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, data, reports, 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 e-books 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 *
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Business Premium 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, videos and more.
McMaster Users Only *
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Business Source Premier Contains citations and full-text articles from thousands of 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 and 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 and recorded conferences and webinars on economic trends, public policy issues and organizational performance.
McMaster Users Only * CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly)  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 and 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 * InfoSci-Books Collection of full-text e-books 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 ^ Lynda Contains thousands of instructional videos on a broad range of topics, including many relevant to business such as communication, data analysis, online marketing, project managment, programming and software. 
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 data on public companies (active & inactive) 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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Statista Includes over 1,500,000 statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. Also contains market forecasts, dossiers, industry reports, infographics, digital market outlooks and consumer market outlooks. 
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 12,000 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, and more]
WRDS is a web based interface providing access to recent and 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
^ contains online videos 
0 contains citations and/or abstracts/summaries only - check Quick Search, Catalogue or click  get it logo (if available) to determine if the Library owns or has access to the source.

Last Reviewed:  April 17, 2018