Need a list of businesses in New Haven with sales over a million dollars? Recent compensation reports for Connecticut?  Help with writing a business plan or funding a nonprofit project?  Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the information you need. Located at the Ives Main Library, the department has an up-to-date collection of over 6,000 books, periodicals, audio-visual materials and powerful databases.

We now offer to our patrons! Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. It has specific business learning pathways.

Lynda.Com business classes include:
Become a Small Business Owner
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Then just click on the Lynda.Com logo (on the left) to go to the New Haven Free Public Library login screen.

Click here for Get Connected – Employment access!

Job-seekers alert!

JobNow provides live-anytime-anywhere job assistance, including current nation-wide and local job search engines and professional resume and interview help. We encourage you to  use this personalized career center!  To access this database click here.

Click here for info on pre-registering for a New Haven Works Orientation

Looking for a job?  Need to upgrade your computer skills?
Click here for a complete listing of computer classes.

Grantspace is an incredible networking tool for Grant Seekers developed by the Foundation Center.  Click here for link to this helpful tool for folks searching for grants for higher education.

Business Databases  >>>


Mergent Intellect: An expansive directory database that includes more than 100 million private US, Canadian and global businesses, more than 6000 US public companies and over 200 million residents and local businesses, with previous addresses and allowing for reverse telephone lookups. It has job search and executive search capabilities and a multifaceted advanced search functionality. It also includes census data by zip code. To access remotely, login using the following: username: haven password: public

StatistaStatista: This database is a statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform. Sources of information include market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Click HERE to access Statista from anywhere  through your library account!  Log into your library account and click on the Statista icon!

SEMRUSH: This database offers solutions for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content, social media and competitive research by allowing users to analyze the effectiveness of your business or nonprofit’s online presence. Ask a librarian to log you in.

Gale Business Plan Builder: Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or do you have an existing small business? This database provides a step-by-step process supported by a rich variety of recognized tools that enable users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing an enterprise. Get started today!

Gale Business Entrepreneurship:  Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and more. Supports prospective and current entrepreneurs.


Gale Directory Library. Gale has long been known for publishing authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more.

Nonprofit Databases  >>>


Grant Watch
Find nonprofit grants and small business grants for your community or religious organization, 501c3, NGO, school, university or municipality on GrantWatch.  Ask a librarian to log you in.

Foundation Center

The New Haven Public Library is a Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center.  Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

Foundation Center’s Ebook Collection
Create a free account to access the Foundation Center’s Overdrive ebook collection of nonprofit literature.

Foundation Directory Online: Professional version of the web-based portal to the Foundation Center ‘s database of private philanthropies and corporate giving programs. Temporary remote access available – normally only available on location at Ives Main Library. Click HERE for temporary remote access from anywhere through your library accountLog into your library account and click on the Foundation Directory Online icon to get started.

Foundation Grants to Indviduals Online
An online database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available only at computers in the Main Library.

Create a free account and use GuideStar to identify and sort nonprofit organizations by category and geographic location.

Prospect Research OnlineProspect Research Online
Allows development and fundraising professionals to gather philanthropic and wealth information on foundations, individuals, and corporations.**
** Only available at Ives Main. You may need a librarian to log you in.

Nonprofit Links  >>>

Foundation Center
Information on foundations, corporate giving, etc., with links to grant-maker Web sites, statistical information, funding trends and analysis, an online library, Philanthropy News Digest, and Foundation Finder, a search tool providing information on 48,000+ foundations; searchable 990PF database. They also provide a topical bibliography for grantseekers and a free audiobook version of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 5th edition by Jane Geever.

Create a free account and use GuideStar to identify and sort nonprofit organizations by category and geographic location.

Jobs Databases  >>>

Jobs Links  >>>

Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

JobNowJobNow: Live job assistance. Available Monday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST.   Other job resources available 24/7 online include: personality & career assessments, aptitude tests, resume writing, interview coaching, and skill builders.

Contact Information >>>

Gina Bingham
Manager of Ives Squared, Business Outreach and Social Media
203.946.8130 ext. 216