Northville District Library

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Phone: 248-349-3020

Business & Investment

A collection of subscription databases, ebooks, and other online material paid for by the the Northville District Library or by the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL).


Value Line Research Center
A comprehensive research tool for the investor, with data and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Combines the information on 3,500 stocks featured in the highly valued print editions, as well as useful online only features, such as tools to screen and export data, and track model portfolios. Features analysis of 1,500 top equity funds, with profiles of over 10,000 other mutual funds. Learn more about investing with the built in educational features. This database paid for by Northville District Library.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
Combines in one convenient database all the stocks, fund, industry and ETF information needed for in-depth research and smart portfolio construction. Offers tools to help learn about investing, as well as in depth analytical reports by Morningstar experts. This database paid for by Northville District Library.


Business Insights: Global
Detailed company profiles, industry news, and investment reports. Includes company histories, brand information, rankings and chronologies.

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Demographics Now
This comprehensive research tool provides business and residential information as well as detailed demographic reports. Useful for market research and for business planning, as well as producing targeted lists based on the demographics of a given area. Online tutorials are included.


General Business File ASAP
Analyzes company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Includes broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Business and Company Profile ASAP

Integrates indexing, abstracts and  full text for business, finance, management, and industry periodicals with a full text directory of global private and public companies.

Reference USA
A collection of directories with comprehensive information on businesses and non-profits.  Search sections for U.S. and Canadian, as well as Healthcare and U.S. Residences.  Searchable by geographic area, line of business, and various factors.  Download or print up to 25 listings per search. This database paid for by Northville District Library.

SmallBusiness Small Business Resource Center
Full-text. Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.



  • Bigcharts
    Great for historical stock quotes, such as the original price of a stock on a certain date.
  • Motley Fool
    Entertaining and informative site for investment and personal finance.
  • Thomas Register
    Offers information on manufacturing companies, including those that are privately held.
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