Does your business need help locating suppliers? Are you starting a new small business and need to write a business plan? Do you want to increase your customer base? Then visit the library or consult some of the business resources below. If you need further assistance, please call us at 630-323-8188 or email a reference librarian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


All of the databases found below are accessible to all from inside the library and remotely with a Clarendon Hills library card.

AtoZDatabases Profiles of 30 million U.S. businesses and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and finding friends.

Business Source Premier  Features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. Also includes market research reports, industry and country reports, and company profiles.

Illinois Public Records  Search Illinois bankruptcies, foreclosures, auctions, new homeowners and new businesses.

Legal Information Reference Center  A library of downloadable legal forms that includes those used by small business owners. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center  Portfolio tools and investment advice featuring in-depth information about companies and stocks, mutual funds and exchange traded funds. Available to one simultaneous in-house user and one remote user.

Regional Business News  Contains more than 80 regional business publications from across the United States.

Small Business Reference Center  Provides the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to address a wide range of small business topics - including writing a business plan, marketing a business, and understanding legal information.


BigCharts   Interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, stock screeners, and market news and commentary for investors.

Wall Street Journal   U.S. and world news, with emphasis on the economy, technology, investing, real estate, the financial markets, and everything important to the world of money and commerce.

Yahoo! Finance   Up-to-the-minute market data, industry news, investment advice, and portfolio tools.


Business in Illinois  Business forms, registration and licensing, tax issues, and data & statistics about running a business in Illinois.

Thomas Register  Find suppliers, catalogs, CAD models and industry news.

United States Small Business Administration   Resources and information for small business owners.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office   Searchable database of patents and trademarks. Also contains a glossary of intellectual property terminology.