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Services / Resources: Finance and Investment

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Value Line

Provides regularly-updated investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Rates most stocks and funds according to a proprietary formula and assigns a "Value Line" score. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries. Finance and Investment MCPL Online
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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.  MCPL Online Computers and Technology Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment Finance and Investment Government
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Business Source Premier

Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business.  Covers all business disciplines including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. More than 2,000 full-text journals. Explore company profiles, industry reports, market research and SWOT analyses. BadgerLink Finance and Investment Small Business Online


The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.


Compare mortgage, refinance, insurance and CD rates. Expert analysis of home loan finance topics and trends. Also includes a variety of financial calculators for determining amortization, compound interest, and more. Web Finance and Investment

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Tools section of this website provides information on personal finance topics such as loans (home, auto, payday, and student), credit cards, credit reports, and debt collection. Web Finance and Investment

Consumer Issues (

Consumer issues include filing complaints, product recalls, telemarketing and unwanted mail, and scams and frauds, including identity theft. Web Finance and Investment - Personal Finance

Resources cover the basics of consumer protection, including money management, credit, loan, debt, scams, and identity theft. Web Finance and Investment

Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information

This website provides information on filing consumer complaints, reporting identity theft, and registering for the Do Not Call list. It also provides resources regarding money and credit, homes and morgtages, health and fitness, jobs and making money, and privacy, identity theft, and online security. Web Finance and Investment

Free Annual Credit Reports

This is the only source for free credit reports as required by federal law. You can get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company (TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian). Web Finance and Investment

Google Finance

Get current stock and fund prices, plus look up past performance, company profiles, business and investing news. Web Finance and Investment

My Money

This personal finance resource provided by the Financial Literacy and Resource Commission includes information for users of all ages. Web Finance and Investment

National Foundation for Credit Counseling - Tools & Education

Resources include an online financial self-assessment tool, personal financial planning tools, and information on credit counseling. Web Finance and Investment

NOLO's Bankruptcy Center

This resource from the popular publisher of NOLO legal guides for consumers provides layperson-friendly explanations of the basics of bankruptcy. Web Finance and Investment

Standard & Poor's

Provides investors with market intelligence in the form of credit ratings, indices, investment research and risk evaluations and solutions. Web Finance and Investment

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

This resource provides information on product recalls and other issues related to consumer product safety, including safety education centers on a variety of topics. You can report an unsafe product on this website. Web Finance and Investment