Business Resources

Each branch subscribes to ReferenceUSA, a database that can be used to locate businesses or generate lists based on various criteria. From home or office, patrons can access EBSCOhost's Business Source Elite and search for articles or Company Information. We have books to help you with everything from writing a business plan to incorporating in New Jersey. An invaluable resource is the Lawrence Headquarters vertical file clippings and index, with information from local newspapers and magazines on local businesses. Each branch has access to the indexes of the Lawrence HQ vertical files; please ask at your local branch’s reference desk for more information.

Business Databases

List of databases the Mercer County Library gives access to.

A popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

New Jersey’s Premier Online Business to Business Directory.

American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations;
Business Rankings Annual.

Gale is committed to helping students and researchers discover insights to advance learning and research and to support students in progressing from tech-savvy users to digitally literate learners.

Investment Research Database

Previously called ReferenceUSA. Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.