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This guide outlines open access and free business information sources available to all West Virginia Business Competition finalists (i.e. these resources do not require a West Virginia University login). WVU users should reference the Business Research Guide. If you have a valid West Virginia public library card, you can also access statewide library resources by visiting the West Virginia Library Commission Databases and eResources page.
WVInfoDepot.org, the West Virginia eLibrary, is an anywhere, anytime library that you can access from your home pc, school library, or mobile device with your West Virginia Public Library Card number. WVInfoDepot.org provides access to millions of magazine and newspaper articles, ebooks, digital images, test preparation, primary source materials and more.
Use: Business Source Elite database.
US Census Information: Demographics, Business Patterns, etc.
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