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Use for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, job-hunting, and more.

Business Insights: Global

Articles, press releases, investment reports, company histories, product information, industry and company rankings, as well as financial and industry overviews.

Demographics Now

Robust and highly detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight and creating reports.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. Intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

Legal Forms

Official state, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

LinkedIn Learning (database unavailable)

Access to LinkedIn Learning is no longer available. Try our new resource Udemy with thousands of on-demand video courses taught by top instructors.


Data and analyst reports on mutual funds and stocks.

Public Records Electronic Database

Search public records for new home purchases, new business starts, foreclosures, sales, and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois.

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Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage

Combines eleven Standard and Poor’s investment products including Stock Reports, the Outlook, Industry Surveys, Bond Guide, and Mutual Funds.

Start Up Business Binder (PDF)

A one-stop-shop info guide for entrepreneurs getting into business. Get your business questions answered and connect with local entrepreneur support networks in Lake County, IL. This informational guide is designed to help prospective and early-stage entrepreneurs hit the ground running.

Tax Information

Compiled by CMPLD librarians. Includes links to federal and state forms, resources for help, and free AARP tax appointment information.


Connects you to thousands of on-demand video courses for the most in-demand skills taught by top instructors across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more.

Value Line

Investment advice on the stock market industries and the economy.


See our Business Services page for more resources and information for local businesses.

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