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Subscription Databases

Best’s Library Center – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only
A.M. Best Company is a global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Insurance professionals, brokers, regulators and consumers refer to Best’s Credit Ratings as an opinion of the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles. 

Business Source Premier 
This database offers articles from over 3,600 journals in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting and international business. Users can search by journal or by topic. Profiles of public companies and industry reports are also available. 

Cole Directory Online – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only 
The original Cole product, the Cole Directory, includes cross-reference listings of names, phone numbers and addresses for residential and business addresses. Each Cole product is compiled using a variety of public record information sources, and is revised annually to ensure accuracy and compliance. Please see the librarian at the MBRC desk for login information.

Dun & Bradstreet Key Business Ratios
Research both public and private companies’ industry benchmarks.

DemographicsNow provides up-to-date resources on demographic estimates, consumer expenditure and retail sales potential for all level of geography across the United States. This database allows users to generate maps and reports for easy analysis of the information.

Family Business Magazine – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only
Family Business is the only dedicated magazine that targets thriving multi-generational North American family companies. Please see the librarian at the MBRC desk for login information.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries
The Encyclopedia of Global Industries chronicles the history, development and current status of many of the world’s most lucrative and high-profile industries. The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive, international coverage organized by industry.

Encyclopedia of Management 
The Encyclopedia of Management covers over 300 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing. Topics include: aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

First Research Accessible through Mergent Intellect
A comprehensive set of Industry Intelligence Sales Tools including Industry Profiles, State Profiles, and Call Prep Sheets to help sales teams improve sales preparation, perform faster and smarter, open doors and close more deals.

Foundation Directory Online – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only 
The Foundation Directory allows users to search a database of over 80,000 grantmakers and more than half a million grants. Please see the librarian at the MBRC desk for login information.

Gale Business Insights: Essentials 
A comprehensive research tool that meets core curriculum requirements in undergraduate and graduate case study work as well as the business research needs of the job seeker or casual investor. It offers dynamic, accurate, and up-to-date company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.

Gale Directory Library 
The Gale Directory Library includes various directories focusing on associations, media, funding, non-profits and more. The information is searchable and downloadable. Current directories include: Awards, Honors & Prizes, Encyclopedia of Associations, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Government Research Directory, Market Share Reporter, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, National E-mail and Fax Directory, and Statistics Sources.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law 
Fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effects upon citizens. Articles include brief descriptions of each issue’s historical background, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies that include print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

Global Road Warrior 
More than a country guide, Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference source in available in a highly organized and consistent format. In Library Access Remote Access

A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Master FILE Premier
Master FILE Premier provides full-text articles from nearly 1,960 periodicals, covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.

MDR Education MarketView – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only
MarketView is an integrated view of the K-12 and college education market with everything from district and school data to funding, and bid information—plus the contact information of key decision makers.

Mergent Archives
Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries. Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.

Mergent Intellect
Mergent Intellect is new source for Hoovers basic company information. Mergent Intellect, a database providing basic company facts on over 20 million North American companies and over 70 million global companies.

Mergent Online
Mergent Online is an Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.

National Newspaper Index 
National Newspaper Index contains article abstracts or references from five major newspapers: The New York Times (late and national editions); The Wall Street Journal (eastern and western editions); The Christian Science Monitor (national edition); The Washington Post (final edition); and The Los Angeles Times (home edition), covering the current year to date and the previous 3 years.

Newspaper Source 
Newspaper Source provides selected full-text articles from 143 U.S. and international newspapers.

Plunkett Research
Industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Obtain competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. This database covers industry sectors such as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy, information technology, and more.

RealQuest – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only 

This database offers the industry’s most comprehensive real estate information, including detailed property profiles, custom sales comparables and tax maps. Please see the librarian at the MBRC desk for login information.


The Advertising Red Books online database provides current, detailed data, including over 10,000 Advertising Agencies with accounts, specializations, billings by media, and contact information for personnel, over 15,000 Advertiser profiles of top Companies, their brands, personnel, advertising expenditure by media, 100,000 brand names, advertising trends and a Job search feature.

Find answers to a wide variety of questions. Common uses are finding businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location.

Regional Business News Database 
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Small Business Resource Center – MCPL and In-Library Use Only 
This comprehensive database offers complete small business management resources via a combination of periodicals and reference content covering ll major areas of starting, operating, and maintaining a business including financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes, and more.

SRDS – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only 
Easily find ad opportunities in any market, media type or geography. One integrated search gives you essential planning data on more than 125,000 media properties. Includes the Consumer Magazine Media and Local Media by DMA databases.

Thomson Gale LegalForms – MCPL and In-Library Use Only 
Thomson Gale LegalForms includes Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

United States Venture Capital and Private Equity Database – In-Library Use Only
Profiles more than 3,900 Venture Capital, Private Equity, Angel and Incubator Investors in all 50 states.

Universal Class 
New users must create an account with Universal Class prior to first time use here. Free online continuing education courses. With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality continuing education.

Value Line Online – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only 
Make educated investment decisions using the database that spans thousands of U.S. companies, mutual funds and other securities, industry sectors, indices, and economic variables. Value Line includes everything from full balance sheet data and income statement data, to capital and equity structure. Please see the librarian at the MBRC desk for login information. 

West’s Encyclopedia of American Law 
Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

WestlawNext – In Middle Country Public Library Use Only 
WestlawNext is the online legal research system that legal professionals depend on for authoritative content, industry alerts and more.

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