The James J. Hill Center’s Business Library is a world-class research facility with an unparalleled collection of free online databases dedicated to starting your own business and reaching your highest potential as well as and historic print materials to delve into the past.
Visitors can generate lists of companies matching user-defined criteria and find thousands of full-text articles from business magazines, industry specific financial metrics, lists of grant-making foundations and geographically-specific market data.
The Hill also has a unique collection of serials, journals and newsletters. Take a look at our historic library catalog to see if we have the materials you are looking for or contact our business librarians to help you narrow your search.
Whether you have a product idea ready take to the next level or have just begun the process of building your business start with the Hill to learn about the next steps on how to create a business plan, conduct market research or build your professional network.
Take your business to the next level with business resources geared especially for entrepreneurs, starts ups and established business owners looking to grow and enhance their company.
Learn about specialized resources for starting, running and fundraising for nonprofits.
A 360 for those looking for a new job, or thinking about exploring entrepreneurialism.
A premier collection of over 200,000 business resources that span the mid-1800s through the early 21st Century. Historical topics include a heavy influence of railroad and early American economy titles, in addition to full collections of business journals, books and periodicals for historic information relating to business and company research.
A complete list of recommended databases.
A curated list of topics for a step-by-step guide through the Hill’s databases.