Online Resources

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Business & Legal

American Fact Finder (United States Census Bureau)

American Fact Finder provides housing, population, economic and geographic data.  The Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year. By law, no one is permitted to reveal information from these censuses and surveys that could identify any person, household, or business. Data from the following surveys and censuses are available in American FactFinder:

  • The American Community Survey
  • The American Housing Survey
  • The Annual Surveys of Governments
  • The Census of Governments
  • The Commodity Flow Survey
  • The Decennial Census
  • The Economic Census
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation
  • The Population Estimates Program
  • The Puerto Rico Community Survey

Plus over 100 economic surveys.

A comprehensive list of surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau is available at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/surveys-programs.html.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Full-text of more than 2,200 business research journals; market research, industry and country reports; company profiles; and SWOT analyses.  Subjects include accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management of information systems, and operations management.
Business Source Premier offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Charles County Public Law Library

The Charles County Public Law Library provides the community with the resources needed to participate knowledgeably in the due process of law. The law library is open to the public and staffed by a full-time law librarian. The library collection includes access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance, legal encyclopedias, Maryland legal materials, and a comprehensive collection of legal forms. The library is open Monday to Friday from 800 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can reach the Law Librarian at (301) 932-3322.

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

200 articles covering important statutes, cases and various state and U.S. laws and regulations

Encyclopedia of Small Business (Gale)
Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.
Lynda for Libraries (Lynda.com)

Leading online learning platform covering business, technology and creative skills.

Users accessing the services from the mobile app should select "Already a Member?"  Then switch to the Organization tab.  From there, scroll down to "Web Portal" and input cosmos.somd.lib.md.us.  Once inside the portal, enter your library card number and PIN.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including titles from Crain Communications.