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America’s News

America’s News allows you to search current and archived local, state, regional and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, health, education, people, government, sports and more with nearly 1,000 newspapers, newswires, news videos, and web-only content including the Atlanta Journal Constitution (1985-Current), Augusta Chronicle (1994-Current), Marietta Daily Journal (10/29/98-Current), and USA Today(7/1/87-Current).

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Business Insights: Essentials

Find detailed company and industry news and information.


DemographicsNow offers a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports. Users may customize them by geography, choosing the area that best suits their needs. In addition, users may also run an unlimited number of reports in summary, comparison or ranking formats.

Gale Courses

The Gale Courses program, formerly known as Learn4Life, offers you access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. ed2go courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. Each individual course is offered online for six weeks and features 12 lessons with online discussions, homework, quizzes and a final exam.

Catalog listings include courses on:

  • Creating web pages
  • Grant writing
  • Project management
  • Accounting
  • Photography
  • Homeschooling
  • Parenting
  • Health and wellness
  • Art
  • Writing
  • …and more

Gale Directory Library

This directory provides access to several publications:

  • American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
  • Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
  • National E-mail and Fax Directory
  • Tradeshows Worldwide
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Brands and Their Companies

Job Search Library Resource Page

Cobb County Public Library web page dedicated to job searching resources and information found at the library or online.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

The database offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds and 300 exchange traded funds (ETFs). While it is primarily designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get quick information on a company. The Company Stock Reports include analysis written by Morningstar’s experts, up to 10 years of financials, bond information, ratios, SEC filings and information on insider actions and institutional holders. Reports are available for the top 2000 companies but other information is available for many more.

Tutorials, investment guides, webinars, investing classroom sessions, and more »

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

The ProQuest Digital Microfilm Resource provides instant online access to full-image newspapers in microfilm accessible through a web browser. This resource covers the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal microfilm archive from January 2008 through the present. The digital microfilm format has a short delay before new issues are included in the archive.

ProQuest Newspapers

Full-text access to five major national newspapers: Christian Science Monitor (1988-), Los Angeles Times (1985-) , New York Times; Late, Edition, East Coast (1980-), and Wall Street Journal; Eastern Edition (1984-). More information »


You will need a Library Card and PIN number to access from home. Use Custom Search to find employers by geographic area or type of business; includes company contact name and address. Please note: ReferenceUSA may ask you to authenticate by using a Captcha. In the event that you experience difficulty with this, please let us know.

Regional Business News

Full-text coverage for more than 50 regional business publications. Previously called Business Wire. Part of GALILEO. More information »

Value Line

Value Line is an Investment Research tool that covers 3,500 Stocks across 100 Industries.


  • 1,700 widely-followed analyst covered companies
  • 1,800 small and mid-cap companies
  • Full industry reports
  • Unbiased Rating and Reports
  • Analytical Summary & Index
  • Guided Selection & Opinion
  • Market-Driven Supplements