Business & Investing Resources

Book an appointment with one of our trained librarians for one-on-one training and assistance with any of our databases or on-line services. Use our computers or bring in your own laptop. Call 847-918-3225 or stop by any of our service desks to schedule an appointment.

In addition to the free resources below, Fremont Library also offers the following services free to our local business community:

  • SCORE one-on-one business counseling
  • Business-targeted programs provided by the GLMV Chamber & SCORE
  • Small conference rooms (check in at the Reference Desk; call the number above for more information)
  • Independent quiet areas/tables
  • Free WiFi & Computers
  • Fax, copy, and scanner machines
  • Reference Libarians
  • Notary Services
Database Name Description Click to use at home Click to use at the library

A business reference and marketing database containing details on businesses and households across the US. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

Career Transitions Search for job openings, career training and education opportunities, write your resume and cover letter, and improve your interview and networking skills.
Consumer Reports Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
InfoTrac Newsstand Provides full-text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers.
Learning Express Library

Study guides and practice exams for: AP, college prep, graduate placement, career and civil service. Please note that to use Learning Express you must create a free account. Click "Register" to create your own username and password.

LegalForms Access and download thousands of customizable online legal documents to Word or PDF formats. is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn what you want, when you want, and practice with the instructor's files while you watch and listen.

Mango Languages

Master a new language. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions to help you learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. More than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Available in-library or at home to Fremont cardholders only.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Stock and mutual fund information from Find current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks. Plus, company and industry information and financial education tutorials.
Online Courses in Accounting Learn more about basic accounting principles with one of these free, open online courses, including financial accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing.
Online Courses in Information Technology Learn more about information technology with one of these open online courses. These classes, on areas including application development, systems analysis, and health informatics are offered by the world's top colleges and universities and are available to you for free.
Online Courses in Writing Learn more about writing with one of these free, open online courses, including both technical and creative writing.
Small Business Resource Center Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more.