Business & Economics

BCPL Resources

  • AtoZdatabases

    AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Plus, search historical addresses, locate lost friends and family, attend live training webinars, or send group e-mails for free with pre-designed templates.

  • Business Source Premier

    Created especially for the business searcher performing market research or looking for specific country economic data, company profiles, and industry information.

  • EBSCOhost


    Begin your research with EBSCOhost! Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Academic Search Complete, ERIC, GreenFILE, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, PsycINFO, Regional Business News, Teacher Reference Center, and more.

  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues. Content includes current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is provided through Kentucky Virtual Library.

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy offers a unique and extensive collection of indie flicks, world cinema, classic films, and award-winning documentaries. Plus, enjoy celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses and explore educational videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Instructional video topics range from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science!

  • LearningExpress Library: Career Preparation

    Build job search and workplace skills, prepare for occupational exams, and more. Includes military and officer exam training and aptitude tests, plus e-books and practice exams in several other fields ranging from nursing and allied health to culinary arts and cosmetology.

  • LearningExpress Library: Job & Career Accelerator

    The Job & Career Accelerator offered by LearningExpress Library can help you accelerate your career by offering expert guidance on interviewing skills, resume writing, and searching for the right job for you.

  • Legal Information Source

    Find the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions to understand and navigate a wide range of legal issues. Covered topics include adoption, bankruptcy, business, child custody, criminal law, divorce, estate planning, immigration, patents and copyright, property and real estate, rights and disputes, small claims court, and more. Plus, with the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, you can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas!

  • LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have. Please note: The Library ID is bcplibky if you need it to sign in to your existing account.

  • New York Times Digital

    Free access to all current New York Times articles online. Read the New York Times on any library computer or Wi-Fi network, or get an access code good for 24 hours to read outside the Library or through the New York Times app. You will need to set up a New York Times account with your e-mail address to read unlimited articles.

  • OCLC FirstSearch Databases

    FirstSearch is a collection of databases that includes access to magazine articles. World Cat lists books and materials kept in other libraries around the world. If you are looking for material that is not available in Bullitt County and have a Bullitt County Library card, you may request that an item be “Interlibrary Loaned” using the online request form from World Cat.

  • Small Business Source

    The Small Business Reference Center is an EBSCOhost database specifically for small business owners and aspiring owners. The site offers a multitude of articles and videos regarding planning and starting a business (or nonprofit); the basics of running a business and keeping it relevant in an ever-changing climate; information on legal issues, marketing, and taxes & accounting; as well as start-up kits and forms to help you from your first steps into business to your last.

  • Universal Class

    Learn skills for business and life! Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses covering everything from wellness and personal growth to homeschooling, parenting, hobbies, and finance. Many courses even offer continuing education units (CEUs).

Business Directories
Associations (IPL) - Directory of over 2,000 associations.
Hoover's, Inc. - Company information.
Industrial Quick Search
Kentucky Secretary of State's Business & Organization Search
MacRAE's Blue Book - National industrial directory.
Sweets Catalog - Construction product marketplace.
ThomasNet - Find manufacturers, distributors, service providers.

General Business Information

AcademicInfo: Business Degrees, Schools & Resources Online - Information on business schools, plus links to online journals, research tools, databases, and more.
Currency Converter
Current Industrial Reports
Investor Words Dictionary
NAICS and SIC Classifications

Labor & Economy

Economic Report of the President
Federal Reserve of St. Louis Regional Economic Data (FRED)
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)
Census Economic Briefing Room
Measuring Worth - Graphs, data sets, and calculators. Daily stock indexes, inflations rates, exchange rates, etc.
Minimum Wage Q&A (U.S. Department of Labor)
US Department of Health and Human Services Annual Poverty Guidelines
US Department of Labor
Kentucky Career Center - KY labor and employment statistics.

Personal Finance

Bank Rate Monitor
Credit Card Information
Currency Converter
Financial Planning & Retirement (AARP)
Free Credit Report
Home Fair - Offers financial calculators for mortgage payments, home affordability, etc.
Mortgage and Financial Calculators
Motley Fool - Investment, personal finance, and retirement information.

Small Business Information

Business Advice & Counseling (SCORE)
Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center
How to Start a New Business (KSBDC)
Kentucky Business Filings Forms
Kentucky Small Business Resource Guide (SBA)
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Kentucky Secretary of State Business Services - Download business filings forms, search the online business database, access the Uniform Commercial Code, etc.
Kentucky Small Business Development Center Resources (KSBDC)
Small Business Planner (SBA)
US Small Business Administration Services

Statistics & Demographics

American FactFinder
Bureau Labor Statistics
CIA World Factbook
City Data (Kentucky Bigger Cities)
Census Economic Indicators
County Business Patterns (U.S. Census Bureau; can also search by zip code or metro area)
Kentucky Economic Census
Kentucky State Date Center
Kentucky Career Center - KY labor and employment statistics.
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Statistics

Stocks & Investing

American Stock Exchange
Dow Jones Indexes
NASDAQ - National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation.
New York Stock Exchange
Online Publications for Investors (SEC)
Standard & Poor’s Indices