July 3 and 4: All libraries will be closed.

July 5: Dayton's Bluff Library will be closed. All other locations with regular Sunday hours will be open.

Business & Finance

Research Databases

Selected Websites

  • ThomasNet

    American and Canadian industrial companies, searchable by company name, product brand name, or product/service provided.


    Online access to company quarterly and annual financial statements filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • Big Charts

    Stock quotes, historical quotes, and investing news 


Twin Cities Special Libraries

  • James J. Hill Reference Library

    Business library serving students, entrepreneurs, consultants, employees of large and small businesses, government employees and employees of other non-profit organizations.

Small Business

  • Index of Minnesota Business Periodicals

    Articles published in the local press to find local business information that large national databases typically overlook.

    Covers the time period of 2001 - 3rd Quarter 2008. Earlier years, dating back to 1977, are available in hard copy and may be accessed in person at the James J. Hill Library, or by contacting the Hill Library Reference Department at 651-265-5500. 

  • Minnesota Business 101: Big Ideas for Small Business

    From the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

    The blog offers practical guidance aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners need to launch a business and survive the first couple years of operation, when companies are often most vulnerable.

    Relying heavily on DEED's popular Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota and the insights and experiences of the agency's consultants at the Small Business Assistance Office and the statewide network of Small Business Development Centers, the blog covers everything from how to organize and register a business to licensing, regulations, financing, managing and more.


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