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Gale OneFile: Business provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
This resource offers company profiles, journal articles and news sources, industry and market reports, plus many other useful business resources. Students, entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, and researchers will find this resource useful for investigating and learning about topics in business, market research, industry trends, and more. Business Insights is the successor to Gale's Business and Company Resource Center and includes the same sources and information--but now with an updated and easy to use interface.
- SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) reports
- Interactive comparison charts to analyze statistical data
- Explore companies through histories, profiles, and corporate chronologies
- Filter businesses by location, SIC and NAICS codes, and other criteria using Company Finder
- Recent editions of reference sources like Market Share Reporter and Business Rankings Annual
Starting a business and need a plan? Here is a collection of successful business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funds for small businesses throughout North America.
This resource offers step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance. It is simple enough for the do-it-yourself mechanic but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Consumers with older vehicles will find its expansive resources helpful for keeping their vehicles running and extending service life. It also includes repair information for some vintage makes, starting as early as 1940. The "Chilton" brand is recognized by consumers as a leading and reliable source for automotive repair information. Chilton Library is one of the best library resources for automotive repair information and is highly recommended by librarians.
- Repair procedures for most domestic and international manufacturers and models
- Detailed maintenance schedules with recommended service intervals
- Vacuum and wiring diagrams, photos, and illustrations
- Search vehicle recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
- Identify trouble codes retrieved from a vehicle's onboard computer
- Monthly content updates
- Printer-friendly articles and images
The Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.
The database provides market analysis for business plans, marketing plans, advertising, where to start your business and will help you get to know your customers better.
In Gale eBooks find more than 60 reference e-books on history, business, medicine, religion, social science, literature, education, art, the world, and more. A few titles include: Business Plans Handbook; Novels for Students; Newsmakers; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans; Environmental Encyclopedia; American Decades; and Countries of the World. Search for reference information, and read a short snippet or the full-book. These e-books can be read online, listened to from the database, or downloaded to your personal computer.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to grow an established business the Gale Business: Entrepreneurship can help. This resource provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with a one-stop source for all the key information needs, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more. You'll find current topics, overviews, and tips and strategies from a combination of content, including full text periodicals and news sources, reference books, and links to websites that focus exclusively on small business topics.
The Florida Electronic Library, administered by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services, is a gateway to reputable resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information from a collection of Gale Cengage databases. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books that give information about current events, education, business, technology, health issues, and Florida history. The Florida Electronic Library offers homework help for K through 12 students and resources for teachers. Find material for your research needs with more than 50 databases at your fingertips.
From real estate contracts to wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant agreements, etc. - Gale LegalForms provides a wide-selection for your business and personal needs.
Lynda.com is an educational resource that has many easy-to-use video tutorials featuring experts on Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio, and much more! You can choose your course by subject, software or author. Create an individual account where you can save your work, track your progress, and get completion certificates! The service can be costly but not if you have an Orange County Library card in good standing. With your card, you can use Lynda.com for free.
Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating, exchange-traded funds, information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks. Use portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments are working together, and more.
Reference USA is the leading provider for business and consumer research. Create custom business rankings based on sales, employee size, by ZIP code, neighborhood and more. The database makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, create maps and much more. Use Reference USA to locate current job openings with the world’s #1 job site: Indeed.com
Use Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage to make well-informed investment decisions. Track bond, mutual fund, and stock performances including S & P 500, S & P MidCap 400 and S & P SmallCap 600. Read the latest information on the stock markets; U.S. and world economic news; and sector and industry performances. A variety of tools are available to help you create your investment plan. For new investors and for parents looking for financial education resources, review the Financial Education section to learn about personal finance and investments. Click on “Help” on the top right hand side of the screen to see more about the database including tips and how to use the database.
Value Line Historical Reports contains backfiles of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy dating back to 1997.