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Resources for Business Owners & Investors


Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. Create your free account and enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos, patterns, and access to exclusive documentaries and live video feeds on Creativebug Television (CBTV). Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.


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Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool to help you write a plan for your business or nonprofit organization.  Choose from a variety of business plan formats and Plan Builder will guide you through each section of your business plan, and when you are done you will have a formatted, organized, professional-looking document.  The first time you use Plan Builder you will need to create a username and password.  

Gale Directory Library

The Gale Directory Library (GDL) is a digital platform that lets users access directories – that is, extensive listings of companies, organizations, publications, people, products, and more. With GDL, users can cross-search multiple directory products or search a single title. provides access to thousands of video tutorials to help you learn more about software, technology, business, management, customer service, and many other essential job skills. Videos vary from a few minutes long to multi-hour Learning Paths, a curated playlist of video courses. Create a profile using your library card and a password of your own choice. If you forget your password, call at 1 (888) 335-9632 for help. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering many countries and industries.  Check out the newly added Country Insight Reports under D&B Manuals to find essential political, economic and commercial information on over 130 countries.

Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect features a deep collection of worldwide business information including  private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.


Standard & Poor's collection of financial data providing business intelligence for the well informed investor. Contains reports on stocks, corporate records, company profiles, and directories of corporate executives.


A searchable database of thousands of grants and scholarship opportunities offered by private and government institutions located in the US and abroad.