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Canadian Business Database McMaster Users

An online directory containing over 1.9 million Canadian businesses (public & private). Can be searched by company name, type of business (including SIC or NAICS codes), location, employee size, sales ranges and more.

Canadian Census Analyser McMaster Users

Provides access to aggregate Canadian Census Data, including access to 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 Individual Microdata Files.

Dominion Bond Rating Service Limited McMaster Users

Provides access to credit ratings on issuers of Canadian commercial paper, bonds, long/short term debt, preferred shares and asset-backed securities. The service also includes detailed industry studies and press releases on Canadian companies.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) McMaster Users

EIU provides access to a wealth of current economic data and commentary on countries around the world. EIU is particularly useful for tracking operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations.

FP Corporate Analyzer McMaster Users

FP Analyzer Reports provide ready access to the most popular data items. These include financial statement aggregates, current financial statistics, ratios and share price information for the top 1,500 publicly traded Canadian companies.

Factiva McMaster Users

Provides worldwide full text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich Web sites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, historical market data. Available through McMaster University Library’s catalogue.

IMF eLibrary McMaster Users

The IMF eLibrary Complete includes four statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - and a growing list of over 14,000 books and reports that are derived from the IMF Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals and Reports, and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) databases.  Individual documents are also available from the library catalogue.

Mergent Online McMaster Users

Provides in-depth business and financial research. lncludes Company Data Direct/U.S., Company Data Direct/International, annuals/U.S. and annuals/International. Available through library’s catalogue. 

OECD iLibrary McMaster Users

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) online library of books, reports, working papers, periodicals and statistical data covering a wide range of subjects including agriculture & food, development, economics, education, employment, energy, environment, finance & investment, governance, industry & services,  social issues, migration & health, taxation and transport.  Search by keyword(s) or browse by theme or by country name.

Odesi Data Portal McMaster Users

A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The files are marked-up using DDI, an international, XML-based metadata tagging system which allows data resource discovery, distributed access, extraction and analysis ... researchers working with opinion polls will be able to search across hundreds of datasets and collections to see trends and historical patterns over time"--summarized from the project page.

Passport (formerly named Passport GMID) McMaster Users

Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. 

The Library subscribes to the following modules in Passport:

  • Countries & Consumers - Provides in-depth analysis on trends impacting consumers and countries around the world. It delivers research and analysis on the evolving economy, business environment, population, and income and expenditure patterns in 210 countries worldwide.
  • Industries - Includes global statistics and analysis for 27 major consumer industries worldwide. Contains historic and forecast market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, global industry reports, expert and breaking news & articles and more.
  • Cities - Provides socioeconomic data and analysis on 850 of the world’s largest cities.  
  • Survey - Consists of online consumer survey data  from 16 countries covering consumer habits, attitudes, opinions, values, behaviours and motivations on a variety of topics.
  • Industrials (Canada) - Breaks down the Canadian economy into 177 different industry sectors from a B2B perspective. Data and analysis is provided for Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Alcoholic Beverages and many other industries. 
Thomson ONE McMaster Users

Thomson ONE contains full-text research reports on global companies and industries written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokers and independent research firms. Research contributors include BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, CIBC World Markets, HSBC Global Research, Morningstar, Wells Fargo and hundreds more. The analyst reports include forecasts and opinions from industry experts that provide insight into company strategy, industry trends, company valuation, competitive analysis and market share. Analyst reports can be accessed from the Research menu of the Company Views module in Thomson ONE.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) McMaster Users

Comprehensive web-based data management system that allows easy retrieval of information from the following financial, economic, and marketing data sources: Compustat Global & EMDB, Compustat North America, Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), Eventus, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Institute for the Study of Security Management (ISSM) and Thomson Financial Ownership.

Includes access to TRACE (Trade reporting and Compliance Engine), NASD's over-the-counter corporate bond market real-time price dissemination service.

Includes access to FISD (Fixed Income Securities Database), a comprehensive database of publicly-offered U.S. bonds.

Includes access to RiskMetrics/Risk Metrics/ISS Governance Services.