Business and Career

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Premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Central Register
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The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Invitations to bid, lists of contractors picking up specifications on a weekly basis, and final awards of contracts are all published. Proposals and advertisements for the lease, sale or transfer of real property are published, as are lists of certified minority and women contractors, and contractors who have been debarred from state work. 

Gale Courses
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Discover hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses to help with your professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Course offerings include business, computer, health and wellness, parenting, the arts and more. Six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field.

Goods and Services Bulletin
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Weekly publication contains solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities). State purchases of goods and procurements of certain services or consultants are published.  Notices advertising sole source procurements and the availability of surplus property are also published in the Bulletin.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
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Find investment research, including stock and fund analysis, reports, and tools, as well as company, investing, and financial news. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

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Select multiple databases from a  list and then search across all of the databases you have chosen.

Small Business Resource Center
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Small Business Resource Center covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes. It includes the Business Plans Handbook series (containing hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs), the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, Encyclopedia of Management, and Encyclopedia of Small Business, other award-winning reference titles, and 300 business journals and magazines.

Value Line
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Value Line, an authority in reliable, unbiased information, can position you for financial success quickly and easily. Value Line provides accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Vocation and Career Center
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Find content from nearly 400 journals that can help with job searching and maintaining a career. It includes information ranging from general career guides to industry-specific journals.