Do you need special software to perform business research and build your own business resource library? No, but you do need access to the Internet. There is so much available business resource information on the Internet that all you need to access it is a working Internet connection, a web browser and perhaps a credit card. If you want to convert, sort or analyze the information you compile, you'll need to run it through business analysis software, which you'll have to buy if you do not use a web-based system. But access to solid business resource information can be done through the web.