21 Jun, 2024

Business Databases

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Go to the Plano Public Library “Research & Learn” page for a full list of databases available with your library card. Click on “Business” on the left-hand toolbar to see the resources below and more.

Business – GALE One File

Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily

Business Insights – GALE

Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports

Business Insights – GALE Global

Provides users with detailed financial, historical, and current event information on over 400,000 companies, industries, and countries. Users can easily find Plunkett Reports, SWOT analyses, case studies, comparison charts, scholarly journals, and more

Economics & Theory – GALE One File

Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more

Entrepreneurship – GALE Business

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and more

Watch Entrepreneurship – GALE Business Introduction

Entrepreneurship – GALE One File

Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs

Hospitality & Tourism – GALE One File

Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries

Insurance & Liability – GALE One File

Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations

Leadership & Management – GALE One File

Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily

Legal Forms – GALE 

Access authentic, professional documents for your business including forms related to: 

  • divorce, 
  • wills and estates, 
  • real estate, 
  • bankruptcy, 
  • landlord tenant issues and more.  


LinkedIn Learning

Provides online training courses that cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications)

Morningstar Investment Research Center  

Explore up-to-date information on fund investing. Detailed information about 

  • companies,  
  • funds,  
  • ETFs,  
  • markets, and 
  • portfolio tools


Investing Classroom:  

Learn how to build and improve your mutual fund and/or stock portfolio in no time. Over 100 courses ranging from beginner to expert on: 

  • stocks, 
  • funds,  
  • portfolio, and 
  • bonds

Reference Solutions 

Research information on  

  • how to start a business,  
  • conduct market research,  
  • find marketing prospects and more. 

Free Webinars:  

Free webinars through Reference Solutions that are offered at various times during the month covering: 

  • search essentials, 
  • entrepreneurship: research for starting, managing, and growing businesses, and 
  • job seeking: career search strategies. 

Database Overview (PDF) (77pp, 25.5 MB) 

Review detailed information on what you can find in Reference Solutions.  


Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages

Udemy Review Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Value Line  

Find information to help you evaluate 3,500 of the most actively traded stocks in more than 100 industries, representing 95% of the daily US trading volume 

Investment Education: 

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