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ABI/INFORM Collection
Coverage:1855 to the present; varies by database

The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of the following business research databases:

  • ABI/INFORM Global (1855 to current): Provides in-depth coverage of all business topics including management, human resources, marketing, accounting, finance and more . Includes over 4,400 business publications, most of which are available in full-text. Emphasis is on scholarly journal literature. 
  • ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry (1916 to current): Provides in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives and trends in a variety of industries. Includes over 4,100 business sources that include reports, magazines, newspapers, videos and journals. Emphasis is on practitioner and trade literature.
  • ABI/INFORM Dateline (1971 to current): Provides coverage of local and regional business information with news and analysis of local companies and markets, primarily in the United States. Includes approximately 400 sources which include major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services and area business publications. 

Together, the ABI/INFORM Collection provides citations, abstracts and some full-text content for almost 8,800 business publications.

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Academic OneFile
Coverage:1980 to the present, but varies by title. Updated daily.

A good general-purpose article index to scholarly journals and popular magazines. Provides coverage of over 60 million articles from over 12,000 scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals, newspapers, newswire services and magazines. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on topics in the areas of current events, general sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. Contains a mix of citations, abstracts, and full-text articles. Database size as of April 1/09: 31,287,432 articles. 

Also contains:

  • Audio versions of every NPR broadcast since 1990 with transcripts
  • Podcasts and transcripts from major news sources
  • Full audio versions of all major medical journals
  • Links to hundreds of live surgeries
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Accounting & Assurance
Coverage:Current

Provides full-text access to the following accounting resources:

  • CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (CPACHB) (formerly CICA Handbook)
    • Provides up-to-date information on the changes to the accounting and assurance standards, and the transition to IFRS, Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, as well as the new Canadian Auditing Standards.
  • Financial Reporting in Canada under IFRS (FRICIFRS)
    • Comprehensive library of CICA official pronouncements and financial reporting resources, including the CICA Standards and Guidance Collection, Financial Reporting in Canada under IFRS, Guide to Accounting Pronouncements & Sources, and Guide to Canadian Financial Reporting.
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • Complete set of International Financial Reporting Standards incorporating International Accounting Standards and Interpretations.
  • The Canadian Business Compliance Manual (CBCM) - formerly the Accountant's Manual
    • A comprehensive non-technical overview and discussion of the legal requirements and associated administrative and compliance information being used in Canadian business today.
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Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
Coverage:1902 to the present
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This collection brings together two formerly separate databases - Accounting & Tax and Banking Information Source (February 2017). 

The Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection provides citations, abstracts and some full-text content for approximatley 1,300 publications. Includes trade publications, journals, reports, magazines, and other documents which cover accounting, tax, auditing, financial services, banking and other related issues. Geographical coverage is international in scope, with an emphasis on the United States.

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ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database provides the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:  

  • 300,000+ Full-text articles
  • 42+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year
  • 270+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year
  • 2,000+ Proceedings Volumes
  • 9 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing according to Thomson-Reuters)
  • 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • 3,000+ Video files
  • 342 Audio files

 

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Ad*Access
Coverage:1911-1955

The Ad*Access contains images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. The site concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II. Browse or search for ads by categories, company, product, date, publication, subject, medium, headline and audience.

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Advertising Educational Foundation

The not-for-profit Advertising Education Foundation (AEF) website provides content "to enrich the understanding of advertising and its role in culture, society and the economy." The content is categorized into three main sections:

  1. On Campus: Includes educational materials such as book excerpts, case histories of ad campaigns, videos, discussion group archives, must-read lists and more.
  2. Exhibits: Includes award winning advertising (e.g., Clio, OBIE), current and historical public service ads and links to advertising collections, museums and related content.
  3. Industry: Includes information and links related to advertising careers, insights from industry leaders and industry related links (e.g., associtions and trade press)
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AdViews
Coverage:1950s-1980s

Site includes thousands of television commercials created or collected by D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) advertising agency from the 1950s to 1980s. Search by keyword(s) or browse by company, title or subject.

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AgeLine
Coverage:1978 to present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.

Contains over 115,274 citations, with abstracts, to the literature on social gerontology, as well as aging-related research from psychology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, and the health sciences. It covers aging-related issues for professionals in aging services, health, business, law, and mental health; also includes selected consumer content.

AgeLine summarizes articles from over 200 journals and magazines, books and book chapters, government and research reports, dissertations, conference proceedings, gray literature, newsletters, and educational videos. Topics include demographics, economics, employment, health and health care services, housing, intergenerational relationships, social and family relationships, psychological aspects, retirement, transportation, consumer aspects, and leisure; does not cover clinical medicine or biological and physiological aspects of aging.

Searches can be restricted to research or public policy publications, professional/provider publications, or general/consumer publications by using the Target Audience index in the Advanced Search option.

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ArticleFirst
Coverage:1990 to the present

The ArticleFirst database contains over 14.3 million bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of more than 12,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and other popular culture. Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item. Records contain OCLC library holdings, and many include abstracts.
 

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Asian & European Business Collection
Coverage:1967 to the present

Database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe. Provides citations, abstracts, and some full-text content for approximately 630 publications including scholarly journals, magazines, reports, newswires, and more. Find information on companies, countries, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.

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BestCase
Coverage:1898 to the present; varies by title

BestCase Library provides full-text access to Canada's leading law reports and case summary services, as well as a collection of unreported decisions dating back to 1977.

 

Case Law Reporters:

  • Canadian Criminal Cases (C.C.C.) – 1898 to present
  • Dominion Law Reports (D.L.R.) – 1912 to present
  • Labour Arbitration Cases (L.A.C.) – 1948 to present
  • Land Compensation Reports (L.C.R.) – 1971 to present
  • Ontario Municipal Board Reports (O.M.B.R.) – 1972 to present

Summary Services and Unreported Decisions:

  • All-Canada Weekly Summaries (A.C.W.S.) – 1977 to present
  • Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries (C.L.A.S.) – 1986 to present
  • Weekly Criminal Bulletin (W.C.B.) – 1977 to present

The database features PDF images of reported decisions complete with headnotes and PDF images of original judgments as released by court with official court stamps and signatures.  Both reported and unreported decisions can be downloaded. 

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Books @ Scholars Portal

Fulltext for over 70,000 ebooks from commercial publishers, including titles from Springer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, and the Gibson Canadian publishers collection. In addition, there are 200,000 books from the Internet Archives, which include material digitized by a number of schools as well as a collection of Ontario government documents identified by the Ontario Digitization Initiative.

Note:  The fulltext for Taylor & Francis titles (Routledge, Psychology Press, etc.) is not yet accessible via the Scholars Portal platform.  These ebooks are linked from the McMaster library catalogue.

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Business Expert Press
Coverage:2010-2014
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The acquisition of the Business Expert Press collection was made possible through a gift from the TD Bank Group to support the TD Learning Commons at the Ron Joyce Centre.

Business Expert Press contains over 300 practical, concise, full-text ebooks covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, leadership, public relations, consumer behaviour, marketing, and strategy. Written and edited by professors and academic thought leaders, the titles are specifically designed for studies in advanced business and management. Each title in the BEP collection can also be accessed via McMaster's library catalogue

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Business Market Research Collection
Coverage:1984 to the present

The Business Market Research Collection database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from the following sources:

  • Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more
  • OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from a network of 1,000 faculty members at Oxford, other leading universities, and think-tanks
  • US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth
  • Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries
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Business Monitor International (via Business Premium Collection)
Coverage:2007 to current, but varies by title and by database
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As of September 30, 2014, the Library no longer subscribes to the Business Monitor International database. Many of the country and industry reports produced by Business Monitor International, however, are accessible through several library databases, including: 

  • Business Premium Collectionselect Browse > Industry and Market Research Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports [NOTE: Click Business Monitor International link above for direct access to BMI reports via the Business Premium Collection
  • Business Source Premier (Business Searching Interface): select Publications > Publisher tab > look up Business Monitor International 
  • LexisNexis Academic: go to the Source Directory and select Find > search for Business Monitor International and/or BMI
  • Thomson ONE: go to Screening & Analysis module > select Research > go to Contributor section on the Advanced Research screen and search for Business Monitor 

Provides country risk; industry analysis and forecasts; and company information. Contains political, economic and business overviews and forecasts for over 180 countries located in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. Also covers the following 21 industries in many of these countries.

  • Autos
  • Commercial Banking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Defence & Security
  • Food & Drink
  • Freight Transport
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Water
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Business Premium Collection (formerly ProQuest Business Collection)
Coverage:1850s to the present; varies by database

ProQuest's Business Premium Collection consists of the following suite of databases: 

The collection contains thousands of full-text scholarly journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, working papers, newspapers, trade publications, industry reports, and books. Popular titles includes the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist. Strong U.S. and international coverage in business and the social sciences.

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Business Source Premier (Business Searching Interface - Recommended)
Business Source Premier (Standard EBSCOhost Interface)
Coverage:1886 to the present; varies by title
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• On January 18, 2018, the Library's subscription to Business Source Complete switched to Business Source Premier, resulting in the reduction of some content. To see the content changes, review the title lists of Business Source Complete and Business Source Premier.
• On August 1, 2013, five hundred Harvard Business Review articles became read-only (i.e, the full-text cannot be printed or saved). 

Business Source Premier (BSP) provides selected full text from thousands of sources, including more than 1,100 scholarly business journals. In addition to academic journals, BSP also includes books, magazines (popular & trade), news, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, working papers, and more. The database covers all areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and international business.

 

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Canada's Information Resource Centre
Coverage:Current

Canada's Information Resource Centre integrates the content of 19 titles in a single online Canadian resource. The database includes the following titles: 

  • Associations Canada
  • Canadian Almanac & Directory
  • Canadian Environmental Resource Guide
  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide
  • Canadian Who's Who
  • Careers & Employment Canada 
  • Financial Services Canada
  • FP Bonds - Corporate
  • FP Bonds - Government
  • FP Equities - Preferreds & Derivatives
  • FP Directory of Directors
  • FP Survey - Industrials
  • FP Survey - Mines and Energy
  • FP Survey - Predecessor and Defunct
  • Health Guide Canada
  • History of Canada
  • Governments Canada
  • Libraries Canada
  • Major Canadian Cities 

These titles can be search simultaneously or separately.

# of users:Restricted to one simultaneous user
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Canadian Business Database
Coverage:Current

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. Each company entry includes location information, industry profile (i.e., industry codes), photo, map & directions, business demographics (e.g., number of employees, sales volume, credit rating score), management directory, nearby businesses and competitors report. 

# of users:3
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Canadian Business Patterns via ODESI (1988-current)
Canadian Business Patterns via DLI (1988-current) - select Business and Financial > Canadian Business Patterns (CBP)
Coverage:1988 to current
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ODESI: To view CBP data on non-library computers, you must download and install Beyond 20/20 software. A free download (for Windows) is available at the Statistics Canada website.

Canadian Business Patterns contains data that reflects counts of business locations or establishments for a specfic time period by:

  • employment size ranges, including "indeterminate"  
  • geography groupings: province/territory, census division, census subdivision, census metropolitan area and/or census agglomeration
  • industry using the North American Industry Classification System (tables at the 2, 3, 4 and 6-digit level)  or the Standard Industrial Classification (tables at the 1, 2, 3 and 4-digit level)

CBP data is taken from the Business Register, a repository of information on the Canadian business population.  

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Canadian Census Analyser
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The Canadian Census Analyser is restricted to DLI sites which subscribe to CANSIM

The Canadian Census Analyser provides access to Canadian Census Data (both short and long form). It includes access to:

  • 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 Enumeration Area level Profile Tables
  • 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1971 and 1961 Census Tract level Profile Tables
  • 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Provincial and Federal District Profile Tables
  • 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 individual, households, families microdata files through Berkeley's Survey Documentation & Analysis Interface (SDA)
  • 2006, 2001 and 1996 Postal code conversion data

You can tailor your output by selecting which data categories you are interested in, from the full list of categories. Output formats include html, text, spreadsheet, SAS and SPSS.

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Canadian Public Policy Collection Scholars Portal

This is a collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups. The organizations included in this collection represent the leading edge of primary research and opinion in all areas of Canadian public policy. Their publications are vital to the understanding of developing issues in every arena of Canadian public life.

In many cases, titles are also freely available on the Internet.

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Canadian Research Index
Coverage:1982 to the present

Includes publications produced by Canadian governments (federal, provincial, territorial & municipal), government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories. Index to Microlog microfiche collection.  Contains over 200,000 records, including some from Statistics Canada and Canadian theses & dissertations.

 

NOTE: To view the fullt--text of an item included in the Canadian Research Index, take note of the Microlog number included in the record(s)(e.g., Microlog 104-05853). The item(s) will be located in the Microlog microfiche collection housed in MILLS Government Publications (2nd floor)(CA7MC-M31). Earlier coverage available under previous titles: ProFile Index (1973-78) Urban Canada (1977-78) and Publicat Index (1977-78).

# of users:4
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Canadian Trade Index Open Access

An online directory for buyers and suppliers of industrial products and services (manufacturers, exporters, distribution and service companies) in Canada. Includes detailed product and service information from Canadian industrial and manufacturing companies of all sizes. 

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CANSIM via CHASS
CANSIM via Statistics Canada

CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) is Statistics Canada's database of time series (sequences of values of a variable measured over time, spaced apart at uniform time intervals) covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life. Topics include the system of national accounts, labour, manufacturing, construction, trade, agriculture and finance. As well, selected demographic and social data, such as population estimates and vital statistics, are available. There is no charge for data via this interface. Geographic area: Canada (national and sub-national), some United States, some international. Time span of data coverage: varies by series.

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Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a bilingual career guidance resource that features Canadian information on hundreds of occupations, career matchmaker exercises, training & educational opportunities at universities and colleges, and career portfolio and resume builder tools. The profiles typically include job descriptions, working conditions, education and training, earnings, and links to related occupations and other resources.

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CBCA Reference and Current Events
Coverage:varies by title

Provides access to a wide range of Canadian periodicals, from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines. The academic titles include the most prominent journals from the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Other magazines focus on opinion, public policy, children/youth, lifestyles, arts and culture, health, regional concerns, etc.

Current events content includes Canadian newspapers, newswires, transcripts and magazines. Covers politics, business, the arts, sports, and any other kind of news, whether happening in Canada or abroad. Newspapers, newswires, newsmagazines, as well as television and radio transcripts are indexed. Full-text is available for selected titles. Provides indexing for the following Canadian newspapers:

  • Calgary Herald: Jan. 2, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2001
  • Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Jan. 2, 1982 to current
  • Gazette (Montreal): Jan. 2, 1982 to Dec. 30, 2001
  • Globe and Mail: Jan. 1, 1982 to current
  • National Post: Oct. 27, 1998 to current
  • Sunday Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia): April 26, 1998 to Dec. 30, 2001
  • Toronto Star: Jan. 1, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2001
  • Vancouver Sun: Jan. 2, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2001
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CCINFOweb
Coverage:1992 to the present

A gateway to a wide range of occupational health and safety resources.  Includes Material Data Safety Sheets, CHEMINFO, Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, and more.

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CFMRC TSX @ CHASS
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Updated annually, usually in April or May of each year.

Includes daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information about specific securities; information on price adjustments such as dividends, stock splits, recapitalizations, etc.; information on daily and monthly index levels; as well as selected other financial markets information. The database is divided into two parts: common equities and preferred equities.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online
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A new 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) was released in September 2017.  Here's What's New in CMOS 17.

Provides guidance on citing sources, reference formats, grammar and usage, and manuscript production. Both the 17th (2017) and 16th (2010) editions are available online. 
Note that there are two formats in Chicago style: notes with bibliography, used for the humanities and some social sciences, and parenthetical citations with reference list, used predominantly by the physical, natural, and social sciences.
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CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online
Coverage:1991 to the present

A full-text database containing working papers, journals, books, policy briefs and case studies related to international affairs.

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Communication Source
Coverage:1915 to the present; varies by title
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Formed from the merger of Communication Abstracts and Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Communication Source supports research on mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics and speech pathology.  Content is derived from academic journals, conference papers, conference proceedings, trade publications, magazines and other periodicals.  Provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,100 core titles and contains the full text for more than 700 journals.

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Conference Board of Canada e-Library
Coverage:1998 to the present
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Archived webinars become available in the Library's Conference Board of Canada subscription 60 days after the webinar is held.

Provides full-text access to Conference Board of Canada reports. Research areas covered include:

  • Economic Trends
    • Canadian (Long & Short Term Forecasts)
    • Provincial (Long & Short Term Forecasts)
    • Metropolitan (includes 27 Canadian cities)
    • Industry Sector Economics
    • Consumer and Business Confidence 
    • Travel and Tourism Sector Trends
  • Organizational Performance
    • Human Resources Management
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Learning and Development
    • Health and Wellness
    • Governance
    • Organizational Excellence
    • Risk Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing
    • Leadership
    • Immigration
    • Women's Leadership
  • Public Policy
    • Canada's Socio-Economic Performance
    • Trade and Investment Policy
    • Energy, Environment and Transportation Policy
    • Health and Health Care
    • Education and Learning
    • Innovation and Technology
    • Security and Safety
    • Taxation
    • Northern and Aboriginal Policy
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CPI.Q - Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly
Coverage:1980 to the present; selected full text 1983 to present.

Covers about 17 million articles from over 1,500 Canadian journals, magazines and newspapers (English and French). Full-text availability for about 800 periodicals from 1983 to the present, and of selected sections of the Globe and Mail newspaper (Toronto) from 1985 to the present. Covers a broad range of subjects including current events, health, technology, the arts, history, literature, culture and business; emphasis on mainstream and academic titles available in Canadian libraries.

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DBRS
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The DBRS interface changed in December 2017.

DBRS (Dominion Bond Rating Service) is a globally recognized credit rating agency in Canada. The DBRS database provides independent, third-party evaluations of corporate and government issues, spanning North America, Europe and Asia. More than 2,400 issuer families and nearly 50,000 securities worldwide are evaluated in a variety of market sectors including corporate finance (e.g., consumers, telecom/media/technology, etc.), financial institutions (e.g., banks & trusts, insurance, etc.), public finance (e.g., provinces & municipalities, universities, etc.), sovereigns (Canada, China, etc.) and structured finance (commercial mortgages, student loans, etc.). Includes rating reports on companies, countries and cities, as well as industry studies. Worldwide coverage with an emphasis on Canada. 

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EBSCOhost Databases
Coverage:varies by database

Allows you to cross-search over 25 indexing, abstracting, and fulltext databases in a range of subjects. For the most part, these databases help you find scholarly journal articles, although you may also find scholarly books and other types of documents. Some databases provide the full text of online articles, and some only provide citations. Use the get it! button to link to available full text.

 

McMaster has access to the following databases on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • AgeLine
  • America: History & Life
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Art Abstracts
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
  • Business Source Premier
  • CINAHL
  • Communication Source (combines 'Communication Abstracts' and 'Communication & Mass Media Complete')
  • eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary eBooks; all titles in this collection are listed individually in McMaster's library catalogue)
  • EconLit with Fulltext
  • Environment Complete
  • Film & Television Literature Index
  • GreenFILE
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Humanities Abstracts
  • L'Annee Philologique
  • LGBT Life with Full Text
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MathSciNet via EBSCOhost
  • Music Index
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • Regional Business News
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • SPORTDiscus
  • Teacher Reference Center
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EconLit with Fulltext
Coverage:1969 to the present

EconLit is a comprehensive indexed bibliography of the world's economic literature. The database covers more than 750 major economic journals as well as collected volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers. Over 99% of the articles are in English or include English summaries. Generally, all articles from all publications are indexed, including notes, communications, comments, replies, rejoinders, etc. Over 80% of all current records include abstracts. Also included are fulltext of book reviews published in the Journal of Economic Literature since 1993.

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Economist Intelligence Unit
Economist Intelligence Unit (Alternate Interface)
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Links to both EIU interfaces should now allow you to limit  your search results to McMaster's subscribed EIU content. When you generate a search results list, select "Your subscription" in the Refine search menu on the left.

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.

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EIU ViewsWire via EIU
Coverage:2004 to the present

EIU ViewsWire covers the critical aspects of global business, including business regulations; economic developments; financial markets; foreign investment; industrial trends; labor conditions; political changes; and trade policies in 201 countries. It delivers three types of business intelligence:

  • Country alerts offering briefings on key market developments around the world
  • Country views for timely assessments and forecasts of changing market country updates, consensus currency, interest and equity forecasts, country forecast and risk summaries
  • Country background covering facts and figures on local market and regulatory environments, including country fact sheets, economic indicators, trade, tax and foreign exchange regulations, and weekly interest rates.

Search or browse the content by information channel, country or date.

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Entrepreneurship Corner

A free collection of more than 2,000 videos and podcasts related to entrepreneurship, innovation, product development, and other business topics, including lectures from thought leaders in the field.  The content can be searched or browsed by speaker, topic, collection, date, media type, popularity and more.

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Entrepreneurship Database
Coverage:1900 to the present

Database combines theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, working papers and conference proceedings - to the practical - including books, video clips,  templates, forms, and sample business plans. Citations, abstracts and some full-text are provided for over 1,400 publications related to entrepreneurship. 

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Factiva
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Factiva will automatically timeout after 20 minutes of browser inactivity. This default is set by the database provider and cannot be changed. To prevent unintentional logouts, make sure you click somewhere in the browser to keep your session active or save/email document(s) to read off-line.

To disconnect from Factiva, click the gear icon (i.e., the Setting/Tools/Support menu) in the upper right corner and select LOGOUT. This will allow another user to access the database immediately. 

A multi-disciplinary database that provides access to current and archived news and business information worldwide. The database contains content from more than 31,000 sources from 200 countries in 26 languages. It includes:

  • more than 2,500 newspapers, with same-day and archival coverage (e.g., Financial Times [current month embargoed], Globe and Mail, Hamilton Spectator, New York Times, Wall Street Journal )
  • more than 1,000 newswires, including more than 400 that update continuously (e.g., The Associated Press, PR Newswire)
  • television and radio transcripts along with audio and video coverage (e.g., BBC, CNN, NPR)
  • Web and blog content from thousands of business and news sites worldwide
  • more than 5,000 business and industry publications (e.g., Economist, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek)
  • over 40,000 company profiles for publicly traded companies wordwide
  • photographs from Reuters and other image sources
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Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business via ODESI (1997-2013)
Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business via DLI (1994-2011) - select Business and Finance > Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business (FPICB)
Coverage:1994 to 2013 (includes data from 1992/1994 to 2009/2011)
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Once connected, click on the Download Excel files link above the Abstract tab to access FPICB data.  It may be easier to view FPICB data using the CD-ROM program file which can be downloaded to your own computer from the link noted above. The file is delivered in zipped form. Unzip the file and run the setup file (setup.exe) to install the program.

Contains 15 key financial ratios by industry groupings compiled from the North AmericanIndustry Classification System. It is based on up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive data on Canadian businesses, derived from Statistics Canada databases of financial statements for three reference years. It can be used:

  • to compare an enterprise's performance to that of their industry and address issues such as profitability, efficiency and business risk 
  • for inter-industry comparisons

Comprised of three volumes:

  1. covers large enterprises in both the financial and non-financial sectors, at the national level, with annual operating revenue of $25 million or more.
  2. covers medium-sized enterprises in the non-financial sector, at the national level, with annual operating revenue of $5 million to less than $25 million.
  3. covers small enterprises in the non-financial sector, at the national, provincial, territorial, Atlantic region and Prairie region levels, with annual operating revenue of $30,000 to less than $5 million.
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First Resort (Lancaster House)
Coverage:1990s to the present
Note:

FirstResort is only accessible on-campus. Off-campus access is not supported.
The FirstResort interface changed in September 2017.
The Library does not subscribe to the Collective Agreements in Canada module in FirstResort.

First Resort is Lancaster House's database for Canadian labour, employment, and human rights law. McMaster's Library subscription consists of the resources noted below. Search all content at once or browse specific content by selecting an item listed under the Explore First Resort heading (on the left). 

  • e-Alert Databases, 1997 to current
    Contains articles that summarize and analyse key labour and employment law decisions across Canada. The articles are organized into twenty databases (or titles), each of which covers a different area of labour and employment law. Search or browse articles and obtain access to full-text decisions.
    • Collective Bargaining
    • College and University Employment Law
    • Disability & Accommodation
    • Discharge & Discipline
    • Education Employment Law
    • Employment Standards Law
    • Federal Labour & Employment Law
    • Firefighters/Fire Services Employment Law
    • Gender, Equity and Work-Life Balance
    • Health & Safety/Workers' Compensation Law
    • Health Care Employment Law
    • Human Rights and Workplace Privacy
    • Labour Arbitration
    • Labour Board Law
    • Labour Law
    • Municipal Employment Law
    • Pension & Benefit Law
    • Police Employment Law
    • Public Service & Crown Agency Employment Law
    • Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law
       
  • Headlines, 2003 to the present 
    Lancaster House Headlines cover the latest, most significant developments in labour and employment law. Concise summaries include links to full-text decisions.  
     
  • Leading Cases on Labour Arbitration Online, 2nd edition
    Includes authoritative commentary on over 2,300 arbitration awards, court judgments and tribunal decisions, with links to case summaries and analysis, as well as full texts of decisions.
     
  • Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law eText
    Provides access to Lancaster's collection of wrongful dismissal and employment law-related eAlerts, databases and cases, supplemented by up-to-date commentary and analysis of the law. Structured in textbook format and organized by subject matter and issue.
     
  • Supreme Court Decisions,1999 to the present
    Provides updates on labour and employment law cases that are pending before, or decided by, the Supreme Court of Canada.
     
  • Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, 1993 to the present
    Provides in-depth analysis of key issues in labour and employment law. It also provides timely commentary on major legislative and case law developments.
     
  • Labour Arbritration Yearbook, [1991-2012/13]
    Each volume of the Yearbook contains articles that reflect the diverse viewpoints in the labour arbitration community. Includes contributions by leading arbitrators and by advocates for unions and management.
     
  • Directory of Arbitrators
    A listing of over 350 qualified arbitrators in Canada. Entries for each arbitrator can include qualifications, background, case experience, contact information and availability. Browse a complete A-Z listing of all arbitrators, or search by last name or jurisdiction.
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Free Management Library
Coverage:Current

This web site provides free resources on approximately 650 business and management topics. Each topic page usually includes information on the author, concise overviews of the subject, links to additional resources and recommended books. Useful for students and practitioners interested in personal, professional and organizational development. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Globe and Mail (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) May 8, 1844 to 4 years ago
Coverage:1844 to 4 years ago

Online full-page newspaper archive of The Globe from May 1844, current 4 years embargoed. Coverage includes all the stories, plus thousands of images, advertisements, classifieds, political cartoons, births and deaths from more than 1.4 million pages of Canada's National Newspaper, dating back to the pre-confederation era.

 

Other Library subscriptions with full text access to the Globe & Mail:

  • Globe & Mail via LexisNexis (plain-text): Full text from November 14, 1977 to the present
  • Globe & Mail via Factiva (plain-text): Full text from November 14, 1977 to the present
  • Globe & Mail (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; January 1844 to the present 
# of users:4 Concurrent Users
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Google Scholar
Google Scholar (with MAC ID login)

To get links to full-text from your Google Scholar results, set up your preferences in Google Scholar:

  1. from the Google Scholar home page, open up the menu, and select Settings
  2. select Library links on the Scholar Settings page
  3. in the Library Links box, type mcmaster
  4. on the results list select McMaster University Library - get it @ Mac
  5. click Save

Your search results in Google Scholar will now have find it @ Mac and/or get it @ Mac links that you can click to get to the full-text in the library's electronic collection.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. 

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Haver Analytics via the DSB Virtual Lab
Coverage:1940s to current, but varies by indicator
Note:
  • Haver Analytics is fully funded by McMaster's DeGrooote School of Business (DSB) and is only available to DSB faculty, staff and students via the DSB Virtual Lab.
  • The DSB Virtual Lab is accessible both on and off-campus. 
    • Logging into the DSB Virtual Lab: Guide for Windows | Guide for OSX
    • Once connected to the DSB Virtual Lab, select the Haver Analytics shortcut on the virtual desktop.

Contains current and historical time series data for Canada and the United States. Includes a variety of business, consumer, demographic, economic and social indicators.  A currency conversion database with foreign exchange rates is also provided. 

# of users:80 for DSB Virtual Lab
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