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|
Library Catalogue – Search for books in our Library.
The items you need will likely be found in the following area:
- Start with these databases:
Academic Search Premier: indexes journals and magazines from all subject areas.
Canadian Reference Centre: indexes Canadian journals, newspapers and magazines.
- Sample Journals
Harvard Business Review (online & in print)
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
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.
- Classification Codes
NAICS Canada – North American Industry Classification System
National Occupational Code
- Industry Profiles
Information by Industrial Sector (Industry Canada) – Canadian industry information
Canadian Industry Statistics – Canadian And U.S. industry trends
Overview of Industries – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes Industries at a Glance which gives profiles of major U.S. industries.
SME Benchmarking Tools – Small Business Profiles
Provides detailed financial and employment data on small businesses in Canada. Information is organized by industry.
Small Business Accelerator (SBA)
Provides guides to industry-specific resources such as Clothing Retailer or Coffee Shop Business, with an emphasis on BC.
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
Aboriginal Business Canada
|A Dictionary of Accounting Terms||REF HF 5621 S54 2010|
|Portable MBA desk Reference||REF 5356 P67 1994|
Manitoba Business Facts
Includes Business Indicators, Consumer Price Index, Labour Force Statistics, Regional Statistics, Migration and Immigration, and Historical Data.
Canada’s national statistical agency, Statistics Canada provides extensive demographic and social, socio-economic and economic statistics on Canada .
Contains data on population, labour, industry, national accounts and more.
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.