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ECO 2023 (Harris) - Business Plans: Home

Access the Databases

You must log in to the library to access the databases listed in this guide.

1. If you reached this guide through a link in Canvas, you are already logged in.

2. Login via Atlas

  • Go to Atlas
  • Go to the Courses tab
  • Click on Search the Library

2. Login with Borrower ID and PIN

  • Click on a database link in the guide.
  • When prompted, the Borrower ID is your VID number.
  • The PIN is the last four digits of your V number.

Industry Information

The following library databases provide information about businesses and industries, including competition, business trends and opportunities:

Local Government

Visit official government websites of the localities relevant to your business. You can learn about existing government services and regulations.

Google Tips & Tricks

To find local non-profit organizations using Google, try the site: syntax. For example:

orlando homeless site:org

This search would find .org sites related to homelessness in Orlando.



The following library databases provide access to subscription-based news sources.

Also check the websites of the following local news stations:


These resources provide statistics and data about the population of a given area. Demographics Now is a library database. US Census content is available free online.

West Campus Librarians

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.