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Legal and Business Resources

Most of these databases and websites are available to all users in the library and at home. However, some are subject to restrictions:

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Need more help? Click here to access our Research Guide to finding small business information in the Library and online. Click here to access our Research Guide to finding financial education materials in the Library and online. Or, call Adult Reference at 456-2400 x7.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.


Agriculture Collection

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry — from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.


Big Charts

Market news, charts, stock quotes and industry analysis from Dow Jones & Company.


Business Economics and Theory

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.


Expanded Academic ASAP

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!


FindLaw

Information on consumer legal issues and the legal process.


Gale Business Insights: Essentials

Gale Business Insights: Essentials is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.


General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


Hoover’s

Database of information on millions of public and private companies and organizations in the U.S.


Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.


InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day’s news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.


LawGuru

National website maintained by a Los Angeles-based law firm. Here you can find an attorney, read book reviews, ask legal questions, and search FAQ’s.


Motley Fool

Investment information, financial articles, discussion boards, quotes and data, stock research and much more for private investors.


New York State Assembly

Find information on New York State legislation, including state laws, current bills, live video of legislative proceedings, and much more.


Nolo Legal Information Center

Legal information and forms for individuals and small businesses from Nolo Press, publisher of popular self-help legal guides.


Smart Money

Market and finance information from the Wall Street Journal’s magazine for private investors.


ThomasNet (formerly Thomas Register and Thomas Regional)

Information on over 600,000 industrial companies in the U.S. and Canada.