Business Books & 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. You can place holds on library materials from home by visiting the Holds page.

Databases

  • ReferenceUSA: Search millions of private and public businesses for information on competition, business demographics, and target markets. ReferenceUSA webinars and training materials 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 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 (through Chester County 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. Includes Business Plans Handbook Series (volumes 1-35).
  • Cisco Networking Academy: Free, online, self-paced courses, including entrepreneurship and cyber-security.