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Value Line Database Updated On Library Website

Wall Street is taking a beating right now and so it’s more important than ever to have 24/7 access to financial information.  That’s where your Metropolitan Library System comes in. 

Susan Ryan, MLS Materials Selector, knows all about the databases the library subscribes to. 

“I’ve been told often that a lot of people come into the Downtown Library at lunch time to look things up in the print version of Value Line,” Ryan said.  “So often, in fact, we’ve put a cover on the Value Line notebooks telling the users that they should take a look at the online version of Value Line.”

Finding the database online at the library website couldn’t be easier.  Visit www.metrolibrary.org  Click on “Catalog & Databases” at the top of the page, and then log on. 

Click on “databases” and then go to “Business & Financial.”  Value Line is the sixth database listed.  Click there and you’re off and running.

Ryan suggests that there is much to be gained by using the database rather than the print version. 

“For one thing, you can access it from your office or home computer.  For another, it updates a lot quicker than the print version does.”

Value Line updates once a week.  The print version updates on Friday, but the online version updates the previous Monday, thereby making the new information available a full five days before print.

The database also allows users to screen for stocks that fit their individual investment criteria, choosing from over 350 data fields.

“Value Line has been around since 1931,” Ryan said, “and now covers about 1,700 stocks that are currently traded in the United States.

“Our subscription actually allows customers to browse and use six different areas of Value Line:

  • The Value Line Investment Survey Online
  • The Value Line Investment Survey- Small and Mid-Cap
  • The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey
  • Value Line Daily Options Survey
  • Value Line Special Situations Service
  • Value Line Convertibles Survey

“Anyone can access this and most of our other databases with no trouble at all.  They’re here and they’re now.  You might as well take advantage of them.”

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.