Business, Finance, & Legal

Featured Online Resources

AtoZdatabases: Job, Business, People Search

Find a job, find a person, find a business! A job search, white pages, and mailing list database that searches more than 30 million businesses and executives, 7 million jobs, 220 million residents, and 7.9 million healthcare professionals. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Global Issues in Context

Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search with a global perspective.

Global Road Warrior

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the 175+ countries around the world. Useful for business travelers, tourists, and students. Topics for each country include society and culture, travel essentials, business culture, communications, traditions, and even includes recipes for ethnic dishes.

Small Business Resource Center

Information on all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business’s development.

Social Law Library (available in library)

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In-Library Access:

Collection of Massachusetts court and state agency decisions from the Social Law Library’s legal research databases; provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Value Line Investment Research

A trial subscription (until April 24, 2020) to a variety of investment research databases offered by Value Line. They include the investment survey, fund advisor, supplementary reports, and much more.

Since this is a trial, we’d like to know what you think! Please send any comments about this database – good or bad – to Danny Lykansion at


Print Materials


  • Barron’s – Current year only: Periodicals Room
  • Banker & Tradesman – Current year only. Reference Desk
  • Economist – Current year only: Periodicals Room
  • Forbes – Current year only: Periodicals Room
  • Kiplingers Personal Finance – Current year only: Periodicals Room
  • Money – Current year only: Periodicals Room
  • Morningstar ETFInvestor – 6/07-. Reference Area
  • Wall Street Journal – Last 2 months. Newspaper Room
  • Value Line Investment Survey – Current issues only. Reference Desk
  • Value Line Fund Advisor – Current issues only. Reference Desk

Non-Fiction & Reference Books

Business-related print resources are shelved in both the Non-Fiction (available to check out) and Reference (not available to check out) collections, according to the Dewey Decimal System. Our catalog is available for searching, but general topics can also be found by browsing the shelf:

  • 174.4 – Business Ethics
  • 331 – Human Resources
  • 332 – Finance
  • 336.2 – Business Income Tax
  • 338.9 – Economics
  • 346.07 – Business Law
  • 657 – Accounting
  • 658 – Business Management
  • 659 – Advertising


Additional Online Resources

Business Resources:

Financial Resources:

  • – A government website that helps consumers learn to manage and use money wisely, use credit and loans carefully, and protect your identity and money
  • – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly
  • IRS Tax Withholding Estimator – The IRS suggests that taxpayers check their withholding yearly and make adjustments as needed. The new estimator also factors in self-employment and retirement income.

Legal Resources:

  • Avvo: Ask free legal questions, create forms, and find lawyers. Avvo also contains a number of free Q&A articles, so you can see answers to common questions.
  • Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime Initiative – CLAVC helps victims of crime throughout Massachusetts with their related civil legal problems — including family law, housing, immigration, disability rights, child welfare, education, consumer, identity theft, employment rights and public benefits.
  • Legal Dictionary At Search for definitions of legal terms or conduct a search for definitions that contain specific words.
  • Lowell Law Library – Located in the Superior Courthouse at 360 Gorham St. in Lowell (phone 978-452-9301), the law library staff is available to help public Mon-Fri 8:30-4:15. Lowell Law Library is part of the Trial Court Law Libraries of Massachusetts. You cans ee other locations and chat with a law librarian online through their website.
  • Martindale Law Directory: Find a lawyer by practice area (business, criminal, divorce, etc.) or by city or state. This link takes you directly to the Massachusetts directory.
  • MA – Anyone who qualifies for this service can ask volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue
  • Massachusetts Legal Forms – MA legal forms compiled by the Trial Court Law Libraries
  • Mass Senior Legal Helpline – (phone: 800-342-5297) The helpline is for people 60 years or older in need of legal help. They provide free legal help and referral services. The helpline is available Mon-Fri from 9AM-12PM.
  • Rental Lease – Free MA legal forms, especially rental agreements