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The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Maryland Small Business

Internet Sites

American Factfinder
Locate demographic, economic information on the local, city and state levels.
Department of Business and Economic Development provides all sorts of information for small businesses and business information for Maryland as well as on the local and regional resources.
County Business Patterns
Locate city, county and state economic and business activity by industry.
IRS Tax Information for Business
Federal tax information for businesses including Employee Identification Numbers (EIN).
Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury
Business and personal tax information. There is also payroll and procurement information available.
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Occupational and professional licensing and unemployment information is available here.
Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
Business, real estate, tax information and forms are available here. If you need incorporation forms, information about starting a small business This is a good starting place.
Small Business Development Center
Find advice, counseling and support with their programs and services. There are offices throughout Maryland.

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