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Business Insights Global
Business Insights Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete indexes and abstracts more than 4,800 scholarly, trade, popular, and special interest serials in the fields of business and industry. More than half of the publications are peer-reviewed, and approximately 3,700 provide full text. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, and more.
ConsumerReports.org is the sister product of the Consumer Reports print magazine--both are published Consumers Union, an independent nonprofit testing and information organization. As one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, the organization provides overviews, ratings, and recommendations.
Search hundreds of reference books, on subjects from Art to Technology. Includes full text articles from dictionaries and encyclopedias, images, animations, and art reproductions. Available from home - Log in with your 14 digit library card number.
Access a demographic report on any geography, the maps tab to view a simple map and the 2010 census files as they are released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Look here to for easy access to other data files in the future.
Learning Express Library
For practice tests and other job seeking skills, visit the LearningExpress Library, a collection of tools providing online job, career, and computer training resources as well as skill-building courses, exercises, and practice exams for ASVAB, Civil Service, SAT, U.S. Citizenship and more. Set up a user name and password and return to the test at any time. The site is divided into sections by type of skill or practice test you want to pursue.
LegalForms provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Maine News Index
The Maine News Index (MNI) is a collection of abstracts that cover substantive Maine- or Portland-related articles published in local newspapers and magazines. MNI Online covers articles published from 1992 on. For the period 1945-1992, please consult the card file index in the Portland Room. Indexed periodicals include Down East, Mainebiz, Island Journal, Portland Monthly, and Casco Bay Weekly.
Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library
Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library, a service of Maine InfoNet
MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Updated daily.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
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Visit Morningstar Investment Research Center to access this data-rich site for company, stock, mutual fund, ETF and market information from in the library or visit Morningstar at home with your library card number.
New York Times (Digital Microfilm)
The New York Times on digital microfilm - with the full image of the daily paper - is now available. This digital version is available for dates December 2008 up to near the current date (2- 3 months delay in digital delivery). Visit the New York Times archives site [link to http://query.nytimes.com/search] for the newspaper index. Microfilm for 1851-2008 is available in the library’s Portland Room.
Find easy access to recent feature length articles in many of the most popular magazines organized by category.
Overdrive – Maine Infonet Download Library
Overdrive is the current leader in the ebook lending market. The ebooks available here include titles for all ages and can be read on Mac or pc computers using the free Adobe Digital Editions software, or can be transferred to the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony eReader, Borders Kobo, and more (full guide to compatible devices).
Reference USA now includes Residential and Business information. Look up directory information on businesses or residences across the country. Narrow a search by criteria such as number of employees and sales.
Small Business Research Center
Small Business Resource Center search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
Startup Weekend Resources
A collection of resources, many Maine-centric, to help take your startup from concept to reality in no time.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, access line-item access to tables, updated monthly, table-specific capabilities for narrowing results by source, data date, subject, type of data breakdown. Edited by ProQuest’s team of statistical experts.
Value Line Investment Survey
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Value Line is an investment management solution, providing in-depth financial information, research, and advanced analytical tools for new and experienced investors. The Investment Survey contains up-to-date, weekly issues. For each stock in its universe it offers year-ahead and 3-to-5-year probable relative price performance, projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.
Value Line Investment Survey: Small and Mid-Cap
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The Small and Mid-Cap Survey contains full-page reports on approximately 1800 stocks, smaller than those in the Standard edition. Each page contains current and historical financial information and stock price data. Includes the Performance rank, which has been adapted from the well known Value Line Timeliness rank, and is designed to predict a stock's relative price performance for the next 6 to 12 months.