Business - Top Databases

  • McMaster users have access to the following databases for research in the area of business.
  • Click on a database name to access the resource.
  • For a list of the top business databases by source types (e.g., articles, reports, statistics, etc.), please review this guide.
  • For a more comprehensive list of databases relevant to business research, please consult this listing.
Database Name Description
McMaster Users Only * Accounting and Assurance Provides full-text access to key accounting manuals such as the CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (formerly known as the CICA Handbook) & Interntional Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
McMaster Users Only * BestCase Contains the full-text of some of Canada's leading law reports including Labour Arbitration Cases and Dominion Law Reports.
McMaster Users Only * Business Expert Press Contains over 300 practical, concise, full-text ebooks covering various areas of business 
McMaster Users Only *
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Business Monitor International Provides country risk, industry and competitive intelligence for 175 countries.
McMaster Users Only * Business Premium Collection 
(formerly ProQuest Business Collection)
[Includes ABI/INFORMAccounting, Tax & BankingAsian & European Business, Business Market ResearchEntrepreneurship and J.P. Morgan Research]
Provides full-text access and/or indexing to thousands of business sources, including scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, newspapers, books, reports and more.
McMaster Users Only * Business Source Complete Contains citations and full-text articles from over 11,000 sources, including academic journals, magazines, and trade publications. Also includes worldwide company, country and industry reports.
McMaster Users Only *
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Canadian Business Database Brief profiles of 1.9 million Canadian companies, including privates. Search by company name, by industry code (SIC or NAICS), by geography, etc.
McMaster Users Only
open access
+ CANSIM via CHASS (McMaster Users Only) & Statistics Canada (Open Access) Contains current & historical Canadian statistics on a wide variety of topics such as business, education, income, labour, manufacturing, population & demography, retail & wholesale and transportation.
McMaster Users Only 0 CBCA Reference & Current Events Articles from key Canadian journals, magazines and newspapers. Multidisciplinary database with selected full-text.
McMaster Users Only *
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Conference Board of Canada e-Library Full-text database containing research publications on economic trends, public policy issues and organizational performance.
McMaster Users Only * CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index) Articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. Multidisciplinary database with an emphasis on Canadian content.
McMaster Users Only *
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DBRS (Dominion Bond Rating Service) Credit ratings on issuers of Canadian commercial paper, bonds, long/short term debt, preferred shares and asset-backed securities. Also includes Canadian industry studies and press releases.
McMaster Users Only *
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EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) Provides access to economic data and commentary on countries around the world.
McMaster Users Only *
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Factiva Provides full-text access to current and archived international news as well as corporate & financial data. 
McMaster Users Only *
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IBISWorld Contains over 1,300 U.S., 425 Canadian and 73 global industry reports. Search by keyword(s) or by industry code (NAICS - North American Industry Classification System)
McMaster Users Only *
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Infomart - FP Advisor Contains corporate and financial data for Canadian companies.
McMaster Users Only * InfoSci-Books Collection of full-text ebooks published by IGI Global. Covers research, trends, technologies, and challenges in the fields of information science, technology and management.
McMaster Users Only *
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LexisNexis Academic Provides full-text access and/or indexing to thousands of sources relevant to business research including international newspapers, company directories, and legal materials.
McMaster Users Only *
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MarketResearch.com Academic Contains hundreds of full-text market research reports. U.S. emphasis.
McMaster Users Only *
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Mergent Online Business and financial information on public companies worldwide. Also includes country profiles useful for international business research.
McMaster Users Only + ODESI (Ontario Data Documentation Extraction Service & Infrastructure) Includes data  files from Statistics Canada, Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files and selected files from the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research). 
McMaster Users Only *
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OECD iLibrary (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Provides full-text access to books, reports, working papers, periodicals and statistical data published by the OECD.
McMaster Users Only *
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Passport  A global market information database containing key business intelligence on countries, cities, companies, markets and consumers around the world.
open access *
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SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) Contains annual reports, financial statements, press releases and other documents from Canadian public companies.
McMaster Users Only *
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Thomson ONE Contains corporate data and research reports written by analysts at the world’s top investment banks, brokerage houses and research firms.
McMaster Users Only *
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Value Line Investment Survey An investment advisory service that tracks approximately 1,700 companies in over 90 industries.
McMaster Users Only 0 Web of Science Indexes and abstracts articles from over 11,000 international scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas including business. Search by topic, cited works and more.
open access + World DataBank International selection of economic, social and environmental indicators from the World Bank. Current and historical data for over 200 countries.
McMaster Users Only + WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)
[Includes COMPUSTAT, CRSP, FISD, I/B/E/S, ISS & more]
WRDS is a web based interface providing access to recent & historical financial data. 
A database marked with a:
McMaster Users Only McMaster Users Only - Online access is restricted to users with a MAC ID.
open access Open Access - Online access is available to everyone
* contains full-text
+ contains numeric and/or financial data
0 contains citations and/or abstracts/summaries only - check McMaster's library catalogue OR click  get it logo (if available) to determine if the Library owns or has access to the source.

Last Reviewed:  February 8, 2017