Welcome to the Business Center
The Business Center brings together an assortment of working tools and learning opportunities for our community’s business customers at no charge for library card holders. Our resources include a variety of databases for market and industry research, tools for business planning, legal guides for business, and more.
The Business Center is located in the Central Library Research Center, and is open during regular library hours. Most resources are available online anytime through the library’s website from home or office.
Customer & Contact Prospecting
Access databases for customer and contact prospecting. Find names of officers, locations, website links, phone/fax numbers, sales, employee counts, credit ratings and much more for any location and for every type of operation from businesses to non-profits to government. Content is downloadable for personal retention and use. Visit our Market Data & Industry Research page for a list of resources,
Market Data & Industry Research
Access databases for competitor intelligence, market research and industry reviews with published market reports, industry surveys, and extensive demographic data systems for identifying best customers and targeting outreach in both business and consumer markets. Visit our Market Data & Industry Research page for a list of resources.
Starting a Business
Are you interested in starting a business in Tulsa or elsewhere in Oklahoma? Get your own roadmap to success here!
Access tools for business planning and market research, as well as legal guides for business. Read industry news, connect with local organizations that support small business, and more. Visit our Start a Business page for a list of resources.
Find technical specifications and criteria for a variety of industries. Visit our Industry Standards page for more information.
Patents, Trademarks, & Copyright
Find links to information pages and searchable databases on our Patents, Trademarks, & Copyright page.
Finance & Investments
Access company histories & financial information, stock analysis, and industry reports. Visit our Finance & Investments page for more information.
Tailored Individual and Group Tutorials
Our Research Wizard department offers tailored individual and group tutorials by arrangement on specific subjects or resources of interest. Visit the Contact us Section on the Research Wizard website to schedule your customized class.
Programs on Business Topics
Our Research Wizard department offers a variety of scheduled programs, including the popular Show Me How Business Series, throughout the year. See the Show Me How page on the Research Wizard website to learn more.
Stop by Central Library for impromptu guidance and instructions from Research Center staff. We can help you locate library resources, give you guidance on using our business databases, and more. Contact the Research Center for more information.
Online Classes on Business Topics
Find online courses for learning a wide variety of business-related skills through Lynda.com and Universal Class. Both learning platforms are accessible 24/7 with your library card.
Business Center Collection
Browse our extensive collection of current business books and other publications in print and in downloadable electronic format. Search the Tulsa City- County Library website for titles on topics such as entrepreneurship, or search the Small Business Reference Center database for current downloadable legal books, including NOLO titles.