Business & Finance
Contains information on city licensing requirements.
Locates information about a business based on the business name, SIC, or category of business. Includes small local businesses as well as national companies. Information provided includes the name of the business, location, number of employees, owner(s), subsidiaries and other data.
Access is for personal, non-commercial use only. This resource was formerly called ReferenceUSA.
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Access historical real estate data for St. Tammany and Orleans Parish online with this resource. To access DeedFax Online, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
If you are a consultant, service provider, contractor, vendor, or supplier, the following information is a convenient place for you to find out about current bidding and contract opportunities. It will provide current listings of Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Quotes issued by the Procurement Department. Also provides link to register your business with the parish.
EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers:
- Academic Search Complete, opens a new window
- AHFS Consumer Medication Information, opens a new window
- Alt HealthWatch, opens a new window
- Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost), opens a new window
- BIR Entertainment, opens a new window
- Book Collection: Nonfiction, opens a new window
- Book Index With Reviews, opens a new window
- Business Source Complete, opens a new window
- CINAHL, opens a new window
- eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), opens a new window
- ERIC, opens a new window
- Ethnic Diversity Source, opens a new window
- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, opens a new window
- GreenFILE, opens a new window
- Health Source - Consumer Edition, opens a new window
- Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, opens a new window
- History Reference Center, opens a new window
- Humanities International Complete, opens a new window
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, opens a new window
- MAS Ultra - School Edition, opens a new window
- MasterFILE Premier, opens a new window
- MEDLINE, opens a new window
- Middle Search Plus, opens a new window
- Military & Government Collection, opens a new window
- Primary Search, opens a new window
- Psychology And Behavioral Sciences Collection, opens a new window
- Regional Business News, opens a new window
- Religion And Philosophy Collection, opens a new window
- Science Reference Center, opens a new window
- SocINDEX With Full Text, opens a new window
- SPORTDiscus, opens a new window
- Vocational And Career Collection, opens a new window
If you're thinking about starting a business, the entrepreneurial mindset course will help you to think like an entrepreneur! You'll learn how to discover opportunities that are hiding in plain sight; how cash-strapped entrepreneurs manage to identify, evaluate, and transform their ideas into a sustainable success; and how to develop a success network to help you avoid costly mistakes.
The course is self-paced and provides 10 hours of lectures, reflection assignments, and a printable completion certificate.
Resources to help U.S. companies export.
The official site (Sam.gov) for registering to do business with the federal government. See this site to register your business as a potential vendor for government agencies, to pursue government contract opportunities, to find government contract data such as information on awarded contracts, and more.
FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.
This fundraising tool gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, Foundation Directory Online makes fundraising quick and efficient. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Covington or Slidell branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Foundation Maps Website New!
Foundation Maps is a data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Covington or Slidell branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Topics include:
- Accounting and Finance
- Computer Programs
- Healthcare and Medical
- Language and Arts
- Law and Legal
- Personal Development
- Teaching and Education
- Writing and Publishing
This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card. This resource can be used at school for the 2021-2022 school year.
Literary criticism, author biographies and business resources. Includes Twayne's and Scribner. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2021-2022 school year.
GeauxBiz, a service of the Louisiana Secretary of State, is a "licensing information center" for prospective small business owners; it provides current and potential business owners a single place to go for all the necessary information to operate within the state. Approval for all licenses and permits still comes from the individual agencies, but GeauxBiz is a clearinghouse for regulatory information.
In-depth cultural, business, and travel information on 175 countries, including maps, points of interests, security briefings, popular recipes, and language dictionaries and videos.
GrantSelect is an extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations.
Using this database from home? Please use the Username: temp70433 and Password: Tamanend.
Get detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants, fellowships, or scholarships to individuals. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Covington or Slidell branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
iWave is a donor research tool that provides access to a comprehensive suite of reliable wealth, philanthropic, and biographic information on prospective donors. In order to access this resource, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Find business entities, officers and agents on file with the Secretary of State.
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.
Includes information on growing a business, doing business with the state, employment in the state and business licenses.
Data reports covering more than 20,000 securities.
Provided by J.D. Power, this resource contains information that may help in the appraisal of a used mobile, modular, or manufactured home. Data is available for mobile homes from 1950 to the present year. To access NADA Guides Connect: Used Mobile Homes, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.
NBER-affiliated researchers study a wide range of topics and they employ many different methods in their work. Key focus areas include developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and analyzing the effects of public policies.
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.
Tutorials on numerous topics relating to small businesses.
Free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Provides up to date information from EBSCO on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.
The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) leads economic development in St. Tammany, attracting new businesses and employment opportunities to the area.
This page allows the user to search the 1987 version SIC manual by keyword, to access descriptive information for a specified 2,3,4-digit SIC, and to examine the manual structure.
Bureau of Economic Analysis Regionals offers state estimates for personal income and GDP by state.
General information about and searching for patents and trademarks.
Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.
Value Line provides reliable, unbiased, and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. It includes financial data for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities, as well as professional commentary and projection tools.
Enjoy digital access to The Wall Street Journal, one of the world's leading daily financial newspapers! You can read timely national and international news articles, keep up with the latest business and political news, explore trends in the job market, and more.
To get started, create an account using your email address and a password of your choice. Your login will give you access to The Wall Street Journal from anywhere on any device for 3 days. Once it expires, you can come back to the Library's link to login again.
Want to use it from home? Login with your library card number then create an account or sign in to your existing account.
The Weiss Financial Ratings Database provides strength ratings of Insurance Companies, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Banks and Credit Unions; conservative Investment Ratings of thousands of Mutual Funds and Stocks, plus helpful worksheets, planners and financial literacy tools. It also provides easy to understand financial information on topics such as managing debt, buying a car, purchasing homeowners insurance, preparing for retirement, making elder care choices, and more.
To access this resource from home, you must sign in with your library card.