Library Resources

Print Resources

The library maintains a business reference collection that can be used in the library as well as a collection of business books which may be checked out with a library card. Business magazines and newspapers are also available. Librarians are available at all times to help you with your research needs.

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Online Business Resources

Naperville Public Library has extensive online resources to help small business owners and entrepreneurs develop business plans, research market data and demographics, and more.
These online resources can be accessed from within the library or accessed from anywhere with your Naperville Public Library card.

Title Description Category Niche Academy URL
Gale Business Insights: Global

Includes company profiles, industry reports, and financial reports, SWOT reports, market... more

Industry Size and Trends Research, Market Research
Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Gale Business: DemographicsNow is a comprehensive business and residential reference and... more

Market Research
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database offering content that covers all... more

Business Plan software, Resources for nonprofits
Gale Business: Plan Builder

Comprehensive business software for planning, starting or running your business or nonprofit.... more

Business Plan software, Writing a Business Plan
Gale Directory Library

Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local... more

Resources for nonprofits
Gale Legal Forms

Hundreds of customizable legal forms, drafted by attorneys.

Sample Legal Forms
Gale Power Search

Time saving tool that cross-searches our Gale resources.

Market Research
Gale Virtual Reference Library

The full-text of many business reference books can be found here including Market Share Reporter... more

Market Research
LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn... more

Market Research
O’Reilly for Public Libraries

EBooks and videos in areas of technology, software, business, and professional development.... more

Business/Technology Skill Development
Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

A premier source of business and residential information with more than 40 million businesses,... more

Industry Size and Trends Research, Market Research, Resources for nonprofits
Wall Street Journal Online

Full-text articles from the financial newspaper of record dating back to 1984.

Industry Size and Trends Research, Market Research
Weiss Financial Ratings Series

Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual Funds,... more

Market Research