Canadian Census and Election Data, 1908 - 1968

This data collection contains seven files of Canadian census and election data, each corresponding to a particular electoral period when the number of constituencies was fixed.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

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

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

Thomson ONE

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

Passport (formerly named Passport GMID)

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:

OECD iLibrary

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

Odesi Data Portal

A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Mergent Online

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

IMF eLibrary

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

FP Corporate Analyzer

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


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

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