Monday, January 30, 2006
Searching for information about a particular business? You may want to try the free databases offered by your local library. For example, the Baltimore County Public Library offers a couple of databases which might be helpful. (Go to the "Local Info & Links tab at the top and then click on "Business & Investing"). Business Source Premier offers company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, and market research reports. Reference USA is another database that offers access to information on 13 million US companies and public records information about individuals. To be sure, almost all the business information here is about public companies. Nonetheless, these databases might well be useful and might save you a lot of money. Note: these databases require you to input your library card number. There are also additional library databases which are available only to someone accessing the database from within the library.