There are a lot of resources on businesses at the library. In addition to the business programs, business inc., and business network, there are the business databases. The most popular ones include:
Business Insights: Global (Formerly Business and Company Resource Centre)
This database is international in scope. You can research, analyze, interpret & better understand country, company, and industry information as well as gain access to key financials, market share reports, and investment reports on private and public companies worldwide. You can make investment decisions with access historical stock price trends. It is also possible to compare countries, companies and industries and to export a comparison chart.
Financial Post (FP) Advisor
This database provides detailed information on Canadian publicly traded companies, and some private companies, Crown corporations and municipal & provincial agencies. You can find details about companies, information on predecessors and defunct companies, investor reports, historical reports, industry reports, information on dividends, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
This database contains detailed global financial data on over 15,000 U.S. public companies, 20,000 non-U.S. public companies from 100 countries, 20,000 U.S. municipal bond issuers, and extensive information on corporate bonds, dividends, corporate actions and unit investment trusts. You can access industry reports on a variety of sectors as well as country reports on over 90 countries.
Scott's Business Directories Online
This database contains company information on over 190,000 businesses located in Canada. Information includes basic contact information on Canadian agencies and companies in manufacturing, government, medical educational sectors. You may find web site and email address as well as size of company, annual sales and year established.