Business

Reference

Although the library maintains a general reference section that is valuable for every student, here we provide Business specific reference sources, such as Annual Reports, Blogs, and links to Company Information. If you have a recommendation for a new resource, please contact the University Librarian.

Contents

Annual Reports
Blogs
Companies, Stocks, Investing, Pensions
Country Information
Directories
Newspapers
Rankings
Video & Podcasts

Annual Reports

  • AnnualReports.com: the leading provider of online annual reports to individual and institutional investors.
  • EDGAR: SEC Filings & Forms.
  • SEDAR: Find securities filings for companies trading on Canadian stock exchanges. Use this site to find annual reports, annual information forms, proxy circulars, management discussion and analyses etc. Filing begins in 1997.

Blogs

  • 24/7 Wall St.: Analysis and commentary for the US and global equity investor.
  • The Business Ethics Blog: features news & commentary about corporate ethics.
  • DealBook: Financial news from the New York Times.
  • Harvard Business Blogs: Providing access to various business perspectives.
  • Real Time Economics: Wall Street Journal editors and reporters provide real-time news and analysis around the clock on WSJ blogs, with outside experts chosen by the Journal also contributing. Journal staff edit the blog posts for clarity and accuracy.

Companies, Stocks, Investing And Pensions

  • Barron’s: A variety of company information and investing (limited access).
  • Canadian Corporate Reports: McGill University archived reports.
  • Company Directories: Industry Canada information on companies.
  • Company Insights. BusinessWeek. Includes information for 42,000 public and 322,000 private companies worldwide. (Enter company name in search box in upper right-hand corner).
  • EDGAR . SEC Filings & Forms
  • FT.com Marketsdata. “Markets Data provides the latest stock market research information, including the latest data and charts for equities, commodities, currencies, bonds and rates. Dig deeper into the news with comprehensive data, analysis and advanced tools” for 35,000 companies from around the world.
  • globeinvestor.com (Globe & Mail) The latest investing news and analysis.
  • Google Finance Canada. Canada’s newspaper for investment advisors: Market summaries.
  • NASDAQ: Nasdaq.com is the official website of The Nasdaq Stock Market, the largest US electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market.
  • Pensions & Investments: Investing, portfolio, and market information.
  • SEDAR: Canadian Company Filings.

Country Information

  • CIA World Factbook: provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Coface: Regularly updated, they provide an estimate of the average credit risk on a country’s businesses. This is an invaluable tool, giving an indication of a country’s potential influence on businesses’ financial commitments
  • Country Insights: “Go beyond the do’s and don’ts”. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
  • Country and ‘doing business’ guides: Information from “Deloitte”.
  • Doing Business: Rankings. Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 181. The rankings are from the Doing Business 2010 report, covering the period June 2008 through May 2009.
  • Federation of International Trade Associations: More than 8,000 annotated and indexed links to international trade, import and export sites.
  • LABORSTA Internet: Labour statistics for more than 200 countries. International Labor Office, Department of Statistics.
  • World Bank: Data, statistics and reports for more than 100 countries.

Directories, Dictionaries

  • BusinessDictionary.com: quick reference dictionary on all things business related.
  • Greenbook: A guide for buyers of marketing research.
  • InvestorWords.com: is the premier online financial glossary and contains over 15,000 definitions, helping millions of individuals understand important concepts required to succeed in today’s financial world.
  • ThomasNet: Connecting you to businesses.
  • WAND: a business to business directory platform.

Newspapers & Magazines

**Please note, you can review full-text in the library subscription databases**

Rankings

Video & Podcasts

  • Ecorner: Standford’s entrepreneur video training.

Open Access Journals

The following resources are open access free resources. The open access movement is gaining ground, year after year. Even though this model of publishing usually includes high quality, peer reviewed research, you still must exercise judgement when using online resources.

Search Engines

  • Core: We aggregate and enrich open access research papers from around the world.

Additional Sources

Open Access eBooks

The Internet is fast providing a wealth of ebook access, including freely available sites. We will continue to post links to online books as we update our resources.

Accessible eBooks

  • Assayer:  Largest catalogue of open sources textbooks. Also is a good place to find free books about math, science and computers.
  • AU Press Athabasca: Athabasca University Press – free pdf and low cost print version of mainly Canadian books
  • BCcampus OpenEd: BCcampus open movement including textbooks.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library – HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries and their “aim to build a comprehensive archive of published literature from around the world . It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.”
  • InTech: Although more focused on technology and science, there are social sciences and humanities ebook options.
  • Internet Archive: The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 8,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks. This includes a special modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, and a very interesting curated, modern collection for the world at large. You can browse, read and borrow fascinating contemporary materials at OpenLibrary.org.
  • Knowledge Unlatched: “The Knowledge Unlatched model depends on many libraries from around the world sharing the payment of a single Title Fee to a publisher, in return for a book being made available on a Creative Commons licence via OAPEN and HathiTrust as a fully downloadable PDF.”
  • Merlot: Free and open resource designed primarily for higher education.
  • The National Academies Press: Although mainly scientific in nature, there are a variety of ebooks on different subjects.
  • National Science Library: Access to teaching and learning materials in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Search by level, resource type, and subject.
  • OAPEN: The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • OER Commons: Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials.
  • OpenStax College: Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, electrical engineering and psychology.
  • Open Textbook Library: One of the larger repositories of open textbooks. Includes selections from BCcampus, Calpoly and many more.
  • OrangeGrove: Florida’s operational repository project of open source educational materials.University of Minnesota eText Books: An open resource of text books on all subjects, including business, psychology, and education.
  • Saylor Free Education: Free to read versions of the texts at Flat World Knowledge
  • SensePublishers: Open access books from Sense Publishers is a new initiative that allows authors and their funders to publish open access (OA) research monographs.
  • SUNY Open Text books: A selection of growing academic resources in a variety of subjects, including forthcoming titles on Academic Writing.
  • University of Minnesota eText Books: An open resource of text books on all subjects, including business, psychology, and education.
  • Wikibooks: Wikimedia’s community for creating and sharing educational textbooks.

Directories

Statistics & Data

The following resources provide statistical source data on Canada, United States and other International resources.

Contents:

Canada
United States
International

Canada

United States

International

Business Research Disciplines

The following resources provide some links to the sub-dscipline of business research, such as accounting, and marketing.

Contents

Aboriginal Business
Accounting
Economics
Finance
Investing
Legal & Ethics Issues
Marketing
Technology

Aboriginal Business

  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB): The Canadian Council Become A Member for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is a member based organization driving business opportunities and advancing corporate social responsibility for the Aboriginal community. CCAB offers unique programs and services that help facilitate sustainable relations between First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people and the Canadian business sector.

Accounting

Economics

  • The Conference Board: The Conference Board provides a rich array of actionable, authoritative economic data.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data: Over 5100 economic time series from 43 sources.
  • Institute for International Economics: The Institute for International Economics is a “private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.”
  • Survey of Professional Forecasters: The Survey of Professional Forecasters’ web page offer the actual releases, documentation, mean and median forecasts of all the respondents as well as the individual responses from each economist.

Finance & Investing

International Business Resources

Legal & Ethics Issues

Marketing

Personnel & Industrial Relations

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Technology

  • TechCrunch: Technology media property which profiles startups, reviews new Internet products, and covers breaking tech news.

Government (Provincial)

Alberta

  • Industry & Economy: Find information about Alberta’s economy, including research and innovation, provincial budgeting and resource extraction.

British Columbia

  • Business & Investing: A website to provide an array of information concerning small business to investing and international business.
  • Economic Indicators: Indicators include gross domestic product, wages, bidding on contracts,and facts about B.C.

Manitoba

  • Manitoba Business: Provides a variety of resources including a menu of options relating to the various components of business (starting a business, management, investing, etc.)

New Brunswick

  • New Brunswick, Business: This resource provides links to labour market data, economic development, community profiles, and other resources concerning business.

Newfoundland

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

  • Economic Development & Tourism: Array of information for citizens and those interested in business opportunities.
  • Finance: Contains important information on budgets, programs, taxation, and risk management.

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

  • For Business: A variety of resources including data on Economy and Statistics.

Quebec

  • Services Quebec: Major portal addressing a variety of business information needs.

Saskatchewan

  • Enterprise Saskatchewan: Main web resource for finding business based information within the Saskatchewan government.
  • Saskatchewan Economy: A series of resources providing information on Saskatchewan economy, such as economic statistics.
  • Starting a Business: Resources for starting a business in Saskatchewan, including information on small business, aboriginal entrepreneurship, as well as information on managing a business.

Yukon

  • Economic Development: A variety of information on business incentive programs, and economic outlook.
  • Finance: Information on government budgets, economic analysis, research and reports.

Government (Federal & International)

Government documents and related web resources are vital for business information analysis. These resources can include statistics, policy, and regulation for review. In this section we have provided sources of government based Business information.

Canadian

United States

  • EDGAR: All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free
  • US Census (Business & Industry): Economic census, indicators and other economic data
  • US Market Research Library: US Commercial service.

International

Business Research Tutorials

There are many business resources available online and in databases, which makes navigating the resources challenging. Even more challenging is knowing where to start to conduct your research. In this section of the library we provide tutorials that will assist not only in knowing, but in forming a strategy for Business research.

  • SWOT Analysis: A quick YouTube tutorial on doing a SWOT analysis.

Project Management

In this section, the library provides information specific to Project Management.

Dictionaries, Glossaries, etc.

Popular Business Journals & Magazines

The following periodicals are considered popular and important in the Business and Management world. We have linked them directly to our Databases.

  • Academy of Management Journal: (EBSCO Academic). The mission of AMJ is to publish empirical research that tests, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to management practice.
  • Academy of Management Review: (EBSCO Academic). The mission of AMR is to publish theoretical insights that advance our understanding of management and organizations. Submissions to AMRmust extend theory in ways that develop testable knowledge-based claims.
  • Administrative Science Quarterly: (EBSCO Academic). Owned and managed by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, it is a top-ranked, quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the best theoretical and empirical papers on organizational studies from dissertations and the evolving, new work of more established scholars, as well as interdisciplinary work in organizational theory, and informative book reviews.
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences: (ProQuest: Limited to Jun 1996 to 2010). is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, international quarterly that publishes manuscripts with a strong theoretical foundation. The journal welcomes literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative studies as well as conceptual pieces. CJAS is an ISI-listed journal that publishes papers in all key disciplines of business. CJAS is a particularly suitable home for manuscripts of a crossdisciplinary nature. All papers must state in an explicit and compelling way their unique contribution to advancing theory and/or practice in the administrative sciences.
  • The Economist: (ProQuest, 2008 to Present). The Economist was established in 1843 by James Wilson, a hatmaker from the small Scottish town of Hawick, to campaign against the protectionist Corn Laws. The tariffs were repealed in 1846 but the newspaper lived on as “a political, literary, and general newspaper”, never abandoning its belief in free trade, internationalism and minimum interference by government, especially in the affairs of the market.
  • Forbes: (EBSCO Academic, 1990 to Present). Whether it’s reporting on the “next facebook” or scrutinizing a new tax law, we cover stories with uncanny insight and conciseness that hurried business folks appreciate immensely. Read Forbes if you want rigorous, to–the–point business analysis, published especially for those who don’t want to read piles of business facts but need to know what to make of them.
  • Harvard Business Review: (EBSCO Academic, 1922 to Present). Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important.
  • Journal of International Business Studies: (ProQuest, 1987 to present, delayed 1 year). The top-ranked journal in the field of international business, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology.
  • Journal of Knowledge Management: (ProQuest,  1998 to present, delayed 1 year). The Journal of Knowledge Management is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the exchange of the latest academic research and practical information on all aspects of managing knowledge in organizations. The journal publishes original research and case studies by academic, business and government contributors on strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for Knowledge Management. The focus of this journal is on the identification of innovative Knowledge Management strategies and the application of theoretical concepts to real-world situations.
  • Management Science: (EBSCO Academic,1954 to present, delayed 60 months). Management Science is a scholarly journal that publishes scientific research on the theory and practice of management. The journal includes within its scope all aspects of management related to strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and organizations as well as all functional areas of business, such as accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, and operations. The journal includes studies on organizational, managerial, group and individual decision making, from both normative and descriptive perspectives.