Library Books and Databases

Books


The Chester County Library System orders books on a variety of small business topics. Our Library Catalog may be searched from home. This page contains searches for popular business topics. Use our Word Search feature to find books as well. You can place holds on library materials from home by visiting the Holds page.

Databases


  • ReferenceUSA: U.S. Businesses: Search more than 54 million private and public businesses for information on competition, business demographics, and target markets. ReferenceUSA Video Tutorials and Training Guides are available to help you better understand how to use the search features and produce a strategy at home, on the go, or at the Library.
  • Statista: Find statistical information, company dossiers, topical reports, and high-quality infographics. With an international focus, this resource offers statistics on a wide variety of industries and topics such as communications, education, health care, and hospitality.  Access Statista from inside the library.
  • Access Statista from outside the library: using your Chester County Library System card and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Click Click here for help.
  • Gale Business Insights: Essentials: Offers in-depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories, and full-text periodical articles. Business Insights: Essentials offers robust online tools for analytics.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (through POWER Library): A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (Chester County Library Collection): A collection of reference titles in the arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, literature, medicine, nation and world, science, and the social sciences. Includes Business Plans Handbook Series (volumes 1-35).
  • Cisco Networking Academy: Free, online, self-paced courses, including entrepreneurship and cyber-security.