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.

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business (Gale)

How-to information that entrepreneurs can apply to their own business

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.