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This is a selective list of databases for Policy Analysis 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs
  5. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.

Other Resources

  1. Full text access to major Canadian daily newspapers (such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, The Gazette (Montreal), and Vancouver Sun) as well as small market newspapers and weeklies published in Canada.
  2. 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.
  3. Comprehensive Canadian periodical collection for reference and current events. Publications include scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
  4. In depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals, including trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, and topical journals.
  5. Annual averages of the components of the Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B) from the PRS Group covering 1984 to 2017.
  6. Datasets from over 60 surveys on Canadian culture, politics, and society, covering up to 2017.
  7. Polls, public opinion and research information on international topics including politics, technology, health, finance, consumer products and consumer trends.
  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. Data and statistics provided by the Government of Canada, covering the population, resources, economy, society, and culture of Canada. Includes: data tables, statistical analyses and reports, survey methodologies and documentation, and census information
  10. Online media resource with news articles and opinion pieces written by academics and researchers who are experts in their field. Covers June 2017 to present.
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