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DIY & Small Business

Search our resources designed to help small business entrepreneurs and those with do-it-yourself projects.


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    Economics and Theory

    Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory offers a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. This content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates and more.

    Articles on economics, interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs, and more

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    Business Insights: Essentials

    Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data and in-depth reports.

    News, stats and reports provide in-depth coverage of companies and industries.

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    DemographicsNow

    Robust and highly detailed, Gale Business: DemographicsNow is ideal for gaining consumer market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.

    Robust U.S. demographic data delivers consumer and market insight.

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    Florida Small Business Development Center Network

    The Florida Small Business Development Center Network delivers consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.

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    Insurance and Liability

    Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability addresses concerns over the protection of assets, physical or intellectual, ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. Insurance and Liability connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals.

    Articles on mortgages, labor relations, legal issues, and more

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    Entrepreneurship

    Search Gale Business: Entrepreneurship to learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

    Real business plans, how-to guides, articles, and more

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    U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

    The U.S. Small Business Administration provides support to small businesses and entrepreneurs. They provide information on starting and managing a business, loans and grants, and training.

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    Agriculture

    Gale OneFile: Agriculture provides access to journals covering agriculture and its related fields. Researchers can access current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

    Articles on farming, horticulture, and agriculture-related fields

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    Culinary Arts

    Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as book reference content from Delmar.

    Recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information, and more

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    Gardening and Horticulture

    Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture focuses on the practical aspects and the scientific theory of horticulture studies. Gardening and Horticulture offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists and landscape architects access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

    Articles on the practical aspects of gardening, horticulture, and more

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    Science

    Gale OneFile: Science provides information on the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics and nanotechnology. Updated daily, Science has articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry and keep researchers current. Key subjects include the biological sciences, computing, engineering and technology.

    Updated daily, this collection includes 1.6 million articles and 200 journals.

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    Home Improvement

    Gale OneFile: Home Improvement places the research of hobbyists and professionals on a solid foundation with articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles. Home Improvement covers topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and more.

    Articles on architectural techniques, zoning requirements, tools, and more

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    Gale eBooks

    Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

    Enjoy unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5 Icon
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.  Icon
Everyday Finance, ed. , v.  Icon
From Green Industries to Green Jobs, ed. , v.  Icon
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing, ed. , v.  Icon
Green Property, ed. 2, v.  Icon
How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Readymade Job Search Letters, ed. 4, v.  Icon
Successful Interviewing and Recruitment, ed. , v.  Icon
The Growing Business Handbook, ed. 11, v.  Icon
Ultimate Interview, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Ultimate Job Search, ed. 2, v.  Icon
Winning New Business, ed. , v.  Icon