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This is a selective list of databases for Accounting topics. Also see our list of Financial data resources.

Contact Mark Bodnar, Business Liaison Librarian, if you need assistance.

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  1. Thousands of scholarly business journals, industry magazines, company profiles, and industry & market reports. This database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science, economics and many more.
  2. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and CPA's Canada Standards and Guidance Collection, such as the Accounting Handbook, the Assurance Handbook, the Public Sector Accounting Handbook, and the Risk Management and Governance Collection.
  3. Financial & economic data on companies, commodities, countries, markets, and industries, and analytic and charting tools.
    Access: Eikon + Datastream access guide.
    Available in selected locations at each SFU campus. Click here for details.
  4. Datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, and economics, such as Compustat, CRSP, and NYSE TAQ. SFU undergraduate students should use this access option. SFU faculty members or graduate students who don't want individual WRDS accounts may also use this option.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  5. Real-time and historical information on bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds in international markets. Bloomberg also provides company and executive profiles, analysts' forecasts, and news on worldwide financial markets.

    Access to this database is restricted to current SFU faculty, staff, and students only.

    Access: Available at the standalone computer 1 on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Formerly called Microlog, this index covers publications of research value put out by the Canadian Government. This includes publications produced by federal, provincial, territorial & municipal governments, government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories. It also contains theses and dissertations(1990 - 1998 only) from Canadian universities.
  3. Please note, as of March 14th, access to CANSIM via the Statistics Canada website is currently unavailable. We will update this record when access is restored. Collection of time series covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life, via Statistics Canada.
  4. In depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals, including trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, and topical journals.
  5. A comprehensive Education database, covering education research and practice. Includes journal articles, conference papers, curriculum guides, lesson plans, theses and dissertations and more. *Use this version if you are a current student, faculty or staff member.*
  6. Factiva provides a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, and company reports. The global range of publications provides both local insight and international perspective on business issues and current events especially with regard to current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.
  7. Proposed standards and discussion papers of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
  8. International news coverage, business news, legal cases and law reports from early 1970's to present. Content is strongly American with significant coverage of Canadian and international topics.
  9. Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 275 million private companies from 225 countries. Advanced search options for the same data is available through the ORBIS database.
  10. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

Personal Privacy: Some licensed resources allow you to create a personal account for the purposes of creating folders, saving searches, and downloading entire e-books as well as other personalized services. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to these and other external websites may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. When you use these services, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to these external websites. SFU Library recommends that you review the privacy policies of these and other external websites before using the services.