Business, Finance & Investments

Recommended Databases

Library barcode and PIN may be required to access these resources.

DB115, DB122, DB159, DB176, DB177
  1. App Name: Database List, Author: Paul Burtness, 763-323-5732

Recommended Websites

Bankrate
Provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans, and online banking fees.

BigCharts
Provides historical stock quotes.

FDIC
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation maintains stability in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Provides resources on Minnesota business and economic development and tourism and international trade. Industry fact sheets are also included.

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Reviews, approves, and files articles of incorporation and amendments for all business and nonprofit organizations conducting business in the state. Provides forms and online services for these and other business registrations. Provides business data to the public.

Oanda
Provides exchange rates for over 164 currencies.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Provides advice and mentoring to those starting and growing a small business.

Small Business Administration
An independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns.

ThomasNet
Comprehensive directory for industrial products and services.

Treasury Direct
Financial services website that lets you buy and redeem securities directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in paperless electronic form. Includes a savings bond calculator.