directories

Reference USA Company Directory San Mateo Library Card Required
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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Includes over 30 million U.S. business and executive listings and more.  Find business profiles, create mailing lists, or search for jobs.

Business Reference eBooks

Business Plans Handbook, Vols 1-10 Any PLS Library Card Accepted
Find sample business plans for over 250 different businesses, both start-ups and existing ventures.

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  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
  • Who’s Buying

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  • Encyclopedia of Associations
  • Market Share Reporter
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Associations
General Business Resources

Business Insights: Global Any PLS Library Card Accepted
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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Provides comprehensive coverage of business related industries. Information includes associations, newsletters, magazines, trade shows, directories as well as international trade resources.


Capital Changes Reporter - Historical img_lib_sml.gif
Provides current and historical coverage of capital changes and more than 100 years of corporate actions for thousands of companies.

Morningstar San Mateo Library Card Required
One of the best-known sources for stock and mutual fund advice

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage Only Accessible at a Library
Includes the Daily Price Record for researching historical stock prices and company profiles.

Newsletters: Only Accessible at a Library

  • Daily Action Stock Charts (Trendline)
    Please note: this resource will no longer be available after December 2016
    December 30, 2016
    - Part 1
       - Part 2
    December 23, 2016
    - Part 1
       - Part 2               
    December 16, 2016
    - Part 1
       - Part 2 


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No Library Card Required 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.

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