Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services
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Business Economics & Theory Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data and in-depth reports.
Connect with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers. Easily and rapidly produce a variety of both standard and custom reports to help make informed decisions. DemographicsNow: Business & People description is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, finding an untapped audience for products or services, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population and much more.
The Florida Small Business Development Center Network delivers consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.
Insurance & Liability Collection provides access to academic journals and trade publications covering the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues and more. The database offers content of interest to individual property owners and multinational corporations alike.
Small Business Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides support to small businesses and entrepreneurs. They provide information on starting and managing a business, loans and grants, and training.
Agriculture Collection provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry - from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Culinary Arts Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials were once accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.
General Science Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering and technology.
Home Improvement Collection provides access to titles covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.