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  • Access Business News

    Access Business News

    Contains over 600 business sources from local, national, and international perspectives. Set up an alert to be notified of new articles on a particular topic.

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Business Insights: Essentials

    Contains company profiles, brand and industry information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and articles.

  • Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

    Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

    Contains consumer ratings on businesses and services for the Chicago metro area. Search for plumbers, roofers, doctors, dentists, and more. Now available from home! Note: registration is required. 

  • Demographics Now

    Demographics Now

    Contains census data plus demographics info to analyze population and marketing trends. Find data by town or create a custom region.

  • Financial Ratings Series

    Financial Ratings Series

    Independent ratings from Weiss and TheStreet. Covers life and annuity insurers, property and casualty insurers, plus health insurers. Rates banks and credit unions, plus stocks and mutual funds. 

  • Glassdoor

    Glassdoor

    Glassdoor holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.

  • Investor's Business Daily

    Investor's Business Daily

    Contains stock market news and analysis. Includes research, charts, and videos. In library use only.

  • Lynda.com

    Lynda.com

    Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve professional and personal goals. Course topics include Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, 3D printing, web design, and much more.

  • Public Records

    Public Records

    Search public records for new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

  • ReferenceUSA

    ReferenceUSA

    Directory of over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses (including historical data) and 89 million residential phone numbers. Search by industry or yellow page heading and limit by sales, business size, or geographical location. Explore consumer and lifestyle data. Create marketing lists.

    This resource supported through a generous donation from the Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation.

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