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Premier Databases
The following links are premier databases and resources purchased by the Library or available to you through the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Please note that some premier databases require a library card to access from home.

AtoZ the WorldAtoZ the World
AtoZ the World is the world standard for country profiles, with detailed coverage of more than 100 topics each. No other single source covers so many cultural and educational topics, so well, for so many countries.
Business GatewayBusiness Gateway
Find here the many resources - databases, ebooks & websites - which will help you with starting & running a business and investing your money.
Business Insights EssentialsBusiness Insights Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Business and Company Resource CenterBusiness Insights Global
A fully integrated resource that combines an international perspective and research tools to access case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry. Click here for a Guided Tour of Business Insights Global.
Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier
Provides full text for nearly 8,350 scholarly business journals and other sources. It covers all subject areas related to business, with some coverage dating as far back as 1922. A special feature is full text industry profiles (10-12 pages each) from DataMonitor, industry almanacs from Plunkett Research and industry yearbooks from Global Insight. Click here for a tutorial on Business Source Premier.
D&BD&B Million Dollar Database
Find potential customers and contacts from U.S. and international leading public and private businesses. Limit your search by specific geographic area, business type, sales volume, employee size and more. Company information includes addresses, phone and fax numbers, ticker symbols, key officers, company profiles, executive biographies, number of employees, sales, links to websites, etc.
Home-Remote Access Click here for Home-Remote Access.
Provides access to demographic data for all states that can generate maps and reports including information on consumer expenditures, population, income, race, housing, employment, and Mosaic cluster groups by various geographic breakdowns.  The Business & People module provides a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool for information on over 23 million businesses and over 206 million people and 35 million households.
Gale CoursesGale Courses
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses. Many types of classes are available, including: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development. Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient!
Gale Directory LibraryGale Directory Library
A database of specialized directories on companies, publishers, associations, media and more. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.  Titles of especial note in YPL's eBook colection are Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Authors.
KrollKroll Bond Ratings In Library Access
This database provides LACE quarterly credit ratings of financial institutions such as banks. Click on Login to search approximately 19,000 domestic and international financial institutions, title insurers, trust preferred security issues, and foreign country sovereign ratings.
Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)Learn4Life (now Gale Courses)
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses. Many types of classes, include: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development.  Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient!
Gale Legal Forms 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 directory by state and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Local Market AnalystLocal Market Audience Analyst In Library Access
Available as part of the Standard Rate & Data Service (SRDS). This database delivers accurate, up-to-date marketing and demographic information. You can search conveniently, create contact reports and obtain additional information with direct links to media kits and audit statements.
MorningstarMorningstar Investment Research Center
Tracks more than 20,000 stocks and funds, providing reports with 5-year stock price history, ratios, SEC filings, ownership data, and a written analysis. Click here for a complete User Guide, and click here for a Quick Guide.
Home-Remote AccessClick here for Home-Remote Access.
Ohio Business GatewayOhio Business Gateway
The Ohio Business Gateway is about making government accessible to you and your business by helping you find the information and services you need to keep your business thriving in Ohio. Ohio's goal is to help you complete your transaction or find the information you need as efficiently as possible, so you can focus on what matters most: running and growing your business.

Ohio Con Artist Investor Education CampaignOhio Con Artist Investor Education Campaign
This site from the state of Ohio educates investors on the nature of investment fraud, how to investigate a broker, and how to file complaints, etc.
Ohio Laws and RulesOhio Laws & Rules
What is it? Access to Ohio's revised code of laws and Ohio's administrative regulations.
Why use it? Find specific points of law and regulations in Ohio.
Ohioline - BusinessOhioline - Business
From Ohio State University, this database includes information on agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer science, community development, 4-H and youth. This part of the database concentrates on Agri-businesses, such as farms, along with entrepreneurship, home businesses, and micro enterprises.
Reference USAReferenceUSA
The #1 source of information on businesses and people for researchers, students, job seekers and government agencies. Search by specific name, geographic area, business type, sales volume or employee size. Click here for a ReferenceUSA tutorial.
Regional Business NewsRegional Business News (EBSCO)
This database is updated daily and provides comprehensive full text coverage for 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
InfoTrac Small Business CollectionSmall Business Collection
A great resource for business students and entrepreneurs. This compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, complemented by 6 eBook titles.
Small Business Resource CenterSmall 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.
Standard & Poor's Net AdvantageStandard & Poor's Net Advantage
Online access to S&P Stock Reports for publicly-traded companies listed on the New York, American, NASDAQ and regional stock exchanges.
Home-Remote AccessClick here for Home-Remote Access.
SRDSStandard Rate & Data Service In Library Access
The advertising resource for business publications, consumer magazines, direct marketing lists, newspapers, radio, TV and cable including detailed ad rates, dates and contact data. Search six different media databases as well as the Local Market Audience Analyst, a handy marketing and demographic database.
Zinio Zinio
Streaming Magazines with Zinio. Full digital copies of favorite magazines are now available. PLYMC cardholders can choose from about 140 magazine titles with no waiting or checkout periods.  Click here for a how-to user guide.  Click here for a video tutorial.