BUSINESS COMMUNITY

 

The Mobile Public Library supports the Mobile business community. Use our resources to write your business plan, target new customers, find sources of financing, training and much more!


  • Grant Writing
  • Come to the West Regional Branch’s Reference Department to access our grant collection and to get online access to the The Funding Information Network.

    The West Regional branch offers a quarterly class on using these resources taught by Mr. Mike Reimer. Call 340- 8561 for the schedule and to register.

    The Funding Information Network provides free public access to Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources.
    Foundation Center Online - a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects
    Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - an online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers
    Foundation Maps Professional - a data visualization tool and way to see who is funding what and where around the world
    ALL ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE WEST REGIONAL BRANCH

  • PREMIUM DATABASES for Businesses:
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection. Research coverage with scholarly journals, business news, and more.


    TO CONNECT FROM HOME:
    Select the View All Resources tab at the top of the page
    and find this database listed alphabetically.

    ON A CELLUALR NETWORK:
    Try the AccessMyLibrary app from Gale.
    Select Mobile Public Library. Next, at the bottom, tap Databases to see an alphabetical list.
  • Business Collection
    Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.


    TO CONNECT FROM HOME:
    Select the View All Resources tab at the top of the page
    and find this database listed alphabetically.

    ON A CELLUALR NETWORK:
    Try the AccessMyLibrary app from Gale.
    Select Mobile Public Library. Next, at the bottom, tap Databases to see an alphabetical list.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business Source Premier is a business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business eBooks
    Includes: Business Plans Handbook - Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.


    TO CONNECT FROM HOME:
    Select the View All Resources tab at the top of the page
    and find this database listed alphabetically.

    ON A CELLUALR NETWORK:
    Try the AccessMyLibrary app from Gale.
    Select Mobile Public Library. Next, at the bottom, tap Databases to see an alphabetical list.
  • Mergent Intellect
    Mergent Intellect is a web-based application that features a collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate business intelligence. Mergent Intellect offers access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles, residential date, job search and more.

    How to use the Residential Search:
  • Regional Business News
    This database provides full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  • Value Line
    Get all the latest stock info including a large standard company database covering some 1,700 equity issues. For each stock, it offers year-ahead and three- to five-year probable relative price performance, projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.

    The Value Line Investment Survey's main section, "Ratings & Reports," presents full-page, individual stock reports (encapsulating the company's past performance, current status, and outlook) and industry reviews. The "Summary & Index" provides a key to locating the latest quarterly and supplementary reports and cites the most recent data on each of the stocks followed. Finally, "Selection & Opinion," a feature section, gives Value Line's views on the economy and the stock market and on stocks of special interest. It also provides model portfolios for investors with various objectives and a number of economic and stock-market statistics.

    The Value Line Small/Midcap Stocks Edition has now been added to the Value Line subscription. Access Investment Survey Plus on Value Line to see the Ratings & Reports and Summary & Index for Small and Midcap Stocks.

    For Value Line access from home, enter library card number.

  • Technology Access:
  • The Mobile Public Library provides access to computers, printers, copiers, fax and WIFI. Learn more here.

  • Computer Training:
  • The Mobile Public Library provides free computer classes at three branches for our patrons. Go to the computer classes page to learn more.