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August 2011

Frederick County Public Libraries


Even if you've combed through the business books at the library, you might have missed some of FCPL's best business resources-our databases!


A database is a searchable collection of information. In library research, a database is where you find articles and the most up-to-date company information and statistics. Each database contains thousands of articles from different sources, which you search simultaneously by keyword. You can cover a lot of ground quickly using databases, finding more hits with higher relevancy than searching in individual journals or books. And the information is more credible than what you're likely to find by merely Googling.


Databases are all available through the library via the internet. Your library card is your gateway to these comprehensive resources wherever and whenever you're ready to research.

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Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
Premium Business Info at Your Fingertips 24/7
Safari Tech eBooks Online
Community Database
Business Database Survey
Keep in Touch
How to Start Your Own Business
Mondays at 6 PM
October 3, November 7, December 5
C. Burr Artz Public Library
Downtown Frederick


For details and to register,
 visit fcpl.org

Premium Business Info at Your Fingertips 24/7

Here's a look at some of the databases FCPL subscribes to:


Reference USA has detailed records on about 12 million U.S. businesses. Use it to conduct job searches, look for sales leads, find new business opportunities and suppliers, locate out-of-town companies, track down addresses and phone numbers, and conduct market research. Search for companies by state, county, area and zip codes, industry, product code, revenues and more.


Business & Company Resource Center allows you to search reference information, articles, and statistics about industries and specific companies. It brings together a wide variety of global business information, enabling users to research business case studies, competitive intelligence, and career and investment opportunities.


National Newspaper 5 provides full text of stories in New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, and Christian Science Monitor.


Value Line Research Center allows access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Enter your library card # at the prompt, and ignore the password field.


Marie Slaby

Urbana Regional Library


You may know that FCPL offers eBooks in popular categories like fiction and biography, but did you know that we also provide over 3,500 technology, digital media and business eBooks through Safari Books Online? You can find books to help with your career and finances on a variety of topics like running a photography business, developing iPhone apps, personal investing, and studying for the Project Management Professional exam. Technology professionals will find new titles from many of their favorite programming and software series like The Missing Manual, O'Reilly, Sams Teach Yourself, John Wiley & Sons, and Packt Publishing.

The full text of the entire collection can be searched by keyword or browsed by category. Log in with your library card number on FCPL's
eBooks page. These books are viewed online rather than downloaded, so you will need to be connected to the internet to read them.


Marie Slaby

Urbana Regional Library


FCPL maintains an online Community Information Directory of organizations, agencies, services, and clubs. If you're associated with a group that would like to be added or update its information, you can now use our new online forms to submit the information. Find the forms on the left side of the Community Directory under "Services".


Amy Swackhamer
Virtual Branch Administrator

We'd like to know more about how you use our online business databases. Please let us know by answering this short survey.


Amy Swackhamer

Virtual Branch Administrator

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