Investment & Financial Resources

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to think not just about paying your taxes by the 15th but also about your future. Whether you're looking to invest money in the stock market, save funds for a child’s college education, or plan for your retirement, everyone can use some accurate and current information, as well as free expert advice.

The Library has a number of resources available to help, ranging from publications like the Wall Street Journal and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage to online classes in business and finance. Here is a rundown of our top sources that you can access whenever you like using our 24/7 Online Library.

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Stack of coinsSmart Investing @ the Library

A collection of booklists and links to money management resources selected by SCCLD librarians.

Legal Information Reference Center

Find legal forms and reference books, as well as how-to instructions for legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. State-specific legal forms are searchable by topics such as Adoption, Bankruptcy, and Name Changes.

Universal Class

Register for unlimited access to free, non-credit, continuing education online courses in areas such as Business and Finance. Each course has an instructor whom you may communicate with using email.

Investments and Wealth Building / Retirement Planning

Dollar billsBusiness Source Complete

Find full-text articles from business journals and magazines, including peer-reviewed journals. Search company profiles, industry information, market research reports, and country economic data.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Learn about stocks and mutual funds, and build and analyze your investment portfolio. Includes access to Morningstar Mutual Funds, Morningstar Fund Investor, Morningstar Stock Investor, and Morningstar ETF Investor.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Provides detailed current investment information from S&P's most popular publications.  Click on the "Take a Tour of the New Dashboard" button to explore the new look and feel of the website.

Value Line

A popular source of information on stocks, securities, the stock market, and the economy.  Research the market, find ideas, and further your investment education.

Start a Business

Piggy BankBusiness and Investing eBooks via Gale Virtual Reference Library

General information about finance, banking, accounting, marketing, management, and business information systems. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

A dynamic training resource that offers video tutorials and courses for business skills and marketing training. Includes instructional playlists, keyword-searchable course transcripts, articles and downloaded practice files.


Conduct business and consumer research, create marketing plans, research competitive analysis, and locate executives. Provides detailed and current directory information on U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Small Business Library Materials

A collection of business resources selected by SCCLD librarians.

Helpful Publications


Harvard Business Review

Articles and research on business-related topics. Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation, leadership, and much more from business and management experts.

Regional Business News

Provides 80 full-text regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. 

Wall Street Journal - 1984 to the Present

The Wall Street Journal provides comprehensive, business-focused, digital coverage of breaking new and analysis of national and world events.
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