A to Z Databases: A One-Stop Shop for Business Research
The library provides free access to A to Z Databases, which contains a variety of business-related information.
To access, click Online Resources and then click the A to Z Databases logo. If you're logging in from anywhere other than the library, you'll need to sign in using your Belleville library card.
Start by searching job postings by keyword, location, or other advanced criteria. Results are powered by Indeed.com, so they include listings from major employer websites as well as jobs posted on individual company websites. Then you can check out the company using A to Z Databases business search.
Resume templates and interviewing tips are also available.
Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Students
Comprehensive business profiles help with market research. View company profiles, competitor information and more using keywords and filters.
A resident database can help pinpoint your target market with searches by consumer interests and location. Map-based searches can help you build mailing lists along a specific route or within a particular area for consumer- or business-to-business sales leads.
Address and phone number searches similar to whitepages.com.
Need a demo? A to Z provides several short videos on searching their various data sets.
A note about background/criminal checks:
Although A to Z provides a criminal records search, please note their disclaimer about the potential inaccuracy of results, particularly as they relate to business hiring laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). For information about performing background checks for business purposes, we recommend the following websites:
- State Bar of Wisconsin article on conducting legally compliant job and application background checks: http://www.wisbar.org/newspublications/insidetrack/pages/article.aspx?Volume=7&Issue=3&ArticleID=23842
- Wisconsin Job Center's list of background check resources: http://www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/recruiting/backgroundchecks.htm