Morningstar Investment Research Center
Get information on stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and various market indexes. Also includes newsletters: Mutual Funds, FundInvestor, StockInvestors, and ETF Investor. Accessible at home for Royal Oak cardholders or in the library.
Value Line Research Center
Look here for online information about stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Accessible at home for Royal Oak cardholders or in the library.
Access comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment repots, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.
Business Insights: Global
This resource brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Use this tool to find detailed company and industry news and information.
DemographicsNow: Business & People
Provides comprehensive business information to access business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete local analyses and business plans, analyze population trends find potential sponsors and donors. Good for those wanting to start or business or take an established business to the next level.
InfoTrac Business Collection
Indexing, abstracts and full text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international U.S. and regional news sources. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Includes broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images.
The Motley Fool
Since 1993, the site has been offering investment advice, personal finance guidance and how-to information on a wide range of topics.
Yahoo Finance
The site offers investment advice and business news.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Find advice, tips, tools and mentors to start or grow a small business.
Consumer Action Handbook
View it online or order a free copy at
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
Official federal government site designed to make sure that banks, lenders and other financial companies treat you fairly.
Michigan Attorney General
This site provides consumer alerts, links to file complaints and consumer education handouts.
MI Money Health
The Michigan State University Extension Service offers information on a wide range of issues in order to help Michigan residents become more savvy consumers. Topics include banking, credit, foreclosure, home ownership, budgeting, saving, investing, and maximizing health care benefits.
Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services
Site offers consumers advice on a host of topics, including reducing the cost of auto insurance and shopping for medical insurance. Tips also on preventing fraud and how to file consumer complaints and look up companies who have to have a license to do business in Michigan.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection
Business. Full text. Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Small Business Resource Center
Business and general interest. Full text. Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Gale Directory Library
Business. Provides access to Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)
General interest. Over 50% full text content. Cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the Michigan State University Libraries' Turfgrass Information Center. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work realted to turfgrass culture. Established in 1983. Updated on a continuous basis. Guided and power search options.