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Subject Guides – Business

Subject Guides – Business

These are some of the materials that are useful for basic research in Business.

Browse the shelves Company Information
Articles & Databases Industry Information
Writing & Citation Guides Business Plans & Entrepreneurship
Dictionaries & Encyclopedia Statistics
Books

Library Catalogue – Search for books in our Library.

The items you need will likely be found in the following area:

HB: Economic theory
HC: Economic history
HD: Industries
HF: Commerce
HG-HJ: Finance
Articles & Databases
Writing & Citation Style Guides

MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. citation styles
Online citation creators
How to cite Canadian Government documents – Queens University
Writing help – Booth University College guide

Workplace writing : planning, packaging, and perfecting communication – HF 5718.3 G47 2010

The Harvard Business School Publishing guide to better business writing – HF 5718.3 H373 2005

Company Information

SEDAR: contains Canadian securities filings and may be used to find public company profiles and annual reports.
Industry Canada: company profiles, business information by sector, economic analysis, industry statistics, and more.
Federally Incorporated Companies: Canadian company information.
Canadian Key Business Directory – REF HF 5071 C244 2003
Annual Reports– primarily U.S. publicly traded companies.
EDGAR: Company filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Canadian Corporate Reports Project (McGill): traces many companies back to the 19th Century and consists of annual reports of approximately 2,000 Canadian corporations in all business sectors.
Corporate websites – search Googleto find useful product information, annual reports, mission statements, code of ethics, etc.

Industry Information
Business Plans & Entrepreneurship

Business Planning – sample plans from Small Business BC
Business Owner’s Toolkit – sample plans
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Canada Business Network
Canada Youth Business Foundation
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Young Entrepreneurs
Aboriginal Business Canada

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.
BusinessDictionary.com online
A Dictionary of Accounting Terms REF HF 5621 S54 2010
Portable MBA desk Reference REF 5356 P67 1994
Statistics
  • Canada
    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.
    Community Profiles
    Find census statistics for Canadian communities including cities, towns, villages, Indian reserves, metropolitan areas, health regions, provinces, territories and Canada.
  • International Statistics and Country Information
    Bureau of Labour Statistics
    The main U.S. Federal agency that is responsible for collecting information on labour 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.