Details of business collections available outside the British Library.
The British Library is developing strong links with its local community. C@mden Connect allows access to the catalogues of public libraries in Camden, including the business sources held at Swiss Cottage Library. The Cindex database provides details of further information sources, including a list under the heading of business information. The site also contains practical guides on where to stay in Camden, parking facilities and places to visit.
City Business Library
Situated in the heart of the City of London, the City Business Library provides access to a wide range of business information sources. The collection is used by the City and the wider community of London and consists primarily of directories, market research reports, journals and newspapers. For those users requiring more in-depth research there is a fee-based service called Business Information Focus.
The historical and scholarly public library of the City of London. They have a strong collection in local business directories of the nineteenth and twentieth century, throughout the UK as well as in London. They also hold historical material donated by the London Stock Exchange, including stock prospectuses and company reports from the period 1880-1965, many of which are unique surviving copies. Easily-accessible sources are available for historic currency exchange rates and individual stock prices, which can be necessary for probate and calculating Capital Gains Tax.
Westminster Reference Library
Westminster Reference Library is a leading public reference library in London's West End, holding key subject collections on business, UK official publications, European Union and arts (covering both art & design and performing arts) and offering free access to the Internet. As part of their business collections, WRL subscribes to a number of market research titles, including some of those published by Mintel. The Library also houses the IfB fee-based information brokerage for business users.
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