Business & Investment


Subscription databaseBusiness Source Complete - full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics, as well as detailed information for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies

Subscription database Demographics Now - database of demographics, consumer, and business statistics, covering the entire nation, now upgraded with directory information and easy-to create business startup reports 

Subscription databaseIBISWorld - a leading publisher of market and industry research reports for the U.S. Only accessible in the Downtown Library

Subscription databaseMorningstar Investment Research Center - the company that brought you mutual fund advice now has online investment information on companies, funds, and markets, along with newsletters, articles, and other educational information

Subscription databaseReference USA - a database listing millions of U.S. businesses, searchable by location, business type, or business size 

Librarian-created resourceBusiness Resources - detailed list of books and web resources compiled by Spokane Public Library staff on a variety of topics such as starting your business, doing business with the government and more

Librarian-created resourceDemographic Resources - arranged by increasing geographic area from local to national, the resources listed here give details on population, spending patterns, age, education, housing, etc.

Librarian-created resourceInvestment Resources - a selection of reputable resources that provide stock and mutual fund selection guidance and overall investment tips

Librarian-created resourcePatent, Trademark & Copyright Resources - a guide through the field of intellectual property, including tips on how to conduct patent searches, apply for trademarks and research copyright issues

Librarian-created resourceStandards & Specifications Resources - a guide to finding industry standard and specifications. 

Librarian-created blogBusiness Blog - coverage of interesting items from business world, with an emphasis on the local Spokane business environment

BigCharts Stock Quotes - current and historical stock quotes

Bizfindernw.com - a Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Inland Northwest business directory sponsored by the Spokesman Review which includes customer ratings

Bureau of Labor Statistics - employment, consumer price indices, and other economic information
EDGAR Dissemination Project - public company financial data submitted to the Securities and Exchange Committee

NAICS - North American Industry Classification System

Spokane Journal of Business Index - use this database to search by company name or headline for articles relating to business activity in the Inland Northwest back to 1986. Full text of back issues are available in microfilm or hard copy at the Downtown Library or in our Proquest database

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office - free patent and trademark databases


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Subscription database- taxpayer-funded subscription database - requires city library card outside of library

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