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Business Source Elite

Search over 1,000 business and economics journals, and read profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

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Consumer ratings, comments, and advice on repair services, finance, home care, and more in the greater Chicago area.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Browse and search digital reference sources. Topics covered: Business, Education, and Science. 

Investor's Business Daily

Daily stock market and business news, quotes, mutual fund performance and market analysis.

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Company and investment information, legal cases, and news stories from hundreds of foreign and domestic sources. Legal Case information available only in the Library.

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Video tutorials from the industry leader in technology training on subjects ranging from coding to photography to graphic design.

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Investment analysis tool including information on mutual funds, stocks, ETFs and screening tools.

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Download dozens of digital magazines to read on your device or computer.


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Reference USA

Business directory, residential listings, demographics, and health care listings.

Regional Business News

Search business journals, newspapers, and news-wires across the U.S.

Sorkins Business & Government Information

Search for company and contact info for businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City metropolitan areas.

How to Access:

  1. You first need to register your Lake Forest Library card. Go to Sorkins and click "Login" in the upper right corner.
  2. A login popup will appear.
  3. IMPORTANT: At the bottom of the login popup, click "Register Here!"
  4. Register with your name and library card.
  5. You will then be redirected to the login page.
  6. Log in with your library card number and you are ready to search!
  7. Once you have registered your library card number, you never have to do it again.
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Find business and investment information, including a daily stock price record and printable industry surveys.

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Value Line

Investment research information including online versions of the Value Line Investment surveys, the mutual fund survey, and more.

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Wall Street Journal

Articles from 1984 to present (1984–2006 excluding images).

Weiss Ratings Financial Ratings Series

Access financial strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance. Get investment ratings for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. Also included is the Customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyer's Guide.