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Online Resources

Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Business, Investment, and Finance Databases:

  • Business DecisionMEL Database

    BusinessDecision is a powerful web-based software service available through the Michigan eLibrary (MeL.org). BusinessDecision enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies you customize such as addresses, ZIP Codes, cities, and much more.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Business Insights: GlobalMEL Database

    This business resource from Gale provides industry and company information as well as a wide range of articles from academic, professional, and news publications.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Business Plans HandbookPDL Databse

    This multiple volume set from Gale is a collection of actual successful business plans from a wide range of industry sectors. A great resource for the new entrepreneur.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Demographics NowMEL Database

    DemographicsNow is an online subscription offering access to in-depth demographic data for the delivery of consumer and market insight into rapidly compiled reporting visualizations.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Encyclopedia of Small BusinessPDL Databse

    This source provides entrepreneurs with articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues and more.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Directory LibraryMEL Database

    Provides access to a number of very useful directories including Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico; Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans, Organizations; Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, National Organizations of the U.S. Regional, State and Local Organizations; Brands and Their Companies; and Statistics & Rankings Business Rankings Annual.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • General Business File ASAPMEL Database

    Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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