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Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Insights: Global uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to engage users in the global business environment.


Unlimited access to demographic maps and reports for all U.S. geographies and addresses

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Gale Business Courses

Sign up for the next round of online courses, starting every six weeks. Palatine cardholders can enroll in courses ranging from accounting & finance to starting your own business. Courses are offered once a month, span 6 weeks, and are led by an expert instructor who will be responsive to each student's learning needs. There are classes related to business, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, technology, and so much more.

Gale LegalForms

A collection of simple forms which can be downloaded, edited, printed, and saved. The information entered is held in absolute privacy. From Gale / Cengage Learning.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for research in a variety of fields. Chapters can be downloaded to your tablet or other reading device. Business Tutorials

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  • Select Go to enter with your Palatine Library account

Learn techniques for promoting your small business. Our tutorials show how to develop a website and track its performance with Google Analytics, grow your business's social media presence, craft effective email campaigns, write blogs that engage your audience, and more. Library

Whether you want to learn web design, photography, or Microsoft Word, has a training video for you. With over 53,000 tutorials providing detailed instruction, you are sure to find exactly what you need to succeed. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Access Morningstar financial reports, screening, analyst reports and portfolio screening. Use the Help & Education link to access information about this database and online course modules on investing.

Netadvantage from Standard & Poors

Includes Standard & Poor's Bond Guide, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, The Outook, Standard & Poor's Register, Stock Guide and Standard & Poor's Stock Reports. 

Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research offers access to industry data, competitive intelligence and technology analysis. Information available online includes: Industry analysis, Market research, Profiles of thousands of leading companies, public and private, U.S. and international, Industry statistics, Industry contacts, Industry glossaries, Search, Print and Export capabilities, and a powerful Build-A-Report tool

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Public Records

Find new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry & Will Counties.


Contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; and now 1.5 million Canadian businesses.  Job seekers can use the U.S. Jobs / Internships module to research companies and access 2.5 million job postings.

Small Business Resource Center

Covers major areas of starting and operating a business. Includes sample business plans, directories, including the Encylopedia of Business Information Sources, Encyclopedia of Management and Small Business Management, and more.


Valueline has a newly redesigned website. For training videos, please click here.

Valueline is an investment management tool to help you make informed decisions. Current and historical market and financial data is available. Includes over 1,700 actively traded US stocks.

Wall Street Journal

Full text from 1984 to the present.

Weiss Financial Ratings Online

Weiss is among the nation’s leading providers of independent ratings on more than 8,000 U.S. banks and thrifts and the only provider of independent ratings on the nation's 4,200 insurance companies.