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MorningstarInvestment Research Center

Yes, Morningstar offers stock analysis, mutual fund information, and market indexes. But what if you need help just learning the basics? Check out Morningstar's Help and Education tab for more than 100 courses on stocks, funds, and portfolio building. Each course can be completed in about 10 minutes. 

Local Organizations

Online Resources

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
    FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all security firms operating in the United States. Check on the background of your broker and/or brokerage firm, read investment FAQs and more.
  • Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
    This web site is for those who want their money to be invested in a socially and environmentally responsible manner while it is returning dividends.
  • Get the Facts: The SEC's Roadmap to Saving and Investing
    A step-by-step guide to saving and investing, created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
  • Investing Online Resource Center
    The Investing Online Resource Center is designed to serve as a valuable source for noncommercial information about investing online. This site was created solely for educational purposes and is maintained by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection.
  • Investopedia
    This web site includes a dictionary, tutorials, answers to many basic questions, and more.
    Find definitions of financial terms you need to know.
  • Marketplace Money
    This is the companion web site to the National Public Radio show of the same name. The program focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets.
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation for Investor Education
    SIFMA's mission is to support a strong financial industry that promotes job creation and economic growth. The Education portion of their site offers Industry Basics, Glossary, Consumer Resources, Investing in Bonds, etc.

TCCL Research Wizard

The TCCL Research Wizard, a fee based service, can supply the numbers and background information to inform, guide and support your marketing plan or business strategy.
Market Research Specialties
Research Wizard sources contain most of the information you need to make good marketing decisions. Some of the specialty areas include the following:

  • Local, state, and national demographic & economic data
  • Market statistics on production, consumption and sales
  • Current health of the market
  • Forecast for demand and projected trends
  • Identification of market leaders

Library Databases

  • Corporate Capital Histories  
    Research corporate histories all the way back to the 1800s, including stock splits, mergers, and take-overs Capital Changes Reporter Online. To access this database, please see the Research Center service desk.
  • MDDI Global Reach  
    MDDI Global Reachallows for access toall businesses in the U.S., Canada, & Mexico regardless of size, plus international businesses with $500,000+ sales or 20+ employees. Company information includes line of business with both SIC and NAICS codes, size criteria (employees and annual sales), type of ownership, and principal executives.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Stock analysis, fund and industry reports, as well as investing tutorials, and sector, industry and index returns.

Books in the Library

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Stocks for the Long Run - Jeremy J. Siegel
Call Number: 332.6322 S571s 2008
ISBN: 9780071494700
Publication Date: 2007-11-27

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The Investor's Manifesto - William J. Bernstein
Call Number: 332.6 B4583i 2010
ISBN: 9780470505144
Publication Date: 2009-11-02

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A Random Walk down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
Call Number: 9780393081435
ISBN: 9780393081435
Publication Date: 2011-01-10

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Common Sense on Mutual Funds - John C. Bogle; David F. Swensen (Foreword by)
Call Number: 332.6327 B634c2 2010
ISBN: 9780470138137
Publication Date: 2009-12-02


Financial Newsletters

These newsletters are available in the Research Center at Central Library. Ask at the Research desk for the most recent issues.


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