Looking to access online business resources for free? Take a look at which business electronic resources are freely accessible to residents of a state, city or town.
- Some resources are limited to onsite access, others can be accessed remotely. Remote access may require a public library card number. Check the library's webpage or contact the library for access details.
- Most public libraries provide access to databases, which often include personal finance sources such as ValueLine and Morningstar, as well as online newspaper subscriptions.
- Some public libraries and state universities also provide access to business databases such as Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, Mintel, Mergent, and even Bloomberg terminals.
- Be aware of restrictions on use. Most databases available through state colleges and universities are limited to academic, non-commercial use. Be sure to speak to a library staff member to talk about permitted uses of specific resources.