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Business & Consumer Info

The following databases are made possible through the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and through the CLEVNET library consortium.

Affordable Care Act Information
Healthcare.gov is your gateway to information about the Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect on October 1, 2013. Use this resource to research insurance options, requirements and other general information related to the implementation of this law.

Business Leader Profiles for Students
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.

Business Source Premier
This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Consumer Reports
The ConsumerReports.org website serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Most of the information on ConsumerReports.org is available only to paid subscribers but with a library subscription through EBSCO, CLEVNET is able to provide access to the site for member library card holders.

Mergent Archives
Mergent Archives provides access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents covering more than 100 countries and industries. The extensive collection of corporate annual reports dates to the 1920s and offers researchers a firsthand look at the evolution of business the world over. Search by company name, date range, and document type. For U.S. companies, searches can also be limited by state and city.

Morningstar Investments
Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.

Reference USA
Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

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