Business Plans Handbooks

Samples of actual business plans for almost every type of business

Business Source Databases

Company profiles, case studies, SWOT reports, interviews and articles from respected peer-reviewed business journals.

Computer Source

Full-text articles and abstracts about computers, telecommunications, electronics and the internet from technical journals and consumer magazines.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Directory of businesses and residences in the U.S. and Canada. Create lists of businesses and households that meet specific criteria for business development.

Foundation Directory Professional (In-Library Use Only)

Candid's extensive information on funders of scholarships, fellowships and grants for nonprofits and individuals.

Kansas City and Regional Newspapers

Full articles from many Kansas City and regional newspapers.

July 2024: New content is currently delayed due to a NewsBank technical issue.

Kansas City Business Journal

A leading source for business news in the Kansas City area. Full issues and the latest articles available online.

Kansas City Star Image Edition

Flip through full-page images of The Kansas City Star Image Edition, a digital replica of the print newspaper.


  • July 2024: New editions of the paper are currently delayed due to a NewsBank technical issue.
  • The publisher currently does not provide Saturday or "Extra" eEdition content to NewsBank.

LawDepot Legal Forms

Customizable legal documents, forms and contracts with step-by-step guidance.

Mergent Archives

Locate U.S. and international company equity reports, corporate and municipal manuals, industry reports and company profiles.

Mergent Intellect

Research public and private company data plus access residential, consumer and demographic information.

Mergent Key Business Ratios (D&B Key Business Ratios)

Key business ratios for public and private companies in 800 lines of businesses plus 30 key business ratios online.

Mergent Online

Find detailed financial data, reports, histories and news for U.S. and international companies. 

Morningstar Investing Center

Explore stocks, funds and analyst opinions with Morningstar. Read detailed financial information, portfolio analysis and news.

New York Times

Enjoy the highly reputed reporting and interactive storytelling of The New York Times online. By using our daily Group Pass, you get unlimited articles, breaking news, multimedia and more! If you are already at the Library, simply log into your account to read unlimited articles.

Regional Business News

Business publications from throughout the U.S.

Small Business Source

Information for starting and growing a business from top small business reference books and magazines covering operations, management, sales, legal, marketing and more.

S&P Global NetAdvantage

Company profiles, stock reports, industry surveys and newsletters. Includes S&P credit ratings and CFRA research with buy/hold/sell ratings from equity analysts.

The Economist

Digital replica of The Economist weekly magazine available through the PressReader website and app.


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Value Line

Value Line provides stock reports, mutual fund reports and investment information. The popular Value Line Investment Surveys contain ratings for timeliness, safety and financial strength for many stocks. Industry reports are updated frequently.

Wall Street Journal

Updated daily, read articles from the world's leading financial newspaper online. 

Weiss Financial Ratings

Independent financial ratings and consumer guides for stocks, banks, insurance companies and more from Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing.