Business Information Online

The Business on the Internet sites listed below have been selected by the Oakland Public Library to help guide your research. 

COVID-19 resources

    Business on the internet starting points

    Local business information

    State of California Business Information

    Investments and Personal Finance

    Small Business

    Company Research

    • AtoZDatabases: Information on over 10 million US businesses. A good resource for compiling and downloading lists of businesses based on a variety of criteria. (An Oakland Public Library card is required to access this database outside the library.)
    • Hoover's Online: Lines of business, top competitors, financial data, and key personnel (An Oakland Public Library card is required to access this database outside the library.)
    • EDGAR: SEC filings and forms
    • Better Business Bureau: Check out a particular company's business practices

    Non-Profit Organizations

    • The Nonprofit FAQ: Information for and about nonprofit organizations
    • Guidestar: Search for charities and nonprofits. Descriptions and basic financial information
    • Foundation Center: Foundation finder. View a foundation's IRS 990-PFs

    International Business

    Patent and Trademark Searching

    Statistics

    Business Law

    Further Searching

    • Northern Light Research: Engine that searches the web, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Offers specialized searching of industry-focused web pages and market research. Note: to access full-text of many publications, there may be a small fee.