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.
Companies, Stocks, Investing, Pensions
Video & Podcasts
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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**
- Bloomberg Business week (Available in EBSCO Academic): Interesting sources of business information.
- Economist: Weekly publication on world business.
- Financial Times (US edition online): One of the world’s leading international business organizations, recognized for integrity and accuracy.
- Globe and Mail (Report on Business): Canadian national newspaper, business section.
- Google News Archive. Search digitized, historic newspaper pages, including the New York Times, some dating back more than 200 years.
- National Post: Financial section of National Post newspaper.
- NonProfit Times: A variety of information from non-profit perspective.
- US News & World Report: providing news and information, including personal finance and business news.
- Doing Business. 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.
- Forbes Lists. Including 400 Best Big Companies, World’s 2,000 Largest Companies, World’s Top 50 Microfinance Institutions.
- Fortunate 500 List: Link to the current list of Fortune 500.
- Fortunate 100s Fastest Growing Companies: Top performers.
- Profit 100 Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
- Tech Week 100
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.
- Core: We aggregate and enrich open access research papers from around the world.
- Directory of Open Access Journals – Business, Management and Economics
- International Centre for Pension Management: Accessible research papers from the Rotman School of Management.
- Open Access Library: a database of research articles on all major subject areas (e.g., Business, Psychology, Science, etc.)
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.
- 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.
- Directory of Open Access ebooks: Accessible ebooks online from around the Internet.
- BC campus Textbook Directory: Established open textbook and OER collections.
- Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources: Find sites that collect or search for open resources, including open textbooks, open courseware, and other OER.
- Textbook Revolution: “Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. On this site you’ll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources.”
Statistics & Data
The following resources provide statistical source data on Canada, United States and other International resources.
- Canadian Industry Statistics: Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS) analyses industry data on many economic indicators using the most recent data from Statistics Canada. CIS looks at industry trends and financial information, such as GDP, Labour Productivity, Manufacturing and Trade data.
- COVID 19: A Data Perspective: Review how COVID 19 is affecting the Canadian economy. See also Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy
- Research and Business Intelligence: Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics. This includes directories of Canadian companies, financial performance data and much more.
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Includes economic research, data and statistics. Banking information and regulation, Federal Reserve Bulletin, and monetary policy information, reports and board updates.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis. U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Census Data: The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.
- Economic Research & Data. Statistics, including historic data. Can download custom datasets for spreadsheet use. Federal Reserve Systems.
- Economic Research. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Economic data and statistics, including historic, research, working papers and articles.
- National Bureau of Economic Research . Macro, industry, international trade, demographic, patent and other U.S. data, including historic.
- US Census Bureau:
- US Department of Housing & Urban Development:
- U.S. International Trade Statistics. U.S. Census Bureau.
- European Union, EuroStat: Collection of resources providing data by the European commission.
- International Monetary Fund: The IMF publishes a range of data on lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators.
- NationMaster: A great set of data on countries around the world, easy to access and review.
- OECD Statistics: A rich collection of data on countries and economies.
- UNdata. A world of information:
- World Bank Indicators: People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets
Business Research Disciplines
The following resources provide some links to the sub-dscipline of business research, such as accounting, and marketing.
Legal & Ethics Issues
- 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.
- American Accounting Association: American professional accounting association.
- Chartered Accountants of Canada: Professional association.
- Certified General Accountants Association of Canada – must use Internet Explorer.
- FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board – Documents and News from the FASB.
- KPMG Canada
- Certified Management Accountants of Canada
- Tax and Accounting Sites Directory – Links to tax information and forms for Canada, the U.S. and other countries.
- 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
- Bank of Canada – Access to current information about banking and financial market statistics, monetary policy, inflation, and the consumer price index
- Daily News (Statistics Canada) – Latest news from Statistics Canada including monthly and quarterly economic indicators.
- Department of Finance Canada
- QFinance Dictionary: QFINANCE is a one-stop guide for finance professionals including CFOs, finance managers, and trainee accountants, as well as academics and students.
- Seek Alpha: Seeking Alpha is a platform for investment research, with broad coverage of stocks, asset classes, ETFs and investment strategy
- Wachowicz’s Web World: A link to various financial websites.
- Stock Exchanges
International Business Resources
- International Trade Canada –
- CIA World Factbook – Country profiles prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Economist Intelligence Unit – Economic, political and business analysis on over 200 countries. Country Reports are updated monthly for 117 key countries, and quarterly for others. Archival access back to January 1986 is available and includes downloadable tables into Excel© spreadsheet format.
- U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
Legal & Ethics Issues
- The Business Ethics Blog: features news & commentary about corporate ethics
- Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service
- Hud User – A source for research and data that offers an in depth view of housing in the United States.
- American Customer Satisfaction Index: Economic modelling.
- Building Permits : Stats Canada data
- Community Profiles : 2006 Census data.
- Greenbook: A guide for buyers of marketing research.
- Market Research Handbook : From Stats Canada.
- Royal Bank of Canada Market Data : Regular market reports.
- Spending Patterns in Canada : Government based information.
- WorldOpinion: The World’s Market Research Web Site
Personnel & Industrial Relations
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
- Management for Business Success – Industry Canada’s site for entrepreneurs and small business.
- SBA: Small Business Administration Home Page (US)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) – Guide for small businesses in Western Canada.
- Small Business Accerlator – British Columbia based resource.
- Industry & Economy: Find information about Alberta’s economy, including research and innovation, provincial budgeting and resource extraction.
- 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 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, Business: This resource provides links to labour market data, economic development, community profiles, and other resources concerning business.
- Innovation, Business, and Rural Development: The new website access to resources on Newfoundland business and economy.
- Canada Business Network (Newfoundland): Federal resources on business in Newfoundland.
- Finance: Strategic information on financial resources.
- Industry, Tourism and Investment: Promoting economic security and self-reliance.
- Community Counts: Demographic and other vital data.
- Business Nova Scotia: Business advice and services.
- Economic, Rural Development, and Tourism: Information on NS economy.
- 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.
- Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure: Provides links to business and development for the Ontario provincial government.
Prince Edward Island
- For Business: A variety of resources including data on Economy and Statistics.
- Services Quebec: Major portal addressing a variety of business information needs.
- 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.
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.
- Bank of Canada, Monetary Policy Report: A quarterly report of the Bank of Canada’s Governing Council, presenting the Bank’s base-case projection for inflation and growth in the Canadian economy, and its assessment of risks.
- Bank of Canada, Monetary Review: A semi-annual publication featuring articles related to the Canadian economy and to central banking.
- Bank of Canada Rates and Statistics
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- Industry Canada
- 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.
- UK, Department for Business, Information, & Skills: The main portal for accessing a variety of resources on the UK business environment, including economic indicators, and other government publications.
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.
In this section, the library provides information specific to Project Management.
Dictionaries, Glossaries, etc.
- Glossary of Project Management: Wikipedia based collection of terminology
- Smart Sheet Glossary of Project Management Terminology: Terminology provided via Smart Sheet, a project management tool.
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.