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Use the recommended databases below to find articles and e-resources for Business. Need help? Check out the business research and subject guides, or contact the business liaison librarian, Lindsay Willson.

Top Resources

  1. Comprehensive business research database including indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886
  2. Comprehensive business research database including full-text journals, key trade publications and market & industry reports
  3. An integrated information system providing past, current, and forecasted industry data for every country in the world, as well as statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources for country, market, consumer, and lifestyle profiling.
  4. Current profiles on public and private companies and key executives worldwide, as well as key industry overviews.

Other Resources

  1. This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for a multitude of journals, including many which are peer-reviewed.
  2. A database of 7,000 images and advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Search or browse by product, date, company, subject, medium, headline, and audience.
  3. The Census Bureau conducts more than 100 economic surveys covering annual, quarterly, and monthly time periods for various sectors of the US economy. FactFinder allows you to search and download data related to census surveys. Thematic and reference maps are also available for download.
  4. Statistics related to the province of BC. Available for many topics, including aboriginal peoples, business & industry, census data, economics, the environment, exports & imports, labour & income, mapping & geography, population & demographics, regional information, and social statistics.
  5. 3 databases of authoritative information on sustainable building. Includes all content from Environmental Building News published since 1992, the complete directory of green building products listed in GreenSpec®, and 200+ high performance building case studies.
    Users are urged to create a personal account while on-campus using an OC email address. Personal account login information can then be used to login on and off-campus.
  6. A collection of downloadable and printable business e-books. Subjects covered include accounting, entrepreneurship and small business management, human resources and organizational behaviour, international business, marketing, management, supply and operations management, and other core business topics.
  7. Provides critical advertising rates, data and media planning information for advertising, marketing, PR and communications professionals
  8. Accurate verified information on every company in Canada. Selected criteria include employee size, sales volume, Primary and Secondary SIC codes, Executive title, Ticker symbol, Yellow page classification/Ad size, & location type.
  9. Full-text database containing major daily Canadian newspapers including the Globe & Mail, the National Post, and the Vancouver Sun.
  10. Commercial and independent surveys for academic, research and journalistic needs. Contains hundreds of surveys including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s.
  11. Canadian accounting standards, Canadian Professional Engagement Manual (CPEM), IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), CICA's Accounting, Assurance, and Public Sector Accounting Handbooks, and guidance from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  12. Comprehensive Canadian research database covering current events, policy, business, social issues, science, the arts, and Canadian academic information
  13. Current and previous year Canadian Census data from Statistics Canada
  14. Research documents and reports published by the Conference Board of Canada. Reports focus on economic trends, public policy issues, international trade, and organizational performance.
  15. Canadian accounting standards, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), CICA's Accounting, Assurance, and Public Sector Accounting Handbooks, and guidance from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  16. A streaming media service offering access to 2000+ major motion pictures, largely popular feature films and documentaries.
  17. The new platform provides streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Find documentaries from TV and radio, news reports, archival material, excerpts and more — thousands of programs and resources available.
    Internet browsers Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer v. 9 or higher are recommended for viewing videos.
  18. Searchable access to current e-books from 70+ Canadian publishers. Book titles are available for online access only.
  19. Provides access to thousands of e-books, with a comprehensive business collection.
  20. Public access to corporate information. Provides company financial and operations information. Review registration statements and prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.
  21. Online version of the Europa World Year Book, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories
  22. Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
  23. Frasers provides information on Canadian industrial wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors and their products and services.
  24. Single-point access to Gale’s ever-growing collection of historical newspapers and periodicals — currently more than 12 million digitized facsimile pages from newspapers and periodicals around the world.
  25. Provides access to online specialized subject encyclopedias and other reference works
  26. Gapminder World is a web-service displaying time series of development statistics for all countries
  27. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
  28. Provides data about Government of Canada services, financials, national demographic information and high resolution maps. Search open data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with datasets, and see what people have done with open data across the country.
  29. Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism sectors.
  30. IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and CICA's Accounting, Assurance, and Public Sector Accounting Handbooks, for the preparation of general financial statements
  31. Full-text scholarly journals in the arts, business, health and sciences
  32. Online video streaming service distributing films from BBC, PBS, Media Education Foundation, and many others. Provides an excellent selection of classic and contemporary educational documentaries and theatrical films.
  33. Offers 6534 citations of journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, and other literature.
  34. Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas with additional content only available to educators
  35. Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, & other reference works covering: archaeology, art, classical studies, history, languages, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, nursing and health, philosophy, religion, science and technology, social sciences, social work
  36. Resources to support Canadian legal research. Materials covered are statutes, regulations, journal articles, case law, tribunal decisions, and legal commentary.
  37. 16,000+ digital books on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. Content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, and much more.
    Due to the limit of 4 concurrent users, please logout using the 'sign out and clear session' option, from the 'Okanagan College User' drop-down menu.
  38. Access to full text SAGE journal articles, including full-text HTML, full-text PDFs, supplements, and references. Select 'browse within SAGE Journals Available to Me' to limit to OC subscribed content.
  39. Full-text journals in physical sciences and social sciences
  40. The official electronic filing system for the disclosure documents of public companies and investment funds across Canada
  41. Authoritative gateway to freely available business information, education, and assistance. SBA contains 100+ industry-specific Accelerator Guides which point users toward resources such as sample industry-specific business plans, databases, and tailored funding information. Accelerator Guides also include standard business plan templates, and resources and information applicable to all industries and businesses.
  42. Statistics Canada provides statistics relating to Canada's population, resources, economy, society and culture.
  43. Index to the catalogue of current publications and research papers, custom tabulations and services available from Statistics Canada
  44. A collection of information related to Canadian federal income tax, GST/HST, and provincial taxes
  45. Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010.
  46. UNdata is a multi-disciplinary source providing official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system.
  47. Online journals and books covering life sciences, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities
  48. Free access to data about development in countries around the globe. 2000+ World Bank statistical series, including World Development Indicators.
  49. 2000+ Books, articles, reports, and research papers from 2009-2012 in various fields and from all around the world, including the World Development Report and two World Bank journals, the World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and the World Bank Research Observer (WBRO). More content being added regularly.
  50. An annual, detailed overview of the activities of the United Nations, covering 1946 onwards

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