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Databases for Business

  1. 1. July 10 & 11, 2012 Arlington Heights Memorial Library Shannon Scanlan Business Services Librarian sscanlan@ahml.info07/10/12 1
  2. 2. Library ResourcesLibrary resources can help you  Research company information  Create targeted mailing lists  Locate new businesses  Find your business competitorsBegin at the Library’s website  www.ahml.infoResearch>Databases07/10/12 2
  3. 3. Business Databases Business Source Premier Corporate Affiliations Lexis Nexis Library Express Plunkett Research Public Records ReferenceUSA .07/10/12 3
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  5. 5. Business Source Premier- Full text of more than 2,000 business publications as well as market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses –Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) of companies07/10/12 5
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  7. 7. Corporate Affiliations  Company profiles  Hierarchies  Number of employees  Revenue  Products & Brands  Email addresses for company executives  Executive compensation  Competitors  Outside service firms  Mergers & Acquisitions07/10/12 7
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  9. 9. Lexis Nexis  A powerful database that is a unique combination of news, business, and legal information.  Access to over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources.  The news coverage includes deep back files and up-to- the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources.  Get company information on over 43 million companies.  Create company lists.07/10/12 9
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  12. 12. Plunkett Research  Analysis of industry trends  Over 8,000 companies in the database  20% are private companies  30% are outside the US  Compile custom lists of companies  In Excel format  Associations and Organizations  Build a report on specific industries  Downloadable in PDF document  Market research07/10/12 12
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  14. 14. Public Records  Database with access to current County public records  Real Estate Transactions  Mortgages  New Businesses  Foreclosures & Auctions  Bankruptcies  Real Estate for Sale  Information is compiled on a daily basis07/10/12 14
  15. 15. Illinois Counties Included  Boone Records  Champaign Records  Cook Records  DeKalb Records  Du Page Records  Kane Records  Kankakee Records  Kendall Records  Lake Records  Madison Records  McHenry Records  Peoria Records  Rock Island Records  Saint Clair Records  Tazewell Records  Will Records  Winnebago Records07/10/12 15
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  17. 17. Reference USA/OneSource  14 million U.S. businesses  4 million new businesses  Canadian white pages and businesses  US Healthcare  US New Movers and Homeowners  Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories  Consumer and Lifestyle information  OneSource, a directory of companies, executives and industries  Search for companies by location, sales volume, number of employees, competitors, number of PC’s, credit rating, etc…  Remote access with an Arlington Heights Library card through our website07/10/12 17
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  20. 20. For More Information  Visit the Library’s Business Center  Set up a one-one-one appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian  Visit the Library’s Business Page  http://ahml.info/research/business  Visit the Library’s Business Blog  http://ahml.info/research/business/blog07/10/12 20

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