Resources for Businesses and Non-profits

The Council Bluffs Public Library has resources you need to help your business or nonprofit succeed. From mailing lists to market research, the library offers a wide variety of resources for business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Foundation Directory Online (In-Library Use Only)

Foundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grant makers most likely to fund their projects. This tool includes grant-maker profiles, grant information, insights into previously awarded grants, maps and charts, grant guidelines, and more. The interface is simple … just type in the nature of your non-profit and your location to begin exploring all of the most relevant grant options available to you.


This business database is ideal for identifying sales leads, creating mailing lists, and doing market research. With over 30 million business and executive profiles, AtoZdatabases is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market, offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels.

AtoZ takes the guesswork out of business planning, enabling you to explore business profiles and customer demographics. With AtoZ you can make a targeted mail campaign using powerful demographics data. To get started with AtoZdatabases, go to our databases page and login with your library card.

Value Line (in library use only)

What do Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Peter Lynch have in common, besides three of the greatest investment records in the history of global capitalism? They have each spoken about their admiration for Value Line Investment Survey.

The Value Line database offers complete investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Value Line is an investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions using in-depth financial information. This database is constantly updated, and includes expert, detailed reports that will help inform your investing decisions.

Business Insights

Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports. To get started, go to our databases page and login with your library card.

And Much More

Check out the Business Resources section on our Databases page. There you will find Small Business Reference Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and other materials to help you run your business or nonprofit.

And be sure to check out our Library Catalog for the latest business and leadership books! We are constantly adding new titles as they become available. If there is a book that would be helpful to your business, you can send it to us using the Suggest We Buy form.