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Job Help Resources

Explore the many resources Phoenix Public Library has to help you with your job search, including free classes (in person and online), help with resumes, interviews and more with our Job Help Resources Interest Guide.

Arizona Businesses


  • Business Directory - ReferenceUSA 
    Directory information of more than 13.5 million publicly and privately owned U.S. companies. Create custom search queries by selecting from three dozen search criteria including business name, type, size or location. US New Businesses section is updated with more than 500,000 new businesses added each week. Use to research hot areas of economic development. US Consumers/Lifestyles: Use to research consumer buying habits based on their lifestyles, hobbies and interests.
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  • Hoover's Company Records 
    Find up to date records on 44,000 major public and non-public U.S. and international companies and 225,000 key executives. Record may include: Fact sheet, overview, history, people, financials, products & operations, subsidiaries & affiliates, competitors.


  • Morningstar Investment Research Center 
    Provides financial data on over 8,000 stocks and 23,000 mutual funds, with independent reports on 1,200 stocks and 2,000 funds. Potential investors can plan investment strategies and monitor mutual funds, as well as research current or prospective holdings, find price performance records, and learn about fund portfolios and their management. Includes exclusive Morningstar Ratings

Money Management

  • Deposit Accounts
    An unbiased bank account comparison site that provides expert depository market and product analyses and details savings strategies and techniques. Deposit Accounts provides extensive financial and product information on the approximately 15,000 banks and credit unions they cover. Includes user-generated comments, forum threads and bank reviews.

Magazines & Newspapers

  • Business Insights: Essentials
    A fully integrated database bringing together detailed company and industry news and information, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, HR law case digests, and over 4,000 magazines, journals, and newsletters. The job seeker, researcher, or casual investor can find up-to-date company and industry information on thousands of global companies.
  • Business Source Premier 
    Full-text journal and non-journal content such as financial data, company profiles, SWOT analyses, case studies and more.
  • Digital Microfilm - ProQuest
    Offers online microfilm editions of The Arizona Republic, New York Times and Barron's. Navigate by publication, title, date and page number. Photos, tables and graphs are replicated to provide cover-to-cover full image content. Print, email and save images in PDF format.
  • Regional Business News 
    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Wall Street Journal 1984-Present 
    Browse or search the Wall Street Journal with comprehensive, full-text access from January 2, 1984 to the present.


  • Arizona Guide to Grants (In Library Use Only) 
    A searchable directory of corporate and foundation resources for Arizona grantseekers. Gives current, detailed profiles of over 1,800 corporations and foundations with a history of making grants in Arizona. Includes contact listings, program descriptions, and grant priorities.
  • Foundation Directory (Burton Barr Central Library - In Library Use Only)
    Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to information on grantmakers and their grants. This database covers nearly 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., more than 4,000 sponsoring companies and over 3 million recently awarded grants.
  • Grants to Individuals (In Library Use Only) 
    Online database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
  • Philanthropy In/Sight (Burton Barr Central Library - In Library Use Only)
    An interactive mapping tool that enables users to map either grantmakers or grants to discover patterns of giving, funding relationships, areas where philanthropy has made an impact, and areas where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

Small Business

Interested in getting a small business started? Already a small business owner looking for supporting resources? Take a look at our Help for Small Businesses Interest Guide.

  • Virtual Reference -  Gale
    Use for consumer behavior statistics by opening the Social Science list. Find the publication, then view Table of Contents or List of Illustration for charts. Open the .pdf file for easy viewing.
  • Business Loan Funds: Directory of Small Business Loan Programs
    Business Loan Funds is a resource for entrepreneurs to find alternative small business loan programs.
  • Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Services
    Free online Checklist Program designated to help you easily navigate information on what you need to know, who you need to contact and where you need to go to license your business in Arizona.  It also includes contact information to statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth.

Continuing Education for the Business-Minded

  • MBA Online
    Interested in earning an MBA online? Learn about what works and doesn't work from the top business minds in the blogosphere.

Online Business Classes

  • Universal Class
    Universal Class offers hundreds of online classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. A variety of the classes offered might be of help to people who are starting or running businesses. Browse online business classes today.