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Small Business Databases

Business Plans Database

Business Plans Database

Searchable database of quality sample business plans for a wide variety of businesses.

Encyclopedia of American Industries
Encyclopedia of American Industries

A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.

Reference USA: Business Database

ReferenceUSA: Business Database is a directory database of over 11 million U.S. businesses. Search by company name, type, size or location of a busines or a combination. Parent/subsidiary information is also available.

Demographics Now

Demographics Now Database

Fast and easy access to detailed demographic information for Maryland state, counties, and towns with customizable searches. Provides information helpful for marketing, business planning and advertising, as well as facts on population, income and consumer expenditures.


 Small Business Resource Center Database

Small Business Resource Center database

Offers a variety of small business information in a searchable format, such as industry research, financial planning, marketing, franchising and business plans.


Morningstar Investment Research Center

morningstar investment research center

Provides complete reports for approximately 2,000 funds and 1,000 stocks. Quicktake Reports, which include portfolio, risk, performance, and management information, are available for approximately 13,000 funds and 8,000 stocks. Snapshot information is available for thousands of other funds and stocks. Overall, information for over 100,000 investment offerings is available.


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