• By Jody Lohman
  • Posted Thursday, January 1, 2015

Investing with the Library

Value Line, Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily

These high quality and respected investing resources are available for FREE anytime with your library card and internet access.

What did you say? For Free? Anytime? Anywhere?

Yes! You have access to the professional editions of Value Line and Morningstar, so you can get the familiar analyst reports and newsletters. You can also search or browse articles from the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily (including today’s edition). Research company and industry information with ReferenceUSA and learn about investing with the Ebrary ebook collection.

Interested? All of these investing resources are available on the Library website under the “Business & Investing” category. Or you can select the links below. In both cases you must login with your valid Forsyth County Public Library card.

Value Line Investment Survey
Value Line is a very popular, independent investment information service. Updated weekly, it includes analyst reports and financial summary information on selected companies and industries, as well as the “Selection & Opinion” newsletter. The database includes both the general Investment Survey edition as well as Small & Mid-cap edition. A quick way to access the familiar Value Line weekly reports is to enter the company name in the search box. Scroll down through the company’s profile to the “Value Line PDF Reports” section at the bottom. From the dropdown menu, select one of the reports (Company, Industry, Selection & Opinion, or Summary & Index) for a specific issue date.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar is the premier resource for in-depth investing research on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs, with comprehensive financial information, analyst reports, and Morningstar ratings. It also includes the Morningstar newsletters, DividendInvestor, StockInvestor, FundInvestor, and ETFInvestor. Once you have logged into the database, enter the name of the company, mutual fund or ETF in the search box and explore. Be careful, you could spend all day here because there is so much information and research included in this great resource.

Wall Street Journal
Founded in 1889, the Wall Street Journal newspaper covers business and economic news. Search full text articles on companies, industries, markets and trends going back to 1981 and as recent as the today’s issue. Be aware, however, that this is text-only, so there are no pictures, charts, graphs, or tables. For graphics, refer to the paper format of the newspaper, available at many library branches.

ReferenceUSA is a national & international business directory, searchable by many different criteria and downloadable to spreadsheets. Results include hard to find contact and financial information on millions of public and private companies. Industry analysis, market reports, and ratios are also available through the “One Source” module.

Investor’s Business Daily via ABI/Inform
Search the ABI/Inform database to find business research from thousands of full text journals, trade publications, and market research reports. Investor’s Business Daily is available full-text from 1995 to today’s current issue, but, unfortunately, the articles do not include graphics like pictures, charts, graphs or tables.

Ebrary Ebooks
This searchable, electronic book collection provides immediate access to scholarly and popular titles on all subjects, including investing, business, and economics. Read the book on your computer or download onto your device.

For more information on these and other investing resources at Forsyth County Public Library, please call Information Services at 336-703-3020 or 336-703-3023 or email me, Jody Lohman.

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