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Online Business Databases: Ventura County Library, City of Camarillo Library and the City of Simi Valley Library

Your library card id number is all you need to gain access to many useful databases. To apply for a Ventura County Library card, click here. To apply for a City of Camarillo library card, click here. To apply for a City of Simi Valley library card, click here. Links include:

  • Small Business Reference Center - Provides access to 800 full-text periodicals and reference books with up to date information on starting a company, operations management, and rescuing a business. This database is accessible with a Simi Valley library card via the Simi Valley Library Business Center.

  • First Research – Economic profiles of U.S. states, Canadian provinces and over 400 industries. This database is accessible with a Camarillo library card via the City of Camarillo Library, Russell Fischer Business Collection.

  • Legal Information Reference Center - Browse thousands of legal forms by state and type. This database is accessible with a Simi Valley library card via the Simi Valley Library Business Center.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center – Provides recommendations and research on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. This database is accessible with a Camarillo library card via the City of Camarillo Library, Russell Fischer Business Collection.

  • Reference USA – Contains directory information for more than 12 million businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Also includes a healthcare database, which contains listings of physicians and dentists. This database is accessible via the Ventura County Library