Business & Investment; Careers & Education

Business, career, and education databases.  To learn more, view an instructional video brief overview of the business databases. 

profiles over 30 million U.S. businesses & executives, and over 220 million U.S. residents. Ideal for finding friends and relatives, market research, sales leads mailing lists, and more.  Funded by the Greater Largo Library Foundation.

Business Entrepreneurship   Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. 

Business Market Research Collection  Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources:  Hoover's Company Profiles - more than 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, financials, competitors, officers, etc.; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from Oxford faculty members, leading universities, and think-tanks; Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.  Coverage: 1986 - current. 

Communications and Mass Media Collection  Provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

Criminal Justice Collection  Provides access to 150 journals useful to those studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.

DemographicsNow Library Edition  A comprehensive web-based solution offering up-to-date resources on demographics and extensive market level information for the state of Florida.

Economics and Theory Collection  Provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Educator's Reference Complete  A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. The included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure  Includes content from over 500 industry journals, and provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Investor's Business Daily - Ask library staff for assistance; in-library use.

Leadership & Management  Collection of journals for today's professional, covering a wide range of careers, professions & industries.

Lingo Lite  Learn 260 terms in 30 languages through images, text, and native speaker video to help you learn vocabulary.  This database is only accessible by patrons holding Largo Public Library cards.

Morningstar Investment Research Center   Detailed analyst guidance on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds; as well as links to recommended stocks or funds and lists of fund or stock analyst reports. Note: This database is only accessible by patrons holding Largo Public Library cards.  Funded by the Greater Largo Library Foundation.

Peterson's Test Prep Take practice tests and use test prep eBooks, search thousands of college and graduate schools, and identify scholarships.

Pronunciator  Pronunciator is an online language-learning system that can help you learn over 100 languages!  It includes ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages.

Vocations and Careers Collection  Find institutions, job search, and maintain a career; this collection provides current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, with content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.