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Reference USA
Database with detailed records about 12 million U.S. businesses. Used to conduct job searches, look for sales leads, find new business opportunities and suppliers, locate out-of-town companies, track down addresses and phone numbers, and conduct market research. Search for companies by state, county, area and zip codes, industry, product code, revenues and more.

Business Reference eBooks
Search several business reference eBooks on management, small business, green industries and jobs, and e-commerce information. 

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier is a business research database that provides the full text of more than 2,200 journals.  Provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Features data and analysis on over 15,000 international and domestic stocks, 25,000 mutual funds, and more than 1500 exchange traded funds.

Regional Business News
A supplemental database for  Business Source Premier.   With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources.

Value Line Research Center
Access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
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Note: Value Line may be temporarily unavailable from 6pm on November 26, 2014 through November 30, 2014 due to scheduled system maintenance.

Recommended Free Websites:

Frederick County Office of Economic Development Business Directory
Search for local businesses by keyword or industry

International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook
Biannual data and projections about the world and national economies.

Maryland Business Data Search
The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation allows you to search records of businesses registered in the state.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Statistics
Labor force, industry, wage, and occupational projection data for the state and its counties.

The online version of the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers includes a detailed directory of manufacturers and products, links to online catalogs, and product news.

U.S. Census Bureau: Business & Industry
Economic statistics by location, industry, and special topics like online commerce and women/minority owned businesses. Includes key economic indicators, the economic census results, and business patterns by county.

Yahoo! Finance
Investing tools, business news, personal finance information, and more.

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