Directories of Businesses
Business and manufacturing guides and directories suited to the needs of jobseekers, investors, entrepreneurs, small businesspeople, students, and other interested parties are available for use in the Reference Department of the May Memorial Library.
Local business resources include membership and manufacturing directories from the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, Dun and Bradstreet’s Regional Business Directory for the Charlotte/greater Greensboro area, and several North Carolina business and manufacturing directories. Current newsbriefs on Alamance County business are available through The Business Journal.
Information on businesses throughout the United States is found in Ward’s Business Directory, Dun and Bradstreets’ Million Dollar Directory, Standard and Poor’s Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Thomas’ Register of American Manufacturers, and various Mergent’s Manuals (Industrial, Over the Counter, International, Bank & Finance).
To meet the needs of investors, the May Memorial Library subscribes to Value Line Investment Survey, Morningstar Mutual Funds, Standard & Poor’s Outlook, S&P’s Security Owners Stock Guide, the Handbook of Common Stocks, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily and several investment magazines.
Computer printouts of local job listings from the Employment Security Commission and the Office of State Personnel are updated weekly for perusal in the library by those seeking employment. Computers are available to library card holders to access the Internet for employment research and to type resumes.
Small Business Information
For small businesspeople and entrepreneurs, the May Memorial library carries Small Business Sourcebook, a guide to information on starting specific businesses, and loose leaf industry surveys from both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. Also available are leaflets from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and several sources on capital opportunities, grants, and loans for small business.
Those interested in marketing and demographics will find pertinent information in Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce Economic Profile, the Rand-McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide, and the numerous publications of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Key economic indicators and financial ratios are to be found in The Monthly Labor Review, Economic Indicators newsletter, and The Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios.
The May Memorial Library carries only limited information on international business and United States Law. Major legal titles include the United States Code, the North Carolina General Statutes, and the city and county code of ordinances. No state legal reporters or state case law are present in the collection.
May Memorial Library maintains a collection of telephone directories for North Carolina cities and some major U.S. cities. Additional telephone directory information is available on the web at www.switchboard.com and www.infospace.com