Business, Finance and Investment

AtoZdatabases

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Check out one of UAPL’s newest resources, AtoZdatabases. Here are some examples of what you can do with AtoZ: AtoZdatabases logo

  • Find People: Get directory information for a resident in the US, or create mailing lists for things like reunions, block parties, or Christmas cards.
  • Look for a Job: Search for employment opportunities, create lists of businesses that satisfy a criteria, learn about a business before an interview, and more.
  • Do research for your own business: Create mailing lists, find sales leads, perform market research, investigate competition, and more.
  • Locate a doctor or dentist: Find health professionals by specialty, location, state of license and more.

Try it today, then let us know what you think by taking our short survey.

For those of you who use ReferenceUSA, UAPL’s other directory and business resource, click here the find out some of the advantages of AtoZdatabases, and to get the opportunity to express your opinion on our new resource. 

 

Reference eBooks

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Did you know you don’t always have to go to the library to look up reliable and authoritative information in reference books?

Whether you are working on a school project or research paper, have a bet with a friend over a fact, or just want to satisfy your curiosity about a topic, UAPL card holders can get online access to  a variety of encyclopedia titles covering science, history, business, medicine, culture and much more. You can even use your mobile device when you’re on the go!

An example of just a few titles that are available include:

See a full list of all the reference eBook titles by going to  Gale Virtual Reference Library,  or download the Access My Library app ( iOS | Android) on your mobile device, and choose UAPL as your local library. You can also access individual eBooks through the UAPL Databases page.

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AtoZdatabases

Provides directory information on businesses, households, and healthcare professionals in the United States. Includes a job search, detailed maps, business email addresses, and much more. This database has many of the same functions as ReferenceUSA, our other directory database. Try them both, then help us decide which one is better by taking a short survey.

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Investment Resources

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Did you know you can research and print reports and recommendations on stocks, mutual funds and other investments from home, any time of day?

The library subscribes to two investment databases that our patrons can access anywhere with an internet connection. Just enter your UAPL card number and PIN, and you're in!

Morningstar Investment Research Center and Weiss Financial Ratings Online both provide comprehensive financial information and independent analysis on stocks and mutual funds to help investors make informed decisions. Wiess also covers other aspects of your financial life with their ratings of banks, credit unions and insurance companies.

Try them today! Feel free to contact the Reference Department at 614-486-3342 or at reference@ualibrary.org for any questions about using these valuable resources.

Click here for the entire list of UAPL's Business, Finance and Investment resources.

Gale Directory Library

Contains listings from the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media for radio stations, television stations, and cable companies, including those from the United States and Canada, and listings from the Encyclopedia of Associations for national organizations in the United States.

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Weiss Financial Ratings Online

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Weiss Research has a long history of providing independent research and tools to enable investors to make informed decisions.

Weiss Financial Ratings Online contains financial strength ratings on over 21,000 banks; Savings and Loans; Credit Unions; Auto, Homeowner, Property & Casualty Insurers;  HMOs and Health Insurers; as well as Long Term Care Insurers and Annuities. In addition there are also ratings for over 6,000 stocks and 16,000 mutual funds from Street.com.

Weiss Financial Ratings Online is a great tool to help make informed decisions in many aspects of your financial life. And while you are there, check out our other excellent Investment Resources.

DemographicsNow

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Designed for entrepreneurs and businesses, DemographicsNow is a comprehensive database offering a wealth of nationwide consumer and business information through a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports.  

With it you can determine the buying patterns of potential customers within the area of your business. It is the perfect tool for finding new customers and untapped markets, household buying patterns, direct mail targeting and much more.

DemographicsNow, along with our other  Business, Finance and Investment databases, are invaluable resources provided free of charge by UAPL to our patrons. Find them, along with the rest of our premium resources, on the UAPL Online Reference Databases page.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013

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Logo Proquest Statistical Abstract USA 2013​The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country and you will find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S. libraries.

It is the authoritative go-to source for statistics on the social political and economic conditions in the United States. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and a guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”).

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is now available online through the UAPL's newest subscription. Please check it out along with our other premium resources.

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