Online Research


Databases and E-Books

(You will need your Chandler Library card and 4-digit PIN to access these resources.)

Business Plans Handbooks
A collection of 24 actual business plans

Business Source Premier

Global Road Warrior
Research a country before you visit.

Mergent InvestorEdge
Investment information  (Learn how to use this database!)

ReferenceUSA Business directories useful for marketing, sales planning, and researching vendors or competitors.  

Additional Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority
Provides a free step-by-step checklist to start, operate and grow a business in Arizona

Business Owner’s Toolkit 
Information from CCH, including model business documents, spreadsheet templates, official forms
Demographics – Information searchable by census tracts, blocks, zip codes, city, county, state 

Chandler Chamber of Commerce
Supports business and the Chandler community by providing vital programs and services that attract
and retain business while embracing diversity

Chandler Small Business Guide
From Chandler's Economic Development Office Online

Demographics from the U.S. Census Bureau
Your free source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
Searches can be as detailed as census block and tract levels.

EDGAR Database
Required filings for all public companies
Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses
in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Investment information about stocks and mutual funds

Business codes from Census Dept.

Patent and Trademark Search
Search pending & registered U.S. patents and marks
Annual reports

Start-Up Kits
Guides to starting the most popular businesses

Thomas Register
Directory of vendors, suppliers (free, registration required)

World Chamber of Commerce Directory

Full Text Magazines

Fast Company
Provides information which empowers innovators to challenge convention and create the future of business.

For corporate officers and other major executives in business interested in developing management insight through review of the nation's largest corporations.

Gives top executives, and those working to reach senior positions in business information on the economic, political and social trends that affect the environment of business.
Presents articles on financial & personnel management, marketing, administration, sales and operations for executives & managers of small to mid-sized companies.