MeL Databases to support business development:

DemographicsNow provides access to the 2010 census for business planning and other purposes – look for people, look for businesses, look for demographics


BusinessDecision - Researchers and entrepreneurs are enabled to access comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles,product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.


BusinessInsights: Global- Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Featuring the tools you need to interpret a global business landscape:

    • robust data sets
    • visualization tools to help you develop data-driven insights
    • case studies to broaden your perspective on real-life situations

Gale Legal Forms - Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs – whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale LegalForms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.

Other MeL Business Databases:


Gale Directory Library

Provides access to Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 113,000 U.S. companies, approximately 18,000 in Canada and approximately 33,000 in Mexico listing the industries in which it operates, names of top executives, number of employees, the type of company it is, and financial performance. The eDirectory version of Ward's includes additional information, such as alternative mailing addresses, an expanded list of executives, and historical financial information.

Business Rankings Annual (BRA) provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources


Gale Virtual Reference Library (note - this is MeL's version, not Groves version - MeL's has more business related titles)

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary.


Gale General Business File ASAP

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.


Small Business Resource Center

Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.