Databases & Websites by Subject
- The Intelligent Investor
The Bold Truth About Investing: Ten Commandments for Building Personal Wealth by Adam Bold - 2009
Investing 101 by Kathy Kristof - 2008
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Socially Responsible Investing by Ken Little - 2008
The Elements of Investing by Burton G. Malkiel - 2010
The Seven Rules of Wall Street: Crash-Tested Investment Strategies That Beat the Market by Sam Stovall - 2009
The Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio: How to Build and Grow a Panic-Proof Investment Portfolio by David Gardner - 2009
Investing Online for Dummies by Matt Krantz - 2010
Understanding Wall Street by Jeffrey B. Little - 2009
Stock quotes & reports, bond rates, mutual fund ratings, and more
From the editors of CNN, Money Magazine, and Fortune
Basic investing articles, tutorials and a dictionary
Investing for Education
The Best Way to Save for College: A Complete Guide to 529 Plans - 2009
How to Wipe Out Your Student Loans and Be Debt Free Fast: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Martha Maeda - 2009
Paying for College without Going Broke - 2011
Information about Illinois' section 529 college savings program.
Information about Illinois' prepaid college tuition program.
Investing for Retirement
Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security by Charles Farrell - 2009
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Protecting Your 401(k) and IRA Jennifer Lane - 2009
Are You a Stock or a Bond?: Create Your Own Pension Plan for a Secure Financial Future by Moshe A. Milevsky - 2009
Rule Your Freakin’ Retirement: How to Retire Rich by Actively Managing Your Assets by Michal Parness - 2009
The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin - 2009
IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out - 2009
Investing Strategies and Advice in Troubled Times
Available at the Reference Desk
Bob Brinker's Marketimer
Popular source of investment advice.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to the End of Wall Street As We Know It: What You Need to Know About the Greatest Financial Crisis of Our Time—and How to Survive It by Dave Kansas - 2009
The Bull Inside the Bear: Finding New Investment Opportunities in Today’s Fast-Changing Financial Markets by Robert Stein - 2009
The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Coming Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments by Charles Goyette - 2009
Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even by James J. Cramer - 2009
Information from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including company filings in the EDGAR database
Home of “The Motley Fool," a popular, privately-produced source of investment information and advice
Privately compiled "Annual Reports Library," with links to government and commercial sites; includes information on non-profit organizations
The Forever Portfolio: How to Pick Stocks That You Can Hold for the Long Run by James Altucher - 2008
The Little Book $ Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns by Charles B. Carlson - 2010
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad by William J. O’Neil - 2011
Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies by Jeremy J. Siegel - 2008
The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Building Wealth with Dividend Stocks by Joseph R. Tigue - 2006
Includes current charts and prices as well as historical price quotes
Bonds Now!: Making Money in the New Fixed Income Landscape by Marilyn Cohen - 2010
The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Investing in Bonds by Ken Little - 2007
Information and investment options for U.S. Treasury bonds, bills, and notes
Information and statistical data on municipal, treasury and corporate bonds, produced by the Securities Industry and Financial Market Association
All About Index Funds: The Easy Way to Get Started by Richard A. Ferri - 2007
Fund Spy: Morningstar’s Inside Secrets to Selecting Mutual Funds That Outperform by Russel Kinnel - 2009
Getting Started in Options by Michael C. Thomsett - 2007
A Trader’s First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to the World’s Fastest Growing Market by Carley Garner - 2010
Commercial Real Estate Investing for Dummies by Peter Conti - 2008
Trump University Real Estate 101: Building Wealth with Real Estate Investments by Gary W. Eldred - 2009
How to Make Money on Foreclosures Answer Book: Practical Answers to the More Than 125 Questions on Investing in Foreclosure Property by Denise L. Evans - 2008
How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing by Robert Irwin - 2008
The Monopoly Guide to Real Estate: Rules and Strategies for Profitable Investing by Carolyn Janik - 2008
Business & Company Resource Center
Provides detailed company and industry news and information, including company profiles, company brand and product information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, news articles, industry associations and legal issues.
Insurance and Liability Collection
Articles on protection of assets (physical or intellectual) including those on insurance, risk management, and pensions.
LexisNexis Library Express
Research database with legal and business information, as well as news resources and trade publications.
Million Dollar Database - Illinois
Directory of businesses in Illinois with either 20 or more employees, or $1 million or more in sales.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Independent and in-depth recommendations and research on thousands of mutual funds, stocks and exchange traded funds.
Public Records Electronic Database
Lists of new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies in DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
Comprehensive directory of 13 million businesses in the United States.
Small Business Resource Center
Information from reference books and business journals on starting and operating a business, including business plans, accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing and more.
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
Access many of S&P's publications, including their Stock Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records and Outlook.
Value Line Research Center
Value Line information in stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities.
Investment Newsletters, Newspapers and Magazines
The following newsletters can be found on the Investment Table: Hulbert Financial Digest, Moneyletter, NoLoad Fund X, and The Prudent Speculator.
The library subscribes to a number of newspapers and magazines that contain financial and investment information, including: Barron’s, Investor's Business Daily, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and Money. Most of these periodicals are also indexed through the Academic OneFile, General OneFile or LexisNexis.
Prepared by Keith Barlog, March 2011