How to Find Business and Financial
Information in the Library (or at home!)
Memorial Hall Library can help you
find resources to prepare for a job
interview or job change, find investment
information, or start a small
business. If you
can't find what you're looking for, ask
a Reference Librarian.
Online Databases for Company
The following databases are paid for
by Memorial Hall Library or by the
Massachusetts Regional Library
System. They can be used on the
library's computers or accessed from
web page, using your
library card number.
Business Insights Essentials:
Provides business-related articles
from magazines, journals, and trade
publications; Choose Company
Profiles in the advanced search.
AtoZDatabases: An online
directory of businesses in United
States and Canada.
Company information includes contact
information and brief financials.
available remotely home to patrons with an
Andover library card
Web Sites for Company Information
Many web sites listing general company information
are available online at no charge. You
can also the company's own web site.
listing of online annual reports
Business Research on the Web:
Links to free web sites the provide
CEO Express: A portal with links to
all types of business sites, including
magazines, newspapers, financial info,
Europages: A directory of European
businesses, searchable by product,
company name, or business sector.
Includes some company catalogs.
- Toll Free Directory: Search for
toll-free phone numbers for companies.
SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR): The U.S.
Securities & Exchange Commission's site
posts registration statements, annual
reports (10-Ks), quarterly reports
(10-Qs), and more.
Thomas Register: A free online
directory for U.S. and Canadian
Yahoo! Finance: Info on U.S. and
world markets, investment editorials,
financial news, and more.
Industry information is useful when
starting a new business, finding
competitors, researching markets, or
changing a career.
Online Databases for Industry
Web Sites for Industry Information
Some industry information is
available online for free. Search these
web sites for industry overviews and
Online Database for Investment
General Business File ASAP:
business-related articles from
magazines, journals, and trade
Mutual Fund Information. Morningstar
Online is available remotely to
Andover library card holders.
Stock information. ValueLine Online
is available remotely for Andover
library card holders.
Web Sites for Investment Information
Learn about investment options, and
find current stock prices online. Many web sites
information on stocks, bonds, mutual
funds, and more.
Access to interactive charts,
quotes, historical stock prices,
reports and indicators on stocks,
mutual funds, and market indexes
Information on bonds, treasuries,
CNN Bonds and Rates:
Bond data, articles, and basic
explanations of bonds and bond
- CNN Money
: Finance-related articles including
the markets and more from CNN
Commodity Futures Trading Commission:
A web site with information on
Articles about investments from the
Alliance for Investor Education
IPO Central covers U.S. companies
that have recently gone public or
have filed to go public.
Motley Fool's "Fool School":
An educational and fun site with
Stock & Commodity Exchanges:
A list of stock and commodity
exchanges worldwide. It includes
excchanges for futures, options, and
Quotes, charts, and other financial
and investment information
A quick snapshot of the latest IPO
events, filings, and withdrawals
Small Business Information
Web Sites for Small Business
Various web sites offer information
for people starting or growing a small
business. Massachusetts sponsors
two excellent sites listed below.