Business Plans Handbooks

Samples of actual business plans for almost every type of business

Business Source Complete

Company provides, 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.

Formerly named ReferenceUSA.

Foundation Directory Online Essential (Day Pass)

Database of foundations and grantmaking organizations with profiles, contact information, giving history, funding interests and more.

Register or login to activate a 24-hour pass allowed for use once every 30 days, available for access anywhere.

Foundation Directory Online Professional (Central Resource Library only)

Expanded database of foundations and grantmaking organizations, plus their grants and recipients. In-depth profiles provide overviews, contact information, giving history, funding interests and more.

Available for use at the Central Resource Library only. See Foundation Directory Online Essential for limited access from anywhere.

Kansas City and Regional Newspapers

Full articles from many Kansas City and regional newspapers.

Kansas City Business Journal

The premier source for Kansas City business articles. Full issues available online.

Kansas City Star Image Edition

Flip through full-page images of The Kansas City Star.

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LawDepot Legal Forms

Now available through Libby! 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 Investment Research 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. Your Library card gets you free access to unlimited articles, breaking news, multimedia and more.

Regional Business News

Business publications from throughout the U.S.

Small Business Reference Center

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

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


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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.