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Databases (most require KPL library card)

Business Insights: Global

Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.


Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).

Community Resources

American Association of Individual Investors - Western Michigan Chapter

Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth - Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation


Upjohn Institute/Michigan Works


Company Information

Annual Reports Library

Locate company financial information online.

Corporate Information

Search company reports, browse company profiles, examine analysis summaries, and look over research reports.


Resources on global business activities created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University.

Hoover's Online

A searchable database that provides comprehensive company, industry, and market information.

How To Find U.S. Company Information New York Public Library

Search for company information here.

Mergent News Reports

Internet-based access to a detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database.

Thomas Register

Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

American Stock Exchange /NASDAQ

All about the American Stock Exchange.

Barron's Online

Online version of Barron's magazine includes information regarding markets, technology, investment, and more.


An online investing guide that includes information about new and historical stock quotes, mutural funds, and business news.

Black Enterprise

Site functions to seek out, analyze, and disseminate information that is helpful to, and provides a forum for the ideas, ambitions, and expressions of African American business people.

Bonds Online-tools and information for investing in bonds

Information, education, and direction in making bond and fixed income investment decisions.

Business Week

CNNfn - the financial network

Online magazine includes an array of links to information about investment, marketing, the global economy, trade, technology, and much more.

CXO Advisory Group's Guru Grades offers serious private investors, financial advisors and others information that may assist in investing and trading decisions.

EDGAR Database

Links to a complete list of company SEC filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.

Motley Fool - tips for the investor

This site will educate, enrich and amuse individual investors around the world.

National Association of Investors Corporation

Better Investing Community - Teaches individuals how to become successful strategic long-term investors.

New York Stock Exchange

Everything you need to know about the New York Stock Exchange.

Path to Investing

Our goal is to help you learn about investing, whether you're new to investing, need to find out about investing for retirement, or want to know more about investment topics that are currently in the news.

Savings Bond Redemption Calculator

Find what your bond is worth or build an inventory here, using an online calculator.

Social Investment Forum

The Social Investment Forum is the U.S. national nonprofit membership association for professionals, firms and organizations dedicated to advancing the practice and growth of socially responsible investing (SRI).

US Securities and Exchange Commission

Examine the laws and rules that govern the securities industry in the United States here, at the official web site of the SEC.

Yahoo Finance

Get stock quotes, includes historical information.

View all Topic Guides

stock charts

Tracking investments using stock charts.