Business and Investing

Financial Rating Series

Offers financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering insurance, banks, and credit unions.  Plus, build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.

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All branches
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JobNow

Live coaches [available 2:00-11:00 pm daily] help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications, work on interview skills, and craft effective résumés and cover letters. Includes 24/7 access to a carefully selected library of job resources.

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All branches
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Grants to Individuals Online

Information for individual grant seekers, primarily to fund education or to support artistic or research projects.  Available at Headquarters. Not available remotely.

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Headquarters only

Grants Connection [Directory of Virginia Foundations]

Profiles on nearly 1,000 private, corporate, and community foundations in Virginia.  Available for use in the Headquarters library and at England Run, Porter and Salem Church branches. Please ask a librarian for assistance. Not available remotely.

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Value Line - Expanded Library Edition

Weekly online presentation of Value Line's Investment Survey.  Analyst commentaries and rankings on current operations and future prospects for thousands of large, small, and mid-cap companies.. Please note: You will need your 14-digit barcode or phone number to access this both in the library branch and from home.

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All branches
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ReferenceUSA

Business, residential, and market research data for entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers.

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All branches
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Remote
Support Number: 
800.808.1113

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Research, data, and analysis for investors.  Includes many portfolio tools to calculate asset mixes, retirement costs, college savings, etc.

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All branches
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Remote

Business Insights: Essentials

Includes industry news, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

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All branches
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Remote