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This is selected list of key databases for business topics. For more specific recommendations by subject area, see the more detailed pages:

Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management & Organizational Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Policy Analysis, and Economics. Also see our list of Financial Data resources.

Top Resources

  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. A simple to use statistics portal that integrates statistics from thousands of sources, on topics related to business, media, public policy, health and others. Statistics can be exported in PPT, XLS, PDF, and PNG formats.
  3. 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.
  4. Analysis of Canadian, US, Chinese and global industries providing insight into current and future industry performance, changing trends, operating conditions and supply chain linkages. Each report covers the industry's description, outlook, and life cycle stage, as well as the competitive landscape, major companies, and key statistics.
  5. Demographic and economic data on every country in the world (with forecasts), as well as statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources for country, market, consumer, and lifestyle profiling.

    Restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff with a valid SFU computing ID.

    Effective January 22, 2018, a name and email address is required to download PDF reports. Euromonitor implemented this requirement for security and will not use for sales or marketing purposes.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. The ACM's (Association for Computing Machinery) fulltext journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, and special interest group (SIG) newsletters. Includes technical and social aspects of computing technologies. Access the ACM Online Guide, a comprehensive bibliographic database on computing, via the Advanced Search function.
  3. Details on Canadian organizations and international groups including industry, commercial and professional associations, registered charities, and special interest organizations.
  4. A MS Excel file compiled in 2010 that provides information on BC science companies in the life sciences, power technologies, sustainable energy, environmental technologies and services, nanotechnology, and photonics.
  5. BCC Research provides market analysis and forecasting reports on major emerging technological and scientific developments, including: Biotechnology, Energy and Resources, Instrumentation and Sensors, Nanotechnology, Healthcare, Photonics, and Advanced Materials.
  6. 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.
  7. Business e-books designed to act as course readings and reference materials.
  8. Strategic management reports, including industry reports in consumer products, energy, financial services, healthcare, and technology.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. In depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals, including trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, and topical journals.
  12. 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
  13. In-depth market research and strategy reports of emerging technologies, including Aerospace & Defense; Chemicals, Materials and Food; Electronics & Security; Energy & Power Systems; Environment and Building Technologies; Healthcare; and Information & Communication Technologies.

    SFU faculty and staff are eligible to use a separate version which includes PDF downloads. Please contact or from a valid SFU email account to set up access to that version.

    SFU students may request PDF delivery of specific reports from Frost & Sullivan for legitimate use. Please contact or from a valid SFU email account with your request.

  14. Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, almanacs, and manuals in many subject areas.
  15. Company profiles and financial information for thousands of publicly-traded companies in the USA and Canada. Profiles include key financial details as well as lists of top officers and main competitors.
  16. Publications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE.) Document types include books, journals, conference proceedings, and standards. Topic areas include electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.
  17. Online access to e-books published by IGI published from 2000 to 2012.
  18. Directory entries provide information on leading companies in particular industries, including founders, expansions and losses, NAICS codes, key dates, ticker symbol, principal subsidiaries, principal divisions, and principal competitors.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 275 million private companies from 225 countries. Basic search options for the same data is available through the MINT Global database.
  23. E-book almanacs that present trends, technologies, companies, analysis, and forecasts for a variety of industries.
  24. Articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and theses and dissertations in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines such as education, health, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and law.
  25. Psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessment tools. In most cases actual test or test items provided, but without scoring key information.
  26. A web-based mapping application that enables users to create thematic maps and reports using Canadian demographic, Census, business, and consumer data. Note: There are limits on the amount of data that can be exported.
  27. Global financial intelligence with an array of tools for analysis. Access deep company and industry research, view market snapshots for indices, mutual funds, futures, options, currencies, and commodities, and view profiles on private and public company executives, board members and investment professionals.
    SFU students, faculty and staff must register with a valid SFU email address in order to access S & P Capital IQ.
    Strongly recommend that users register and complete the registration from on campus.
    Access to S&P Capital IQ is restricted to current students, faculty and staff at Simon Fraser University.
  28. E-books, reports and journal issues focused on sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
  29. 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.
  30. Collection of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development, compiled by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Coverage includes foreign direct investment; export and import structure by product and by regions of origin and destination; volumes and terms of trade indices; and commodity prices and relevant indices;
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
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