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Choose a business database from the list below or scroll down to select via subject lists:


Ad$pender Business Source Premier
CB Insights*
CPA Canada Standards & Guidance
CHASS
EIU Reports
eMarketer EMIS
Factiva
Frost & Sullivan Gartner
Global Financial Data*
IBIS World
Investext-Mergent** 
JSTOR
Key Business Ratios
LexisNexis
Market Research.com Academic
Mergent
Mergent Archives
OECD iLibrary
Passport GMID
ProQuest 
Risk.net
SimplyAnalytics
 Statista  Vault Career Insider* Vividata

All databases in this list have been licensed to the University of Toronto for student and faculty use. As part of the University of Toronto community, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are using these resources for non-commercial educational or research purposes only, and that you do not violate copyright law. 

These electronic resources can also be accessed from anywhere off campus, using your TCard.

If you do not see a database you are looking for, i.e. Bloomberg or Capital IQ, check the Finance Lab's database list. They have a significant number of finance databases. For additional resources, search the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue or ask a librarian.

Looking for citation help for these resources? Check out our APA citation guide here. 

*Requires registration with your Rotman or utoronto.ca e-mail
**Investext-Mergent, New vendor for Investext, works in all browsers

Gartner is a subscription through University of Toronto Information Technology Services, not University of Toronto libraries. You need to login with your UTOR ID to use it. 

Vividata requires your UTOR ID be entered for access, followed by your U of T/Rotman e-mail address for downloads. 

Databases listed by subject

Click on the "+" sign to find useful business databases for specific subject areas. 




Accounting

CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection
Includes the CPA Canada Guidance collection, federal income tax materials including the Income Tax Act and court cases, as well as Excise and GST/HST materials.

ProQuest
Includes full text or abstracts from more than 400 journals covering accounting subjects.

Analyst Reports 

Investext-Mergent
Analyst reports for companies and industries from more than 600 investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms worldwide. Locate recent reports quickly by:

  • Entering the company name in the "Company Search" box 

EMIS

Some analyst reports (particularly for companies outside of North America) are available via EMIS.

 

Brand / Product Information

Ad$pender

Advertising expenditures for the past five years. Includes information by product, brand, industry, advertisers, companies and subsidiaries. 

Passport GMID
International coverage of more than 20 industries, with focus on consumer products and services. Reports updated annually. 

SimplyAnalytics

Mapping tool that generates business lists and includes demographic data. Does not include brand specific data, but includes e-commerce information by industry or occasionally product type. 

Vividata

Formerly Print Measurement Bureau, "includes information on Canadians' usage of over 3,500 products and services. Information includes their demographics, their attitudes, their media consumption, their retail outlets, frequency of usage and (when sponsored) the brands they use."

Career and Job Search Resources

Business Source Premier
Includes country specific career guides. Also includes most top academic journals in business, as well as industry and company reports with SWOT analysis.

Vault Career Insider
Career guides and job descriptions, resume and interview preparation tips, etc. Free registration is required.

Company Information & Profiles

Business Source Premier
Journal articles, industry and company reports including SWOT analysis. Includes most top academic journals in business, and full text for more than 2,300 journals, dating back to 1965. Also includes MarketLine reports.

CB Insights

Find startups and private companies within a particular sector or industry, or search by investor. You must create an account with your Rotman or U of T e-mail address.

EMIS- Emerging Market Information Service 
EMIS delivers news, company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Factiva

Company information includes reports on more than 42,000 companies from Reuters Investor, & 30,000 company reports from Reuters Fundamentals. Begin your search by selecting 'Companies/Markets' from the top menu.

Investext-Mergent

Provides forecasts and analysis based upon research reports from over 980 firms, and covering more than 30,000 companies worldwide.

Mergent Archives

Includes several historical collections, Moody's Manuals (going back to 1920), Annual Reports Historical Collection (global coverage as far back as 1900), D&B's Million Dollar Directory Index (1959-2016). 

Mergent Online
Financials for more than 25,000 companies with historical numbers back 15 years in some cases. Download EDGAR filings in Excel format and create reports to analyze and compare companies.

ProQuest
With more than 11,000 titles, ProQuest is an interdisciplinary journal and newspaper database that is international in scope. Includes Canadian Business and Current Affairs and ABI/Inform. 

SimplyAnalytics

Create maps or business lists in Canada or the US. Includes demographic data. 

Looking for Capital IQ or Bloomberg for company data? They are both available in the BIC or Finance Lab (no off-campus access). Capital IQ is recommended for M&A data and company profiles. 

Country Profiles and Data

Business Source Premier
Country profiles, reports, studies, career guides, background notes, forecasts and more.

EIU reports
From the Economist Intelligence Unit, country reports are updated monthly and country profiles are updated annually. Coverage of almost 200 countries.

EMIS- Emerging Market Information Service
EMIS delivers news, company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Passport GMID
This Euromonitor International database allows you to build a custom report for a specific country, covering industries or topics of your choice.

OECD iLibrary
Publications of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development including books, periodicals and statistics.

Financial Data

If you are looking for financial statements, check Mergent, Capital IQ (in BIC or Finance Lab only), or other resources listed under the companies tab.

Factiva

Historical Stock Prices - go to the Companies/Markets tab at the top, select "Quotes" from the dropdown list for the data. The Market Data Charts option allows up to 10 stocks or funds to be charted. 

Global Financial Data

Extensive historical stock data, exchange rates (CAN-US from 1800 - present), and more. Requires registration, make sure to select Academic under New Member Accounts to access the Global Financial database as well as the US Stocks subscription. 

For additional data, check out Bloomberg, WRDS, Datastream, Capital IQ and more in the Finance Lab or in the BIC. 

Industry Information

Business Source Premier
Journal articles, industry and company reports including SWOT analysis. Includes most top academic journals in business.

eMarketer

eMarketer is a market research resource for digital marketing, social media, advertising, and e-commerce. It includes reports, benchmarks, articles, demographics and country information.

EMIS- Emerging Market Information Service 
EMIS delivers news, company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Factiva 

Find industry by going to Companies/Markets dropdown menu and selecting "Industry". Browse results to find industry snapshot, peer comparison, news, analysis and profiles.
Provides Industry studies from Mergent. To access in Factiva, type "Mergent" in the 'Sources' box in the lower part of the search page > select Mergent Industry Reports > add keyword(s) to describe industry, in large search box, e.g. 'retail' or 'oil and gas' or 'metals'> click on green 'Run Search' box.

Frost & Sullivan 

Frost & Sullivan provides access to international industry-specific reports including healthcare, tech, telecom, etc. Includes AI and machine learning reports. 

IBISWorld

Comprehensive industry reports. U of T access includes the growing Canadian collection, extensive U.S. collection, and global reports. Find reports by collection, search by keyword or browsing. Reports include industry overview and outlook, products and market, competitive outlook, major companies, operating conditions and key stats.

Industry Canada 

In-depth, industry-specific analysis, statistics, contacts, news, events, financing and regulatory information for Canadian business.

Investext-Mergent
Provides forecasts and analysis based upon research reports from over 980 firms, and covering more than 30,000 companies worldwide.

Passport GMID
International coverage of more than 20 industries, with focus on consumer products and services. Reports updated annually.

Mergent Online
Financials for more than 25,000 companies with historical numbers back 15 years in some cases. Download Edgar filings in Excel format and create reports to analyze and compare companies.

 

 

Market Research Information

Business Source Premier
Non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, and SWOT analyses.

CHASS Data Centre
Collection of databases maintained by Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the U of T, including CANSIM I and II, Canadian Census and Trade Analyzer.

eMarketer

eMarketer is a market research resource for digital marketing, social media, advertising, and e-commerce. It includes reports, benchmarks, articles, demographics and country information.

EMIS- Emerging Market Information Service 
EMIS delivers news, company, industry, financial data and some market research direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Frost & Sullivan 

Frost & Sullivan provides access to international industry-specific reports including healthcare, tech, telecom, etc. Includes AI and machine learning reports. 

Passport GMID
Euromonitor International offers quality international market intelligence on industries, countries and consumers.

MarketResearch.com Academic
Market research reports from Icon Group International, MarketLooks, Kalorama Information Packaged Facts and Specialists in Business Information.

Vividata / Print Measurement Bureau
PMB Product Data, "includes information on Canadians' usage of over 3,500 products and services. Information includes their demographics, their attitudes, their media consumption, their retail outlets, frequency of usage and (when sponsored) the brands they use.

Newspapers & Journal Articles

Business Source Premier
Journal articles, industry and company reports including SWOT analysis. Includes most top academic journals in business, and full text for more than 2,300 journals, dating back to 1965. Also includes MarketLine reports.

Factiva 
Content from more than 10,000 publications from around the globe.

JSTOR
Digital back files of scholarly journals including 75 titles in the Business Collection. Content for some titles date back more than 100 years.

LexisNexis Academic
International newspapers, company information and screenings. 

ProQuest
With more than 11,000 titles, ProQuest is an interdisciplinary journal and newspaper database that is international in scope. Also contains Hoover's reports.

Non-networked Resources (available only in the library)

The following licensed e-Resources are not networked, and can only be accessed via the workstations in the library. 

ARGUS - Workstation #5

Commercial real estate valuation and investment. 

Dominion Bond Rating Service

Evaluations of corporate and government issues, & credit analysis.  DBRS ratings are a standard in Canada.

SDC Platinum - Workstation #1

Access to the SDC Platinum M&A module and the Corporate Restructurings (Bankruptcies) module. Our SDC subscription does not include Venture Xpert, it is available via Thomson One Private Equity and Venture Capital. 

Thomson One Private Equity and Venture Capital - Workstation #6

Track funding through various stages, including for private companies. 

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