Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for small business by using databases Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Fall 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.

The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover six databases, including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA. These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.

Business Insights: Essential offers company and industry information from directories, academic and business news sources, statistical and financial data, SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) reports with list making and charting capabilities.

Business Source Premiere provides full text access from more than 3,650 scholarly business journals, including full text for nearly 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. It also has SWOT reports from Datamonitor, a leading business information company specializing in industry analysis. First Research is primarily an industry database covering over 500 industries plus the ability to rank them by key metrics. It is only available at the library as is its sister database, Hoovers.

LexisNexis provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications with access to over 10,000 news, business, and legal sources including national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.

Reference USA is a directory of 11 million U.S. businesses, 1 million Canadian businesses, 120 million U.S. households, 11 million Canadian residents, and 683,000 U.S. health care providers. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees geographic location by city, state, county or standard metropolitan area and much more.

This program is free but seating is limited. Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for information.