These materials are useful for basic research in Business. If you need more help with your research or finding resources, contact Library staff

Searching for Books

Library Catalogue

Search for books in our library catalogue. The items you need will likely be found in the following areas:


Browse Shelves Virtually

Did you find a good book and want to see related books nearby? Select Browse the Shelf on the book’s item details page. Use the arrow keys on either side to see what other books have been shelved in that subject and might be useful for your papers.

A screenshot of the online Library Catalogue with a full-width orange button that reads "Browse the Shelf".

Articles and Databases

  • Business Source Premier: This collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. In addition, it includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
  • Canadian Reference Centre: Emphasis on Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires, and reference books, with some international coverage.
  • Academic Search Premier: Multi-disciplinary database providing full text on a variety of topics.
  • Innovation, Science, Economic Development Canada: Company profiles, business information by sector, economic analysis, industry statistics, and more.
  • Harvard Business Review: Business news, articles, podcasts, and case studies.

Writing and Citing

Company and Industry Information



  • Manitoba Business Facts: Includes Business Indicators, Consumer Price Index, Labour Force Statistics, Regional Statistics, Migration and Immigration, and Historical Data.
  • Statistics Canada: Canada’s national statistical agency, Statistics Canada provides extensive demographic and social, socio-economic, and economic statistics on Canada.
  • CANSIM: Contains data on population, labour, industry, national accounts, and more.
  • Census of Population: Find census statistics for Canadian communities including cities, towns, villages, Indian reserves, metropolitan areas, health regions, provinces, territories, and Canada.

International Statistics and Country

Bureau of Labor Statistics: The main U.S. Federal agency that is responsible for collecting information on labor economics and statistics. Contains an easy to use index.

U.S. Census Bureau – Business & Industry: Economic data by sector.

OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: Contains statistics that are international in scope as well as online documents relevant to economics.

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