Are you looking for information about a specific company or an industry? Begin your search here. You'll find research tips and great resources. You can use your valid, full service Virginia Beach Public Library card to access resources listed on this page. When asked, enter your library card number with a capital D and without spaces.
Companies & Industries
In the library, you'll find reference sources such as business directories that provide information about specific companies or industries. You'll also want to use the online resources listed here.
: Use this resource to search for companies in the United States. Basic searches include size, location and type. You can do custom searches that include ownership, financial data and more. You'll find extensive company information including telephone numbers and industry profiles.
Small Business Reference Center
: Use this resource to learn about business basics such as starting a company, operations management, sales and more. Search by business areas and find information by business types.
Check out books, e-books, audiobooks and DVDs on personal finance
, portfolio management
, mutual funds
. You'll also want to try the online resources listed below: Financial Rating Series Online
: Weiss provides accurate, independent information and ratings for banks, insurance companies and credit unions. In addition, you'll find investment ratings from "TheStreet.com" for stocks and mutual funds. When asked for your Library card number, type VBPL then your card number.
: Need business and financial data on global publicly listed companies? Try Mergent! It contains information on global equity fundamentals, equity pricing, corporate actions and fixed income. You'll find detailed financial information for more than 35,000 U.S. public and non-public companies as well as municipal bond issuers and corporate bonds, dividends, actions and unit investment trusts.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
: Use this resource to make smart investment decisions. You can find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings or see how your investments fit together.Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
: Need analysis and rankings on companies, industries, mutual funds and other investments. You'll find it all in NetAdvantage. Use the Financial Education section tools for a better understanding of personal and family finances. To use NetAdvantage, enter your valid Virginia Beach Public Library card number below.
: Need information on stocks which are traded on the American & New York Stock exchanges or NASDAQ? Use this resource to find data and performance analyzes on stocks and other securities.