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Company Research - Access Through State Sponsored Portals

By George Bergstrom, Published on July 27, 2012

Many states provide their residents with access to a suite of resources to help them with a range of information needs. The table below provides links to these state sponsored resources. They may require users to either have completed an online form or to provide the bar code from a current Library Card. I have located 45 states that offer access to residents, and 4 others that help individual libraries negotiate with the companies that own these resources to provide access to their communities. While I have not had the time to examine every state's suite extensively, they all provide, for example, access to sources for finding newspaper and journal articles. I plan to update this information as it becomes available.

States Providing full access to residents:

AL-LA

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana  

ME-ND

Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota

OH-WY

Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming    


States assisting Individual Libraries:
Colorado
Illinois
Oregon
Washington