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Databases by Subject

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


Business Source Premier
CB Insights
CPA Canada Standards & Guidance
CHASS
EIU Reports
EMIS
Factiva
Global Financial Data
IBIS World
Investext 
JSTOR
Key Business Ratios
LexisNexis
Market Research.com Academic
Mergent
Mergent WebReports
OECD iLibrary
Passport GMID
Print Measurement Bureau/Vividata
ProQuest 
SimplyMap Canada
S&P NetAdvantage
Vault Career Insider
 

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.

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
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 "Quick Company Search" box in the uppper left corner
  • Selecting "Investext Research Reports"

Investext only works in Internet Explorer, versions 7 and 8. There are also a limited number of users that may access Investext at one time.

EMIS

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


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.

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
Provides forecasts and analysis based upon research reports from over 980 firms, and covering more than 30,000 companies worldwide. Internet Explorer (IE versions 7 and 8 only. There are also a limited number of users that may access Investext at one time).

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. Also contains Hoover's reports.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Company profile reports for more than 12,000 public US and Canadian companies, and 800 international.

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.

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.

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.

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
Provides forecasts and analysis based upon research reports from over 980 firms, and covering more than 30,000 companies worldwide. (IE versions 7 and 8 only. There are also a limited number of users that may access Investext at one time).

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.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Industry surveys covering more than 50 industries and 100 sub-industries. Reports are updated every six months. Primarily US information but some Canadian coverage included.



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.

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 BIC)

The following licensed e-Resources are not networked, and can only be accessed via the workstations in the BIC. Present your TCard at the reference desk to use the following:

ARGUS Real Estate

Dominion Bond Rating Service

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

Nielsen Clear Decisions

Optimum Online: The Journal of Public Sector Management

Focuses on Canadian and international issues at the managerial frontiers of public administration.

Scott's Canadian Business Directory 

Scott's features more than 120,000 Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, agents and business services. Up to 30 search criteria to modify.

SDC Platinum

Access to the SDC Platinum M&A module and the Corporate Restructurings (Bankruptcies) module.

Thomson One Private Equity and Venture Capital

Track funding through various stages, including for private companies.