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News and Information

Ascension Parish Library subscribes to a variety of databases to help small business owners stay current with business news and assist with in-depth research. The databases can be used in the library or accessed from your home or office with a current library card.  

Business News and Journals

This business searching interface provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research in the EBSCO databases.

America’s Newspapers: The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers – all in one easy to search database.  Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.  Paid ads are excluded.  Includes:  The Advocate, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, CityBusiness North Shore Report, The Daily Advertiser, Daily World, New Orleans CityBusiness, News-Star, The Times, The Times-Picayune, and North America.

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.

Investment and Financial 

Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver's seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

Obtain independent and unbiased ratings for stocks, credit unions, banks, mutual funds, insurance companies and more using Weiss Ratings. Stay in the know by accessing articles on timely investment, banking and insurance options. Make use of financial Literacy tools that will offer financial literacy basics as well as free financial planning tools. Weiss provides detailed analysis for intermediate investors or business professionals as well as easy to use ratings for beginning investors.

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