Business, Career, & Legal Resources


  • Gale Business - DemographicsNow: DemographicsNow provides detailed demographic data for consumer and market insight.
  • Gale Business - Entrepreneurship: Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
  • Gale Business - Insights: News, reports, and statistics on companies and industries.
  • Gale OneFile - Business: Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
  • Gale OneFile - Economics and Theory: This collection provides journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
  • Gale OneFile - Entrepreneurship: Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.
  • helps small businesses understand their legal requirements and locate government services supporting the nation’s small business community.
  • Santa Rosa Ready: Santa Rosa County’s official site for information and resources available to local businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed in business.


  • Gale OneFile - Communications and Mass Media: From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

Jobs & Careers

  • LearningExpress Library (Library Resource): Offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. When registering as a new user, use your library card number as your username.
  • Peterson's Career Prep: Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career.
  • Gale OneFile - Vocations and Careers: Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
  • Career OneStop:  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career OneStop is your pathway to career success. Contains tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. 
  • Employ Florida for Vets: A page specifically designed for assisting our military veterans.
  • Florida Jobs: Useful site maintained by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • Resumes and Cover Letters: Practical advice about resumes and cover letters from
  • Santa Rosa County Human Resources: This brochure details how to apply for jobs with Santa Rosa County, as well as the benefits employees receive. Applicants interested in employment with Santa Rosa County are encouraged to visit and select the Job Opportunities link to view current openings. Make an investment in your future...and ours.
  • USA Jobs: USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. You must create an account to access these services.
  • Workforce Escarosa: Workforce Escarosa, the Regional Workforce Investment Board for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Whether you're an employer, job seeker, board member or visitor, you'll find this website useful and informative.

Law & Legal

  • Gale LegalForms: Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.
  • Gale OneFile - Criminal Justice: Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users have access to 150 journals.
  • The Florida Bar Consumer Pamphlets: The Florida Bar provides information for the public on certain general areas of law as well as specific legal issues in its Consumer Pamphlets.
  • Florida Legal Resources: This site is provided by the Florida Department of State Division of Library & Information Services.  It includes links to Florida Sunshine Laws, the Florida Constitution, Florida statutes and laws, and much more.

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