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Also see our guide to Business Resources in the Library!

Premium Business & News Databases
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry (1971-Current)
With hundreds of additional full-text titles, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry is the perfect companion to the business and management content in ABI/INFORM. It's the source professionals rely on for major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 3,140 publications, with over 2,930 in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.
The Christian Science Monitor (1988-Current)
National Newspapers Core
This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
New York Times (1980-Current)
Comprehensive digital coverage back to 1980 is available for this internationally renowned U.S. newspaper through the ProQuest database. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
An electronic database antique/collectibles pricing tool, containing data from a variety of sources, including online auctions (eBay), online antique dealers (GoAntiques & TIAS) and land- based auction houses. The database currently has over 23 million prices realized for art, antiques and collectibles in more than 100 categories and subcategories with over 10 million images.
ProQuest Research Library: Business
This resource covers publications on the latest business and financial information for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: business, economic conditions, corporate strategies, management theory, management techniques, business trends, competitive landscape and product information, accounting, finance, and more. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.
Reference USA
Detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.
Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
The Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database.
The Washington Post (1987-Current)
Comprehensive coverage back to 1987 is available for one of America's most respected newspapers through the ProQuest database. The Washington Post is well known for not only in-depth news and analysis of American politics but also insightful coverage of national and international trends and events. The paper's popularity is evinced by the fact that it is read by more than a million people worldwide.
Washington State Newsstand
Local and regional news from the following Washington state newspapers: The Columbian, The Daily News, Eastside Journal, The Herald, Journal of Business, Mercer Island Reporter, The News Tribune, Peninsula Daily News, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Post - Intelligencer, Seattle Times,, South County Journal, Spokesman Review, The Sun, Tri - City Herald, Valley Daily News, Wenatchee World, and the Yakima Herald - Republic.
Western Newsstand
ProQuest Western Newsstand provides access to leading newspapers from the Western Region of the United States including the states of CA, AZ, WA, OR, AK, HI, MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO and NM.

Note: Access to these databases requires the entire barcode number from your library card and your pin number. Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are not able to log in with this information, please call us at 360.442.5300. These databases are also accessible to the public (cardholding and otherwise) via the two database computers located near the Reference Desk on the Main Floor.

Business Websites

Amortization Calculators: Financial calculators for savings, loans, timesheets, and more
Better Business Bureau
Federal Citizen Information Center
Hoover's Online Business Information
Non-profit Organizations
Dex Knows: white and yellow pages
Trulia: A residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals.
Federal Tax Information, Forms, and Publications
State Tax Information and Forms
Online Tax Software Reviews and Comparisons

Legal Websites

Access Washington
Find it in Washington
Search for a Lawyer
Municipal Codes (Longview Municipal Code)
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Washington State Court Forms
Federal Tax Information, Forms, and Publications
State Tax Information and Forms
Online Tax Software Reviews and Comparisons


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