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Business & Finance

Hi, I'm Gail. I am the Information and Readers Services Assistant Manager.  Conduct market research and find business opportunities, get career coaching, and watch tutorials on business, technology, and other skills using the online resources available 24/7 with your library card.  Contact us at or call us at 630-232-0780 if you have questions.


Search for people and businesses, conduct market research and discover business opportunities

Consumer Reports

Product ratings from Consumer Reports world-famous test labs

Gale Directory Library

Authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more

Legal Forms

Find forms in order to file patents and trademarks, develop leases, create bills of sale, delegate power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage.


Comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments

Record Information Services

Search for Illinois new businesses, foreclosures & auctions and real estate transactions

Small Business Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program walks through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success

Small Business Resource Center

Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Value Line Research Center

Covers stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks