Concordia University

https://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/library/guides/business.html

Business Research Portal

This section contains the following information:

Select from the above list for direct access to that portion of this page.

Top Industry Databases

Name Type Brought to you by Contains Use tip Tutorial links
IBISWorld Industry reports Library subscription 1000+ industry reports for Canada, USA, China and global Search by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) YouTube Tutorial
Standard & Poors NetAdvantage Industry reports Library subscription 52 global industry reports Use drop-down box under S&P Publication Search  
FP Advisor Ratios by industry Library subscription
Canadian company financials and ratios    
SME Benchmarking Tool Ratios by industry Canadian government Canadian small company financial statements Search by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) YouTube Tutorial

Top Market Research Databases

Name Type Brought to you by Contains Use tip Tutorial links
Passport by Euromonitor Country market research Library subscription Consumer reports for 180+ countries, includes Canada

Look under "Consumers > lifestyles" for country reports

Look under "Search > Search full tree: categories and topics" for detailed reports on consumers in countries

YouTube Tutorial
Census of Canada Statistics Statistic Canada Most detailed count of the Canadian population, including age, revenue and other demographic data Select "Data products > Census Profile" to get demographic data for specific places in Canada YouTube tutorial
CANSIM Statistics Statistic Canada Almost every statistical dataset ever compiled by Statistic Canada avaialble for download

Some useful searches:  household spending; retail trade sales; labour force survey; Neighbourhood income and demographics; family income; NAICS Statistics

Click on "Add/remouve data" when looking at a data table to toggle data dimensions

Youtube tutorial
Simply Analytics Canada Mapping software Library subscription Create custom choropleth (colour density) maps of the Canadian Census and household spending data from Statistic Canada The online help of SimplyAnalytics offers many instrictional videos, in additon to the library's youtube tutorial  YouTube tutoril
Vividata Statistics Library subscription Yearly survey of Canadian consumers
Formerly PMB Print Measurement Bureau  
Statista Statistics and reports Library Subscription Ready-made statistical charts, graphs and tables from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government agencies Also use the menus on top of the page to navigate to charts and reports  

Top country profile databases

Name Type Brought to you by Contains Use tip Tutorial links
OECD iLibrary Statistics and reports Library subscription Profile of top 30 worldwide economies & data

Search for "economic surveys of COUNTRY" for summary statistics and reports

 
Economist Intelligence Unit Reports Library subscription Summary report of all worldwide economies Search by country  
UN Data Statistics United Nations Statistics by country Do not use the search option, use browse   
Doing Business Rankings & data World Bank Ranks the ease of doing business in all countries by a set of indicators    

CIA World Factbook

Country profiles Central Intelligence Agency, USA This is what the CIA wants you to know that they know about each country Great place to obtain summary information on a country: number of airports, population, etc  
Competitive Alternatives Reports & Rankings KPMG Business location costs in cities and countries around the world    

Top Business Directories

Name Type Brought to you by Contains Use tip Tutorial links
Mergent Intellect Business directory Library subscription Private U.S., Canadian and international companies

Search by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to get counts and lists of companies

Formerly D&B Million Dollar Database

 
Mergent Online Business directory Library subscription Company financials and data for worldwide publicaly traded companies Search by company name or industry or country  
iCRIQ Business Directory Québec government Lists manufacturers, wholesalers, industrial-related service companies in Québec Drwas its data from  D&B Million Dollar Database  

file

Top Business Article Databases

Although you can locate articles directly from the Discovery Search box on the main Library page, you may want to explore article databases directly for a variety of reasons. For example, certain databases offer additional search options or features while other databases may not be fully covered by the Discovery Search. Below, you will find the main business article databases. 

  • Business Source Complete from EBSCO offers a variety or academic, trade, magazine and news articles. 
  • ProQuest Business Databases offers a variety or academic, trade, magazine and news articles. In addition, this database offers many Canadian sources.
  • Emerald Managemnt 120 provides access to a collection of journals covering a variety of disciplines including management, marketing, accounting, library science, education and information technology
  • Factiva.com provides access to the full-text of international newspapers (Times London, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian UK, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, etc.) including 500 newswires (Reuters, Associated Press), broadcast transcripts (BBC, NPR, CNN etc), magazines, Reuters photos, and business information sources for a total of approximately 9000 sources. The Companies/Markets search provides a snapshot of a company, including financial data, industry comparison, stock quotes and charting, and recent news. Financial data is usually limited to 2 to 3 years of financial statistics, and stock prices go back 5 years. 
  • Euréka.cc provides access to French and English language newspapers, magazines, blogs and news transcripts.

Ebooks and books

  • The best method to locate ebooks and books at Concordia is to do a discovery search available from the main library website. Then, you can simply limit to ebooks or books from the result set filters.

Theses

In addition to articles, we provide tools to locate theses:

 

Provides full text access to English and French language Canadian newspapers, magazines, newswires, blogs and broadcast transcripts. Exceptional for access to regional and local Canadian news sources. Also provides access to international and U.S. newspapers and news media.
Provides full text access to English and French language Canadian newspapers, magazines, newswires, blogs and broadcast transcripts. Exceptional for access to regional and local Canadian news sources. Also provides access to international and U.S. newspapers and news media.
Provides full text access to English and French language Canadian newspapers, magazines, newswires, blogs and broadcast transcripts. Exceptional for access to regional and local Canadian news sources. Also provides access to international and U.S. newspapers and news media.

Get the most from articles

Finding sources or information for your papers involves much more than searching Google and picking from the top hits. You are expected to find (and graded on) the best, most recent and authoritative document. Usually, it means quoting and using peer-reviewed articles from scholarly sources. The videos above explain these concepts in greater details.

If you are in a hurry, just make sure you use the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" tick-box from the search page of Business Source Complete or the "peer-reviewed" tick-box from ProQuest Business Databases. You will only get peer-reviewed or scholarly articles in your results. 

Remember to select the articles in Business Source Complete or ProQuest Business Databases. You then can send the information to your RefWorks account and create your bibiographies automatically in your word processor. Watch a video on using RefWorks.

NEVER use the "full text" tick-box from Business Source Complete or ProQuest Business Databases because you will miss out on many articles we have full-text access to in other databases. Just use the "Find it @ Concordia" button when browsing results and let our system verify if we have full-text access to an article from another database. Literaly, we have thousands of databases and Business Source Complete or ProQuest Business Databases allows you to discover articles we have access to.

Wikipedia and encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

Use encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries to understand a topic, make sure you are using the right words to describe your topic and take note of new words or expressions that appear as you are searching.

Access all online business encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries.


  
Back to top

© Concordia University