Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Quick Reference

Applicable Federal Rates
http://www.timevalue.com/afrindex.aspx

Assessing Department-City of Boston
http://www.cityofboston.gov/assessing/search.asp

Bank Rate Monitor
http://www.bankrate.com

Boston Business Hub -City of Boston
http://businesshub.boston.gov

Boston Redevelopment Authority
www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org

Business Plans and Profiles Index
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/business/bplansindex.html

Car/Truck Buyers Guides (Edmunds)
http://www.edmunds.com

CenStats Databases.  U. S. Census Bureau
http://censtats.census.gov

Consumer Price Indexes
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
(CPI-U) Boston, MA

Currency Exchange Rates (Olsen & Associates Currency Counter)
http://www.oanda.com/

Economic Census (Manufacturing, Retail, etc.)
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

Federal Reserve Discount and Federal Funds Rates
http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/statistics/dlyrates/fedrate.html

Firm Size Data
http://archive.sba.gov/advo/research/data.html

Federal Reserve Selected Interest Rates
http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H15

Jobs and Community Services -City of Boston
www.cityofboston.gov/jcs

MassStats
http://lmi2.detma.org/Lmi/Occupations.asp

Massachusetts Corporations Division Database
http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corp/corpsearch/corpsearchinput.asp

NAICS Codes (with corresponding SIC codes)
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html

NASDAQ
http://www.nasdaq.com

Patents & Trademarks
http://www.uspto.gov/index.html

Polson Enterprises: How to learn about an industry or a specific Company
http://www.virtualpet.com/industry/howto/search.htm
A very good jumping off point for doing research. Well organized and easy to use with many links to information sources.

Prime Rate
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/PRIME.txt

OFFSTATS Official Statistics on the Web
http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/
This site from the University of Auckland Library pulls together internet sources of statistics that are free and easily available. Search for statistics by country, region or topic.

RN Numbers
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/rn/index.shtml

SEC Filings EDGAR
http://www.sec.gov

SIC Codes
http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.html

Salary Relocation Calculator
http://www.homefair.com

State Corporations Databases
http://www.bpl.org/kbl/websites/state-corporations-databases

Stock Quotes Past 10 years
http://www.bigcharts.com/historical

ThomasNet
http://www.thomasnet.com

Thomas Global/Solusorce
http://www.solusource.com/index.htm?r=www.thomasglobal.com&r1=t

Zip Codes
https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input