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Top 3 (actually 4) Databases - A demo


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During this Webinar we demo'd 4 awesome databases that are accessible within the library (and remotely with your library card). These are all great tools for any business!

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Top 3 (actually 4) Databases - A demo

  2. 2. Navigating the Webex Platform Please use the Q&A at the top of your screen for questions during the webinar. We will answer them about halfway through and again at the end. Also, please address “ALL PANELISTS” when posting your question to ensure that we don’t miss it.
  3. 3. Databases Can Help You Research company information Create targeted business or resident lists Locate new businesses Find your business competitors Locate job postings Create industry reports Locate industry associations Learn the latest technology, software and social media marketing strategies
  4. 4. Business Databases Accessible within the library and externally with an Arlington Heights Library card Research/Databases Plunkett Research ReferenceUSA Online Learning Databases Gale Courses
  5. 5. 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 Find industry associations Build a report on specific industries
  6. 6. Reference USA 24 million U.S. businesses 4 million new businesses 89 million residents Consumer and Lifestyle information Search for companies by location, sales volume, number of employees, competitors, etc.
  7. 7. Gale Courses Instructor led 6 week courses Topics include: Technology Health-care training Business/accounting Personal development Law Test prep, and more.
  8. 8. Hundreds of video tutorials Watch within the library or from home or work Subjects include: Animation, business, design, education, photography, video and web Learn Dreamweaver, Drupal, Excel, Google Ad Words, Illustrator, Java, LinkedIn, Photoshop, Quickbooks,Wordpress and more
  9. 9. Business Library Card Who is eligible for a business library card? Businesses and non-profit organizations in incorporated Arlington Heights are eligible for business library cards. Up to three employees may be authorized for services and materials. How do I apply for a business library card? Submit your request on your business stationery with the names of three employees authorized to use the business card. You may apply at the circulation desk in the library or by sending your request to: Circulation Services Department, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. DuntonAve., Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
  10. 10. Additional Resources One on one appointments Upcoming program calendar SCORE: Federal IncomeTaxes forYour new or Existing Business. Wednesday 2/8 @ 6:30pm Creating a Business Presence on Facebook.Tuesday 2/14 @ 10:30 am Business Book Club.Wednesday 2/22 @ 7pm at Armands Pizza Lunch-bytesWebinar:Tips for UsingTwitter as a Marketing and Research tool.Tuesday 2/28 @ 12 pm.
  11. 11. Q & A Contact for further assistance Julie Kittredge: Susan Mayer: