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Marketing Resources at the Library

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The Cobb Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship helps startup companies and individual entrepreneurs develop their businesses by providing a full-scale range of resources from your public library, Economic Development, and community partners.

Books and eBooks

Library resources will require your account login and pin for access.

Visit our online catalog to search for books and eBooks available to you for free with your library card. Or click on any of the links below to find books and eBooks by topic.

Courses and Webinars

Library resources will require your account login and pin for access.

Gale Courses offers you access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation, and much more. Gale Courses courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. Each individual course is offered online for six weeks and features 12 lessons with online discussions, homework, quizzes, and a final exam.

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development, and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals.

  • Animation and Illustration
  • Audio and Music
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Motion Graphics and VFX
  • Photography
  • Software
  • User Experience
  • Video
  • Visualization and Real-Time
  • Web Design and UX

Databases and Online Resources

Library resources will require your account login and pin for access.

Demographics, Survey, and Directory Information

Data Axle: Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) is the premier source of business reference and research. Use Custom Search to find employers by geographic area or type of business; includes company contact name and address.

  • US Businesses
  • US New Businesses
  • US Standard White Pages
  • US Historical Businesses
  • US Jobs/Internships
  • US Healthcare
  • US Consumers/Lifestyles
  • US New Movers/Homeowners

Demographics Now offers a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports. Users may customize them by geography, choosing the area that best suits their needs. In addition, users may also run an unlimited number of reports in summary, comparison, or ranking formats.

Gale Directory Library provides access to several publications, including:

Polling the Nations is a comprehensive online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.

With SimplyAnalytics, you can create professional quality thematic maps using 100,000+ data variables from industry-leading data partners. View data by state, congressional district, city, county, ZIP Code, census tract, or block group.  Intuitive reporting tools generate detailed custom reports for any location in the country. Add individual data variables or entire groups of variables and generate a report in seconds, or create a ring study report illustrating the characteristics of the 1-, 3-, and 5-mile radius surrounding your target location.  Search from over 22 million business points from Dun & Bradstreet and add them to a map or a detailed business report to find the best place to locate your business, manage the competition, or identify services. Select specific businesses using any combination of NAICS or SIC codes, legal name, company name, number of employees, total revenue, year started, and more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Marketing Resources Provided by Community Partners

Creative Studios at Sewell Mill Library

Create a Radio Ad or Record a Voiceover

Recording Studio

The audio recording studio has an 8-channel audio interface, MIDI keyboard, electronic drum kit, and a Rode NT-1A microphone. Guitars and other microphones are available upon request. The dual-monitor Mac has Reason, Audacity, FL Studio, and ProTools.

Equipment includes:

  • 8Ch Audio interface
  • Audacity
  • Condenser and Dynamic mics available
  • Electronic Drum Kit
  • FL Studio
  • Guitars available
  • Mac
  • MIDI Keyboard
  • Pro Tools
  • Reason

Reservations for the Recording Studio can be made up to 2 months in advance of the current month by calling 770-509-4988 or visiting the Creative Studios in person.

Recording studios may be reserved a maximum of: 3 hours per session / 9 hours per month / 1 Saturday per month

Small Rooms A and C

Room A is an audio editing booth with a Rode NT-1A microphone, ProTools, Reason, and Audacity.

  • Audacity
  • Mac
  • Pro Tools 
  • Reason
  • Rode NT1-A

Room C is a room for beat making and sampling. The Windows 10 PC has FL Studio, Audacity, and Adobe Creative Cloud. The room is also equipped with a record player and cassette deck for digitizing analog audio media.

  • Audacity
  • Cassette Deck
  • FL Studio
  • PC / Window 10
  • Record Player

Rooms A, B, and C may only be reserved for a single session up to 3 hours on the day of use. Reservations can be made by calling 770-509-4988 or visiting the Creative Studios in person.

Create a Promotional Video

Video Suite

The video studio has a green screen along with adjustable lights for recording. Let us know if you need to borrow a camera for your session. The computers here have a selection of programs for editing and exporting media including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Equipment includes:

  • Adobe CC
  • Cameras
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Green Screen 
  • Lighting
  • Mac
  • Mac with Adobe CC
  • Mics

Reservations for the Video Studio can be made up to 2 months in advance of the current month by calling 770-509-4988 or visiting the Creative Studios in person.

Recording studios may be reserved a maximum of: 3 hours per session / 9 hours per month / 1 Saturday per month

Small Room B

Room B is a video editing room with a Mac that includes Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Audacity.

  • Adobe CC
  • Audacity
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Mac

Rooms A, B, and C may only be reserved for a single session up to 3 hours on the day of use. Reservations can be made by calling 770-509-4988 or visiting the Creative Studios in person.

Create Logos, Flyers, and Graphics

Digital Arts Stations

Our digital art stations allow individuals to edit audio with Audacity and visual media with Adobe Creative Cloud. WaCom drawing tablets are available upon request.

  • Adobe CC
  • Audacity
  • PC and Macs
  • Wacom Tablets

The Digital Arts Stations are first come, first served for a single 3-hour session.

Marketing with UGA Small Business Development Center

Cobb County Public Library cardholders have free, online access to hundreds of online resources and databases. Library cards are free for residents and property owners or available for a small fee for out of county residents. Visit our Library Cards and Accounts page to learn more.