Small Business Databases

Associations Unlimited
  • Directory of membership associations in the United States and worldwide
Business Insights: Global
  • Research companies including histories, financial, and competitor data. Search by country, state, SIC codes, NAICS, revenue, or number of employees
  • Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information
  • Access SWOT reports, financial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports
  • Access information from Gale publications including Directory of Company Histories, Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, and Encyclopedia of American Industries
  • Demographic and income profile for geographic areas
  • Consumer household data
  • Market profile
  • Funding provided by Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation
  • Offers demographic information on any U.S. geography, including information on income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, and more
  • Allows users to compare multiple geographies and drill down to data on a specific county, zip code, congressional district, and more. A unique mapping tool within the resource also allows users to map their results, create custom geographies and view demographic variables in thematic coloring scales
  • The Business tab includes data on 23 million businesses. Users can search by company name, business type, number of employees, and other limiters
  • The Households tab contains data on more than 206 million U.S. residents (approximately 135 million households) and enables users to search by name, address or a variety of U.S. Census data averages
General BusinessFile ASAP
  • Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends
  • Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals, and company directory listings with full text and images available
  • Covers the latest information in management, economics, and politics
Legal Forms
  • Thousands of downloadable, customizable legal forms
  • Includes professionally drafted documents for bill of sale, incorporation of an LLC, partnerships, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, purchase agreements, and more
LexisNexis Library Express
  • Use LexisNexis at the library
  • Use LexisNexis at home
  • Library Express provides access to more than 6,000 news, business, and legal sources
  • News and business coverage encompasses newspapers, periodicals, television and radio broadcasts, news wires, blogs, corporate directories, and financial information
  • Features national and international news sources that date back to the 1970s, depending on the paper
  • Business sources include financial information, market research, industry reports, and SEC filings
  • Access to case law and other legal information is only available in the Library
  • The video library features more than 6,300 high quality courses and more than 267,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • Morningstar analyst reports on ratings on stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs
  • Screening tools for investments
  • Articles and videos on investing and personal finance
Reference USA
  • Provides detailed information on U.S. Businesses
  • Search by company name, size, geographic location, type of business, and more
  • Residential database can be searched by name, phone number, or address
  • Funded by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation Titche Family Fund
Small Business Resource Center
  • Provides small business management resources
  • Covers subjects from conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business
  • Offers access to content from a wide range of business journals and reference sources
Value Line Investment Survey 
  • Value Line provides valuable research and analysis of approximately 1,700 if the most actively traded U.S. stocks.
  • Value Line helps investors conduct basic research, formulate investment strategies, and make sound investment decisions.