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Business and Finance

Library E-Resources

Note: For home access to the library's e-resources, you will need your Minuteman Library card number to log in.


Gale OneFile Business

This collection contains articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields.


Gale OneFile Economics and Theory

This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.


Gale OneFile Hospitality and Tourism

Provides coverage of the hospitality and tourism field, including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.


Gale OneFile Insurance and Liability

This collection, comprised of nearly 40 insurance-related journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.


Gale OneFile Vocations and Careers

Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


Peterson's Career Prep

Provides users access to core career tools including, career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, comprehensive career information and Job searching capabilities via integration with matches listings based on a user’s assessment results, and resume editing software that provides 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples.


Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's online e-resources. You will need a BPL e-card to access these resources. If you do not already have an e-card, you can register for one at:
Access all of BPL's e-resources at:

Kirstein Business Library at BPL
This library offers career and job hunting information, entrepreneurial resources, assistance to investors, and maintains a variety of business directories and industry statistics. The librarians there are business experts who can help you to find answers to many of your business questions.

Library E-Resources

(from Boston Public Library)

AtoZ Databases
A leading job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

DemographicsNow: Business and People
Enables users to produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports or use a mapping tool that visualizes trends.

EBSCO Business Magazine Archive

Search across decades of business magazine back issues. Titles include:

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Forbes

  • Fortune

Economist Historical Archive (1843-2014)
Full searchable reproductions of The Economist starting with the first published issue, including exportable financial tables.

Financial Times Historical Archive (1888-2010)
Searchable article and page reproductions of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper.

Foundation Directory Online Essential 

Access Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources from a single link.

To use this resource, you must register for a 24-hour pass. You can request a pass once every 30 days. Learn more.

This resource is being offered to BPL for remote users through December 2021.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly
LinkedIn Learning offers 16,000 video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts. Courses are offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.

Mergent Archives - Historic Annual Report Collection
Access an extensive library of historical documents featuring in-depth analyses on thousands of global companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe going back to the early 1900s.

Mergent Events Data

Access an extensive library of historical documents featuring in-depth analyses on thousands of global companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe going back to the early 1900s.

Mergent Intellect

Delivers private and public United States and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executives and industry profiles.  Provides contact information for over 250 million United States consumers and shows job listings specific to each company.

Mergent Online

In depth reports on over 30,000 public companies, both U.S. and Global. Information includes financials from company SEC filings, annual reports (current and archived), institutional holdings and insider trading from 1995 to the present.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments and funds. Serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.


SAGE Business Cases

Provides access to more than 3,650 authoritative cases from over 100 countries. SAGE curates interdisciplinary cases on in-demand subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.


Value Line

Value Line provides a vast array of financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Delve into Value Line’s accurate estimates, projections and historical data to discover opportunities that fit your investment strategy.


Vault Career Guides

Vault publishes numerous employer, career, internship, resume, and interviewing guidebooks. The guides cover industries such as law, consulting, investment banking, accounting, investment management, private equity, hedge funds, Internet and social media, IT and engineering, energy, health care, advertising, and more.


Wall Street Journal

  • Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere!

  • Simply create your account, and you can start using immediately.

  • Your access will be available for the next 3 days (72 hours). A limited number of passes may be issued each day.

  • After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.


Local Resources


Maynard Business Alliance

A group of local Maynard businesses and town government officials that meet regularly to develop tactics and strategies to enhance downtown Maynard’s economic opportunities.

Maynard Business Guide

The Town of Maynard has created this Business Guide to help navigate municipal procedures – including permitting, licensing and zoning – in a simple, straightforward format. It is part of a larger effort to simplify municipal processes and maintain a customer friendly environment within Town Hall. The guide provides contact information and will help commercial customers, prospective businesses, and residents save time and money when interacting with
Town Hall. 


Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce

Represents over 500 businesses and nonprofits. While members come from more than 30 communities, the majority come from Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Maynard and Stow.

Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce
Represents over 300 businesses from a 8 town service area. This chamber holds over 70+ events per year for its members. 

Web Resources

Annual Reports
A free Internet service that will enable potential investors to review a company's annual report in an easy convenient manner. Visitors are able to look for a company through 7 search criteria: alphabetically, by company name, by ticker symbol, by sector, by industry, by exchange, and by index. Once a company is found, it can be viewed in either HTML or PDF format and if available order a hardcopy.


Provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.


Historical Quotes

Type in the sticker symbol and the date (1985+), and get the stock’s closing price for the historical date you have entered. See tabs for reports from analysts, SEC filings, market advisers, insiders, annual reports, industry profile, news and alerts.


Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.

Revised 9/19/2023  J.J.R.

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