Barrington Area Library Resources for Business

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Learn about the various continuing education, research, and tools available to the business community!

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Barrington Area Library Resources for Business

  1. 1. Library Resources that Benefit Business
  2. 2. Web Hours Location •505 N. Northwest Highway Barrington, IL •http://goo.gl/maps/JqOB3 • Access catalog, downloadable media, library account, ebooks, magazines, and MP3s • balibrary.org •9 am- 9pm Monday-Friday •9 am- 5 pm Saturday •1 pm- 5 pm Sunday
  3. 3. Phone Text Email •847-382-1300 x1 •South Branch: 847-381-2534 •Text us during regular business hours. •Send your text message to 66746. •Type code askbal the first time you send us a message. •adultref@balibrary.org (Reference Desk) •balvarez@balibrary.org (Barbara Alvarez, Business Services Librarian, 847.382.1300 x3070)
  4. 4. Media Lab Media Equipment Meeting Rooms Business & Technology Center Databases Books
  5. 5. How does it help you? So, what does a Business Services Liaison do?
  6. 6. Free BusinessPrograms • Intellectual Property Protection • Build a Website • Create Your Own Podcast • Sales and Marketing • Networking
  7. 7. Business: It’s Better in Barrington
  8. 8. Entrepreneur Podcast Series
  9. 9. Subscribe to the Business Blog
  10. 10. BAL’s Business Databases & Reference USA
  11. 11. Go to balibrary.org and click on “Databases.”
  12. 12. Click on “Business and Careers” or scroll down to Reference USA.
  13. 13. Click on “U.S. Businesses/Employers USA” link
  14. 14. Click on “Custom Search”
  15. 15. To select search filters, check the boxes on the left menu that you would like to use in your search. Most commonly used: keyword/SIC/NAICS, major industry group, geography, business size, ownership. If you check these filters, they will appear in the main column in the middle of the screen. Enter your search into these boxes, and after every criteria is entered, you can check the number of companies in your search by clicking the blue “Update Count” button on the right. When you are finished entering your search parameters, click “View Results”. You may download up to 250 records.
  16. 16. Creating a targeted consumer list
  17. 17. Click on “U.S. Consumers/ Lifestyles”
  18. 18. Click on “Custom Search”
  19. 19. To select search filters, check the boxes on the left menu that you would like to use in your search. If you check these filters, they will appear in the main column in the middle of the screen. Enter your search into these boxes, and after every criteria is entered, you can check the number of companies in your search by clicking the blue “Update Count” button on the right. When you are finished entering your search parameters, click “View Results”. You may download up to 250 records.
  20. 20. Also… Business Booths and Conference Room
  21. 21. MediaScape Rooms, Digital Studio, and MakerLab
  22. 22. Appointments • Need help with one of our databases? • We are here to help! Call or email for help with ReferenceUSA or LexisNexis databases, submitting a resume for review, or general research. • T: 847.382.1300 (x 3070 -> Barbara Alvarez) • E: adultref@balibrary.org or balvarez@balibrary.org • Our librarians can also help with genealogy research, social media setup, QR codes, video creation, and much more. Appointments are 1 hour for Barrington Area Library cardholders. http://balibrary.org/contact-us.html • Don’t have a Barrington library card? If you are in the area, just stop by our Reference Desk for help.
  23. 23. Thanks for using the Barrington Area Library! For more information on our business resources, check out our business page at balibrary.org/business

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