Databases

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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ASSIA - Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Coverage:1987 to present

An indexing and abstracting tool covering social science and health information; over 312,000 references to articles from 650 journals in 16 different countries, including the UK and US. Coverage includes health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

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British Humanities Index
Coverage:1962 to present

Indexes and abstracts over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK. Major areas of coverage include: architecture, archaeology, art, antiques, cinema, current affairs, education, economics, environment, foreign affairs, gender studies, history, language, law, linguistics, literature, music, painting, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion and theatre.

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Business Expert Press
Coverage:2008-2014
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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 Complete (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 Premium Business 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 Complete (Business Searching Interface - Recommended)
Business Source Complete (Standard EBSCOhost Interface)
Coverage:1886 to the present; varies by title
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In January 2018, the Library's subscription to Business Source Complete will switch 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 Complete provides selected full text from 11,200 sources, including more than 1,100 scholarly business journals. Covers all areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and international business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports (by Datamonitor/Marketline), market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Also includes a Company Information section, a company directory of more than a million public and private companies worldwide. Entries include address, revenue, top executives, subsidiaries, NAICS & SIC codes, and more.

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CAIRN - French-Language Ejournals
Coverage:From 2001 to present

Provides over 200 fulltext French-language journals in the disciplines of economics, law, history and geography, literature and linguistics, psychology, education, political science, sociology, and sport.

"Retrouvez sur ce site 44 697 articles parus depuis 2001 dans 161 revues de recherche et de débat. Les archives sont en accès gratuit, ainsi que les résumés, sommaires et plans d'articles, et le texte intégral de certains articles récents."

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Cambridge Journals Online

Cambridge is a not-for-profit publisher dedicated to the world-wide dissemination of knowledge across a wide range of subject areas, and currently publishes over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals. As well as those journals owned by the Press itself, they publish on behalf of over 100 learned and professional societies.

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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).

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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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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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CiNii
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As of April 2017, CiNii is going through a change from Fixed-Price Service to Open Access. The full-text OA articles will be available at J-STAGE and CiNii platforms when the migration is over. 

Indexes journals and research bulletins published by Japanese academic societies (primarily in Japanese), with broad subject coverage including the humanities, law, medicine, pure sciences, engineering, and economics. McMaster has an institutional site license entitling access to fixed price articles, but fee-based materials require individual registration and additional payments.

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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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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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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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HealthSTAR/Ovid Healthstar

Ovid Healthstar contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery.

The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.

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Historical Abstracts
Coverage:1955 to the present

Indexes and abstracts over 500,000 journal articles, books and dissertations. Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). Over 2,000 key historical journals from every major country, and selective coverage of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of interest to researchers and students of history.

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IBISWorld
Coverage:Current
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The Library subscribes to the following modules in IBISWorld: U.S. Industry Reports (NAICS), U.S. Specialized Industry Reports, U.S. Industry iExpert Summaries, Canada Industry Reports (NAICS) & Global Industry Reports

 

Figures in IBISWorld reports are written in local currency. Canada industry report figures are in Canadian dollars; U.S. and Global industry report figures are in U.S. dollars.

 

Please be aware that by accessing this database, you accept these conditions.

  • IBISWorld copyright is acknowledged.
  • IBISWorld intellectual property is respected.
  • IBISWorld terms of use are respected.
  • IBISWorld reports are not to be distributed externally.
  • IBISWorld accepts no liability.

The Library's IBISWorld subscription provides access to over 1300 U.S., 425 Canadian and 73 global industry market research reports. Search for industries by keyword(s) or browse a list of industries defined according to the five digit NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) level. Each 30 to 40 page report typically includes:

  • an industry definition (e.g., NAICS code)
  • industry at a glance
  • industry performance (e.g., key external drivers, performance, etc.)
  • industry outlook
  • industry life cycle
  • products & markets (e.g., supply chain, demand determinants, major markets, international trade, business locations)
  • competitive landscape (e.g., market share, key success factors, cost structure benchmarks, basis of competition, barriers to entry, industry globalization)
  • major companies
  • operating conditions (e.g., structural risk index, investment requirements,  technology & systems, revenue volatility, regulation & policy, industry assistance, taxation issues)
  • key statistics (e.g., industry data, key ratios, industry financial ratios, etc.)
  • jargon & glossary
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IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)
Coverage:1951 to the present

Covers social science and interdisciplinary research; includes nearly two million bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,700 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

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IDEAS

Searchable database of over 350,000 items of research in Economics, over 250,000 in full text. Includes working papers, articles, and software. Part of RePEc, a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics.

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IMF (International Monetary Fund) Data
Coverage:Varies by dataset

The IMF provides open access to four key statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - plus a selection of other datasets and free reports.

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International Financial Statistics (IMF)
Coverage:1950s to current

The International Financial Statistics (IFS) database contains approximately 61,000 time-series covering 194 countries and areas. It includes data on National Accounts, Indicators of Economic Activity, Labour Markets, Prices, Government and Public Sector Finance, Financial Indicators, Balance of Payments, International Investment Position, International Reserves, Fund Accounts, External Trade, Exchange Rates, and Population. IFS data are presented at monthly, quarterly, and annual frequency with coverage beginning from the 1950s for many IMF member countries.

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J.P. Morgan Research
Coverage:2011 to the present with a one week embargo

Database features thousands of analyst reports, securities research, and worldwide economic,company, product and industry information. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.

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Journals @ Scholars Portal

The Scholars Portal e-journals database contains over 50 million articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many disciplines. Allows you to

  • search and access full text articles from a range of academic publishers
  • browse journals by subject
  • subscribe to RSS feeds for journal updates
  • search for figures and tables within articles
  • link to cited and citing references
  • print, email and download records
  • save citations to bibliographic management software
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JSTOR
Coverage:Does not include the most recent 3-5 years for most titles
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McMaster does not have access to the Irish collection, Business III, or JSTOR's e-books.

JSTOR provides access to a digital archive of journals in the areas of Arts, Business, Economics, and Sciences. JSTOR includes the entire runs of these journals, from the very first issue to the volumes published a few years ago. With a small number of exceptions - the "Current Scholarship" titles - JSTOR is a backfile collection and excludes the most recent issues (as part of the terms of the agreement with the journal publishers).

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NBER Working Papers - National Bureau of Economic Research

Contains the full text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research.

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) - Parts I-IV

Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. Archives published in the program include works in Western as well as non-Western languages and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other venerable institutions from around the globe.

McMaster currently has access to four collections:

Part I: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. Documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations.

Part II: British Politics and Society includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the “long” nineteenth century.

Part III: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history.

Part IV: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere – including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more – with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.

 

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OECD iLibrary
Coverage:McMaster does not subscribe to the IEA Statistics

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.

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OECD iLibrary - Statistics
Coverage:1998 to the present
Some databases provide data as far back as 1960.

The OECD iLibrary is the full-text online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. McMaster University Libraries subscribe to all three components of the iLibrary - Books, Periodicals and Statistics. Contains international publications and statistics on a wide variety of subjects including agriculture, business, development, economics, education, employment, finance, investment, migration, science, technology, telecommunications and trade. The statistical databases allow you to build your own tables and have them exported to Excel, Beyond 20/20 and other formats.

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PAIS International
Coverage:PAIS Archive: 1915-1976; PAIS: 1972 to present

An index to the literature of public affairs, covering topical public and social issues and the making and evaluating of public policy. Contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Now includes access to PAIS Archive, a retrospective database which provides a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies. Contains more than 850,000 references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics, covering the years 1915-1976.

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Passport

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 1,150 cities worldwide. 
  • 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. 
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Penn World Tables via University of Toronto
Penn World Tables via University of Pennsylvania
Coverage:1950 to 2007

Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for over 180 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2007. The European Union or the OECD provide more detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price estimates for most Penn World Table countries at the GDP level.

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Project MUSE
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McMaster has access to all journals in the Project MUSE Premier collection.

A collection of over 380 fulltext scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Individual journal titles are accessible through the e-journal A-Z and the library catalogue.

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ProQuest Databases
Coverage:Varies by database

Allows you to cross-search over 30 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 websites 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. 

The following databases are included on the ProQuest platform:

  • ABI/INFORM Collection (Dateline, Global, Trade & Industry)
  • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Asian & European Business Collection
  • BHI: British Humanities Index (or Humanities Index)
  • Business Market Research Collection
  • Business Premium Collection
  • Canadian Research Index
  • CBCA Reference and Current Events
  • Dissertations & Theses @ McMaster University
  • ebrary e-books
  • Entrepreneurship Database
  • ERIC
  • Humanities Index
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • J.P. Morgan Research
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) Index
  • Periodicals Archive Online‎ 
  • Philosopher's Index
  • Physical Education Index
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎
  • Political Science Database 
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (A & I; UK & Ireland)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Globe & Mail; The New York Times; Washington Post; Wall Street Journal)
  • ProQuest Sociology Collection
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Sociology Database
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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ProQuest European Business
Coverage:1970 to current

Database contains information on companies, countries, markets, and overall business conditions throughout Europe. Provides citations, abstracts, and some full-text content for approximately 180 publications such as trade magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers.

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ProQuest Political Science

Allows combined searching of the PAIS and Worldwide Political Science databases, indexing thousands of journals, books, and conference proceedings, plus direct fulltext for over 400 journals.  This source covers the literature of political science and international relations, including such topics as comparative politics, political economy, international development, environmental policy, and more.

Contents include:

  • Full-text access to highly cited journals such as Acta Politica, American Political Science Review, and Journal of Politics
  • ProQuest Dissertations in political science subjects, from 2004-2009
  • Political Science Research Network working papers from 2010 to current
  • More than 700 Oxford Analytica country profiles, from 2008 to current
  • Over 660,000 full-text articles available to search

 

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Regional Business News

Provides indexing and selected full text for 80 business journals, newspapers and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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RePEc

A database of economics working papers, journal articles and more; over 359,000 item, 258,000+ of which are available online. In addition to 170,000 working papers, there are 185,000 journal article, 1,300 software component, 2,100 book and chapter listings, 8,800 author contact and publication listings, and 9,300 institutional contact listings. Please note that RePEc does not contain full-text journal articles; RePEc services provide links to many full text articles, but you may need a personal or institutional subscription to follow those links. If a working paper or journal article is not indicated as downloadable, please contact the author or publisher for assistance.

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SAGE Research Methods (SRMO)

Contains information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, pulled from over 750 handbooks, encyclopedias, and journal articles. Supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.

Includes

  • Fulltext e-books
  • Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries
  • “Little Green Books” (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
  • “Little Blue Books” (Qualitative Methods in Social Science)
  • short videos
  • Methods Map - a visualization tool showing the relationships between methods

 

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Social Sciences Abstracts
Coverage:1983 to present; abstracts from 1994 to present

Searchable abstracts of 750,000+ articles from more than 518 English-language periodicals in both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, with 47,000+ new records added annually. Subjects include anthropology, criminology, economics, law, geography, policy studies, psychology, sociology, social work, and urban studies.

 
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Social Sciences Citation Index (via the Web of Science)
Coverage:1976 to present
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 New, January 2010:  includes the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990- )

Citations, author abstracts and cited references from over 1,700 scholarly social sciences journals, and individually selected, relevant items from approximately 3,300 science and technology journals. Contains bibliographic information on all types of documents appearing in journals including articles, citations, letters, corrections, additions, excerpts, editorials and reviews. author abstracts available from 1992 forward

Information from these indexes can be retrieved by author, subject, journal title, address, or cited reference (or bibliography). Direct links to full-text from the full record display screen are provided only for journals published by the Academic Press, American Institute of Physics, Annual Reviews, Elsevier Science, IEEE, Kluwer, Nature Publishing Group, Royal Society of Chemistry, SIAM, Springer-Verlag and Wiley. For other journals, please check Get It! or the Library Catalogue to determine if we have a subscription to the journal.

Includes access to the Endnote Web citation manager: accounts must initially be created from within the McMaster IP range.

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United Nations Common Database: UNdata

Provides a single entry point to a range of UN statistical databases.  The datasets cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.

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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (Login for Individual WRDS Account Holders)
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (Access for all other McMaster Users)
Coverage:Varies by dataset
Note:

Individual WRDS accounts allow unlimited access via web, SSH and/or FTP, and include 750MB of permanent disk storage. WRDS account holders will have their own password access which is to remain confidential and is not to be shared with any individual. Only current McMaster faculty, staff, graduate students (Ph.D. and Masters) and research assistants can register for an individual WRDS account

All other McMaster users can request a WRDS day pass using this form. NOTE: An active McMaster email address is required. Once the form is submitted, a WRDS link will be sent to you within minutes via email. To access WRDS off-campus with a day pass, the McMaster libaccess proxy prefix (i.e., http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=) needs to be appended to the beginning of the WRDS link sent to you. When the link is proxied, it should look something like this: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/connect/daypass.cfm?ticket=...

 

Access to WRDS and its datasets has been made possible by the generous support of the DeGroote School of Business.

Wharton Research Data Services (or WRDS) is a Web-based interface which primarily provides access to finance and business related datasets. McMaster subscribes to the following datasets / tools:

  • COMPUSTAT Global & EMDB: COMPUTSTAT Global provides authoritative financial and market data covering publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries, representing over 90% of the world's market capitalization, including coverage of over 96% of European market capitalization and 88% of Asian market capitalization. Hundreds of data items, ratios and concepts and up to 12 years of annual history is included. Standard & Poor's Emerging Markets Database covers 53 markets and more than 2,200 stocks in developing countries.
  • COMPUSTAT North America: Contains U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 24,000 active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items. For most companies, annual and quarterly data is available for a maximum of 20 years and 48 quarters.The files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings.
  • COMPUSTAT Execucomp: Provides executive compensation data collected directly from each company’s annual proxy (DEF14A SEC form). Detailed information on salary, bonus, options and stock awards, non-equity incentive plans, pensions and other compensation items are available.
  • CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) U.S. Stock Database (Annual): Contains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, and mutual fund databases.
  • CRSP U.S. Index History Files - Intraday (Quarterly): Contains second-by-second and end-of-day price and total return levels for market capitalization, value/growth, and sector indexes.
  • EVENTUS: Eventus Software performs event studies that compute abnormal returns for specific corporate action or events using data directly from the CRSP stock database.
  • FISD (Fixed Income Securities Database): Subscription Cancelled. Access will be available until June 30, 2018.
    Mergent's FISD for academia is a comprehensive database of publicly-offered U.S. bonds. It contains issue details on over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities and includes more than 550 data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.
    • Issuer specific information includes:
      • Industry codes, S.I.C. codes and N.A.I.C.S. codes
      • Ticker and exchange listings
      • Issuer names and parent relationships
      • Bankruptcy and default detail
    • Issue specific data includes:
      • Full call, put and sinking fund schedules and call frequency codes
      • Structured security flags and detailed information
      • Floating rate formulas, current rates and coupon schedules
      • Fitch IBCA, Moody's, S&P and Duff & Phelps credit ratings
      • U.S. Treasury auction information
      • Convertible debt information
      • Underwriters, trustees and fiscal agents
      • Unit deals and warrant information
    • Transaction information includes:
      • All bond acquisitions reported since 1994 by insurance companies
      • All bond disposals (sales, redemptions) since 1995 by insurance companies
    NOTE: Access to FISD data is also available via Mergent's BondViewer.
  • I/B/E/S (Institutional Brokers' Estimate System): Provides summary and individual analyst forecasts of company earnings, cash flows, and other important financial items, as well and buy-sell-hold recommendations.
  • IRI (Information Resources, Inc.) - Marketing Fact Book provides aggregate, category-level data across more than 300 different grocery product categories covering the years 1983 to 1997. The data are collected from a representative sample of static qualifying U.S. panelist households. These purchases are continuously tracked across all UPC-coded brand-items in all categories.
  • ISSM (Institute for the Study of Security Markets): Contains tick-by-tick data covering the NYSE and AMEX between 1983 and 1992, and NASDAQ between 1987 and 1992. Each year of data is divided into two files, one for trades and one for quotes.
  • OTC Markets: Contains closing quote, trade and security reference data on the 10K securities trading on the OTCQX, OTCQB, and OTC Pink Marketplaces. Coverage is 2011 to  the present
  • Research Quotient: Analyze and measure the effectiveness of a firm's research and development (R&D)
  • RiskMetrics (through ISS Governance Services): Contains corporate governance data. It includes directors data, voting results data and shareholder proposal data for S&P 1,500 companies (and others) from the mid-1990s to the present.
  • Thomson Reuters Mutual Fund Holdings (s12): Provides access to Mutual Funds Holdings (CDA/Spectrum s12).
  • WIFR (WRDS Industry Financial Ratio):  a collection of the most commonly used financial ratios by academic researchers. Includes over 70 financial ratios grouped into the following 7 categories: capitalization, efficiency, financial soundness/solvency, liquidity, profitability, valuation and others. Ratios for each individual company as well as at industry aggregated level are included in the output. 
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