Research & Learn: Business & Investment

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Search (full-text articles): current (1988-present) & online edition (2018-present)

Business Source Premier

Full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals covering all disciplines of business.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Search (full-text articles): current (1996-present)

Dow Jones Institutional News

Search (full-text articles): current (2008-present)

Financial Times [U.K.]

Search (full-text articles): current (1996-present)

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) (access available at the Main Library only)

Candid’s grant-seeking tool, which includes 232,000+ funder profiles, 18.4+ million grants, 900,000+ grant recipient profiles, and 1+ million key grant decision-makers and leaders, along with contacts, maps, charts, federal grants, requests for proposals (RFPs), and more.

As a Funding Information Network partner, the library provides access to Candid’s websites: Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals, both offering information and resources to assist and strengthen nonprofit organizations.

Legal forms and full-text legal reference books on popular topics.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Comprehensive financial information on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq Stock Market, along with investment tools and educational features.

Record Information Services

Provides data on new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcy for market research purposes.

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