General Research

General Research

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Research businesses by industry or segment and company size; find employment statistics; locate friends and relatives; create mailing lists to market and grow small business; and more!  Click here to learn how to search for information using their custom mapping tool.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.


This resource is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Hobbies & Crafts

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.  Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.



Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.

NoveList Plus

Find your next book with new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.

Reference USA

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA is an online database of 40 million+ US Businesses, 270 million+ US Residents, New Businesses, New Movers and much more.  ReferenceUSA is an excellent resource for finding sales opportunities, developing business strategies, conducting research, finding friends and family, and looking for job opportunities.  Library patrons can download records in increments of 250 from inside the library or remotely.  Online training opportunities can be found at 

Small Business Reference Center

Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.  All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

World Book Advanced

World Book Reference Center

Find photos, search the encyclopedia, look up words in the dictionary, and search magazines articles.