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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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Nov. 7, 2014
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Business & Legal Forms
Description
Provides a wide selection of Alabama legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Tutorials
Fact Sheet  PDF document
FAQ  Microsoft Word document
Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 4:32)
Career
Description
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries. This database now contains hundreds of new, in-depth job and industry descriptions; as well as a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career Opportunities News, a 16-page, bi-monthly newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market. Organized by industry, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center covers careers and career resources, as well as career preparation information, including scholarships, academic programs, non-academic programs, web resources, and an employability skills checklist. An extensive "Four Steps to a New Job" section provides invaluable guidance on everything from choosing a career to finding and applying for a job to learning about employment benefits and laws.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Tutorials
Product Demonstration  Flash required
Company & Corporation
Description
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, histories, chronologies. Detailed news and information on companies and industry.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Tutorials
Search Tips  PDF document
Fact Sheet  PDF document
Sample Searches  HTML document
Description
Management issues, economic indicators, business theories and practices, activities of companies and industries worldwide. Full-text articles, images, and citations from academic journals and trade magazines.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Description
A database of resources for the modern businessman, Business Source Premier contains full-text articles from more than 1,000 newspapers and magazines on business topics, management, economics, finance, banking, and accounting.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Description
Directory of U.S. businesses, company leaders, parent companies, and subsidiaries. Updated monthly. Available in the Birmingham Public Library Business, Science & Technology Department.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Tutorials
Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 7:12)
Description
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Description
A comprehensive directory of American manufacturing firms. Primary listing is by product or service, then by state and city. Includes an alphabetical index of 145,000 companies, a listing of trade names, and a selection of 2,000 company catalogs.
Description
Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Investing & Personal Finance
Description
Stock and mutual fund reports. Portfolio X-Ray feature allows user to create portfolio to see how investments work together. Screener feature allows user to identify stocks or funds meeting their personal criteria.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Tutorials
30 Days to Financial Fitness
How to Get Started Investing in Stocks and Mutual Funds
Quick Guide to Morningstar  1 page quick guide
Morningstar User Guide  Comprehensive user guide to Morningstar
Why choose Morningstar?  Premium database vs. the free web.
Investing for the Long Run  A free guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances. Compliments of your library and Morningstar. (PDF)
Description
Mergent Online is an Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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