Bolton Library and Museum Services

Business Online Resources

These resources are especially useful for businesses, tradespeople and jobseekers.

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British Standards Online

British Standards Online is the most comprehensive and authoritative source for publications from the British Standards Institution. It covers all current, historic, and draft British Standards and more than 16,000 BSI adopted European and international standards. The full texts of all current British Standards can be viewed online.  It is possible to search by name, subject and number.  British Standards Online also includes technical handbooks, codes of practice and guidelines. Everything is updated on a daily basis. 

*Available via Bolton Library Service computers only.

British Standards Online

Ask About Business

Bolton Libraries are part of the Ask about Business partnership with Manchester City Library, authorities in Greater Manchester, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.  The service enables access to even more resources held across the region covering Pre-Start and new businesses, existing business, jobseekers, consumers, inventors and business students.

Ask About Business

COBRA-Complete Reference Business Adviser

COBRA is a continually expanding business encyclopaedia covering all aspects of starting and running a business.  From writing a business plan to expanding an existing business, COBRA contains around 4000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, and sources of funding and support to help entrepreneurs and their advisers.

Access COBRA

FAME Business Database

Fame contains comprehensive information on companies in the UK and Ireland. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis.

*Available via Bolton Library Service computers only. Ask a member of staff to log you on.

FAME Log in - Staff Only

Universal Skills

An online step-by-step guide to Job Skills, Find a Job and Universal Credit. Plus a full introduction to basic computer skills - including tablets and mobiles. Visit the Universal Skills site to learn more.

Universal Skills