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Online Business Databases: Ventura County Library

Your Ventura County 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. Links include:

  • Business Decision – Combines extensive consumer household, market segmentation, and demographic data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping technology.
  • First Research – Economic profiles of U.S. states, Canadian provinces and over 400 industries
  • Legal Forms – Contains a wide selection of professionally drafted, state-specific forms, with completed sample forms for the most common legal matters, including bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant, name change, wills, incorporation, LLC and many others. Includes a comprehensive directory of attorneys by state.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center – Provides recommendations and research on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
  • 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.