- taxpayer-funded subscription database - requires city library card outside of library
- librarian-created Find the Best resources page
The library subscribes to two different databases, both of which do a fabulous job of tracking such information. You will need a valid Spokane Public Library card to access these databases from your home or office.
IBISWorld (Only accessible in the Downtown Library)
Comprehensive, astute and easy to digest, IBISWorld’s industry research reports offer the very latest content on every U.S. industry. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
Business Source Complete exceeds all other databases available in terms of its premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by Business Source Complete are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
While covering thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers, the value of Proquest really shines when doing local research. The reason for this is that Proquest provides full-text access to the Spokesman Review going back to1991. It also provides full-text coverage of the Spokane Journal of Business from 1991. The Seattle Times is covered from 1984, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1990. And so on.
The library has a number of additional resources to search so if you don’t find what you were hoping to find, contact the Business Reference Librarian at the Downtown Library by email or call 444.5336.