AtoZ Databases
Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents, 2 million new businesses as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.
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eBook Business Collection
A key resource for academic and business school libraries.
Consumer Action Handbook
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Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
Official federal government site designed to make sure that banks, lenders and other financial companies treat you fairly.
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.
MasterFILE Complete
Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance.
Michigan Attorney General
This site provides consumer alerts, links to file complaints and consumer education handouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans.
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.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Find advice, tips, tools and mentors to start or grow a small business.
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.
Weiss Financial Ratings Series
Use Weiss Financial Ratings to find information about budgeting, investing in stocks and mutual funds, and managing debt. Check the financial strength of your bank, credit union, or insurance company. Explore the Financial Literacy Tools section for valuable tips and information on buying a home, saving for your child’s education, planning for retirement, protecting yourself from identity theft, and more.

Seniors can also research Medigap Plans and use the Weiss Ratings Medigap Report to build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner with step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for you and which insurance company has the lowest rates. 
Yahoo Finance
The site offers investment advice and business news.