Online Research


Databases and E-Books

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

Business Insights: Essentials
A great resource for business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, academics, investors, students and general researchers alike. It includes historical business information, authoritative information, and statistical data.

Business Insights: Global
Includes everything in BI:Essentials plus combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials.

Business Plans Handbooks

A collection of 24 actual business plans

Global Road Warrior
Research a country before you visit.

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

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

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.

Forbes (via Zinio)
Beyond its famed lists, Forbes has a unique voice in its coverage of global business stories.

Presents articles on financial & personnel management, marketing, administration, sales and operations for executives & managers of small to mid-sized companies.