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Business Insights: Global


Business Insights: Global from Gale Cengage delivers comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, useable context.
  • Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports from Thomson Reuters.
  • Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection.
  • Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
  • Plus thousands of interactive charts; interactive metrics from the World Bank; and country reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Dun & Bradstreet

Legal Forms - Illinois


Create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress with Gale LegalForms - Illinois. These are officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word or Adobe format and can be edited and used with minor modifications to suit your needs by simply "filling in the blanks" with relevant and accurate information. Completed sample forms are also included.  You can draft specialized documents in many legal subject areas including bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will.

Also included is The Law Digest, with content that fully illuminates today’s leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts; notable persons involved with the law; important documents; and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.


Back to School Research Help

If you need resources for your school projects and papers, look to the Evanston Public Library's resources.


Kids InfoBits is a rich resource geared to elementary school students, covering topics from animals to movies to technology. You can even find experiments in some of the magazine articles you'll find here. 


Research in Context  is perfect for middle school students who need to explore magazines, journals, booksalt, news, and media using powerful search methods.  You can even create your own account to save your research.


Student Resources in Context  offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core altState Standards, providing support for papers, projects, and presentations for middle- and high-school students. 


Small Business Resource Center


Are you thinking of starting a small business?  Are you already a business owner?  You can now access Gale's Small Business Resource Center, covering all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. Startups and established businesses alike can find answers from an easy-to-use interface that even has  a "How To" menu tackling the most frequently asked new business questions -- including "How to start a small business."  In the Small Business Resource Center, you will find sample business plans from hundreds of busineses; trade journal articles; legal forms, including articles of incorporation, employment contracts, bills of sale and more; and directories of resources appropriate to your enterprise.  


Consumer Reports Online


The Evanston Public Library now brings you Consumer Reports Online, in addition to thousands of ratings of consumer products, you can find expert reviews and buying advice; product comparisons and video clips, and even user reviews. New and used car ratings and recommendations are also here.  Information is updated frequently, and quick recommendations are provided on most products.  Search for information about specific products and brands, or browse through the site for valuable information on all kinds of consumer goods.  


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