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Online Resources: Business & Consumer Information

Resources marked restricted require an Iowa City Public Library card when accessed from outside the Library, and licensing restrictions limit access to residents of Iowa City and to areas covered by contracts for library service: rural Johnson County and the cities of Hills, Lone Tree, and University Heights.

Better Business Bureau

Includes business reliability reports, online complaint forms, and their popular charity reports.

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Chilton Library

Automobile and light truck repair and maintenance.

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Consumer Price Index

Inflation statistics and price data.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports provides reliable data, unbiased information and more than 1,000 ratings, reviews, product comparisons and video clips. ConsumerReports.org includes Cars Best Deals Plus for consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, ConsumerReports.org features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, which is designed to inform consumers as they navigate the health care labyrinth and seek a trusted unbiased source of information.

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County Business Patterns

Economic statistics on a county level.

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Encyclopedia of Associations

Detailed information on over 135,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide.

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Historical Quotes

Historical stock prices.

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Kelley Blue Book

Car prices and reviews.

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Learning Express 3.0

The LearningExpress Library 3.0 is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, high school equivilency exam preparation (HiSET in Iowa), and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.. The LearningExpress Library also includes Popular Software Tutorials and Basic Computer Instruction.

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LexisNexis Library Express

Access to over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. News and business resources can be accessed remotely from LexisNexis. Legal resources are only available in the library.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

includes mutual funds, stocks, and electronically traded funds. Please note that electronic use is limited to one user at a time. You will receive a message if the site is being utilized. Please try accessing again later.

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NADA Blue Book

NADA Blue Books Prices and product reviews for new and used cars, motorcycles and more.

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Reference USA

ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

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Small Business Administration

Lists resources by region, addresses of local offices and calendars of events.

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Thomas Register

Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

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Value Line Investment Survey Online

The service includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as Timeliness™ and Safety™ ranks on the approximately 1,700 stocks covered by The Value Line Investment Survey Standard Edition. Also includes the Small and Mid Cap Edition.

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Ward's Business Directory of U.S. and Private Companies

Information on small to mid-sized private companies.

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Tax Information

Look here for answers to basic tax filing questions and sources for tax assistance.

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